The Show and Tell for Quilters
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Pink and gray star quilt
I used fabric from my stash and a side kick ruler for this quilt. I experimented with triangles and diamond shapes. One of my favorite parts of quilting is designing the project. I design as I go using a design wall. There are a lot of y seams in this piece, I learned it is important to back stitch the partial seam so is does not separate when quilting. I also learned that heavy quilting covers a multitude of piecing imperfections........
License Plate Quilt
For about three years I collected fabric license plates from fabric stores from all 50 states. Some of the states are represented by more than one license plate with a total of 68 plates in this quilt. I collected license plates from some states while traveling, some were given to me by friends and some I had sent to me from fabric stores in states I didn't visit. Each fabric license plate has its own cute title from the state it represents.
Scrappy nine patch and hourglass
Update: I just finished hand binding after I FMQ swirls (first time on a longarm) on my friend's longarm. I just finished this quilt top for my friend/neighbor's daughter for high school graduation. I used blue, purple, and green fabric (her favorite colors). I used fabric scraps to make a string border. 80 x 96" I'm going to quilt it with my friend's help on her longarm tomorrow.
Dolly quilt for Victoria
I made a tulip quilt for my niece a while back and thought that a coordinating dolly quilt would be fun to do with left over blocks from projects. I used left over wool batting and fabric from my stash to add to the blocks. I had been struggling with quilting swirls, so this was a fun, low pressure opportunity to improve them.
Scrappy Rail Fence "Aqua"
This is the second time I've made this pattern. This time I chose all blues/aquas. This is going to be perfect for a baby due in August whose mommy and daddy are not revealing gender. It is 54" x 54"--large enough for tummy time, tent-making and story time snuggles.
A Judy Niemeyer quilt pattern made from a kit. It is made from batiks and is totally paper-pieced. Her quilts are always a challenge for me, but this is one of her easier ones. I’m hoping to get it to my sister tomorrow. Crossing my fingers that she likes it.
Baby quilt for one of my tech's. It's her second baby but I wasn't quilting when she had the first one. The Fabric is "The Very Hungry Caterpillar". The pattern is Treasure Box from the Missouri Star Block Magazine Fall Vol 5 Issue 5. The quilting was done by Missouri Star....in butterflies. I also included the book in the bag.
Boundless Rhapsody Pinwheel Quilt
Yes, another pinwheel quilt! Lol I have made 2 out of the 3 pinwheel quilts for my children. I "think" this one is the last one for awhile. The fabric line is Boundless Rhapsody Harmony. The inside border will be a 2.5" white, along with a 5.5" outer border done in the collection. The backing fabric is Stonehenge Solstice Ombré Midnight. The piecing of these quilts go so much faster, as my daughter presses all my inside seams, as I continue to sew. She is so much help to me!
JACOB'S LADDER MEMORY QUILT (4 OF 6)
I'm helping my friend piece quilts for her longarm quilting business. A family wanted six memory quilts made out of their fathers/grandfathers shirts. The plaid fabric is a flannel shirt in this quilt. Shift happens, missed some points. My friend lets me use her longarm and will quilt for me in return. It's a win/win for both of us. :-)
First Baby Shower gift of 2019
It seemed like I made tons of baby quilts last year. Here it is, the end of June and I have the first baby quilt of the year finished and ready for the shower. Elephants were on the invitation, so I used a Let's Make Art tutorial to make the card to go with the quilt.
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