The Show and Tell for Quilters
Come tell the story of your quilt
Postcard to Mom
I made this quilt to wrap my mom up in riotous warm color as a thank you for everything she has done for me. I kept the quilting a simple 1/4" from the seam line because that's how she has quilted all the quilts she has made for my kids and grandkids through the years.
Firefly Baby Quilt
A friends daughter is having a baby any day now. I wanted to make a baby quilt as the friend has done a lot for my mum and making a quilt for her daughters baby is my way of saying thanks. They don't want to know the sex of the baby so it was a little harder to choose colours, almost as hard as choosing a pattern. I decided on Elizabeth Hartman's Francis Firefly. I love it, but I don't think I managed to sew Francis, so instead I have Frankie, Freddie and Francis. It is an easy pattern, but does need 100% concentration, so perhaps trying to complete 1 Firefly before going to work each day was not my best idea.
40 LIKES | 156 VIEWS
Hand Up Stand Up 2016
I made a patriotic quilt to donate to the 2016 Hand Up Stand Up benefit ride for our local VA hospital in Topeka, KS. The money goes to a couple of areas including the PTSD ward. I am so blessed to have a husband involved in the ride and thought I would get involved also by providing a quilt to have auctioned off. My good friend quilted it for me as her donation to the cause.
Zuzu's Petals Sashed Half Hexi
I found these fat quarters at the Daytona Beach Quilt Show in May 2016. The fabric sang to me. Frond's Zuzu's Petals by Stephanie Brandenburg. Oh I waited for something special to come along and there it was, from Missouri Star Quilt Company, the tutorial for the Sashed Half Hexi!! I'm going to make a tab top hanging and put it in my office right across from my desk so I can look at it every day! How perfect!
Merry Go Round Quilt
A friend and I were shopping at MSQC and decided we wanted a challenge to use a fabric we would typically never use. We found the perfect orange batik! I finally got my quilt completed. I am so happy with it. Collis Country Quilting did a beautiful job on the quilting!
I have a LOT of left over strips from the Trip Around the World quilt I made, so I made this Rail Fence. I squared up my blocks before sewing them together, which helped keep the shape of the quilt. I also used boiled corn starch on the quilt top, backing and binding before I quilted by domestic sewing machine. I will use starch on all projects from now on!
Irish Chain Quilt
Wanted to make a quilt all for myself so I watched the Irish Chain Quilt from MSQC. Very easy pattern BUT the fabric quantities you need that are mentioned in the tutorial are all wrong. Jenny says you only need 1 print jelly roll and one solid jelly roll. While that may be the case, the number of strip sets you gotta make are completely wrong. Jenny states you need 13 strip sets of two solid strips and one print strip and 26 strip sets of two prints and one solid. You cannot get that many strip sets out of one print roll and one solid roll. 8 strip sets of two solids and one print and 16 strip sets of two prints and one solid is the MAX you will be able to get out of these two jelly rolls. Granted, you still get a MASSIVELY LARGE quilt. But just FYI before you sew too many strips together and have to start ripping out tons of WOF seams (it happened to me). I decided to make a quilt that is 11 blocks wide and 13 rows long. Thats yielding a quilt center of about 72"x84", after borders it'll be about 84"x96" which is a decent Queen Size quilt. Looking forward to seeing this project progress!
Here are a sampling of this week's most popular projects. See all of our most popular projects
Here are a sampling of this week's newest projects. See all of our recent projects