The Show and Tell for Quilters
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I purchased this laser cut pattern by Edyta Sitar and switched it up a bit. Border is my creation. Sold this one and sent the money to Uganda and the money was used to build a water tower in a small village. I was sent pictures of the building of it and the people who received it. Very moving.
Mama & Baby Elephants for a Baby Girl quilt
A very dear friend had a baby boy two years ago that did not survive. A new Surprise last Christmas, and they are pregnant again this time with a baby girl. This cute quilt and two burp cloths are for Melissa & her new baby girl. The fabric is Olive's Flower Market by Moda with a flannel backing. I stitched both sides of the jumbo ricrac to make sure it stays put after many washings. The applique for the two elephants were quick and fun as well as for the balloons. The embroidery was quick. I added the "Minnie Mouse" buttons on the balloons and buttons for the elephant's eyes.
Rainbow Ribbon Quilt
I bought the kit from Craftsy during a heck of a sale. I didn't look at the size, I was just intrigued by the colors. It sat on my cutting table for several weeks in its unassuming package, tempting me. I decided to challenge myself to see how quickly I could make it. I sorted out the colors (28!) on Thursday, and started cutting pieces on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. I finished the center on Saturday evening, the next row by Sunday evening, another row by Monday evening and more by the end of Tuesday. I then went back to my regular job, and worked on it evenings and weekends for another two weeks. I was completed piecing by the fifteenth of June. For the back, I like using extra wide backing - but this quilt is a monster at 108" square. I ended up taking every leftover scrap from the front and making several long 10" wide panels that I inserted into the backing. I took it to the longarmer. We decided that the colorful piecing on the front was more than enough to catch the eye - so an unobtrusive all over quilting would be best. For the bobbin, they used a colorful variegated thread, so it has the same colorful feel as the front. I was quite thrilled with the results.
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Sticks and Stones Quilt
This project started out quite awhile ago. Got it all cut out and then packed away(mistake number 1) due to time constraints. When I picked it back up, I went directly back to construction (mistake number 2). After all, I remembered what it looked like, lol. Well I was close...Instead of making one block 36 times and turning it so there were virtually no seams to mach, I made two blocks, each eighteen times. Assembled them with tons of seams to match (yep a skill builder there!) All creative opportunities are not bad!!!
A quilt for Wendy's daughter
Earlier I posted a quilt that I gave a friend who has now sadly passed away. This summer I was happy to make a quilt for her daughter who celebrated her 30th birthday and got married on the same day. I loved making this quick quarter quilt by Elanor Burns and am happy with the way it turned out. I particularly liked using the fabric which is Juliette by Penny Rose for Riley Blake.
Flannel quilt for hubby
This was my third quilt. First time using flannel. Purchased a half yard stack of about 11 bundled good flannel from a local quilt store (Leavenworth Quilt Company). Being new to quilting got lots of great advise from the woman at the quilt shop and from the Missouri Star Quilt forum (thank you). This project was how I learned to love my walking foot. I quilted it with a free motion stipple on my sit down machine.
Stained Glass Tulips
I made this quilt for my daughter for her high school graduation. I finally finished it 9 years after the fact and gave it to her for Christmas. The main blocks were from a book called "Paper pieced Stained Glass Garden Stars." The border I designed myself with the help of my husbands AutoCad program.
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Twin quilts from Ugly Jelly Rolls
My daughter wanted me to make a quilt for her friend in the Navy, but the "problem" was she had twins.Sew my choices were to make two quilts in the same pattern with different fabrics or two quilts in different patterns using the same fabrics. I used 56 strips from 3 ugly 20 pc strip rolls. The Arkansas Traveler was made using the leftover strips sets from the pinwheel quilt.
KC Chiefs Stadium Quilt
Chiefs themed quilt for this years raffle. Tried the 3d looking block with fussy cutting the licensed fabric for the inner square. Found the Chiefs font and used for applique.Center is the Sports Life 3 touchdown panel. Quilted with football and helmets, done by Hunters Heirloom Quilters.
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