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My daughter is having her first child and we are thrilled it will be our 10th grandchild. They are not finding out the gender so picking a neutral color palate was really fun! They are decorating with a Where The Wild Things Are theme. I decided to make a pillow to match that will rest in the rocking chair in the nursery.
A wonderful quilt full of love... It started with a model from Kate Spain (Joy: http://www.unitednotions.com/fp_joy.pdf), but I decided to change the fabrics and used Horizon (http://www.unitednotions.com/fcc-horizon.pdf), also by Kate Spain. It took me so long time... Spanning over at least 1,5 years... Even for the binding... The quilting was done in south of France (http://www.quilting-petitar.com/nos-r%C3%A9alisations/)... And they did just an absolutely wonderful job... I was so inspired by a course from Jacquie Gering (Creative quilting with your walking foot from Craftsy) and I asked them to do something similar which was probably much harder than what they thought because they aligned lines on the pinwheels... Also my white fabric was a very old linen sheet from my grand mother (Marie, from "Le moulin de Lancette"). It was very difficult to work with for quilting... But I'm so glad that it is now included in this wonderful quilt! The background fabrics from Linvosge (mer du sud http://www.linvosges.com/fr/la-chambre/linge-de-lit/linge-de-lit-fantaisie/mer-du-sud/) and was unexpectedly so well suited. The pictures took time but it was worth waiting to be in Bretagne!! The colors and the weather were just what I needed. Thanks also to my models in front of the quilt and to my husband who is fighting with the wind behind the quilt... Love of my family is so important!
I love Halloween! I made this fun quilt using Jenny's "Zipper Quilt" tutorial and a 'Monster Bash' Jelly Roll. Quilt measures 44" x 50". Note: the tutorial uses charm squares for this size, with a jelly roll you can do a twin or another small quilt. The quilting is "Along Came a Spider" Pantograph from Urban Elementz
Ribbon Stars on Black
I had done a Ribbon Star quilt for a gift last Christmas and so enjoyed it that when I was attempting to use up my stash (a never ending quest) I decided to do it again, but with a black background. A friend loved the blocks and claimed it before it was half done.
Weighted quilt for child with autism
I know a little boy who has recently been diagnosed with autism. His therapist suggested that his parents get him a weighted blanket to help comfort and calm him, helping him sleep. The family asked me if I could make one as they could not afford to buy the one the therapist suggested. I watched the Man Sewing tutorial and went to work. This little boy loves Star Wars, so he is thrilled with his new quilt. And, he sleeps much better now, and my heart is full.
My daughter requested a very big scrap quilt. Using scraps of 2 1/2" strips from years worth of projects,I chose a free pattern designed by Bonnie Hunter and can be found on her website quiltville.com. This quilt is 96" x 96" and is more of a bedspread on my daughter's full size bed....just what she wanted. She is thrilled and I'm more than happy with the finished quilt.
Don't you just hate it when someone gets married and MOVES AWAY? This quilt depicts all the homes in Michigan that would miss a certain bride when she moved to Ohio. The pattern is in one of Kaffe Fassett's earlier books. I used Joen Wolfrom's color tool from her book Color Play for the first time, and loved the results. The fabrics were from my stash back then...2004... must have been a pretty good stash, but seems puny compared to my stash today!
Shhh! it's a Christmas present
My daughter has been asking for a spring quilt for several years, and I finally found a pattern and material she liked. This is made from a Bloom Quilt pattern (and some extra of the Calico Days material by Lori Holt). She wanted a BIG quilt. Her bed is a queen size and the picture is on a king, I hope it is big enough While I have done some appliqué over the years, I finally used Lori Holt's method successfully. I still need practice but I am pleased with the outcome. If I have time before Christmas, I will make some matching pillows, but no guarantees.
Disappearing 9 Patch - Couch to Quilt Project
I needed a quilt, I had a pattern, project box, and a little motivation. You do get a charm pack and white fabric for the border included in this kit. In order to make the Disappearing 9 Patch I needed another charm pack. I sewed all my 9 patches. Cut them up, Sewed them back together. Added Sashing. Added a border. Now it is time to send it off to MSQC. I read the directions - OOPS! I wasn't suppose to make it bigger. I am calling in the morning to see if I can still have it quilted. If not, I think that it is small enough that I might be able to quilt it on my sewing machine. I learned something very important - READ DIRECTIONS FIRST BEFORE ANY SEWING PROJECT. The quilt ended up cute and will make a great gift.
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