The Show and Tell for Quilters
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Bananas for Ananas
I designed this quilt for my guild as our raffle quilt. everyone helped paper piece the blocks and one of the members volunteered to custom quilt it and she did an amazing job! It was a true group effort and it's so exciting to finally be able to share it and sell tickets! Bananas for Ananas 78" x 90" www.quiltachusetts.com www.inmodquiltguild.blogspot.com
I cut a pumpkin out of newprint paper...then cut others by that pattern. I cut strips 2-2 1/2 inches wide and used newsprint pumkin it as a foundation to sew my strips to. Then cut to the pumpkin shape when done. I used a batting and backing to finish. Then quilted each one.
Simple Hearts and added Applique
I was looking for a pattern to use to make a youth-sized quilt for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's fundraiser, to be held in just two weeks. With only one week to make and finish the quilt, I needed something either repetitive or pretty straightforward. When I saw this pattern, I knew it was what I was looking for...Allison of Cluck Cluck sew designed the pattern "Simple Hearts" and I then modified it with colorful borders around each heart, and in the end I placed another border around the outer edge of the quilt, adding applique hearts for interest.
Goodnight Irene X's and O's for Mom
I fell in love with this pattern when I saw it on this site & knew it would be perfect for my mom. I made this for her 81st birthday. It was quilted by MSQC and I made the label on my printer. (note: I used the MSQC tutorial on x's & o's block but at the time didn't know there was a mistake in the measurements stated on the tutorial. If you use this one, be sure to read the correction in the comments below the video. I found out after making about 15 squares & had to start over.)
Star Spangle Banner
This quilt is very special to me. It was made for my husband's uncle who turned 96 on 9/28. A very special man who served in WWII and had a ship blown out from under him. He went to college after the war and practiced law. He worked hard for everyone and was a TX Supreme Court Justice. Sadly we lost him 10/13 and my husband brought he quilt home. He loved the quilt and put it so every one would see it. I miss him already.
This started out as practice ... for a halloween quilt I am making ... but I love the way the scraps came together. I made it into a table topper, it is a tribute to my Beautiful Boy ... Nick ... he was a Big Black Cat ... that adopted us .. believe it or not .. on a Halloween night ... we lived out in the country at the time ... Nick's owner our neighbor was gone on vacation .. he came running and howling up the road to get my attention .... if you have never heard a cat howl ... it sounded eerie ... like a baby cry .. When the neighbor got home ... she said we could have him ... she had too many cats !!! (she worked in a vet's office) ..... I couldn't believe it .... he was beautiful and it was love at first sight ... I love that big boy.
Shades of Sunshine
This was a MSQC mystery quilt a few years ago. I finished the top at the time, but only recently finished it. I am giving it to a lady in my cancer support group who is moving away. She gives such wonderful hugs & I want here to have hugs wherever she goes.
HST quilt and new sewing table
I am currently working on a half square triangle quilt done in Sundrops. (Will update when it's done) I also wanted to share my new sewing table my husband made. It truly has been a labor of love. I still have my little sewing nook, but have grown out of it. I have now taken over my kitchen, where I used to have a table with six chairs. My new sewing table is a 4' x 6'. It has nine front drawers for all my fabric storage, and three back drawers for notions. My sewing machine is now a drop down, so I can sew/quilt with a flat surface. It also has a pull out/in ironing board. After it was installed, I was surprised with lights just under the top surface. My husband did a beautiful job, and I will enjoy it for years to come!
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