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Peggy's Quilt #22 - Scandinavian Tomte Quilt
I decided to get an early start on the grandson's Christmas quilt, so I started this project in February 2018 and finished it on May 2. The Scandinavian Tomte pattern is by Sherri Noel for RebeccaMaeDesigns.com. The pattern size was 54x62", but I added a piano key border and a white outside border to make it 64x72". The pattern also called for quilting cotton, but I used flannel for the front, back AND batting. It's really cozy and flexible but a bit heavy. Next time I'll use a lightweight cotton batting with a flannel front and back. The trees were supposed to be a solid red, but I strip-pieced several red flannels to make them a bit more interesting. I bought a white king-size flannel sheet set on sale at Bed Bath and Beyond for about $30.00, and it was more than enough for all of the background, backside and batting, plus a pillowcase. The free-motion long-arm quilting pattern is called Pearls & Curls, and is edge to edge. The long-arm quilter also wrote in my grandson's name and the year, so he'll never forget his Nana gave it to him when he was 9 years old. This was a really fun pattern - using flannel was a learning process, but I like learning something new with each project. Posted by Peggy at Bothtwins on July 10, 2018.
Cathedral Window Batik Block with 2 1/2"
My neighbor tragically lost her son from an undiagnosed health condition. She is a single mother who adopted her son from India. They moved into our neighborhood when he was around 11 years old and so we watched him grow up. She was a devoted mother and also a devoted educator. He volunteered to serve in his church and through some interesting timing was able to be one of the first missionaries to serve in a new mission in India, his homeland. It was a marvelous experience for him and his mother. After graduating his career took him to the humanitarium arm of a large company. He was devoted to helping special needs children. He and his wife were able to travel and serve. While traveling he became ill and passed away suddenly. He was only 31 years old. This has been a difficult year. As the anniversary of his passing approached I was prompted to make a quilt to give to his mother. Since batiks are a part of Indian culture, I knew I wanted to use batiks. I purposely used yellow in the center and spreading out because he was the son-shine of his mother's life. The cathedral block is a reminder of the forever relationship between the mother and her son that was cut short here on earth, but will carry on through eternity.
I’m going to be a first time grandma at age 65! I made this quilt for our little one. His parents loved this and it so happened that I had nearly everything I needed because I had already planned on making it...just because I loved it so much. Planning on taking it to California soon!
Zippered Pouch From A Quilted Placemat
I was watching Lorrie Nunemaker on You Tube, and she showed such an EASY way to make a zippered pouch! You just need to buy a quilted placemat, or any placemat of your choice and a nylon zipper. You can choose to make the pouch longer, or deeper. The corners are "boxed" so it sits upright. I chose to put tabs on both ends of the zipper, along with a ribbon zipper pull. Mine turned out to be 8" long x 5.5" high x 4" deep. Since the placemat is already quilted, this makes a very FAST project to make. Great for gifts!
42 YEARS TO COMPLETE!
My mother-in-law started this quilt in 1976. With three children and life getting in the way she was unable to finish it. She is now 92, and gave the few finished pieces to me last October. Needing more fabric I was lucky enough to match the red and blue, but unfortunately the two prints were cut from old shirts belonging to her youngest son. A few of her finished blocks were even hand sewn together. She is an amazing lady and I feel honored to have been able to finish this quilt for her. P.S. She received it today and loved the quilt. She shared with me that the original pattern belonged to her great-grandmother.
Cell Phone Purses
Scanning YouTube, I am always looking for projects that can help me use up my to many containers of SCRAPS. I came across this great idea for Cell Phone Purses. QUILTSMART.COM has videos that if you buy their interfacing and instructions you can make cell phone purses, money holders, lamp shades etc. They even have some tricks for making quilts, too. I had fun just whipping a couple of crafts to delay finishing any quilt that I am working on. You know for us quilters we are always about that next project.
Dream Big Flower
This my Dream Big panel by Hoffman and I was in love with it the first time I saw it and couldn't wait to get started. I thought it would take me months to do, boy was I wrong. I did it in five days! I was obsessed with it, I spend every spare moment I wasn't working or caring for my family working on it. It's been a long time since I was this excited about a project. It's far from perfect, it's been a while since I have done any free motion quilting, and I'm just using my domestic run of the mill sewing machine. I plan on doing another one just not sure what colour I will do next!
Doll quilt from leftover fabric
This doll quilt was made for my granddaughter with leftover material from a quilt I made for her on her 1st birthday. She loves to play with her dolls so I'm sure this will get lots of use! That makes me happy! P.S. It was good practice for matching seams!
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