Okay, this got a little crazy. Using the Tri-Rec Ruler, I got busy making trees. It finished at 44 x 48. I added the dotted border to "tame" it a bit. First time using this ruler and was glad to see I didn't lose any points. I think this is going to a child I have in mind.
My Mom finished these embroideries and asked me to assemble and then quilt the quilt for a Great Nephew's 1st birthday. It was all done on my Mom's domestic machine so the quilting is a bit shaky but she was happy and packaged it all up for my Sister to take to the birthday party. Fastest quilt ever! Will need to check my "list of chores" before I go up to visit next time!
Recently, my first grader granddaughter and her mother (my daughter) asked me if I could make a new quilt from a well-loved dinosaur quilt that was store-bought fourteen years ago when her brother was 2 years old. The center panel of the quilt was split in two, the edges of the quilt were frayed off, and the batting looked like Swiss cheese. All I could rescue were the thin, mostly faded border pieces of the original quilt. I interfaced the pieces and added pinks and greens from my stash to put together a brighter setting with more girl-appeal. The middle child will be sharing the quilt with her newborn baby sister, pictured on the quilt.
It really is pumpkins on cream fabric. This is a Cluck Cluck Sew pattern. I've made it on grey background and this is the second one on cream. Both are lovely, but the cream is more traditional. I'll probably make a few more of these because they are fun--but you'd better pay attention. I had a few dates with my seam ripper.
For as long as I have known my brother-in-law Jerry, every home he has moved into, he has done at least some remodeling so I thought a Carpenter's Star would be a perfect pattern. When I asked what colors he would like, he told me serene and peaceful. Well, since serene and peaceful are feelings, not colors, that made picking out fabrics a bit of a challenge. I found this beautiful batik that had jelly fish and another that looked like turtle shells and what is more serene and peaceful then turtles and jellies? So here is my brother-in-law's serene and peaceful quilt!
So, back in the day, I purchased two of these kits. My fantacy was to have matching quilts in the kiddo's room and in our room. Alas, kiddo said he'd rather something different. No biggie. I went ahead and made both quilt tops with plans on returning to them at a later date to add borders etc etc. In a drawer they went. Plans changed... again. I completed one quilt for a raffle, and someone else fell in love with the other quilt. Therefore it is being made into a queen size quilt and shipped off as a gift. *sigh* Still need to make my bed a quilt.... LOL!!