I still have Kansas Troubles and the like fabrics. I think this must be project 6. When I saw the tutorial for the Nine Sisters pattern on the Jordan Fabrics YouTube site it moved to the top of my list! This quilt is a queen size so I adjusted the corners from the pattern to have finished stars. Put a small cream border around it all and then the burgundy large border. I used my Elvira ruler and a straight edge to do the stars. The cream squares between the stars have a single star. The creams separating all the stars have a meander with scattered stars. The final border has "piano keys" at one inch and again scattered stars. My Aunt liked it so much she asked for one! Her's has a green border.
Recently my Mom handed me the pieces, rows, and the book for this quilt she had been working on. It is from the Sandy Thompson book Quick Cozy Couch Quilts, 2008. I followed the assembly directions and boy, sorry don't read this Mom, I really was not in love with this quilt. The big blocks of plain fabric were really jumping out. What I finally realized when I got to the quilting was this isn't a quilt about the piecing - it is a quilt about the quilting. Specifically in those blocks that were just big blocks of nothing. So, I started digging for ideas through my growing library of quilting idea books. I took inspiration from a number of places; changed things to roses and with Mom's approval got started. Unsewing the very first thing I sewed really set the tone for this project! Phone at the ready with the pictures of the motifs and the mini projection unit set up on a tripod I set to drawing. I decided that I was going to use the air erasable pen so I didn't have to go back and erase or wet down the quilt. This meant I could only draw about 4 designs (blocks) and then sew to ensure I wasn't redrawing. But, when it came to the big blue blocks I am having trouble. I really didn’t want to do the tissue paper method and have to pick all the little pieces out. The air erasable pens almost instantly evaporate on this shiny fabric she used. My white chalk pencil doesn't show up everywhere and a combination of colors meant my eyes where jumping and had trouble following. What seems to work the best is the yellow chalk and then quilting with the printout right beside me so if I get lost I can refer to it. Or, I just make it up until I get back to where I know I am. Which means the large continuous line roses might be interesting! But who will know since they are hard to see. I did resort to the tissue patterns for the border. It was going to just be too hard to draw those.
I made this fall runner from my scrap stash. I decided to make the backing with new fabric that was Christmas/winter so when we get to that season all I have to do is flip it over. The back fabric is from Moda's Let It Glow collection. I tried a different feather stitch to quilt it.
I saw Jenny's tutorial for this quilt and immediatly purchased the pattern and fabric that was available as the daily deal. Sat on it for some time and then "COVID". I have put 10 quiltrs together in the last three months. I think MSQC quilted at least 7 of them. I have a longarm now :-)
This quilt is made from the bandanas that our dogs are wearing when we pick them up from the groomer. My daughter wanted a small quilt to protect the special quilt I made for her from our dogs that like to lay on her bed and look out the window. On the MSQC site, she found the boarder fabric that has tiny paw prints and she also found the back fabric that has dogs wearing bandanas. I had MSQC quilt this with a dog bone pattern and they, as always, did a great job.