Darling Daughter needed a new quilt. This is a free pattern called Autumn Medley. But she couldn’t decide on the size; king or queen. So this quilt sat for a year waiting (without its borders) not only for her to decide what size but also because I really thought it turned out not beautiful. After quilting my Mom’s Pink and Blue quilt I realized this quilt to was going to be about the quilting. So I girded my loins and got to work. Oh, we did decide to push it to as big as the backing would allow. It will be 110 by 110. I watched some videos and looked through designs. Will edit this as I complete it; not sure I actually have a pattern name, it might just be a picture of a block. Somebody commented that I quilt using a domestic machine. It is an 18 longarm TinLizzie. I have it setup as a “normal” sideways sit down.
This little quilt is 60 x 45. I'm calling it 100 Doll Houses and it is for a soon-to-be born baby girl. These are fun little houses to make, uses a lot of scraps, and goes together pretty mindlessly. This is from a MSQC Live broadcast found on youtube.com
I designed and made this tote bag as an Xmas gift for a frind of mine who lives in CA. This was my first attempt at machine sashiko stitching. The tote bag was stitched on my regular sewing machine, (I don't have one of those sashiko sewing machines!) and was fun to make once I figured out which thread and stitch length to use. I designed the bag to be simple yet complementary of the sashiko stitching. The bag measures 12"H x 12.5"W with 8" drop handles (to top edge).
Found this pattern on Annie's Catalog and just had to make it for the winter season. I added a small outside border as I loved the batik medium fabric I chose. Love the background fabric as it had silver sparkle swirls - although hard to see from the photo. Easy and fun to do. Pattern uses fat quarters but I just used yardage.
Every year, around wintertime/holidays, I try to make and send handmade greeting cards. Since this year I had decided to have a Nordic Winter Theme around the house, I went ahead and carried that same theme over to my winter/holiday cards. Oh, and for those wondering, yes I will be mail these through the USPS. I will put them into clear envelopes and then have them hand cancelled at the post office so they won't be run through any machines and get damaged or ruined!
Quite awhile back I purchased an assortment of RK Winter’s Grandeur from MSQC, including a layer cake. It was a perfect fit with my favourite winter colours, red and white, with gray accents and heavy silver embossing. My daughter added more cuts, including the tree panel; the panel with the 10” blocks I found in a little shop in Nova Scotia. This winter I found the perfect quilt projects. The quilt is my version of Celebration, from ladeebugdesign.com. The tree skirt is a tutorial by Jordan Fabrics. Thanks, Jenny, for featuring this fabric.
I asked my brother in law for my sister in laws favorite colors. She likes red and burgundy. I used a "Rhapsody in Reds" 10 Karat Crystals by Kaye England by Wilmington Essentials and added more red, burgundy and white from my stash. I used the "Simply Delightful" pattern. I love chaining nine patches. I quilted it with an intricate digital design from Wasatch quilting called "Dahlia" which took 13 hours. 70" x 94"