I wanted to make my cousins wife something and learned that she likes red. I saw a MSQC tutorial that used the Crazier Eights templates (so, of course, I had to purchase them), and decided that this would be a great idea for her gift. Anyway, I tend to favor smaller items, so I chose to make five blocks of each color in the layer cake; this provided a total of 20 small blocks. After sewing four blocks to make larger designs, I chose one to use to audition my methods for the final project. I learned that, by turning the four smaller blocks before sewing them into a larger block, one can create a small star, a large star, a small pinwheel, and a large pinwheel. Anyway, this is my sample/audition wall hanging for a larger project. NOTE: I used a heavier weight thread for the decorative stitching and also stitched corners onto the back so that I could use them to insert a dowel for hanging.
I signed up for a class in my local guild, but the woman who was to teach it became seriously ill at the last minute. Another member of the guild brought in a lot of scraps and provided some generic instructions for a trash can quilt - and I was off! This will be a wall hanging after it has been bound.
I worked eleven years for a marvelous woman who owns a yarn store in Gainesville FL. I felt she deserved something special, so when I saw this pattern, I purchased it and searched out the materials to make it (MSQC had all of the fabrics but one, which I had to purchase elsewhere). Since I am relatively new to quilting, I did the best I could quilting this and sent it on. I can't wait to try this one again!
I have a friend who lives in the Midwest where I grew up actually before we moved to the warmer climate here to retire in need of some sewing help. Seems a Secret pal sends here these tee shirts with Boston Terrier designs on the front. My friend Linda actually has 2 of them . These tees were a tad small and on that new stretchy tee type material. Linda asked me if she would send some different shirts if I could somehow transfer the designs for her. So I got some double stick Pellon and after cutting the front of those shirts off iron the Pellon to the back of the design. Then carefully cut out the design and transferred them to her new shirts. I did a applique stitch around them so they would wash I hope oaky. She had one extra shirt that I used the back of one of the cut off tees to do a embroidery design and then I transfer that on to the yellow one. See close up in second photo. I hope she likes them now.
I way overestimated the number of fish blocks I needed for my sister's quilt. I finally used them up on this lap quilt. This is about as big a quilt as I can do on my home machine without quilting in sections and sewing them together. I like the way I quilted it, although there are mistakes. I learned to do the flange binder from Natalie. Thanks. I love the way it turned out.
My guild makes and donates these small quilts to the neonatal ward of BC Womens Hospital in Vancouver. During our first lock down in March, I decided to start cleaning out my 20 years of scrap fabric and try to make something useful. I ended up with 12 36inch x 36inch preemie quilt tops. I had no batting so couldn't finish them. I have finally aquired some batting and finished the first one.
I enjoy handwork in the evening. I'm also on a quest to use up some tiny pieces of fabric in a useful way. It was rewarding and soothing to work on these four coasters. My take on Boro or perhaps Kantha. I had no plan for these but just let my needle lead the way.
Hello, this is #3 of the QOV tops I pieced this month. I had to put it aside while I waited on fabric I was short of and work on #4 and #5. I feel like I have completed a piecing marathon as I pieced these 5 QOV tops in 19 days! I have never done that before, so I surprised even myself!-lol-the dark color is green although here it looks black. This will go to an army veteran who deserves so much more!-Toogie