Earlier I posted a quilt that I gave a friend who has now sadly passed away. This summer I was happy to make a quilt for her daughter who celebrated her 30th birthday and got married on the same day. I loved making this quick quarter quilt by Elanor Burns and am happy with the way it turned out. I particularly liked using the fabric which is Juliette by Penny Rose for Riley Blake.
This was my third quilt. First time using flannel. Purchased a half yard stack of about 11 bundled good flannel from a local quilt store (Leavenworth Quilt Company). Being new to quilting got lots of great advise from the woman at the quilt shop and from the Missouri Star Quilt forum (thank you). This project was how I learned to love my walking foot. I quilted it with a free motion stipple on my sit down machine.
Saw the tutorial and wanted to make it. Took me a long time to figure out how I wanted to quilt it. Ended up using a curvey x then echo method from one of the Jacquie Gering walking foot classes. It took some time to echo it all in, but it gives a nice kind of wave like movement to the quilt.
More donated panels to church, quilts like these were a no go and were donated to a pregnancy center. Made these placemats from the panels and did sort of log cabin design about them to enlarge to proper size. The back side can be used for Fall or Halloween or Thanksgiving. I have machine stitched about the panel pattern and then in the ditch to quilt them. Labor intense for sure. I am in the process of clean out that older stuff we were given. Made 12 but will bundle for sale in 4 with matching napkins.
This was another donation to the church of panels, had many duplicates and some ladies made quilts that never sold. I thought what else can we do, pillows no. Wall hanging well no again. So made another growth chart. Again masking tape from Staples with applique stitching down each side. Use Embroidery machine for header and measurements on side "How Tall Am I" I hope these sell.
Some of you may recall your first reader book in school , you know Dick and Jane and Spot. Well when our church collected donated materials many years back now maybe 7 or 8 these panels were among the donations. I took these with the idea maybe a children quilt. Never did one and now I thought no child will want these as the prints are so outdated. So I racked my brain and came up with a growth chart. I used a ruler masking tape found at Staples and embroidered the "How Tall Am I " on the top border and the feet numbers down the right side. Just plain old quilting for the panels. The tape sticks but not well so did a applique type stich down each side.
I made this quilt for my daughter for her high school graduation. I finally finished it 9 years after the fact and gave it to her for Christmas. The main blocks were from a book called "Paper pieced Stained Glass Garden Stars." The border I designed myself with the help of my husbands AutoCad program.
My daughter wanted me to make a quilt for her friend in the Navy, but the "problem" was she had twins.Sew my choices were to make two quilts in the same pattern with different fabrics or two quilts in different patterns using the same fabrics. I used 56 strips from 3 ugly 20 pc strip rolls. The Arkansas Traveler was made using the leftover strips sets from the pinwheel quilt.
Chiefs themed quilt for this years raffle. Tried the 3d looking block with fussy cutting the licensed fabric for the inner square. Found the Chiefs font and used for applique.Center is the Sports Life 3 touchdown panel. Quilted with football and helmets, done by Hunters Heirloom Quilters.
My mother-in-law was always more comfortable in a robe or house coat. She always had a cat or 2 also. After she passed away I made a quilt from 13 of her robes using the "Pins & Paws" pattern from the Spring issue of Block Magazine. There were 2 the same that I cut up and used for the back (it was pieced like crazy-I even had to use the pockets to get enough fabric!) Only the border and background squares were purchased fabric. I gave it to my sister-in-law (her only daughter) for her birthday.
This quilt top was pieced to honor a former Air Force member, who also volunteered at our local Salvation Army office. She has a tattoo on her leg honoring fallen warriors, so when I saw this fabric panel, I had to apply for a quilt to be awarded to her in a ceremony. The wild colors with circles of text, remind me of the neon tennis shoes she wore as a volunteer, and the words, "Kind Heart, Fierce Mind, Brave Spirit" fit her to a tee.