Using charm packs and following Jenny Doan's tutorial I made this flannel quilt. Not sure who shall receive this yet. I refuse to put flannel sheets on the bed anymore--too hot--much to my husband's disappointment. I may gift this to him. He has one flannel quilt but it is rather Christmasy. I pieced the back which was a bit of a beast and then had to center it while sandwiching the quilt. It finished off at 60 x 64. Holly Taylor Autumn Reflections is the fabric.
My youngest niece 'suggested' that I make a 'hug-quilt' for her boyfriend as he was feeling a little homesick and missing his mum. He has been at university here in England and is now looking for his first job. The said homesick young Irish man is a 6 foot 3 inches tall rugby player!! What I don't think he knows is that a 'hug-quilt' has a very special meaning for my niece and I. It refers to the second quilt I made for her (she has several and has issued me with a restraining order!) when she was about 15 years old and facing extensive reconstuctive plastic surgery and very worried about it. Her hug-quilt has a special place in both ourhearts. In asking for one for her boyfriend I realised just what this young man means to her. So what could I do but make a quilt using a 'Dear Mum' jelly roll from Robin Pickens for Moda and the single Irish Chain pattern. The background fabric is a Kona Solid in 'Shale' which has a lovely green sheen to it. The wadding I've used is Quilter's Dream Puff.
My little granddaughter wanted a cross for her room just like Nana’s. Her favorite color is purple. I already had the “Be Attitude” from Block Party Studios. The fabric is Emma’s Garden by Maywood Studios. So this is for her. I used some swarski crystals to add some blink. The quilting is simple but special too.
This is my 3rd quilt. I count it as #3 because I did actually sew most of it! The story: a friend had been suggesting for years that she make a quilt for me. All I had to do was buy the fabric and find a pattern. She would do the piecing. Early in 2014, she started the piecing using Double Aster and Ohio Star blocks. Then in August 2014, I 'discovered' quilting for myself, After I finished 2 quilts, she said that if I didn't mind, now that I knew how to quilt, would I take over and finish the quilt she had started for me so she could move on to make quilts for family members who don't know how to quilt. I said sure (of course). The fabric collection is 'Wingin' It' by The Buggy Barn for Henry Glass Fabrics, plus there were other prints pulled in to blend. My friend pieced eight 12" Red, Pink and Turquoise Double Aster blocks and eight 6" Ohio Star blocks. I sewed all of the rest of the blocks, sashing and borders, and finished piecing in April 2015. The finished size is 88.5" x 88.5". The batting is Hobbs Heirloom 100% Wool. The long arm free-motion quilting was done by Lyn Durbin of Camlyn Quilts, completed May 30, 2015. Using leftover fabric, I made a set of 4 pillow cases. I love quilting! Peggy
This Project is the backs of my More Scrap Busting - Table Runners & Centerpieces. When you choose to QUAG your blocks, you have time to design them individually, too. Having fun adding a little more versatility to my quilting projects. Another quilting pun - I like to party and by party I mean stay home and sew. You can all be invited to my next quilting party.
Once again, it is that time of year, that you want to buy all the Christmas Fabric for 2018, unfortunately you can't, but the Dream is Wonderful. Trying to make room for at least my favorite new fabric, the old choices must go. Therefore, we have a couple of small projects. Having fun designing, picking fabric from scraps & stash, and experimenting with new blocks. The sewing season for Christmas has officially commenced. Now what's next. . . . . .
I made this quilt for my granddaughter to be. She is due next March. Her name is not really Daisy - just what they are calling her. I chose these fabrics and design to tell her, “Be feminine, but strong; Be strong, but not afraid to mix things up; Love Nature, but explore all angles; Be game to try new and different thIngs.” The front is HSTs - so versatile and the back is a mish mash of ideas - soft greys, ombré, stripes and pops of colour.