I offered to make a quilt for my 11 year old grandniece. She picked out the pattern and the fabric. This is the first quilt I have done on a long arm machine with a pantograph. I love the way it turned out. My cat, who runs my quality control department, approves. The pattern is split pinwheels by Orange Dots Quilts. It is available at orangedotsquilts.etsy.com The pattern resulted in lots of extra half square triangles, so I made several pillows.
Update: I quilted with Wasatch Quilting design Daisy 2021 and hand bound. I finished this quilt top for my Aunt. My Aunt's favorite colors are pink and green. The background fabric has cream with green leaves on it. It is made of nine patch blocks alternated with another nine patch block that has four patches in the corners. I love chaining four patches. I used some vintage fabric for this quilt. I've been making quilts for all my aunts. I have one more quilt to make. I hope to quilt it tomorrow. 62" 71"
I made this quilt for my friend's son who became an Eagle Scout last year but had the awards ceremony today. He is graduating this year and going to Virginia Tech in the fall. I used solid colors for the strips (I picked out colors from the Eagle panel) and added an additional color of strips on the top and bottom of the panel. I added extra borders to make the quilt bigger since the Eagle Scout is 6'2". He plans to take the quilt to college. I quilted it with a swirl pattern from Wasatch Quilting. I used Hobbs 80/20 black batting and Omni light gray thread. I stayed up all night hand binding it for the event yesterday. 75" x 95"
I've had these charm packs sitting and WAITING for something this fun to put together. I held my breath as I sliced up the nine patches in hopes that I didn't encounter regret or ruler slips. So happy this quilt surpassed my reservations and came out super cute. 51" x 51"
It's been 5 months since I could sit and sew, or for that matter, even turn on my machine. My husband was quite ill and for a time we didn't think he would make it. With the Grace of God, he seems to be getting better. At any rate, I sat down and did one of Jenny Doan's 9 patch. Quilting was done by Ann from Blue House Quilting. Used 100% cotton jelly rolls.
Our father contracted WNV back in early 2000s. He was hospitalized for some time. He lost the use of his legs. Being 6ft and weighing around 165, he was fairly thin anyway. He would get chilled easily and had asked me to make a lap quilt for traveling back and forth doctoring. He wanted it narrow enough to just fit in the wheelchair. I used old pants, batting and a chunk of leftover flannel. He worked with therapist and at home to try and strengthen his legs. He was fitted for leg braces and was able to finally walk with those and canes. Soon after his eyes started macula degeneration till he was so bad, he couldn't see. His mental health went downhill after that. He passed away in 2015. As a Cowboy all his life, we thought ranch life would have done him in, instead it was a mosquito.
For my grandson's wedding quilt, Missouri Star Grand Adventures pattern seem to fit the bill. He enjoys hiking, snowboarding, and other outdoor activities that the northwest has in great abundance. The quilt size 93” x 90” is a generous size. I selected the digital print Wildwood Way 10 inch layered precut Handpicked Exclusively for MSQC from RJR Studio. The background of light green/white small checked fabric called “Flourish” by Natalia and Kathleen of Piece-n-Quilt from Moda Fabrics. The 20 large blocks 15” x 18” allowed for the beautiful patterns of the fabric to shine. I also added complementary batiks from my stash collection. I embroidered and quilted northwest woodland scenes and designs and I incorporated one of the background blocks with the wedding couple's name and wedding date. Sewed matching pillowcases from the remaining fabrics.