My Mom has decided that it is time to start cleaning and clearing out her house. 60 years! A long time to gather all sorts of treasures. Her collections included all sorts of clothing and fabrics left from projects clear back to the the 50's! These were really hard for her to part with and she just couldn't bring herself to cut them up. I brought home an Explorer full of fabrics and clothing she had been storing for years. We know this is hard for her so I decided to create a wall hanging using some of the most precious of these gems. Donna Jordan of Jordan fabrics has a pattern she calls Beads. I think they look more like Gems and thought these gems of fabrics would be perfect way of displaying my Mom's treasures. I used point to point quilting in the gems to give them a faceted look.
Learning to use bosal to give my bag creations form. This is from a Youtube tutorial by Debbie Shore on 2-27-2021. I decided to add a 2nd strap. She called this an Easter basket. Material is all from scrap after making pillowcases for family a while back. Exterior print: Perugina Paisley. Very satisfying make! (Completed: 3-1-2021 on Singer Seventy)
I made this one first out of the peach fabrics in my stash and put the pretty dark border on it. I scrambled the pieces all around to really give it a scrappy look. This one I quilted stars in the center of the stars where the other I just shadowed the outline. Again playing with the roses quilting pattern in the background and a really large version of it in the border.
This is another Dignity Quilt. Pieced from all sorts of scraps and bits and bobs of peach colored fabrics. I made all the main part of the stars from the same fabric. (Well, can you find the one I couldn't?) I have been having fun with the hook and feathers quilting pattern. A friend who saw it thought it looked like roses.
I used a "Oh How They Grow - Animals, White" panel - by Robert Kaufman in this baby quilt top. I added borders of small and large nine patches on point in the colors of the panel. This is a gift for my next door neighbors grandson arriving in May 2021. They are having a zoom baby shower at the end of March. I'm using a green cuddle luxe for the backing. I hope to quilt it tomorrow. 58" x 65"
This is a quilt for a new little baby boy. I used a pattern from Suzy Quilt called "fly away" and fabric from Moda Cider line. I found small pieces of complimentary fabrics in my stash. I ended up with some extra half square triangles so used them in the back of the quilt to add interest. I like the way the yellow takes my eye around the quilt.
A sweet lady, Wyoming Nana, donated fabric to our Project Linus Chapter. All of the fabrics in is quilt are from her. I saw a picture of a similar quilt and decided I could make it with some changes. I don't know the name of the block but I call it Up and Down. Hope a child likes it.
My stack of orphan blocks from past quilt projects found a new home recently. For a quick satisfactory sewing diversion between larger quilting projects, I made various sizes of fabric pouches to whittle down these orphan blocks and coordinating leftover fabrics. I used bag patterns from MellySews and Minki Kim's DIY cosmetic zippered bag from sewingillustrations.com I added a couple of zipper pulls which I had bought at a gift shop. It was also a good opportunity to try out different presser feet and decorative stitches on my sewing machine. These sweet bags could be filled with cosmetics or anything to-go as well as make great gifts.