This quilt was made especially for a friend struggling with mental illness. The fabric is Batik, created using a centuries old technique allowing for artistic freedom as patterns are applied by actual drawing or stamping, rather than by weaving with thread. Each piece is truly unique with characteristics all it's own. Like Schrader. Browns and Copper represent the Earth, the Blues and Ivory represent water and sky. I wanted to reflect the warmth and power of the sun, the calm and soothing sound of the waves with my free motion quilting designs.
Wanted a "manly" quilt for my favorite nephew's high school graduation gift - he loved it. Used Sparkling Waters - Artisan Batik Prisma Dye Roll Up & Kona Black Skinny Strips. Learned the hard way what happens if you aren't SUPER careful with quarter inch seams and stretching your diagonal cuts - eeeekkkk! Jenny & Rob/Man Sewing Tutorial was great.
Update: My Olive's Flower Market quilt is finished. I chose Clematis as the quilt design. I posted this before, but wanted to share how the quilting turned out. I also added to my accessories this past week. I covered my sewing chair with the green floral by this fabric collection, as well as making a new sewing machine cover in 5" x 5" squares. (Will finish that up today!)
Ooooh, have you tried the Quatrefoil block yet? Watched Jenny's tutorial and used the Free Spirit Nostalgia 10" Squares Daily Deal to make this quilt. Cotton Supreme Solid - Beach House for sashing & background. First attempt at Flange Binding (also a Jenny tutorial!). Love, Love, Love! I need a massage after free-motion quilting this project, but I'm getting better!
From the "Make Your First Quilt" book, (McCall's Best of Quilting), Paradigm Shift Pattern (by Janelle Cedusky). This was an easy (and Fun!) beginner project. The tricky part was laying out the blocks to get the off-center design. A more contemporary design, really fun picking out the black & white fabrics.
I made this quilt for our niece who graduated from high school and will be attending the University here. We are big Griz fans here and I incorporated the logo with her favorite colors. The school colors and burgundy and grays and her favs are blues. It's off getting quilted now.
Used a jelly roll for the first time. Decided when I was half way through sewing the strips that it would be a lovely quilt for our niece for her 21st Birthday. Only the 2nd time I have completed a quilt using FMQ. Large meander with pebbles in the dividing strips. Quilted using Marti Michell's quilting in sections technique on my small Janome machine. I'm starting to enjoy FMQ.
I made this quilt for my daughter and her husband for their camper. I watched the tutorial on the Illusion Quilt ant I also used the pattern out of the Block Magazine from the Holiday Issue Volume 1 Issue 6. I added a border to the sides with 2 1/2 " strips of the same line to make it wider.