Last year I lost my daughter to chronic illness. Quilting is truly therapeutic, and without family, prayer and sewing, I wouldn't have survived. My Father-in-Law passed 2 months before my daughter, so I decided to make a quilt for my Mother-in-Law. Other than losing her Husband and Granddaughter, she fell & broke her leg, and lost 2 dear friends... all within about a year. I felt we both needed this quilt. Her favorite color is red, so I knew it was "her" when I saw the French General fabric line. It's a simple pattern of rectangles with a creme background. For the quilting, I free-motioned the stitches in a flower pattern (as best I could; I'm learning). It took almost a year to complete since I work full-time, but every minute of it was a joy to sew. Like I said, many prayers and thoughts went through my mind while making it, so this quilt is very special to me....(and my 11 year-old Chihuahua, who thought it was for her! ) Its a large throw size....about 60x60 with coordinating gingham for the backing and binding.
I saw this panel and couldn't resist. Made for a little cousin for his 1st birthday. This was my first attempt at mitering the corners because I wanted the train track to be continuous. Not perfect but good enough to make me happy. It was much easier than I thought and worked great. I just quilted simple strips in matching thread approx. 2" apart across the width of the panel and then quilted lines around the border.
One of my favorite tales is that of Cinderella. In 2015 a new version came out and i was hooked. Recently i baby sat for a freind and you guessed it,popcorn and a movie was the plan. We picked Cinderella, i did not influence in any way, as we watched my friend pulled out a blanket. Mine you i live in Florida so not cold because of weather, but because of the air conditioner. It hit me then to make a Cinderella quilt. Well this is the start
Well, this fabric has been sitting a couple years. I made a tree skirt with the printed fabric and another complementing fabric. Stupid me didn't put enough quilting on it, as she had to wash it and it balled up. So this is a replacement for that one.. Shouldn't have any problems with it balling up. I left the blue pounce on the white to show the quilting. The cardinal fabric is on the back, she can flip to which ever side meets her mood at that time.
I purchased some fat quarters to make pot holders with, but they changed my mind and said, no...we want to be in a quilt. I didn't have quite enough, so had to purchase some fabric by the yard for that side, and also for the back side. I used plain white for the shasing on one side and all red for the other. A simply wavy quilted line completes this top. Flannel in the middle.