This is created from all the blue scraps (well, unfortunately it didn’t use them all!) from my Mom and Grandmother’s boxes of scraps. I pressed and whacked into 2.5, 3, 4.5, and 5 inch squares. I then used a piece of blue I had for the frames to reduce the scrappy feel. It is ditch in the ditch around all of the shapes to give it a poofy feel. I was worried that all the places so many different fabrics came together it would be hard to quilt, but a bit of pounding with my handy-dandy hammer and it all went pretty darn well. It will be a shroud.
My boss wanted me to use a Pendleton washable wool robe of her husbands to make a quilt. I regret not taking a photo of the robe before I unassembled it. It took some creative work to get what I needed to make this simple square quilt. (Remove collar, pockets, take sleeves apart, etc..) I used a flannel herringbone in blue as a background fabric and also used the same for the backing. It finished at 52 x 58. It is quite heavy with all the flannel and wool.
This cute little blanket goes to my sister-in-law who is expecting her first baby soon! This is the first time I used a panel in a quilt. I actually quilted the panel and batting together first, then added the minky backing. I left one inch of minky backing around the quilt top and rolled it onto the front for binding. Although my corners are a little pointy, they are at least soft! I also used a zig zag stitch to sew the binding down on the front. Sewing with minky is a little tricky, but worth it!
Another in the Mom’s projects queue. Not sure how old this one is, but boy are these not the shades of pinks and greens you can find today. It was an embroidery project. Each of the larger spaces were supposed to have fancy machine embroideries. Bag that! I had heard of a way of transferring patterns using petticoat netting. I did put it in a cardboard frame as I was afraid the netting would shift and stretch. (I was right, the frame really helped. I designed a feather “swirl” and did ruler and point to point quilting in the other blocks. It really took on an Art Deco feel from which, after a search on Art Deco borders, I created the border pattern incorporating elements from the other quilting.
I made this very cute cat in an ugly Christmas sweater for a good friend of mine for Christmas. She has a cat and will love this. Pattern is on Anniescatalog.com and also Etsy. I saw someone on a quilting site had made this, feel in love with it and had to make it. So much fun to do.
Lou asked me if I'd make her daughter a quilt using avocado fabric!! I really struggled to come up with a pattern that might be suitable but after many hours searching the sites I came across this block in Quilter Cache. I like how this came together.
My cousin requested a twin size blue diagonal squares baby quilt for her first baby due in November. I bought two fabrics and used the rest from my collection. I cut 10" squares. I quilted a digital design by Wasatch quilting call SC Curls and Pearls and hand bound the quilt. 74" x 93"