My daughter moved to another state this past summer. It will be her first Christmas by herself this year. I made this tree skirt for her in her favorite color blue. I used June Taylor quilt as you go batting and Shabby Fabrics Bargello Tree Skirt pattern. The pattern was written for their kit, as I used my own fabrics, I had to number their fabrics and number their pictures for the 16 strip sets. I put it on a slightly bigger backing so that I can quilt snowflakes on my longarm. I quilted digital design "Jessica's Snowflakes" and hand bound. The pattern makes a 40" tree skirt.
This is part of this years sprint to Christmas. I had a matched pair of layercakes that had been in my stash for over a year. I came across this old tutorial and thought I'd give it a shot. When I'd made it through the first layercake I hated the outcome. It just didn't look right. I felt as though I was committed at that point and soldiered on. Now, I find I like it.
This is only my second batiks quilt. (First one, went to my Grandson) I choose Confection Bitiks, by Kate Spain. I love star quilts, so I decided to make the Sawtooth Star. It was so fun to make, and the blocks made up quickly. I made 20 squares total. They are 19.5” squared. They are layed out, 4 squares across, and 5 down. To make this quilt, I purchased one layered cake, and two jelly rolls. For the backing, I choose Moda Grunge, “Pool”. It is an aqua color, with a lime green in it. Matches the collection nicely. 10-11-21
I found this quilt kit at the Garden of Quilts in Utah. I was able to use leftover fabric to piece the back making it a reversible table runner. It was my first time using machine appliqué with clear thread and first time machine quilting a bigger project.
I signed up to take a mini quilt class and had purchased batiks. but I did not have time to get them washed and pressed, These are the batiks I had chosen to use for the class. This one was more difficult, primarily because I arbitrarily changed my 1/4" seams and messed up the spacing, so I punted and tried to pull it off. I think I will do this again, but swap the blue for the purple. (This piece is approximately 14.5" x 14.5".)
I signed up to take a mini quilt class and had purchased batiks. Unfortunately, by the time I got home with them, I did not have enough time to get them washed and pressed, so I used these, which were left over from a previous project. Anyway, I was pleased with the way this turned out. To be quite frank, I expected more of a "mini" than this, but I learned the concepts. (This piece is approximately 14" x 14".)
The very first quilt I've made. This quilt holds all the love, hope I had in my heart and my mind as I was sewing while my daughter was expecting. One side, the back is a fleece fabric with a Christmas spirit. The front is made of symbols. The flags and guards for my husbands country. The center panel, the road connecting family members (and it could be used as a playmat). The 4 pictures are photos printed on fleece fabric. Photos of our family members. The persons who love the little boy to be born; his mum, his grandparents (my husband and I), his great grandparents (my parents) and his great great grandmother (my grandmother, with my daughter when she was 10 years-old). A way for me to give him a reminder of the fact he is loved and always will be.