I still have Kansas Troubles and the like fabrics. I think this must be project 6. When I saw the tutorial for the Nine Sisters pattern on the Jordan Fabrics YouTube site it moved to the top of my list! This quilt is a queen size so I adjusted the corners from the pattern to have finished stars. Put a small cream border around it all and then the burgundy large border. I used my Elvira ruler and a straight edge to do the stars. The cream squares between the stars have a single star. The creams separating all the stars have a meander with scattered stars. The final border has "piano keys" at one inch and again scattered stars.
We are all aware of this virus thats spreading and holding us basically hostage. Watching Jenny's crumb quilt tutorial gave me some release on how we are all feeling, crummy. And it doesn't hurt to help with the stock pile of scraps that need purging. I also used some UFO's from tops that are already finished and needed a home. Goodness. So that said....Stitch a crumb quilt to share how your dealing with the stay at home orders. Pass it on.
Another from the Kansas Troubles bin. I swear these fabrics are reproducing faster than I can figure out what to do with them. This quilt was for my Father-In-Law. He is 95 and needed to move from a small apartment to assisted living. Because of the massive decrease in space he went from a queen bed to a twin. I promised him a new quilt. It is again from a block I saw; really no idea at this point. The quilting is a simple stitch in the ditch to make the stars jump out. He since has had to move into a care facility and the quilt is back in my possession.
I still had more Civil War/Kansas Troubles fabrics and my Uncle needed a throw. This used one of my favorite blocks from the Trail Mix pattern to create an interesting grid. I did end up having to purchase more of the blue to finish the border. It is quilted with a meander. Because of the Sew-cial Distancing I had to mail it to him.
Occasionally I dig through my fabrics and "retire" pieces that won't go together or are too small. This becomes my stash bin to create lap sized quilts that I use for practice on different quilting designs for a big project. When I get a stack of these I give them to my daughter who takes them to various Nursing Homes. Great practice size and has an end purpose. I'd come across the Trail Mix pattern and thought it would be a fantastic use it up stash quilt. The first one was for a friend. This one was to use up more of the Kansas Troubles fabrics I had leftover from other projects and be given to a cousin. He was very appreciative.
My 3rd I think on the sewing machine. Had so much fun and it turned out so amazing. It was supposed to be for my chocolate lab but, sorry girl after I had hand quilted it. I use it everyday in my chair. I learned to hand quilt at a quilting bee in Topsey Texas in the fan pattern. It was in an 1800's old school house that the ladys met with my Grandma. It's still more pleasing to my eye than the machine Used an old book I had on hand back in 2016. Finished the hand stuff 2017.
A few years ago I bought a Fatquater bundle of gorgeous orange and terracotta civil war reproductions. I had a pumpkin theme in mind. But somehow I never got started...until I saw this amazing living room my friends created. On a black tiled floor stood a huge terracotta sofa. All of a sudden I had this vision of orange charms and dark framing. To add a bit of sparkle some yellow and cream toned charms were introduced. The quilt finally got rather big and the quilting was quite a job.