For my two older children, I knit something special, that they requested, for their weddings: a beautiful silk lace shawl for my daughter and a Celtic lap blanket for my son and daughter-in-law. My youngest child/son is getting married in November 2016. They haven't asked for anything so I made this quilt (top). It is QUEEN size! I'm sending it off to MSQC to finish. I am hoping this heirloom will be loved for generations!
My mother likes to take a nap after lunch. When last winter the house felt draughty and chilly I thought I could make her a lap quilt to snuggle up and feel warm and comfortable. Well my double slice turned out 4 1/2" and 5 1/2" in the first cut. Which meant I either throw the whole thing away in Frustration or continue boldly and end up with only slightly different rectangles. I went for the latter and my mum loves the quilt. Who can ask for more?
I almost put this one in the trash! I has such "odd" measurements to cut when the squares were ready to be separated that it wasn't working out too well...but a friend suggested that I add the appliqué and with my AccuQuilt Go, I cut the flowers, leaves and stems and added them. Now its one of my favorite quilts.
My husband saw Jenny Dian on the nightly news in March 2014. He signed me up to attend a 3 day Darling Dresden class at MSQC in August 2014 (after my downsizing/retirement. My grandmother (Nana) made one quilt in her life, it was a Dresden Plate. I have that quilt and wanted to make one. It fonally finished ir May 2015.
My nephew in California has M.S. and is always cold. When he saw some quilted bags I made he asked me if I would make him a quilt. When I saw the tutorial for the Five and Dime I knew it would be the perfect one for him to use as a lap quilt to take with when he was in his chair. I made a bag to match that can be put on his wheelchair to take with him. I did the machine quilting on this one myself!