When I first viewed the tutorial on the Missouri Star block I knew I wanted to make a table topper. I purchased my layer cake during a visit to Hamilton and made five table toppers. I still have not used all of my 10" squares and plan to make one or two more; in particular, one for my son and daughter-in-law in Oregon so they will never forget their "Missouri roots!" I love the Civil War pack that I chose!
I started this quilt several years ago as a quilting class project. It is probably the most difficult pattern that I have made. Precise 1/4" seams is the key for success with a lot of squaring up. I did the best that I could at the time. I would do better today but "it is what it is".
Jelly Roll Waves is a pattern I came up with as a quick way to use jelly rolls. The pattern includes instructions for 6 sizes from baby to king. The quilt can be made with jelly rolls which uses traditional piecing (and it's still quick!) and yardage for strip piecing (and this is even quicker)! I love this pattern so much that I made four of them within a week! Purchase the pattern here: http://go-2.it/BusyHandsPatterns This quilt is for sale in my quilt shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/BusyHandsQuilts
Here's my latest finish. It's for my daughter in California. The pattern is actually for a 33" square table topper, but my daughter liked the pattern. So I made all the blocks and leaves 1-1/2 times larger than the pattern was and made enough blocks to create this queen 95" square quilt. It's made with civil war reproduction prints. EDIT: Forgot to mention that I quilted it on my Janome 6600.
This quilt ensemble was made with the following tutorials from MSQC. Alter Ego quilt, Dresden Pillow, and pillow case pattern.. This quilt was machine pieced and sent to a long arm quilter to finish. It was made for my guest room. The fabric used was purchased in 2014 and may not be available anymore. It was the Richmond Reds collection by Barbara Brachman for Moda Fabrícs.
Started quilting in November 2016 with this being the first project of the quilt club I joined. I thought it would be easier for a beginner to take on the 6" block when given the choice between 6" or 10" block...wrong! I think it would have been easier to piece the 10" block, but I gained a ton of knowledge by making mistakes and by the fact that each block was different and used a different technique.
Used some of the Lexington stash I still have for this one. Love it.....it was a gift for a young boy that desperately wanted his great great grandma (who used to quilt) to make him his own quilt, but she wasn't able anymore. I decided any child that wanted his own quilt that badly should definitely have one. He was thrilled.
Made this one for a nephew. Absolutely love this Disappearing Hourglass star. My nephew loves anything wolves, so this is what I came up with for him. I had to modify the size of the star blocks to match the wolf panel blocks, I am not a mathematician and it took several tries to get it right....been too long now and I can't remember what size the squares were to start out. Love, love, love the quilting on this one - done by my sister's mother-in-love.