Just when I thought I was going to have a year with no weddings to attend, one creeps up on me for October. Bride's (DH's cousin) favourite decorating colours are burgundy, green, and blue. I pulled out one of my 'go to' patterns and used 12 FQ plus approx. 1/2 yd of yardage 'cause the 12 FQ's just weren't creating a long enough quilt. I machine embroidered the couple's names and wedding date in this extension piece. Used my fav quilting design, an uneven crosshatch with 5" and 2" spacing. Her brother is getting married in January - back to the cutting table for another wedding quilt.
This is my second quilt. It's my 'practice quilt' because I was using "Quilter's Academy - Sophomore Year" by Harriet Hargrave and Carrie Hargrave, to try out piecing techniques (side set triangles, card trick blocks, etc.) using leftover Civil War reproduction fabric from my first quilt. The quilt top was machine-pieced in February and March 2015, using the Card Trick block (Class 240, page 51). For the backside of this lap quilt, I also used leftover Civil War reproduction fabric and sewed together various practice paper-pieced blocks. The finished size is 43"x57". Lyn Durbin of Camlyn Quilts did the long arm free-motion quilting. I love quilting! Peggy
My first quilt! I started collecting Civil War reproduction fabric in August 2014, and finished piecing the quilt top by the middle of December 2014. The pattern is 'Fourth of July' published in the book "Charm Quilts" (1997) by Beth Donaldson. The long-arm free motion quilting was done by Lyn Durbin (Camlyn Quilts). Finished size: 93.5" long x 103" wide. It's a King size quilt on a Double bed, making for a nice drop. With some of the leftover fabric, I made a set of 4 pillow cases with nice big cuffs. Some of the other leftover fabric was used to practice paper piecing and for the top of my second quilt. I love quilting! Peggy
When my sister asked me to take a quilt class with her I was more than happy to do that. I went to her LQS, paid the money, then they asked if I had seen the quilt, that I would be making. I said no, so they pointed to the displayed version. My mouth dropped open, and I realized that I had jumped to a new energy level of quilting. I learned a lot in making this and had fun spending time with my sis.
My 89-year -old Mom came to visit two years ago. I had just discovered JENNY DOAN's quilt tutorials, and when my Mom first arrived, we warched Jenny make a Dresden plate quilt block. I had some fabric in my stash, and we decided to make my brother a quilt for his birthday. This is the result .... we worked on it for 7 days straight and finished it before my Mom returned to Michigan .... just 8 days after she had arrived at my house!
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 love my Mother in Law dearly. When she told me that she needed "some cover of sorts" for her daybed - my lovely Cynthia Civil War Jelly Roll came in handy. I tried to copy a quilt that was hanging in the Studio during some of Jenny's tutorials so I don't know the Name of the stripe pattern.
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.