I made this quilt with the purpose of learning to make half square triangles.....I mastered them!! Then donated the quilt to Princess Margaret Children's Hospital, Perth WA where donated quilts are given to children who have illness requiring regular hospital stays. These children are then able to take their special quilts with them for every hospital stay.
I fell in Love with the this pattern and loved the earth tones and knew it would be perfect for one of my sons....I also was new at Jelly Rolls/Layer Cake patterns which I love....how they were redesigned from traditional patterns to fit pre cuts......I have attached another picture of a girly Bear Claw for an exchange student we had, this photo shows the color combo..(Not finished of course)
I had finished the blocks for this quilt and began trying to lay them out. I moved and turned them several different ways and just couldn’t get a design that I was looking for. When I moved some blocks around again, the cross just jumped right out at me. I fell in love.
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.
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.
A very dear friend got married on New Years Eve. I made this special quilt just for her and her husband. They take part in Civil War Reenactments and use this quilt to cover anything modern in their tent. Last year I made his & hers matching pillowcases and two bivy sacks to hid more modern goodies. She replaced the rag drawstring with some leathder.
On our first visit to Missouri Star Quilt Co. I bought this pattern and all the fabric for it at the Mercantile shop. I kept the supplies for over a year, remembering the trip, the excitement of being in Hamilton, etc. Last Fall, my daughter and I visited MSQC again, this time for a 4 day retreat and I bought fabric enough for 2 more quilts. I came home and started this quilt, completing it this Spring, and now entering it in the Oregon State Fair in August. Thank you, Jenny! You inspire me.
I made this quilt from the very first jelly roll I ever bought at MSQC. Months went by, and then Jenny did the tutorial for Kissing Coins, and it appeared in the block magazine using the same Union Blues jelly roll! I was so excited to do this quilt, it is my second full size quilt.