Another from my Mom needs to finish pile. This was a BOM quilt from long ago that was used by stores to help sewist learn their machines. Lots of appliqué and fancy stitches. Mom made one in greens and yellows that she gave to my Aunt about 7 years ago. This one sat in a box until this spring when she decided to pass it to me to finish. Using my sister’s floor we laid it all out with the fabrics she had and figured out the layout and borders. A bolt of purple from my step-sister’s mom’s stash turned out to be the perfect shade to help us finish this quilt. Sorry picture of the yellow one from my Aunt is blurry; but you can see the color differences.
This is the second quilt I made for my son. With the help of my daughter-in-love, we came up with some ideas. I put them all together in this tree of life/three little birds quilt. Three little birds on the right are his three children and on the left are the parents. Notes the birds are singing of course are the notes to the song. Background fabric is satin. The tree and leaves are cotton batik.
Having recently just lost my husband, I am first now able to get back to quilting. This is called Silver Stones and the designer is Ariga Mahmoudlou and all the materials are from Robert Kaufman using the Wishwell - Silverstone pattern. Has to be long arm quilted yet but the finished top is 70" x80".
Jenny did this tutorial on the Astrick/Ditto quilt. I thought this would make a great graduation quilt for my Grandson #3, he's 8. I wanted him to be as unique as his name, Maverick. I made one block different to resemble him. I used his favorite color teal and chose the white with silver mini dots to accent and good contrast. I used a gray on the back with the gray metalic as my cover strips. I did make this as a "quilt as you go" block, it worked out great! As I was doing the quilting on the white strips, it made a nice little star design in the center, cool!