It is amazing what you can create from a bunch of leftovers in the kitchen and in the sewing room! This Dignity quilt was created using up the last of the Water Fowl quilt pieces and a myriad of other projects using outdoorsy colors and fabrics. Oh! and I used a variegated thread for the quilting; each time it came to the green I would create leaves! Was a bit tough to really watch for that green coming and to guess the leaves right.
While traveling through deep space, you pause to look out a window and admire a nearby galaxy. It's rotational pattern is similar the Golden Spiral (Fibonacci spiral/sequence). This pattern can be found in many places back on Earth. I like the idea of this quilt even though my poor sewing skills have failed to reveal it properly.
My Glorious Granddaughter is graduating from High School this spring. When I asked her if she would like a quilt she said yes! Could it be a throw size in mint and greys? Okkkaay...she sent me to Hobby Lobby to look at the mint dish rags. Which I carried over to the fabric department to see what I could find. WOW! Didn't realize it is the color this year. Found some beautiful fabrics to use in a star pattern I had found sometime ago. I made up several different blocks using the colors and texted them to her. She picked her favorite arrangement and I got started. Yikes, a lot of HST. Friend said to do at the least part of it as flying geese and here is how you do them 4 at once. That was a great time saver. Once together I laid out several choices on borders and texted her again. Going with what turned out to be both of our favorite layout! I used a large flower meander and leave things. (Technical term) The binding is with the same fabric as the outside border; I really like the look of an infinity edge on quilts that I want your eye to go to the center, not the edge.
This is my first wholecloth mini quilt and my 14th mini quilt for my personal "I Walked the Line Walking-Foot Challenge". I used Melissa Marginet's "Edge-to-Edge Walking Foot Quilting Designs" book to learn how to set up the "grids" for this pattern. Fabrics used: "Shadow Play" by Maywood Studio for the background; Kona Solids Black for the binding; and Cotton Painters Canvas/tarp for the backing;
My Mom had a pile of little block packets from her local fabric shop. She kept part and sent along these. (I quit making them when I had the number needed) With a little finagling of the fabrics I came up with these 12. Bordered with more of the fabric and bound with a purple from my stash it turned out pretty cute. Also from my Mom's stash was a lot of the Ultra Suede fabrics. Quilted using a large meander. They are making fabulous backs. Will go to a nephew and wife who are expecting their first in August.