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.
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.
The racing fabric is from my Mom; which I had placed in a give away pile until I found out my Great-Nephew was going into the hospital to finally have his heart surgery. I had placed it and some other fabrics with a pattern in a give away bag for my sewing group. When I got the idea to create this quilt, I even got up in the middle of the night to see if my quilt idea would work, I was excited to find the quilt pattern was called "Love You to Pieces! How perfect was that! To expediate the process I did a simple meander. He is still having troubles and is in a medical induced coma to help him heal. Everyday is a blessing at this point. Any prayers or moments of silence for Cruz are appreciated.
I found this free pattern, "Radiance Bloom" by Robin Pickens along with her NEW Thatched basics prints from Moda Fabrics and fell in love with both of them! I used Edyta Sitar's "Olive Branch" fabric from her Laundry Basket Quilts for Andover Fabrics for the binding; Moda Cotton "Natural" for the background; and Cotton Canvas Painter Tarp for the backing.
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.
Decided to make a small version on my Tulip Time Table Runner. This one measures 26" x 10.5". I again used MSQC Tulip Fields Pattern only this time I used 2.5" squares instead 5" squares which I used in my larger table runner. Fabric: Grunge Basic Grey for Tulips, Shadow Play by Maywood Studio for leaves and binding, Robert Kaufman Kona Quilt Cotton in Natural for background and 8oz Cotton Natural color canvas painters tarp for backing.
Needed some bowl cozies for home use. Husband has one for work. I used a utility interfacing. Does have the metallic in center, so not to be used in the microwave, which is what I wanted. Sometimes food runs over! I made 5. Fabric was for my SW kitchen. Today we Craft is the youtube video I watched to get the directions.