My sister loves polka dots, so when I found a layer cake of swiss dot fabrics, I reserved those for her. Then I saw Jenny's tutorial on the Tea Cake pattern - it was just perfect for the layer cake. I put a larger polka dot as the backing just for fun. "Make a Tea Cakes quilt with Jenny"
July 3, 2018 was the anniversary day of cancer free for one year. I received a photo that afternoon of my friend, a cancer survivor, giving a gift to this young lady. Yes, it was the Bee Quilt I had finished. I was asked to make a quilt label saying “New” and the date. This year the the word for her journey is “New”. I was so proud to be a part of the celebration and I will get to meet her on the 15th of this month. Yes, my heart is full and more than ever I feel this is the reason I quilt.
I am so thrilled my high school friend from way back asked if she could purchase the Bee Quilt to give to a cancer survivor. She gave me so many compliments and told me the quilt spoke to her. We can't wait for this brave friend to receive the Bee Quilt!
Jennifer Ofenstein designed the blocks and has them for free on FandomInStitches.com. When I found out I was going to be a grandmother, I immediately started this Harry Potter themed quilt for my new grandson (due in January). The front: Background was done with yardage and the rest was made with scraps and fat quarters from my stash. The back: 10" squares of Harry Potter Collection by Camelot Design Studio and yardage from stash. Quilting by Rainey Turner.
In 2014 our middle son Michael introduced us to his girlfriend Amanda. She is such a lovely, hard-working young woman. I quizzed her on different topics, especially her favorite color, purple. I set out to make her a quilt but was side tracked by unfortunate events in our family. Finally this September I decided to start quilting again. I had the fabric, the pattern and the time so off I started. This quilt is the third quilt I have ever made and it proved to be a challenge. I presented it to Amanda this year as a Christmas present.
I was on the MSQC deal of the day and saw this layer cake I needed to get. I had already decided I needed to make the bordered Periwinkle and I thought this would be great. I bought additional layer cakes and some yardage. And off I went. I ended up having enough to make two. Well the second was actually made with the blocks I joined together the wrong way and had set aside. It is a lap and there is such a big difference but I love them both. I decided to give it to my son for Christmas. A week after Christmas my daughter in law calls me. Can you enlarge Jer's quilt. It is perfect for our bedroom. I said let me send you the photo of the king I made. She loved it and I have decided to mail it to her. Although I love the fabric and the quilt it looks lousy in our bedroom.
Hedgehogs play hide and seek in this cheerful bordered periwinkle quilt from Jenny Doan's tutorial of the same name. They remind me of my twin toddler granddaughters who follow each other everywhere. For the fabrics, I selected "Simply Colorful V & Co. Moda Metro", Bluebird Park by Kate & Birdie Peper Co. for Moda Fabrics, paired with assorted batiks. To give the quilt a unifying appearance, I sewed the hedgehog print in each octagonal section. It is my second quilt utilizing the demonstrated paper piecing technique. I free motioned Irish Stars circular designs in the octagonal shapes , cursive "e's" on the narrow border, and used the walking foot to channel stitch the quilt top. I was happy with the final result ... so is my daughter-in-law who loves the color yellow and was the recipient of this happy quilt.