Last year I made a chicken themed quilt for a woman who raises chickens and sells eggs. Her husband asked if I would make her another, to use when he steals hers, LOL. 50" x 58" lap quilt, using Dan Morris Fabrics, and a "Three Yard Quilt" pattern called Farmhouse Chic. I usually use a yard and a half for each fabric instead of just one yard each, so I can enlarge the borders and binding and allow for easier cutting. If you ever made a 3 yard quilt, you will know what I mean.
I am delighted that my 15yrs of working on this quilt paid off in our recent Arts and Crafts show taking out first prize in its category. I was going to edit the page on Quilts By Me but feared loosing the previous blurb as I am soooo not technology savvy!!
This was my first shop hop, I visited each shop, purchased the block, and then chose the finishing kit for the one I liked most. That was November 2016. I started in 2017, worked on it mostly at retreats and finally finished this 95 x 95 Queen size quilt, the largest I have made. Not bad for 4 1/2 years! My longarmer did a beautiful job with a panto called Tea Rose.
Okay, this got a little crazy. Using the Tri-Rec Ruler, I got busy making trees. It finished at 44 x 48. I added the dotted border to "tame" it a bit. First time using this ruler and was glad to see I didn't lose any points. I think this is going to a child I have in mind.
It really is pumpkins on cream fabric. This is a Cluck Cluck Sew pattern. I've made it on grey background and this is the second one on cream. Both are lovely, but the cream is more traditional. I'll probably make a few more of these because they are fun--but you'd better pay attention. I had a few dates with my seam ripper.
Using the Tri-Rec ruler and scads of Christmas fabric, I decided to not line up the tree. Hence, they look like they are dancing. It finished at ~ 48 x 58. I used Moda White Grunge for the background to give it a snowy effect and quilted it with loops horizontally to give the impression of wind or ornaments.