My son went to Beirut, Lebanon in June 2022 to visit a friend. While there he wanted to bring me back a gift of fabric. All they had was upholstery fabric and he bought 4 yards. When he brought it home I thought it would make a great one block wonder. Well, the fabric is heavy, hard to work with. Seams don’t line up and are very thick. I got tired of it and I let it sit for months. My son kept asking when I was going to finish it. Well, I finally did. He’s happy and I’m happy it’s done.
Well, the picture looks very Christmasy but closer inspection it isn’t! This is another in the collections of older fabrics I recently acquired. This is also the first time I actually used ribbon candy quilting pattern. Something I’ve been opposed to because it seemed over used to me. But, the narrow border and the older fabrics really called for it.
Each month we got another set of directions. I behaved for the first few rounds, but then I went rouge! Did finish with their last directions. My card trick was hard as of course it didn’t include the weird size I needed. Again did some outline to make the piecing stand out and filled in all the background with a small meander.
Saw this in the Love of Quilting March/April 2023 and thought these older fabrics would make up really well. It went to gather really well. The long curvy white spaces really called for feathers. Which I then echoed and filled in the leftover spaces with pebbles. All piecing is outlined to make it poof. I seem to be on a make the pieces poof quilting style. Just really like how it makes it all stand out.
A person in our club shared this. It looked fun so thought I would try it. She had a complicated move everything pattern to follow so I just tried turn all the outside blocks 180 in their spot. Yep, worked just fine and didn’t have to turn the center. In Jenny’s tutorial she does turn her center so her stars are a bit different. I thought they made bow ties, I didn’t see the stars anymore so was glad I’d left it the way the club pattern had them. Then came the layout, could do it so you had a checkerboard pattern or an apple core type secondary pattern. Did an all over medium meander.
This is a free pattern. Blocks are huge! 18 inches. It is supposed to have a colored cornerstone in the sashing, but I liked mine without. Then I added a different border. Using up more of my fabric snippets! It is now waiting for me to find a backing. Will repost when it is finished.
Made this bom quilt purchased from MSQC. Not for any particular person, I just like all the colors and the size. Maybe when I know for sure my dogs will not chew it up, I'll put it on my bed. Until then, it's put up. Quilt is 91 x 91. Designed by Nancy Rink Quilted by Hunters Quilt Mart