Recently a fellow quilter in our Tuesday morning group asked me to complete these mats for her. She had cut 2 but due to a fall and broken bone in her right hand couldn't cut material for a bit. She was able to sew a bit thankfully. As she is past 90 the hand was taking longer to heal and during the healing process her husband of 70 plus year died also. She had been missing from our group for sometime. I was honored she asked me rather than more experienced quilter in our group and so glad to do it for her. I did have enough leftover materials to also do a table runner for her. Though the placemats are different scenes the runner shows the complete little community of a small farm town in the 1800 to 1900 timeline.
My sister Kathy who owns her own Bed & Breakfast in Hanmar Springs in NZ will be celebrating her 60th Birthday this year so I decided to make something really special for her. As I LOVE Bargello patterns I thought I'd make her this beautiful table runner to compliment her stunning red & black living room. I'm sure she's going to LOVE it as much as I do.
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.
Here is another wall hanging of USA map. Like the World Map I posted a few days ago it also large enough to fill a wall and either could be a twin bed covering if person so desired to use it this way. I have sleeve on back to hang however. It was part of my estate sale find $4.00 box. Quilted by Missouri Star a pattern I felt looked like ocean waves and same blue butterfly material on the back. Framed in wood grain pattern material
This is a first for me; Paper Piecing. I was browsing through my hometown quilt shop and saw the store sample hanging up in aaaaaall it's glory. It was LOVE at first site. I snagged the SMALL package and went on my merry way. When I got home, I started studying the information included... and I quickly took a step back. What did I just buy?!?! Silly me. Then I hopped on the computer and tried to find tutorials... and I was in luck! Found one, watched it, then took the pattern for a test drive. Happy to say, the project wasn't a disaster and was actually a nice challenge.
Update: I quilted with Urban Elementz Nemesh's Feather's Grande. I hand bound it with a dark red. ** I made a scrappy twin size quilt top of the Cambie Quilt pattern. I'm a pattern tester for Amateur Quilting Hour. I've been making quilts for my Aunts. This is the last quilt to make for my Aunts. My Aunt picked the colors. I picked the fabrics and pattern. I hope to quilt it soon. 68.5" x 92.5"