My granddaughter has taken in her boyfriend’s younger sister. Then they bought a house. So, figured that young lady might like to have a quilt. I sent my daughter and granddaughter a picture of some polka dots fabrics and two ideas for quilts. She told me the young lady loves plants, cats and butterflies! Can you believe I got all three in one quilt! The butterflies are appliqué; so glad I only did six! I started quilting on the first tulip and realized I really didn’t have a great idea what to do. By the third one, they all seemed to be asking to be unique. And even the leaves got in on the act. So, while some elements might be the same the designs change by what that flower “told” me what it wanted. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it! I put a small meander between the flowers and a hook rose meander around the outer edge of the flowers. The green border is sewn like piano keys so I could pretend it looked like lawn mower markers.
I made a quick lap quilt for my mother after her hip replacement surgery in 2021. I named it “Strong”. It took a long time to talk my mother into having surgery. Finally at age 87 she agreed and was willing to be strong. The quilt label has a small message embroidered on it.
A family donated a woman's quilting fabric when she went into assisted living. My quilt guild had a sale for some of the fabrics. I purchased some of the dinosaurs. I decided to applique the dinosaur on the top that I made for the baby. I outlined the dinosaur with Chenille-It. I used Urban Elementz Daytripper design. It was a minky back with roads and vehicles on it. 53" x 64"
This is a Fons & Porter QOV pattern in the September/October 2019 issue of Love of Quilting. It's called Americana Pinwheels. Was a challenging pattern for me. Quilt finished at 64 x 76. Presented to an Air Force Veteran on Friday. Background fabric is Marcus Fabrics "Concrete" by Timeworn Toolbox Designs. The rest were scraps and pieces from my stash. I used a wide backing, My favorite longarmer quilted Loops & Stars
This is a 35" x 35" wall hanging. I made this for a woman who lost 2 sons in their 40's to heart disease, and they were both Veterans. Across the top I put the Name (which I've blocked out for privacy) and the branch of service emblem for each son. Across the bottom, the words Honor Remember Cherish Love. I wanted the elements to be subtle and incorporated into the quilt, and have a patriotic feel. The piecing was a little tricky, so I quilted each block instead of an all-over quilting. I did it with rulers on a Babylock Tiara.