This is the REAL flowers quilt. My Aunt saw it somewhere and sent me the picture asking for a queen sized bed quilt. We tried finding the pattern but failed so I winged it! On our belated annual visit I took all of the flower blocks so she could do the layout. She also along with the whole entourage picked out the borders and backing. I’m really into what I call infinity binding. Using the same fabric as the last border so your eye just keeps going. It isn’t dominated by a suddenly different fabric. It may not show well, but I stitched around each petal with matching color of thread, then did a center with a gold thread, the white background has a hook feather I like to use as a filler, and last the border…recently a pretty butterfly meander came to my attention. I was able to enlarge it on my iPad, then trace the butterfly to get a stencil I just traced around with a chalk pencil as I went.
My cousin requested a twin size blue diagonal squares baby quilt for her first baby due in November. I bought two fabrics and used the rest from my collection. I cut 10" squares. I'll probably quilt some kind of swirls or geometric design on my longarm. 74" x 93"
So, back in the day, I purchased two of these kits. My fantacy was to have matching quilts in the kiddo's room and in our room. Alas, kiddo said he'd rather something different. No biggie. I went ahead and made both quilt tops with plans on returning to them at a later date to add borders etc etc. In a drawer they went. Plans changed... again. I completed one quilt for a raffle, and someone else fell in love with the other quilt. Therefore it is being made into a queen size quilt and shipped off as a gift. *sigh* Still need to make my bed a quilt.... LOL!!
This is part of this years sprint to Christmas. I had a matched pair of layercakes that had been in my stash for over a year. I came across this old tutorial and thought I'd give it a shot. When I'd made it through the first layercake I hated the outcome. It just didn't look right. I felt as though I was committed at that point and soldiered on. Now, I find I like it.
This was 3 years in the making. The colored fabrics are batiks. The center pattern is called Old Sawmill. I decided to do the top, bottom and sides something different. I ran out of the white on white during the pandemic and Puddleducks Quilts in England sent me the fabric I needed. I then had to figure out how to finish it, do the calculations and then execute it. I sent it to our local long arm quilter who put pattern Eve in blue thread on it. Binding is a dark blue batik. I'm very happy with the results.
I bought this beautiful Lonestar quilt top off of Etsy years ago. I love the colors. It was 61" square. I added extra borders to make it 73" x 79". I quilted it with a Wasatch Design called "Sherbert" and used Omni Blue Ice thread and Hobb's 80/20 batting. I hand bound it. This quilt will be a gift for my daughter's friend.
I saw this pattern a while ago and loved it but thought it was complicated to do. When I pulled out the pattern and read the directions I realized it was only a disappearing 9 patch done on point with white fabric. I had been collecting some Kaffe Fassett fabric and decided this was the perfect way to use it. So that fabric became the focus of each block with coordinating other fabric from my stash to make the blocks. I used a white on white fabric between the colored blocks. I used fabric of Kaffe Fassett for the back. A local LAQ did the quilt pattern. I used multi-colored binding to finish it off. I love how it came out. A very happy quilt.
This was posted pre-quilted. It's now finished and some viewers wanted to see it completed. So here is how I did mine. The two bottom photos...one is the center design, the white flecks are from the freezer paper that was stuck in all the threads. The one on the right is a closer look at the quilting. I had not put a border around it, till after the body of the quilt was finished. I know that the colors don't quite match, but it's mine and it's ok with me. I couldn't find the tutorial on the MSQC site down below, but it's called Binding Tool Star. I am sure most if not all of us have seen it.
Another baby boy tumbler quilt. I really enjoy these tumbler quilts. They are easy to piece and quick to quilt! My daughter likes the idea of finding a matching stuff animal to go along with it, so this time we found a cute black bear stuff animal. The fabric is called "Modern Lodge" by Benertex.