For as long as I have known my brother-in-law Jerry, every home he has moved into, he has done at least some remodeling so I thought a Carpenter's Star would be a perfect pattern. When I asked what colors he would like, he told me serene and peaceful. Well, since serene and peaceful are feelings, not colors, that made picking out fabrics a bit of a challenge. I found this beautiful batik that had jelly fish and another that looked like turtle shells and what is more serene and peaceful then turtles and jellies? So here is my brother-in-law's serene and peaceful quilt!
I finished my Stitchin Heaven - Journeys quilt top - a 12 month - block of the month (BOM), with Studio 180 designs, beautiful fabrics by Jason Yenter In the Beginning Fabrics, and a wonderful Novella by Marie Bostwick. I had so much fun sewing this top. This is the second quilt top that a friend and I sewed together thru video chat (we live in different states). I plan to quilt feathers on it. 102" square
I made this wall hanging quilt a couple of years ago and recently entered it into our local Arts and Crafts show and please to say that Kandy was awarded 2nd prize I thought I could just edit my item on this page but somehow I lost the whole thing. Obviously I'm better at quilting that technology.
I drafted every one of the blocks from the book so they could be paper pieced and added nine extra to get to 120 (so 10 x12) to be large enough for my king bed. I machine quilted it in "sections" so I could manage it with my regular machine. Took quite a long time, but finally got it done.
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.
I am trying very hard to get my supplies down to a more workable size. I did finish this Wall hanging of the Psalm 23. I put on a brown border to frame it . Then sent it off to Missouri Star for longarm quilting. The back is also lovely of left over cloud material I once used in a art quilt. I did flange binding to set it off.
A fun applique pattern that I came across in a magazine & had such fun making. It resonates with me as I grew up on a farm with so many of the pictures being a part of my life. As the saying goes "ya can take the girl out of the farm, but ya can't take the farm out of the girl." This is me to a tee!!
This fabric was given to me by the choir director at our church. She said I purchased thinking I would make maybe a tablecloth or runner or placemats. I had it for several years not knowing what to do with it. So I asked her which did she want this year? She said make whatever as I do not want it. It was a applique piece but had match yardage for back. So now it is a Christmas tree skirt.
I signed up to take a mini quilt class and had purchased batiks. Unfortunately, by the time I got home with them, I did not have enough time to get them washed and pressed, so I used these, which were left over from a previous project. Anyway, I was pleased with the way this turned out. To be quite frank, I expected more of a "mini" than this, but I learned the concepts. (This piece is approximately 14" x 14".)