Made for my 8 year old grandson with “sports” as was his request! Used some fabric from stash that he has either liked or was with me when I bought it. Also used an old flannel shirt pocket. He uses it for one of his little “stuffies” stuffed animals. It is made with flannel, fleece, cotton fabrics and backed with a solid piece of flannel.
I just finished this quilt top, which still needs to be quilted and bound. Since the fabric is very specific to the pattern by Desiree Habicht, I purchased a kit. It's a good-sized quilt, 72" x 82", and I'm ruminating on how to quilt it on my Domestic machine. The quilt is for my teen grandson, who now towers above me.
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.
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