AUDIOADI wanted me to repost this quilt top, once it was quilted and I totally forgot, until I was looking back at my post. Here is is, just free motion meander or stipple. Showing the backside too. Holding up to the light, the top design shows through, but not when it’s on the bed. I hope you see this Audioadi!
I like the design and really like the colors but the stitching I did was the worst I have ever done. I almost put it away except I got some advice from the fellow who does the quilting. He said if I gave this quilt to one of my grandkids, they would love it because it was from me and they would not care if some corners or points don’t line up or the stitches are crooked. None of the stuff that bothered me will make any difference to them. I liked that a lot. So, I finished it. And, I will remember that advice from now on.
This is a quilt I made for one of our great grandsons 1st birthday. Declan loves to eat and when I showed mom what I had in mind she said yes! I embroidered the high lights on my embroidery machine before I stitched the jellybeans on. When I quilted I stitched around the jellybeans on the yellow and just meandered or stippled in between.
I am short of this mossy green fabric to finish quilt from the latest Block Magazine. Ack! What to do, then I thought of all you, maybe somebody out there has about a quarter yard of the fabric lurking in their stash. It is the Garden Twist Collection by In The Beginning; picture is cutting off name. Email in my profile description. Thanks to anybody that took the time to go through their stash.
I found this unquilted grandmother's fan top at a vintage sidewalk sale in Phoenix. It is both hand and machine pieced, fabrics are likely from 30s-80s. Possibly a multigenerational effort. It was in pretty rough shape, some of the seams were pulled apart and a few of the fabrics were slightly shredded. I repaired with fusible interfacing from the backside and then quilted it pretty heavily. It should stand the test of time now. The upper right block is set in backward. I left it to honor the maker(s).
Something I saw inspired me to think green. Then I saw this pattern and the green really took hold. I found two green prints in my stash and it became evident really quickly which one went with my “solid” green leftovers. I really liked how it looked in my brain as a center medallion in a large bed of white. After a quick consultation with my design team (Mom, Aunt, and sisters) I made more and pushed it to a queen size. Then I had to ask a friend how do you figure giant triangles for on point blocks? She found a great tool! And the best thing it worked! https://www.allpeoplequilt.com/sites/allpeoplequilt.com/files/uploads/cutting_setting_squares_and_trianges.pdf Then I made myself crazy by putting a tiny strip of white in the borders. Why am I posting before it is finished? Because I am planning on some interesting repetition of the piecing in the quilting; and it is only half formed in my brain so those types of projects can sit for a year in my to-do pile as the designs percolate.
I normally would not take on a t-shirt quilt..not really in my wheelhouse. But, a co-worker of mine unexpectedly lost her mother and asked if I would use her mother's collection of Hard Rock Cafe tees to make a quilt for her. This is what I came up with.
I wanted to use Christmas colors and have a stained glass design. It did not turn out the way I wanted. Fortunately, the fellow who does my quilting had a very cool design that I think saved the day. Hard to on the top, better on the backing. I joked that maybe I should make the top the backing and the backing the top.