I originally planned to make a "Hunter's Star" quilt for a friend, but then I decided to switch out the 4 patch blocks for snail trail blocks so I'm calling it "Star Trail". I didn't have a big enough piece of fabric left for the backing, so I ended up making a Hunter's Star after all and using that for the back.
I just finished putting the borders on this scrappy blue Hunter's Star quilt top. I plan to quilt it this weekend. This quilt will be a gift to my Aunt, who is helping take care of my dad (who's having health issues). Quilted with Wasatch design "Winter Wind" and hand bound. 74" x 92
This is another quilt for a friend, kind of a housewarming gift for their new retirement place. It's a North Star (MO Star tutorial) quilted with Lori Kennedy's wagon wheel pattern. The quilting was made to recede into the background on the front but since the back is dark, it really popped! Happy surprise!
My daughter's friend was married in the Spring. This quilt is for couple. I quilted their last name and the year they were married in the center of the heart in one of the blocks. I made this with a jellyroll and batik yardage, it has off white minky on the back.
I made this quilt in 2018, as the first one for me to keep and use. Up until then, everything I made was given as a gift to family and friends! I loved putting it together and used precuts for the main body that I bought from MSQC. The tutorial was theirs, too. I do my own free-motion quilting on all of my quilts, and each one is a learning experience. I entered it into my quilt guild’s 2020 Quilt Show and was pleasantly surprised to have gotten an honorable Mention ribbon! It’s a bit small for my current bed, but I still love it!
By May of this year I will have 8 baby quilts "due". Among the expectant mothers, I have a few who choose not to find out baby's sex, but I'm counting on one or two baby girls in the mix. I do many aqua colorway quilts that can be used for boys or girls. I decided to add some pink to my cache of completed quilts and ran across this easy-peezy pattern.
Last fall (2020) I fell in love with making houses..and I also love trees, so it only seemed natural to combine the two when I needed a wallhanging to cover a window on an exterior door. I spent a good portion of my life living in beautiful Oregon, and currently live in Florida. I love the brightly painted houses here, along the Gulf, so of course my houses had to be bright! I love the effect with daylight behind it...looks a bit like stained glass!