I used fabric from my stash and a side kick ruler for this quilt. I experimented with triangles and diamond shapes. One of my favorite parts of quilting is designing the project. I design as I go using a design wall. There are a lot of y seams in this piece, I learned it is important to back stitch the partial seam so is does not separate when quilting. I also learned that heavy quilting covers a multitude of piecing imperfections........
Update: I just finished hand binding after I FMQ swirls (first time on a longarm) on my friend's longarm. I just finished this quilt top for my friend/neighbor's daughter for high school graduation. I used blue, purple, and green fabric (her favorite colors). I used fabric scraps to make a string border. 80 x 96" I'm going to quilt it with my friend's help on her longarm tomorrow.
I made a tulip quilt for my niece a while back and thought that a coordinating dolly quilt would be fun to do with left over blocks from projects. I used left over wool batting and fabric from my stash to add to the blocks. I had been struggling with quilting swirls, so this was a fun, low pressure opportunity to improve them.
A graduation gift for my niece....I loved making this quilt, simple and fun to make. My favorite part of this quilt is the backing fabric...I found it at Hancock's Paducah a couple months ago and knew it was perfect for this quilt.., it doesn't coordinate with the front as well as I'd like but, the words were exactly right for the occasion. .
My friend and I split a package of Kaffe Fassett 10” squares to each make a Tranquil Triangles quilt. We chose different borders and backing, so our quilts are more sisters rather than twins! It was a great project to do together and it all went quickly with two of us sharing tasks.
The pattern is in the MSQC Block magazine, Vol.1, Issue 2 - Spring. I began cutting in December, 2017 and finished the binding in April, 2018. It's my 11th quilt. Finished size is 87.5" square for my queen bed. I used stash yardage and left-overs for the top; most of it was intended for my first quilt but then I got distracted by shiney things and ended up going in a different color direction for that quilt. I was happy to get back to this colorway, and there was enough to make a nice big quilt without having to buy more. It was very fun to put the blocks on the design wall and move them around until it worked. The backing, rusty orange with white polka dots, was adorable for the binding as well. Love polka dots. The batt is Quilters Dream wool. Lyn at Camlyn Quilts did Pearls & Curls in the center, Curls in the cream border and Leaves in the green border. I love this quilt. It's in my top 3 favorites of all the quilts I've made. Posted 052419
My brother asked me to make a quilt for friends of his who live out of the country. These friends recently got married and wanted to give my brother a gift. The gift was a beautiful Persian Rug to take home with him. He thought of a wedding gift to give them when he returned. He requested flowers intertwined throughout wedding rings. I now need to free motion quilt feathers and fillers.
I have worked for a municipality in Alabama for 29 years, serving as City Clerk for the last 20 of those years. I have worked for Mayor Burns the entire time. He has often admired the quilts I have made and gifted and asked one day when was he getting his. He is a Vietnam Veteran so I made him this beauty in honor of his military service and his service to the City of Southside. To say the least he was pleasantly surprised.
All of a sudden I'm obsessed with aqua and green colorway. In the past month I have sent out four baby quilts and my "collection/selection" was getting low, so I made this to replenish my stash. Everyone gets a baby quilt--whether it is your first or your fourth. LOL Aqua seems a good choice to keep it gender neutral. I experimented with variegated threads in shades of blues. The lesson learned is that it requires expertise fmq which I have not achieved. It is still a fun quilt.
Our youngest boy is getting married, and their wedding is centered around sunflowers. I just love sunflowers. Sew I got this great idea I would try to make a quilt with sunflowers. Mind you I haven’t made very many quilts ( just a few) Sew this project is probably a little bigger than I should have bit on..... I found the cutest sunflower on Pinterest. This is it sew far....
I starting making this quilt while I was finishing my previous pink and gray Jordan Fabrics "Ribbons" pattern quilt (gift for a friend of a friend). I added an extra border to this quilt to make it a lot bigger. I put special blocks in corners of the last border. 89" x 93". Not sure where this quilt will go yet. Please pardon the hanging plant in this picture (taken from second story).