I made this quilt in Nov-Dec 2016 for a graduating doctoral student who is also a quilter. She was instrumental in supporting my early quilting efforts and for that I'll be forever grateful. Then she graduated and moved to California, and I retired and stopped commuting to South Lake Union, and we're both happier but miss each other! This is Jenny Doan's pattern called Disappearing Hourglass 2, found in Block magazine, Volume 2, Issue 1, Pages 16-23, and also on YouTube as a tutorial. I didn't know any of this when I saw that someone on Quiltsby.me had posted a very attractive quilt but didn't give any pattern information about it. So I deconstructed the block from a photo and made up my own way to create the block and then the quilt. About 6 months later (after I had made 2 of these quilts), I was looking through my collection of Block magazines, and found out that I had the pattern all along! Jenny's version of creating this quilt is easier than my version turned out to be. I used 10" layer cake squares plus yardage. The quilt is about 65"x65". The front side is batiks and white-on-white with the same white-on-white for the border, backside and binding. The long-arm quilting was done with white thread on the topside and variegated thread on the backside in a pattern worked out by the recipient and her long-arm quilter in CA. I love quilting! Peggy posted: 05132017
My granddaughter is such a gem that I purchased the 10 Carat Gems Layer Cake set by Wilmington for her Ball State University graduation quilt. It will sparkle in any place she chooses to use it. I used the tutorial by Jenny in cutting and sewing but did make the quilt much larger than Jenny's. Erin loves optical illusions and fell in love with the quilt as soon as I gave it to her. It was backed with a coordinating Wilmington wide backing and the binding was made of strips of left over fabric sewing together to make the colorful, but matching binding. A fine local long arm quilting friend did the quilting for me.
My mother-in-law has had a rough couple of years being in the nursing home. She wishes she could in her home. It's just not possible. My husband asked me to make her a quilt using her favorite color, pink. I saw Jenny's tutorial on the Square Dance Quilt and thought that would be perfect. I found the Sukura charm packs by Moda and I was all set to make a Mother's Day Quilt for my mother-in-law. I had my long-arm quilter do a hummingbird pattern on the quilt (mom loves hummingbirds) and on an extra block I had with the idea I'd make a coordinating pillow. I finished hand stitching the binding on last night and we're putting it in the mail today so my sister-sin-law can give it to her for us on Mother's Day. Thanks for looking.
05142017 Started cutting in August 2014, after gathering many sale fabrics because this was just a bump in the knitting/spinning path, not another actual hobby. I used my very old Singer, ($10.00 at a yard sale in the 1970's), cut the fabric with paper templates and scissors, per the pattern in "Quilt Romance" by Liza Prior Lucy for Kaffe Fassett. Had it top stitched by Pacific Fabrics at the Northgate store in Seattle, where a friend works, and finished the binding on April 24th, 2015. The finished size is 94" x 98", queen size. I made 4 pillow cases and a bolster cover with the left-over fabric. This was the Best Quilt Ever. Then I found more patterns...
I saw this cute Moda fabric and had to make a table runner with it. The fabric line is called Treehouse Club. I had fun picking out all the buttons from my collection inherited from my Mom & Grandma. The pattern is an exclusive from Scrape Apple Quilt Shop in St. George, Utah called "A Bit of Country Charm. We were passing through & stopped for a quick quilting fix. The quilting is a simple flower design.
I was fascinated by the quilts displayed in "One Wonderful Curve" which uses the Quick Curve Ruler. It inspired me to make my first attempt with sewing curve pieces. It seems to have a modern look to it. I quilted an all over leaf design in the body of the quilt. The way that the petals seem to skip across the quilt made me long for the coming spring.
I made this bed runner for our home on wheels, I made this approx. 6 years ago. I designed it, for all the peaks and valley"s we travel, while in our motor home. I had just returned from Maui, and just love the colors.I used 2 1/2" strips. The title, I completed it on a Thursday evening, and we left on a Friday.