My daughter asked me to make a quilt for her boyfriend of three years. We looked for fabric together and she ended up selecting the "Wild at Heart" layer cake by Riley Blake. As it turned out, I had also picked up a layer cake of this fabric as a daily deal. He is very tall so we needed both layer cakes. This one is 80 x 101, the largest quilt I've made to date. After looking at the fabric I decided I didn't want to cut it up into small pieces. I remembered Jenny's Super Simple Squares. Jenny used charms but I used the layer cake. It was backed in snuggly Shannon black fabric. I really like how it turned out. Better yet, he loved it!
Found this cute tutorial and decided to use a tone on tone white for the background squares. It finished out at 44.5 x 44.5--a sweet sized baby quilt. It was fun and easy and uses lots of scrap as small as two inches square. https://twiggyandopal.blogspot.com/2020/10/scrappy-snowball-quilt.html?showComment=1616160935643#c145940135805873621
My brother-in-law has been a firefighter for many years and has collected shirts from all his jobs. My sister gave me those shirts last year to create this quilt for his birthday. It was so special to take part in that gift, and a joy to finish my first t-shirt quilt.
This quilt is loosely based on the good fortune quilt. I used the blue and grey HST left over corners to make circle of friends blocks and then inserted them with coping stirps. Added 9 patches to the sashing. I still have some of the layer cake left so decorative pillows will be added. The quilting is again inspired by Angela Walters. This is for the guest room full size bed, just in time for Easter,
I purchased these fabric ends from a quilt shop that opened a few years ago. I had also purchased the "Mini Twister" and wanted to try it out...and this is the result (I did use some vanilla 5" charms for the border). Again, this was pieced in Nov 2019, but quilted and bound today (Apr 2021). I did put rod pockets on the back so that it could also be used as a wall hanging or something different to hang in the window of my front door. I'm starting to feel better about cleaning up the UFOs.
This quilt is a for a friend with cancer. Hopefully she can wrap up in the bright colors and it will bring joy to her days. I did not buy one piece of fabric for it. I even used leftovers from other quilts for the backing. Sadly, I didn't make a dent in my stash.
For my grandson's wedding quilt, Missouri Star Grand Adventures pattern seem to fit the bill. He enjoys hiking, snowboarding, and other outdoor activities that the northwest has in great abundance. The quilt size 93” x 90” is a generous size. I selected the digital print Wildwood Way 10 inch layered precut Handpicked Exclusively for MSQC from RJR Studio. The background of light green/white small checked fabric called “Flourish” by Natalia and Kathleen of Piece-n-Quilt from Moda Fabrics. The 20 large blocks 15” x 18” allowed for the beautiful patterns of the fabric to shine. I also added complementary batiks from my stash collection. I embroidered and quilted northwest woodland scenes and designs and I incorporated one of the background blocks with the wedding couple's name and wedding date. Sewed matching pillowcases from the remaining fabrics.
I wanted to make something to hang in the glass in my front door to celebrate the arrival of Spring. After diving into my scraps, I found enough to make one piece 3 tulips wide and another piece two tulips wide (just to hang in a bedroom or something). Anyway, three wide was too wide for the door, so I ended up making a trio. Everything was cut from scraps except the background fabric and the binding.