Pattern #PAT1207 from MSQC. Jenny did a tutorial on it. My 6th quilt, made during April -Sept 2016. Entire quilt is Cotton + Steel Basics Collection, the main colors, the background and backing fabric. Finished size, 87" x 88", a little bigger than the pattern. Quilter's Dream wool batt. Free-motion quilting by Camlyn Quilts in an edge-to-edge pattern called Slinky. It shows best on the backside. I made 4 pillowcases to match. I fell hard for the Basics Collection and thought it would be great for Hunter's Star. I started with charm packs, pulled out colors I didn't want and then filled in with yardage to make it more my colors. After all the squares were done, I layed them out on the carpet, rearranging until I was satified. I took black and white photos to check the light vs dark clusters. I put on a tiny 1" border, as I really love an edge-to-edge full pattern look. Lesson learned: fabric with a huge metalic component is way heavier than regular quilting fabric, and 9 yards of it for backing adds a lot of weight to the quilt. It was on sale for $6/yard though, so...cool! I do love a sale on yards and yards of backing fabric. posted 09-22-18
I saw this pattern and fell in love with it. I had absolutely no one to make it for so Milly is officially mine! She was made by piecing 2.5 inch squares into a rectangle then the elephant pieces were cut from the patchwork. I didn't have experience in toy making but enjoyed the process.
I started this quilt in 2001 as a block-of-the-month, when I pieced about half the blocks and then stashed it away, but not before one of my daughters saw it and asked if she could have the quilt, when I finished it. I pulled it out this year, when the daughter announced that she was remarrying in October. I have spent nearly every day, all summer, finishing the piecing and quilting the quilt on my home sewing machines. I kept two machines threaded with matching thread, one for seaming and one with a walking foot for quilting. I carried the quilt back and forth across the house, as I seamed and quilted, seamed and quilted, first individual blocks, then pairs of blocks seamed vertically, then columns of pairs, then center columns and outer columns, then borders. Finally, it's done, two weeks before the wedding! It's the largest quilt I've ever finished. Shh...don't tell my daughter, it's a surprise!!!
I used a pattern by Fun and Done, a quilt as you go project. I don't remember the name of the block. I had won a bundle of black and white fat quarters and wasn't quite sure what to do with them. A cousin was getting her second grandchild and asked me to make a quilt for the new baby. This is what I came up with. Not your traditional style, but it worked. I used freezer paper to "write" on a blank block to label the quilt.
A scrappy quilt for my fall room. My favorite time of year. Had lots and lots of scraps and this quilt wanted to be "born" I found a maple leaf pattern in size I was needing. Copied and pasted onto a cereal box, cut it out. Used this as my template to cut 100 leaves out of my leftovers. I spray basted the back of each leaf and put it on a square. I then edged stitched all around the outside, and then did some veining to hold it down. I quilted each square first then added the sashing strips to complete the top.
This is a pattern by Esther Aliu. It is machine appliqued. It was a challenge, but I think it was worth it. I made it in these colors attempting to have it look like an 1800’s quilt. My daughter wants it but she’ll need to wait awhile as I am going to hang it in my house first!