I made this quilt for my sister for Christmas 2017. The pattern is called Tennessee Waltz and she is 110” square. There are a total of 81 blocks that are 9” finished and 6 borders, including a pieced border. The best part is that she is made entirely from scraps! I didn’t buy a single cut of fabric to make this quilt (except for the backing). I had a ton of scraps in my stash and lots of partial precuts that I had no idea what to do with. Then, lightbulb! This beauty was born.
I made this quilt for a good friend who loves yellow & gray. The quilt is 54" x63" with 168 blocks & 336 HST's. Most all of the fabrics were bought at different times from estate/garage sales or at a very good sale price. I did big stitch quilting on this one following the diamond pattern in the quilt. I got the inspiration for this quilt from the Sew Katie Did blog in her value quilt tutorials. I'm happy with how it turned out and thrilled that my friend loved it.
My first visit to Missouri Star Quilt was last summer and after browsing all the shops I couldn't believe that I had been living all this time just 30 minutes away from quilting paradise! I was brand new to quilting, but I purchased a kit that first day, Nuetral Nature, and jumped in the deep end. I started in July and finished late August. For a first attempt I'm pleased with the outcome.
It all started with an idea of everyone in the quilting group to make a block, well, it escalated! Everyone bought 5 different fabrics, cut 10 inch squares from each piece, then passed it around to everyone. We each made a quilt block (whatever block we wanted to make, out of the 5 dif pieces of fabric, from each of 20 people). Then we started sewing every block together. There were all colors of the rainbow when everyone finished. Instead of sewing the rainbow together, we decided to just sew like colors together.
I designed this quilt with summer in mind. The bright cheerful colors and laid back linen just scream picnic! I decided to submit this design to QuiltCon magazine not holding out much hope that it would be accepted because my past two design had not been but I'm excited to announce it was and the pattern is now available for purchase! The quilt, (55 x 65), will also be hanging at QuiltCon next week. So exciting!! www.quiltachusetts.com
PEGGY'S QUILT #19 – SCRAPPY SAMPLER IN REDS AND CREAMS My 19th quilt! This 2017 project was inspired by the very first quilt pattern I ever bought (in about 2010): “Round Robin” by Julia H. Hale for Bits ‘n Pieces, pattern #1110. The original quilt had an applique center with 42 6” blocks, side setting trianges and lots of sashing and borders. I decided I simply wanted to make all 42 blocks in reds and creams instead of actually following the pattern. While working on other projects, I did a few blocks at a time between February and August 2017. Putting them together with the 9-patch blocks and sashing was pretty fun. The backside is off-white flannel and the batting is Hobbs 80/20 Cotton/Poly. The free-motion long-arm quilting design is called Echoed Hearts, and was done by Lyn Durbin (Camlyn Quilts). Quilt size: 67”x76”. I love quilting! Peggy