The idea for this quilt came to me two years ago when I made this same pattern in pastel colors for my new granddaughter. All I could think of while sewing hers, was how beautiful this quilt would look using Rober Kauffman Holiday Flourish fabrics. I am very proud because I quilted this myself, using metallic thread in the ribbons and doing the wavy free motion quilting in the background for the first time. The pattern called the Ribbon Box Quilt which can be found on Cloud 9 Fabrics website under their free patterns tab.
Mom taught me to sew at the age of 10. She is an accomplished seamstress and quilter. Over the years she has made quilts for 8 of her children, 25 grandchildren, and 30 great grandchildren, numerous friends, and charities including Habitat and babies of addicted mothers. Now however, at 90 mom can’t quilt anymore because she is unable to leave her bed. I wanted her to see that her tradition lives on, each stitch sewn was a testament to my love for her and all the wonderful blessings she has given me and so many others.
My Work in progress is now at the quilter. I finished the borders on Monday 11-27-17. Prepared the backing the next day. Took it to the quilter on Wednesday 11-29. I am planning to give it for a Christmas present so I will be burning the midnight oil to get the binding sewn on i'm slow.. The quilter said he should be finished by Dec 15th. I used Julia's Garden by Northcott Fabrics by Deborah Edwards. It is a 30's print for sure. That is where it is located at Fabric Depot.
When I saw the daily special from MSQC for the Scottish Charm layer cake, I knew exactly who to make a quilt for. My choir director and his wife had lost their little Scottie dog about 3 years ago, but he's still in their hearts. This was meant for them. I ordered the layer cake and some yardage in black and white to fit the suggested Four Patch Frenzy pattern. I also ordered a little extra yardage to make a border. The package arrived while I was out of town, but the following weekend I put everything together. I found a backing with the same rich black color, and took it to my longarming friend to get quilted. She used a paw print pattern in taupe, that allows it to show in both the white and black areas. I'll be gifting this soon. I know they will love it.
Pinned the tutorial from Mad Quilter's Disease blog (Aug 9, 2012)and finally decided to give it a try for the local Modern Guild's Christmas wall hanging exchange. Giving it away makes me a little sad so I'm going to have to make another one for my own sewing room. Measures 16 x 16.
This Pam Buda design and fabric was begun at a class taught by Pam herself! Such fun! The was done and quilted by Stover Quality Quilting and back in time to give to a dear friend, Lori, when she came to help us do a remodel on our church with Builder's for Christ.
One of the young Moms at church just had a baby boy. This was a cute panel that I had put together to have a couple spare baby quilts already made. I backed it with. Robert Kaufman flannel. Used leftovers to make two burp cloths. The quilting really made this cute quilt pop.