My 7th quilt, made between August and November, 2016. Cotton+Steel Basics Collection on the front and Cotton Couture in cream for the backside. Finished size is 52" X 52"; Quilters Dream wool batt. This quilt happened after I made cutting mistakes on my previous quilt, Hunter's Star, plus I had other fabric left over. I made a bunch of 4-patches, sewed them together, added a small teal border and decided a scalloped edge would be the cutest thing ever so added a big border with white Cotton+Steel. I had to buy a little more fabric for the backing and this is when I discovered the wonderfulness that is Cotton Couture by Michael Miller. The hand is lovely, way softer than Kona or Bella solids and since then I've been using it for the bodies of my pillow cases. I had lots of the silver metalic left over from the backside of Hunter's Star so I used some for this binding, too. Camlyn Quilts did the top stitching, and Lyn put lovely feathers on the scalloped border. Lesson learned and I'm fairly sure all quilters know this: making a quilt with leftover fabric requires buying more fabric. PS: If you want to see most of the Cotton Couture colors in person (there are 176) and you're in the Greater Seattle Area, go to Issaquah and visit Gossypium Quilt Shop. They have a big wall dedicated to it. Or you can visit the Michael Miller Fabrics website. Also, MSQC has about 45 colors at a really great price. posted 10-26-18
I've been making quilts for all of my daughter's best friends. I had one more to make for a friend from college. Her friends favorite color is purple. I found this beautiful Dreamscapes II purple digitaly printed fabric to use. My daughter chose the MSQC 9 patch and hourglass pattern. Lovely longarm quilting by Patti Hutchins. It's approxamately 94" square. This is the first time that I have used a light gray as the background fabric.
I made this pinwheel quilt top back in 2014. The fabrics are from a designer that we have all loved for years, Eleanor Burns! This collection is called Ellie Ann and it's manufactured by Benartex. I do see that Eleanor has some darling fabrics currently available in Jenny's online store. The new collections are called Homestead Country Favorites and Homestead Colonial Favorites. I'm going to order mine today!! I used charm packs for this sweet quilt project. Everyone loves the beautiful colors that I used in this quilt. It was simple and fast to put together. This ended up becoming a full size quilt.
I used some leftover blocks and fabrics from quilts of valor I have done this past year, and put together this lap quilt. I quilted it myself. My mom saw it and wanted it for a 95 year old woman veteran at the nursing home she visits frequently. I was honored to give it to her.
We needed a table runner for our 9 foot table. I used the side kick ruler by Julie Herman to cut the diamonds and triangles for this project. I enjoyed playing around with the layout and tried to include some negative space for the quilting to show. It turned out just a bit too wide so it interferes with drinking glasses during dinner. I would hate to see a glass of wine spilled in it! I finished it just after Thanksgiving so it will be put away until next year. Now I need to hurry and get something together for Christmas!
My 33 year old daughter saw this pattern by Elizabeth Hartman somewhere...not sure where since she is not a quilter, seamstress or even crafty. She fell in love with this pattern and asked that I make it for her. It was a real challenge for me...sooo much cutting and sooo many pieced per block. I enjoyed working on it at times and at other times not so much! I'm just really happy it's finished and I can move on to a quilt that's more in my wheel house.
I am trying to make a quilt for each grandchild. Abbie's favorite color is yellow so I decided to make this one for her. It was done with hand applique. I took my "plates" with me in the car and stitched away every time a had a few minutes. I had it machine quilted with a floral design and was very pleased with the finished product.
OK from the Apron & coaster panel by Kimberly Montgomery I used the 4 coasters to create this Wall Door hanging. Named it "Let It Snow" as when I pieced the black to the panel part I used my embroidery machine software of snowflakes . I used my lettering in this machine to write "Let it Snow" Both aprons and this wall/door hanging were sold at our church bazaar last week. Up date all my items sold at bazaar and the church made as much as $ 4000 or more to help the homeless people in our area. We are a group of 8 ladies. Feels Good!
This quilt was made as part of a benefit fundraiser for the relative of a good friend. Another friend sent the Saints fabric to me for the project. The rest of the quilt was pieced with scraps & other fabrics I had on hand. I added a few leftover blocks (from my DH's Saints quilt) on the back. The quilt is 60" x 62". The pattern was a free one called Zoo Dwellers. I added a row to the length & width to make it bigger. I did improvise some of the blocks to work with the fabrics I had on hand. Here's the link. http://www.abrightcorner.com/2017/01...al-reboot.html