I had some pretty Amy Butler floral, apple green and pepto-bismol pink fabric in my stash. I found some interesting swirly chevron fabric on sale which coordinated, used it for the sashing and binding. Fussy cut the floral and chevron fabric in the sashing. Navy minky on the back and a wool/poly blend batting. I tried to keep the quilting to a moderate amount so the texture stayed soft. I think this will be a good couch quilt, won't show much dirt.
The pattern was designed by Alice Brooks in the 1930's, and republished by Martingale for That Patchwork Place in "All-Time Favorite Scrap Quilts", 2011. I began cutting in June, 2017 and finished the binding in January, 2018, my 10th quilt. Finished size is 88" square. The fabric I started with was a 1930's reproduction layer cake called "Storybook Vacation" but I pulled out the browns, reds and other dull colors (which I didn't like but, in retrospect, are the very colors/tones that make it the 1930's, DUH) and then added assorted reproduction yardage, focusing on yellows and pinks, thinking it would brighten up the palette. It sure did. I used Cotton Couture cream for the background, backing and binding, with a Hobbs Tuscany Silk batt. Lyn at Camlyn Quilts top-stitched the center in Swirls With A Tail, and wavey lines in the scalloped border. I hung it on the wall to take photos, stood back and ~ WHAM ~ it's a giant baby quilt! No going back on my color choices though, so now it's my go-to quilt during those long, rainy weeks in the Puget Sound Convergent Zone while we wait for a few sunny days. It brightens the room. It's very light weight and works well in the winter on top of an electric blanket. Real cozy and pliable, just what I'm looking for in a baby quilt. ;-) posted 032419
A little more paper piecing practice on this baby boy quilt. I found the paper piecing patterns on etsy and adjusted the scale a bit. Used fussy cut zig zag fabric for the sashing and binding. Green polka dot minky on the back. I quilted some of the words to the song on the green outer boarder. Not sure I can give this one away. I may have to save it for a grandchild.
I have the top pieced and soon I will send this to a local long arm quilter to add her beautiful skills. Using a panel and a block named Floating North Star I created this beauty for a Veteran to honor him for his public service. I will post more photos when it has been quilted.
Found this quilt online called 2-patch 4-patch. I had a partially used jellyroll of Hometown Girl, and with the background fabric, it made a nice size lap quilt, 50 x 68. Quilted by my wonderful longarmer, using Urban Elementz Panto called Disco. I love the colors in this, might have to keep this one.
I started my Sundrops (by Corey Yoder, for Moda) in the Magic Diamonds pattern so long ago! I worked on the individual squares on and off for about 3 years now, putting them away, making another quilt, then taking them out again. I "finally" finished this project. Since I did not have enough squares to make at least a twin size quilt, I went with a table topper. The backing and the binding is done in the strawberry print from the collection. I did a simple loop pattern for the quilting. It looks great with my "fall silk flower" arrangement. I have to update my silk flowers suitable for summer!
For months now, I have admired the Dream Big quilt panel done by so many quilters on Pinterest..I just had to jump in and give it a try. I started it over the weekend 3/30/19, and finished it today 4/3/19. I have seen some of these quilts with a butterfly, bumble bee, or a dragon fly appliqué in the center, so I am on the look out for one of those. I may go with the bumble bee, since my Mom's name was Bea. My daughter fell in love with the colors of this one (called Opal) so I made it for her to hang above her bed. Dear hubby will have to make another quilt rack with a shelf!
HSTs cut on my AccuQuilt from scraps and a few purchased FQs. I decided on a feature block pattern by moving the HSTs around and quickly decided I wasn’t patient enough to make all the blocks so detailed. So, 4 patches were added in between to get the quilt to a desired size. Machine embroidered a name and gifted to baby Miller at a fun family event.