Tried the OBW with a border print which had three repeats in the width of the fabric. . I cut around the yellow striped parts of the print to avoid having them take over the entire quilt. In the end I was able to piece the stripes together to provide a narrow yellow border. OBW is an interesting technique but I prefer symmetry of design so this may be my first and last OBW. I used nearly every bit of the 3 yards of fabric to make this quilt which measures 51x55. Yellow minky on the back. In the brightly colored areas I quilted an outline of the fabric pattern in most of the blocks to avoid the dark blue thread taking over the area, In the darker areas I quilted swirls and feathers and dot to dot designs in the hexis. I used wool batting, my favorite. I will be sending this to an extended family member undergoing treatment for cancer.
This sewing machine mat doubles as a cover. When I'm using the machine, I roll the cover section and store behind the machine. When not using my machine, I unroll that section over the top to use as a cover. It was fun making this - it took just 1/2 yard (WoF) each of 2 fabrics, some left-over batting to fit, and a 3rd fabric for the binding. I modified the basic machine pad pattern (by MSQC and many other patterns on the internet and YouTube) by using the Width of Fabric instead of cutting it to simply fit under the machine. It took only part of one day in May 2019 to sew this project. Posted 07/08/19.
I have a friend that loves to shop at Estate Sales. She found this quilt still on a quilting frame...the piecing was done...all by hand....but the hand quilting was only partially done.It looked like she was using up her stash with all the applique. I found a local quilt group who does hand quilting. They finished the quilting then I sewed by hand the binding. Unbelievable that the family did not want this. I donated the quilt frame to the group. It's now a lovely edition to my guest bedroom.
This is Race track # 2 made from left over project materials from the last 10 years. I cut left over material into 2 1/2 , 2 & 1 1/2 inches. I sew the 2 & 1 1/2 together and trimmed to 2 1/2. Then sewed the strips end to end in no order. Took the Beginning end and pulled it though the house to the last end and sewed the length. Cut and repeated until I had a piece rather long but only 45 inches wide. I cut the length in two pieces and added red border to one, posted a few day ago. This one has a black border and I used a printed scrappy design in Christmas for the back and the trim. I love these and will be another donated to the Rehab Veterans nearby us.
My friend and I made two matching Chandelier pattern quilts for one of her friends to use in her camper. We delivered the quilts this weekend. We stayed with her friend to go to Jenny on the Road in Lancaster, PA on Friday. Such a fun day! Jenny is wonderful! I took the picture. It's a fun and easy pattern to make.
I was watching a tutorial by Jenny Doan and the quilt she was making was absolutely gorgeous! I knew my Mom would love the colors and the pattern so I bought the same fabric and followed Jenny's tutorial to make the quilt for my mom for her birthday that is coming up in September.
Quilt #13. Edyta Sitar/Laundry Basket pattern and their Blue Sky fabric collection with Michael Miller's Cotton Couture cream for the background and backing. Quilters Dream wool batt. Finished size 89" x 95" (original pattern size was 64" x 82"). Started 06-24-18 and finished 03-07-19. Took my time with this one! The pattern used the Blue Barn fabric collection from Laundry Basket Quilts, but I liked the Blue Sky collection so much more ~ it's brighter and has more contrast plus it has lilacs and hydrangias, my favorite flowers. I picked the fabrics I liked best from that collection, plus enough more for an extra vertical row of houses and three borders to make it big enough for my bed. Just for fun I cut one house in reverse and put it in the center of all the houses. I mitered the borders, which was easier than I thought it would be and so worth the elegance it added, and I made two pillowcases to match. Our long-arm quilter, Lyn of Camlyn Quilts in Marysville, WA, did an edge-to-edge feather meander inside the cream border, curls in the cream border and then curling vine feathers in the three outer mitered borders. She did an amazing job joining the vines together at the corners, so pretty. I love this quilt. posted 080219.
I just finished this MSQC Charms on Point quilt top for a friend's grandchild. I love the colors in this Octopus Garden layer cake. I added a pop of green for the small border. These were leftover 5 inch squares from previous Charms on Point quilt. I love how different borders change the look of a quilt. Previous quilt pictured also. I changed my borders from the tutorial since I like smaller borders.
Wanted to make a quilt for my brother and sister-in-law and also use up some jelly rolls I had in my stash. The tutorial by MSQC worked out perfect. I had this pattern on my list of quilt patterns to try. Really like how it turned out and would really like to keep for myself but I know my sister-in-law is going to love it!
I went to see my Aunt Martie after about 50 years. She is 92. I told her I would be making her a quilt. She likes a lot of color and she lives at Vero Beach, FL. I thought an ocean theme would be perfect. Her and Uncle Henry used to go to Bermuda so I added some Beach huts, ocean shells and creatures, a beach sign that says "Life's Better in Bermuda" and a sailboat. I used fabric margins in the sailboat mast about a Cookie Jar for fun! They absolutely loved the quilt. She also said "Make me 2 and I will pay you." I did not care about the money but she insisted! I have never had anyone with enough moxie to ask for 2 but I thought: "When you are 92, you can ask for WHATEVER you want!" I used ombre fabrics in rainbow colors and a strip race quilt was the other pattern.