My youngest daughter's tastes tend toward black. I saw "A Bee's Life" fabric (MSQ daily deal) and had to get it. Then I wasn't sure what patten to use. I decided on the Building Block pattern. This would be my third in this pattern. I made it for her birthday in August and she loved it.
I had a layer cake that I purchased a couple of years ago and decided to try some curved piecing. I was inspired by the "Old Mill Path" tutorial on MSQC. The fabric print is a little busy for the quilt pattern, kind of hard on the eyes.... I added a couple of borders to tone down the fabric a bit, I used wool batting and minky on the back. Minimal quilting kept it pretty soft.
I originally planned to make a "Hunter's Star" quilt for a friend, but then I decided to switch out the 4 patch blocks for snail trail blocks so I'm calling it "Star Trail". I didn't have a big enough piece of fabric left for the backing, so I ended up making a Hunter's Star after all and using that for the back.
This pattern from Angela Walters is called "Gemstone". It was super fast to piece. The quilting, also inspired by Angela Walters, took forever. I used a 40 weight beige cotton thread for most of the quilting. In the navy areas I went with navy thread. There is lots of ruler work, pearls and swirls. The batting is quilters dream wool and it is backed with off white Minky. It finished at 55x68. I really like this pattern and would like to try it on another color way next time. I am still looking for inspiration for that. It would also be fun to try to convert it to a larger bedsize. Maybe "fun" is not the right word for that..... It is a gift for my step son and should look nice in his Tucson home.
I had some red paisley Scrumptious fabric left over from a precious quilt backing, so I decided to cut the left overs into 5" squares. I wasn't sure what to do with it, so I ordered a fat quarter bundle of four different colors of The Good Life line from Bonnie and Camille. Since I love doing a crazy about of half square triangles, I went for it! Lol I have tossed the pattern around a few times, and decided to simply make pinwheels, using all the colors together. (Kind of a scrappy look) I will be sewing on this project during the week of Christmas. I also want to wish all my quilting friends a very Merry Christmas, and a happy, healthy, New Year! Many blessings to all of you! (2020)
Can you believe it? A postage stamp quilt with envelopes on the backing fabric! Bahahahaaa! I started this quilt 26 years ago and finished it last year. 4 different sewing machines with 4 different 1/4 inch seam allowances made for lots of seam ripping until the blocks were finally all the same size. But ya. I’d do it again! Now I’m capable of it lol!
I just finished this John Wayne panel quilt top called "The Duke", a pattern by Riley Blake. I used the panel and fabrics from my stash to make this quilt for my dad. I plan to quilt it today. I used Wilmington Essentials - Ombre Washart Fire fabric for the outer border. It reminds me of a beautiful sunset. 77" x 85"