Our son enjoyed snowboarding in Montana. So, I decided to make him a sort of memory quilt. I used up old pants, scraps from garment making and The Billings Gazette paper. I used the news paper as my foundation. Sewed pieces to it, then trimmed to size of page. I did rip all the paper off the back before quilting. I used flannel on the back. I then proceeded to hand quilt the names of all the ski resorts in Montana on the blocks. Funny, their oldest sons name happens to be one of the resorts, too! Long before he was married. This was made way back in 2000, somewhere near that year. I used a piece of chalkboard chalk to write the words, gave a width that was pleasing to the eye for quilting. Our daughter in law was kind enought to take some pictures of it for us. Their oldest son uses it on his bed.
My daughter's friend was married in the Spring. This quilt is for couple. I quilted their last name and the year they were married in the center of the heart in one of the blocks. I made this with a jellyroll and batik yardage, it has off white minky on the back.
This goes to my granddaughter who says it makes her feel happy when she looks at it, which is good cuz she has major depression. She loves it, it’s called Precious Stones from Big Book of Fat Quarter Quilts. I used 2.5 inch squares cut from charm packs and a white jelly roll plus some white yardage.
This is a pretty quilt I made using a free pattern on-line called "Rediculously Easy Jelly Roll Quilt" from Bolt to Beauty. Although I botched the directions a little bit, you can't tell at a glance. The jelly roll I used is called "Daisy Made" and the backing is something I thought matched well from JoAnns. As always I used straight line quilting, since it's all I can manage. I did use Natalie's painters tape method for quilting straight lines and it worked pretty good! I also used leftover strips from the jelly roll to make a scrappy binding.
I saw a sample of ‘The Elephant and I’ quilt by Jennifer Sampou in a shop and had to get the pattern. After collecting a good variety of Kaffe Fassett fabrics, my paper pieced elephant was ready to go wild with colour. Big stitch quilting with perle cotton around the elephant along with echo quilting inside makes it stand out on the low volume BG that is quilted asymmetrically in vertical lines. I deceived not to include the human on the quilt as in the original pattern as I just wanted the elephant to shine.
I made this for my mom for Mother's Day in 2020. She loves it so much and uses it all the time. I watched several different methods on youtube for how to construct the windows, I have some improvement to do on the points of the windows, but for a first time project it turned out pretty good! I used one charm pack called "Diaphanous" by Jason Yenter and matching fat quarters from my stash.
I followed the Stars and Pinwheels pattern which I purchased from Missouri Star Quilt Company. They also have a tutorial which I referred to as well. I quilted it on my domestic sewing machine using diagonal serpentine lines. I backed it with solid navy fleece. The fleece made it quite a heavy quilt so it was a bit tricky to quilt! I think it’s probably a large twin size. I used mostly Kansas Troubles fabric, some new and some leftover from previous projects.
My Mom has decided that it is time to start cleaning and clearing out her house. 60 years! A long time to gather all sorts of treasures. Her collections included all sorts of clothing and fabrics left from projects clear back to the the 50's! These were really hard for her to part with and she just couldn't bring herself to cut them up. I brought home an Explorer full of fabrics and clothing she had been storing for years. We know this is hard for her so I decided to create a wall hanging using some of the most precious of these gems. Donna Jordan of Jordan fabrics has a pattern she calls Beads. I think they look more like Gems and thought these gems of fabrics would be perfect way of displaying my Mom's treasures. I used point to point quilting in the gems to give them a faceted look.
This is No. 8 of my walking-foot challenge. After struggling with my HST quilt, I decided I needed something fun to make. . . and these were very fun to make! First I straight lined stitched the background, then appliqued the wonky boxes and then I just wonky stitched at random the individual boxes themselves.
I just finished adding extra borders to my Laundry Basket Quilts Alaskan Holiday quilt top. I wanted a bed size quilt. I love the diamond border. I pieced this top during the Quilt Along that happened in December. The extra borders start with the pink one. it's 113.5" square. I took pictures outside today