This was my quilting project from October 2016 through February 2017. It's my 18th quilt, and is named for the tropical feel of the batik colors. The pattern is "Disappearing Hourglass 2" by Jenny Doan at MSQC. There is a tutorial video on YouTube from December 2014. The pattern is also in BLOCK magazine Winter Vol. 2, issue 1, starting on page 16. My finished quilt size is 65”x65” and the fabrics for the top are assorted batiks with Wilmington Essential Paisley White on White, which I also used for the mitered borders, backside and binding. While I did the piecing, I still send my quilts out to a LAQ expert for long arm quilting. Lynn Durbin at Camlyn Quilts in Smokey Point, Washington has done most of my quilts! I think of 'quilting' as the pattern selection, color and fabric selection and piecing, and then I leave the LAQ part to someone with a talent for that part of the process. Posted by Peggy on June 7, 2017. I love quilting!
I wanted to make a masculine quilt using Nathans' favorite colors. I had no idea what a teenage boy might like! This one spent a lot of time on the design wall. My husband helpfully suggested using the reds in a diamond pattern. Very happy with the results!
I recently ordered some fabric on Craftsy. They included a free charm pack called Lilly & Loom...it's cute fabric but what do you do with one charm pack?...a baby quilt of course :-) I am giving this to a gal at work expecting here first baby (girl). I did FMQ using varigated thread...I was a little worried about the thread color/s since I usually use white or cream colors...but it came out ok.
Class taken when Jenny Doan came to Clyde, TX in February 2016. Finally finished and entered into our local Stars Over Abilene Quilt show last weekend. Used leftover 10" squares to piece part of the back. Mix modern color palette with art of beautiful quilting and the Modern Background Ink pattern highlighting blackboard math & science writings & geometric patterns - Arts & Science Magic!
This was made from a gift from an ETSY shop of a mini charm pack plus a little fabric. The fabric is; Bee Inspired by Deb Strain for Moda. I already had the little saying from Block Party Studios. I added a little bling as the light from my sewing room window hits the swarovski crystals. My quilter did an awesome job using little feathers, little swirls and mini circles.
Another Jenny tutorial was my inspiration for this quilt. I had a layer cake that I got as a Daily Deal a while ago and used it to follow Jenny's method. When the top was finished (super quick!) and the quilt sandwiched, I decided to free motion quilt it myself, a different stitching pattern in every patch. I used over 600 yds of thread and that many more in bobbin thread. I even learned to stitch my name in cursive. I loved making this quilt and I think I will keep it. Most of my quilts are gifts or charity quilts.
The flannel fabric with cats and dogs was too cute to pass up when I saw it in a store in the Lancaster PA area a few months ago. I built the design around the dog theme and included the paw print applique blocks. I also included other fabrics with dog related prints - the words on a teal background for the paw prints and a dog bone print used for the binding. In addition to the dog and cat fabric, flannels are also used for the background of the applique blocks and the border.