I was asked to come up with a quilt that would work for an event called Denim & Diamonds, a local Women's Club fundraiser. This quilt is the result. I made the French Rose quilt into a rag quilt and used denim in the corners to resemble a diamond. They were happy and will be using it for their fundraiser.
My Mother likes roses and when I saw this charm pack I knew it was for her. At 86 she is still on the go all the time but I wanted her to be warm when she rested on the couch so For Mother's Day i choose to make a lap blanket for her. She loved it. The pattern is "Dressed to the Nines" from the April 2015 Block magazine. Such a fun pattern. I also used the scallops, waves and vines template for the sides. It made it so easy to do. It has a rosebud border, cream vine large border and green vine backing.
I had recently discovered the patterns of Laura Heine. She creates art quilts using fusing. I had picked up one of her patterns on sale at a local quilt shop. Another local shop held a class using Laura's methods. The class members could use any of her patterns. It was a fun experience. For one thing, we didn't take our machines to class but prepared the background there and started fusing our fabrics. Another nice thing about this fusing method is that you can use Steam a Seam 2 and make the pieces temporarily fusible, able to move around until you come to a decision. Later, after all the pieces are where you like them, they are permanently fused by iron. Then, you can quilt the project as you like.
This is a small quilt for my daughter, Jess's birthday. She and her husband have a lot of art work in their home of these "mystery people" who you always see from behind, someplace in Europe. When I saw the panel on Missouri Star, I knew I wanted to use it. Then I saw Jenny do the Window tutorial using a deer and I knew I would use that. It came together very quickly and I did a small amount of quilting on it. She loves it! The panel is called: Artworks - Couple In Paris Gray Digitally Printed Panel
For one of the young Moms at church. Her first baby girl. I used Bonnie & Camille Scrumptious & Marmalade fabrics with a Robert Kaufman flannel backing. I also made two burp cloths with the left over fabrics. I Love the X's & O's "Hugs & Kisses" pattern from one of Jenny's tutorials.