Update: I added a border. I always have a new appreciation for working with quilters cotton after working with clothes on memory quilts. :-) I made this Pinwheel Memory Quilt for my friends long arm business. Grandmother's clothes (wool jacket, jean jacket, dress pants, knit tops, pajama bottoms, and pieces of table linens) were used for this quilt for her grandson (who was very close to his Grandma). Her favorite night gown ('I'm too sexy to be 60") will be used as the label on the back. Grandson's favorite colors of blue and black were added as blocks too. 56.5" x 76.5"
I made this queen size quilt top several years ago with yardage. I recently purchased a longarm machine, so I used it to practice stitching a pantograph. I don't own a queen size bed, so I laid it on top of my king size for the picture. I will give it to my daughter.
Our quilting group that has been sewing quilts and craft items now for 10 years have so much scape material. Our group has donated over $15,000 in those years to the local homeless shelter and many donation quilts to a pregnancy shelter and a Veteran Rehab center. Our facilitator as she calls herself decided we need to rid ourselves of some of these scrapes , so she has asked each of us to make 15 1/2 size squares of 2 1/2 stripes and 2 1/2 squares in rows. She will then sew them into quilts she said. She asked each of us it would be helpful to make her even just one. So I though OK I can help with this even though I am heavy into other projects. Once I started though it was so fun so made her six squares.
I had been wanting to make a postage stamp quilt for quite a while. I'm not sure this is technically a postage stamp, but it does have lots of little pieces. 4887 1 1/2" squares of scrap batiks. 120 of background 3 1/2" squares, and 98 9 1/2" rectangles. It was fun to make, lots and lots of 9 patches. The large center area has 81 pieces in it. Pattern by Kay England.
Quilt #16. Kit was from Missouri Star in 2018, Island Batiks fabric, twin size 63x78. Started June 2019, finished July 2019. White muslin back, Hobbs 80/20 bleached cotton/poly batt. Quilting by Lyn at Camlyn Quilts, pattern is Loops & Stars in a taupe thread so it would show, and at the bottom is Simon's name and the date. This is for our grandson for his 11th birthday on Feb 20, 2020, and my sister Peggy (Bothtwins) made the same quilt for the granddaughters' birthday - so fun to work on the same project together! It's the 4th set of quilts we've made for those kids, and we're worrying that their mom will say "ENOUGH" but that's silly...who doesn't love lots and lots of quilts? This was a very quick and simple project, once we figured out how to use the two (very expensive) curved rulers that are called for in the pattern. Good thing we could share. $60.00+ is a lot for rulers we may never use again. Pillowcase to match. Posted 022020
I love red walled kitchens - always have one about if I can swing it and have been collecting chickens with the help of my mother. Saw this and had to make it. It took me a while again as it is a charm quilt with about 40 different fabric scraps that I had to get jjjuussstt right. I quilted it in white and it was one of my 1st ones to long arm. It ended up being in the Not a fan division finishes, because of my shaky quilting skills and I didn't like the feathers. The fabric is so busy they do not show so I guess that's okay. Here is before- I like it. And after - I don't like it. I am NOT taking it our. What I learned: Bias edges just suck sometimes. Multiple patterned fabric and OCD do not mix and lastly, SLOW DOWN and wait until you have the perfect quilting pattern for a display quilt!