A friend passed along to me several past issues of various quilting magazines. I love browsing through them as they give me inspiration. The color choice in one of those lovelies got me going. I FMQ on my domestic machine, so I had to alter the design and pattern a bit, but the resulting 44"x44" wall hanging is just what my brown living room needed.
A friend of mine lost her father in law and asked me to make a memory quilt for his wife;her mother in law. She gave me a pile of his clothes, all jeans and flannel shirts. She also gave me the shirt and dress each had worn at her wedding(used for the center heart). I used Tonga Treats Batiks Freedom minis to supplement them. He was a veteran so it was a perfect fit! I used Shadow Play yardage in natural for the boarders. Tonga Batiks Freedom blue stars for the backing. I asked my friend if he had a favorite flower as I love to add appliqué to my quilts whenever possible. He loved trillium. I created my own trillium appliqués. Of course the best part of any project is getting to see the recipient’s reaction. I was fortunate enough to have friend send me a video of her mother in law opening the quilt. Makes all the hard work worth it
This is only my third project. I didn't have a clue how make this quilt. I bought the material to make it last August but didn't really get into making it until March 2020 SIP. I really love MSQC Youtube tutorials Jenny makes everything look easy. I must have watched the video 5 times. I really love the way it turned out and am so happy to have it in our camper.
I saw Jenny Doan's tutorial on the cactus carnival quilt and loved the look! I thought it would be a fun way to use up some of my batik stash. I used Moda grunge I had on hand for the background square and the cactus and pot appliques all came from my batik stash.
I was asked to make a Christmas-themed camper wall hanging. After completing the 18" square quilt, the gal asked for three more, and wanted them all connected into one large hanging. What a task! And I had only 4 weeks to complete it. She was happy, I am happy, and wiser. I'll start my "ask-fors" further in advance from now on. Whew!