I created this pattern to pay homage to one of North America's beautiful native creatures, the luna moth. It is comprised of mostly half square triangles, with some flying geese and quarter square components. I (self-guided) quilted this on my Simply 16 long arm on little foot frame.
My sister Kathy who owns her own Bed & Breakfast in Hanmar Springs in NZ will be celebrating her 60th Birthday this year so I decided to make something really special for her. As I LOVE Bargello patterns I thought I'd make her this beautiful table runner to compliment her stunning red & black living room. I'm sure she's going to LOVE it as much as I do.
During our Covid lockdown in 2020, I decided to attempt to use up some of my twenty years worth of scrap fabric. The end result was 10 quilt tops destined for the NICQ ward at Vancouver Women's hospital. They are all 36 x 36 with flannel backing. The tops languished in my sewing room when I was unable to get batting and flannel backing. I now have those items so no more excuses. Here are six finished quilts I managed to work my way through quite a lot of fabric and thread and found I had to be creative when I didn't have quite as much as I needed. It made me think this must be what quilting was like in the past when we couldn't just order what we wanted online from 1000's of choices.
This is a first for me; Paper Piecing. I was browsing through my hometown quilt shop and saw the store sample hanging up in aaaaaall it's glory. It was LOVE at first site. I snagged the SMALL package and went on my merry way. When I got home, I started studying the information included... and I quickly took a step back. What did I just buy?!?! Silly me. Then I hopped on the computer and tried to find tutorials... and I was in luck! Found one, watched it, then took the pattern for a test drive. Happy to say, the project wasn't a disaster and was actually a nice challenge.
Update: I quilted with Urban Elementz Nemesh's Feather's Grande. I hand bound it with a dark red. ** I made a scrappy twin size quilt top of the Cambie Quilt pattern. I'm a pattern tester for Amateur Quilting Hour. I've been making quilts for my Aunts. This is the last quilt to make for my Aunts. My Aunt picked the colors. I picked the fabrics and pattern. I hope to quilt it soon. 68.5" x 92.5"
It's been 5 months since I could sit and sew, or for that matter, even turn on my machine. My husband was quite ill and for a time we didn't think he would make it. With the Grace of God, he seems to be getting better. At any rate, I sat down and did one of Jenny Doan's 9 patch. Quilting was done by Ann from Blue House Quilting. Used 100% cotton jelly rolls.
More placemats but I put these as the back side of my Wine placemats. This was a panel I have had in my to do supplies for a very long time. The panel was called Follow the Sun. A copywrite panel design by Lisa Audit Licensed to WP. www.wilmington prints.com I love these also as I do have a Sunflower art photo hanging in my kitchen near our table.