This is the REAL flowers quilt. My Aunt saw it somewhere and sent me the picture asking for a queen sized bed quilt. We tried finding the pattern but failed so I winged it! On our belated annual visit I took all of the flower blocks so she could do the layout. She also along with the whole entourage picked out the borders and backing. I’m really into what I call infinity binding. Using the same fabric as the last border so your eye just keeps going. It isn’t dominated by a suddenly different fabric. It may not show well, but I stitched around each petal with matching color of thread, then did a center with a gold thread, the white background has a hook feather I like to use as a filler, and last the border…recently a pretty butterfly meander came to my attention. I was able to enlarge it on my iPad, then trace the butterfly to get a stencil I just traced around with a chalk pencil as I went.
My cousin requested a twin size blue diagonal squares baby quilt for her first baby due in November. I bought two fabrics and used the rest from my collection. I cut 10" squares. I'll probably quilt some kind of swirls or geometric design on my longarm. 74" x 93"
My quilting journey with Project Linus began 10 years ago with appliqued' tops. Big Bear is the 500th quilt I have made for our chapter and it couldn't have been possible without fabric and scrap donations from wonderful people like Shelly, Susan, Wanda, JCY, Wyoming Nana, Louise, Eleanor and so many more. Thank you all for going on this journey with me and I hope for many more quilts in the future. I forgot to add the bear pattern is from Fat Cat Patterns.
My son and family just finished building a new cabin on their property “up north” in the lower peninsula of Michigan. My grandchildren love going there winter and summer, and are always telling me about their trips. However, when they were younger, they had trouble saying the words “up north”. All four of them said, “up nor-uff”. Thus my name for this quilt. The pattern for this quilt is actually called “The Up North Quilt” by Pen-Paper Patterns, so when I saw it I knew I had to make it! I bought a kit online, and substituted the Michigan fabric in place of the kits fabric used in the little camper. It was professionally quilted by a friend. It was well received by all!
So, back in the day, I purchased two of these kits. My fantacy was to have matching quilts in the kiddo's room and in our room. Alas, kiddo said he'd rather something different. No biggie. I went ahead and made both quilt tops with plans on returning to them at a later date to add borders etc etc. In a drawer they went. Plans changed... again. I completed one quilt for a raffle, and someone else fell in love with the other quilt. Therefore it is being made into a queen size quilt and shipped off as a gift. *sigh* Still need to make my bed a quilt.... LOL!!
This is part of this years sprint to Christmas. I had a matched pair of layercakes that had been in my stash for over a year. I came across this old tutorial and thought I'd give it a shot. When I'd made it through the first layercake I hated the outcome. It just didn't look right. I felt as though I was committed at that point and soldiered on. Now, I find I like it.
This was 3 years in the making. The colored fabrics are batiks. The center pattern is called Old Sawmill. I decided to do the top, bottom and sides something different. I ran out of the white on white during the pandemic and Puddleducks Quilts in England sent me the fabric I needed. I then had to figure out how to finish it, do the calculations and then execute it. I sent it to our local long arm quilter who put pattern Eve in blue thread on it. Binding is a dark blue batik. I'm very happy with the results.
I bought this beautiful Lonestar quilt top off of Etsy years ago. I love the colors. It was 61" square. I added extra borders to make it 73" x 79". I quilted it with a Wasatch Design called "Sherbert" and used Omni Blue Ice thread and Hobb's 80/20 batting. I hand bound it. This quilt will be a gift for my daughter's friend.
I bought the florographix online to make a quilt for my stepson(23). When I received it I realised there was way to much pink in it for a man but I didn’t want to waste it. I started sewing using the stars & stitches pattern. As I put it together I realised how cool it was looking & started seeing my youngest daughter (27) with it. Just waiting for lockdown to end so I can organise a long arm quilter.. I think this needs something special not just straight lines from my machine :)