After a good friend made a ballet quilt for her granddaughter, she was generous to give me her leftover fabric for my own aspiring ballet granddaughter. It was more than enough to fashion another quilt plus a couple of pillowcases and a dress for a doll. Assorted prints from “At the Ballet” designed by Benartex Studios—gray, pink, black, white color pallet. Fabrics from City Ballet by Kanvas Studio.
Needed a new wall quilt for above our fireplace and used MSQC Bear Paws on Point Pattern. I liked the pieced border Jenny used on the MSQC Quilt, but decided for a smaller, 40" x 40" wall quilt, I thought it would be too much so I decided to use a flanged pieced border I learned how to make through Natalie's Final Stitch Video. The fabrics I used for the piecing are Maywood Studios Wollies Flannel Heritage and Wollies flannel Vol. 2 Colors both by Bonnie Sullivan; background fabric is Maywood Studios Flannel Brown and Black Weave; backing fabric is Kona Solids Black.
My nephew recently married a young lady from a farming community in our state. Lori Holt's book and selected patterns provided a unique opportunity to piece and quilt a special gift for them incorporating some of the timeless features of a rural lifestyle. "Forever Yes" is the theme for their wedding which I embroidered on one of the corner star blocks.
This quilt is a for a friend with cancer. Hopefully she can wrap up in the bright colors and it will bring joy to her days. I did not buy one piece of fabric for it. I even used leftovers from other quilts for the backing. Sadly, I didn't make a dent in my stash.
Take two on this darling little pattern. The pattern is by Robert Kaufman and is free on-line. With a prodigious amount of babies due this year, I needed to get busy. I like to have a cache of completed quilts on hand. This went together very quickly and did a mixture of straight line quilting and free motion quilting.
I followed the Stars and Pinwheels pattern which I purchased from Missouri Star Quilt Company. They also have a tutorial which I referred to as well. I quilted it on my domestic sewing machine using diagonal serpentine lines. I backed it with solid navy fleece. The fleece made it quite a heavy quilt so it was a bit tricky to quilt! I think it’s probably a large twin size. I used mostly Kansas Troubles fabric, some new and some leftover from previous projects.
Using Jenny's "Baby Block Star" tutorial, I pieced this quilt over 2 years ago. Finally got around to quilting it. Measures 42 x 42 and I am using it as a wall hanging. I couldn't get the tutorial to come up below, but this is where it's at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vZAe5BTrqo