This is a college graduation gift for my nephew who plans to join the Air Force. I’m very proud. Orange is his favorite color. Once again I give so much credit and thanks to Mary Ann, my LAQ. The fabric is Color Master by Art Gallery Fabrics, the Tangerine Summer Edition.
This is the second time I've made this pattern. This time I chose all blues/aquas. This is going to be perfect for a baby due in August whose mommy and daddy are not revealing gender. It is 54" x 54"--large enough for tummy time, tent-making and story time snuggles.
On Friday Jenny cones out with a new quilting tutorial. Don’t get me wrong it’s always beautiful but this was the ONE. I’ve been wanting to use my stash to make myself a special quilt....just for me. I’ve been hoarding Summer Breeze for the past three years. This Spring Twist pattern was perfect. I’m sure, as quilters, you know what I’m talking about. It’s like the material and the pattern are perfect for each other.
Found this Fun And Done Quilt block at a Quilt Shop next town over. It has a color palate, but I decided to make it scrappy. I took the class that was offered at the shop. It was FUN!! Although the pattern doesn't call for making such a large quilt. I made two twins and put them together to make the king. This was the first of the two I have made. This is also a great way to use up those leftover pieces of batting. As you need to cut each one out. You quilt as you go. Self binding
Saw this cute Free Pattern from Moda. I use 1930’s fabrics from my stash and added the light gray dots for border and a pink ‘30’s for binding with a light pink Minky on the back. I used a simple all over daisy quilting pattern with a light pink thread. This quilt too is for one of the young Moms at church. This was a fun, quick, and easy quilt pattern. Will have to make more.
HSTs cut on my AccuQuilt from scraps and a few purchased FQs. I decided on a feature block pattern by moving the HSTs around and quickly decided I wasn’t patient enough to make all the blocks so detailed. So, 4 patches were added in between to get the quilt to a desired size. Machine embroidered a name and gifted to baby Miller at a fun family event.
This quilt was made to honor my nephew when he retired from his many years of service. His countless trips overseas, including the Middle East. I transferred to fabric a picture of each of his assignments. I used his now retired uniforms to make the blocks. His patches and buttons to embellish the quilt. It took over a year to finish. It tells his story. I am so proud of him. I presented this to him at his retirement party.