In January of 2017 I ventured into choosing fabric for a quilt. I found a floral print that was part of a collection called Home Again. It is still one of my favorite fabrics. This was an ambitious King size quilt project and took several months to finish.
I made this quilt to commemorate the 40th wedding anniversary of my husband and I, which is this month. Most of the fabric was from my stash, except I had to order a bit more light colored fabric and additional burgundy fabric for the backing.
I offered to make a quilt for my 11 year old grandniece. She picked out the pattern and the fabric. This is the first quilt I have done on a long arm machine with a pantograph. I love the way it turned out. My cat, who runs my quality control department, approves. The pattern is split pinwheels by Orange Dots Quilts. It is available at orangedotsquilts.etsy.com The pattern resulted in lots of extra half square triangles, so I made several pillows.
After collecting purple fabric for several years, I had one UFO I was not pleased with in the color palette. When I saw the Lemon Star tutorial by Jenny, I loved it and thought I might be able to do it. So I just got started with whatever purple fabric I came across in my sewing closet. As I saw the fabrics coming together, I browsed MSQC and found the sashing, cornerstones, and border that brought it all together.
My best friend bought me this material for my birthday in 2020. She said it reminded her of the wallpaper her grandmother had in her house when she was young. Her favorite quilt pattern is the Log Cabin pattern so I made her this quilt for her birthday in February 2021. I used the leftover material and made her a pillow as well. She was very happy with the quilt and appreciative of the story.