My good friend Karen also quilts. She and I challenge each other with BOMs and other projects all the time. When I opened my online fabric and quilt supplies store this year, she was the first to place an order. She's a really great friend. Karen has a sister that lives next door that often wants to try new projects and crafts. Most of the time, Karen finishes them up or makes them completely when her sister decides she doesn't enjoy doing it after about an hour. Karen's sister announced one day that she was going to learn to quilt and had picked out a pattern. She just needed to go through all of Karen's fabric in the stash, borrow some rulers and a rotary cutter, and she would make a quilt. Karen's sister also has a habit of not returning things in the same condition she borrowed them in. Karen put together a list of supplies her sister would need to make the quilt. About a week or so later, Karen asked her sister if she needed a ride to the fabric store. Her sister shared that she would not be learning to quilt because there were too many things to get. So, Karen and I had a good chuckle over the whole situation. Karen is the quilter that starts a quilt thinking about keeping it herself, and in the end, it is gifted to a loved one. Knowing that, I wanted to make a quilt for Karen to keep, and what better quilt to make her than the Pins and Paws Quilt that we had such a chuckle over. Karen received it today along with her latest order from my store, and I realized that I completely forgot to take a picture! So, here's Karen's husband holding up Pins and Paws.
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.
Made this quilt for one of my sisters using the Man Sewing Burst Block Template for 10" Squares and tutorial from MSQC. Had a jelly roll of Artisan Batiks in my stash that worked perfect for this quilt. Was to excited to give to my sister, I forgot to take pictures. There appears to be an unmade bed underneath the quilt...oh well.
I made this lap size quilt using the pattern and instructions from the book by Teresa Mairal Barreu called "Turnabout Patchwork." You start with a simple block, in this case, a half-square triangle. Then you slice, turn, and sew the slices back together to create a hunter star design. I used part of a 10" inch jewel tone precut to begin with and added background fabric of cream/branches and buds. I machine quilted an overall star design.
This is my first wholecloth mini quilt and my 14th mini quilt for my personal "I Walked the Line Walking-Foot Challenge". I used Melissa Marginet's "Edge-to-Edge Walking Foot Quilting Designs" book to learn how to set up the "grids" for this pattern. Fabrics used: "Shadow Play" by Maywood Studio for the background; Kona Solids Black for the binding; and Cotton Painters Canvas/tarp for the backing;
I used Jenny's Double-Slice quilt pattern to whip up a quilt for a colleague having a tough time. I wanted it to be bright and happy and wanted to use something from my stash. I had always loved these fabrics, so it was an easy choice. I'd had the fabric so long that I don't even remember the name. It is backed with Shannon. I bound it in red polka dot, which I thought was fun. This one is in the mail! I hope she feels loved when she wraps up in it.
This was a bear paw block I had made for my Wooley Bear Paw Wall Quilt, but decided not to use this color in it. So, instead, I am using it for one of my I Walked The Line Challenge blocks. This is No. 13 of 52 and did Radiating Lines (WALK by Jacquie Gering) or also called Bright Star (EXPLORE Walking Foot Quilting by Leah Day). I used MSQC Bear Paw of Point Quilt pattern (BLOCK Idea Book Vol 7, Issue 6, 2020, Page 14), only this single block is not on point! I also learned how to make flanged binding thanks to Natalie's MSQC Final Stitch Video. (My new love for binding, from now on! Thank You, Natalie!) Fabric: Woolies Flannel by Bonnie Sullivan Jelly Roll and 10" squares, and Woolies Flannel by Bonnie Sullivan Brown and Black Weave Flannel yardage was used for background and backing.