This is a Cozy Quilt Designs pattern called Drop Diamonds and I used an older fabric collection from Sandy Gervias called "Fall Back in Time." It is an easy quilt to make, but I did have a hard time getting my diamond points to match up. I forgot to square my blocks and realized after the top was all done that my white diamonds points are a little off. Overall I think it turned out really fun, I don't know what quilt design to do yet, maybe this will be the first I take to a long arm quilter.
During our Covid lockdown in 2020, I decided to attempt to use up some of my twenty years worth of scrap fabric. The end result was 10 quilt tops destined for the NICQ ward at Vancouver Women's hospital. They are all 36 x 36 with flannel backing. The tops languished in my sewing room when I was unable to get batting and flannel backing. I now have those items so no more excuses. Here are six finished quilts I managed to work my way through quite a lot of fabric and thread and found I had to be creative when I didn't have quite as much as I needed. It made me think this must be what quilting was like in the past when we couldn't just order what we wanted online from 1000's of choices.
I constructed a quilt with the strip method and had a bunch of 2" squares left over. I put them together to make 4-patches which grew into a 20X24" piece of fabric. I also had leftover backing and binding from other projects that had the same bright happy feel. I made this sewing mat to brighten my sister's sewing room. The pockets are a great place for glasses, seam rippers, scissors etc...
It's been 5 months since I could sit and sew, or for that matter, even turn on my machine. My husband was quite ill and for a time we didn't think he would make it. With the Grace of God, he seems to be getting better. At any rate, I sat down and did one of Jenny Doan's 9 patch. Quilting was done by Ann from Blue House Quilting. Used 100% cotton jelly rolls.
I love hexagon quilts and wanted to make one that was actually a hexagon shape instead of a square! This quilt is 159" around and the quilting is 1/8" apart spiral "polygons" in the "Mood Ring" itself. Not very easy to do on a domestic machine that has a lot of bulk! Someday I'll own a mid or long-arm . . . LOL! No. 20, 21 and 22 of my "I Walked the Line" Walking Foot Challenge. You can see more of my quilts at nlowequilts.com
This piece was strip pieced first, 60 degree triangles cut and then the six triangles sewn together. The quilting is concentric "hexagons." No. 19 of 52 of my "I Walked the Line" Personal Challenge. (If you are "following" me on this challenge, more info posted on my website nlowequilts.com
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.
For my daughter's British roommate in LA. I've wanted to work in solids for a long time. I'm fascinated by doors--especially the ones people paint red to keep out evil spirits. This quilt design just evolved organically on the fly, as you can see. I just used colors that were pleasing together or NOT pleasing together from my box of solid scraps--mainly strips. I intended to use a sashing of checkered black and white squares, but it was just too much visually, so I pared it down by cutting these strips in half and adding black to both sides for a road. Designing as you go is not the easiest way to work. I was stuck on the bottom row for several weeks before it came together. Also, I took the bottom row apart twice... which is rare for me. I love the little mistakes in a quilt, like an occasional piece sewn wrong side up. But when a color snafu draws your eye to it in confusion or discomfort... that's a problem. My husband is a wildlife artist, and we discussed this top for quite awhile. He asked me, "Where does your eye go first? Then where does it move?" When I answered these questions I was able to figure out how to rework the bottom row for better color balance.