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.
I received a jellyroll for Chhristmas but it only had 30 strips. I used the pattern Train Tracks in the book Two for One Jellyroll where all the quilts use 20 strips. I was able to use the extra strips as borders and binding. Then gifted it back to my DIL for the grandkids.
I saw a cute home state pillow on line ... and I decided to make my own state pillow for Me. ... well New neighbors invited us to their house warming .. and my sister told me to give them the pillow :( ... so I did ... and then I stated making a new one when My oldest Son saw it .. so he gets that one ... then I finally Made Me one ... and this started Me making pillows ... they are fun to do.
I recently came across MSQC and with that the ModBlock publication. I tried a couple digital editions and fell in love. I showed my husband, James, the slice-a-block quilt from the 2016, vol.2 edition and he liked it. James stated it reminded him of HotWheels. So...I dyed some fabric choosing colors inspired by vintage HW SpectraFlame paint colors. These vintage cars are also referred to as RedLines. This quilt represents two things: My first with my new longarm, delivered April 21, 2019. Second, a quilt my husband will enjoy with every night’s sleep.
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.
I made this quilt for my Granddaughter who is moving into her first apartment. She chose the Fabrícs last year and she finally got the quilt this week for her 21st Birthday. I hope it brings many years of warmth and fond memories of our relationship! The pillow cases were done following MSQC pillow case tutorial and includes a reading pillow with a pocket for a book. The pillow shams were done by following a YouTube tutorial.
I just finished this quilt top for my friend/neighbor's daughter for high school graduation. I used blue, purple, and green fabric (her favorite colors). I used fabric scraps to make a string border. 80 x 96" I'm going to quilt it with my friend's help on her longarm tomorrow.