Needed a baby boy quilt for sports enthusiastic parents. Riley Blake's "Play Ball" fabric line was perfect. I used my quick Mode Love Star Free Pattern and backed it with a blue pre-washed flannel with light blue thread for the quilting in stars & swirls. I used the stripe fabric for the star's center legs. I'm making two burp cloths with the left overs.
I bought some beautiful charm packs, cant remember the name now, but decided to try the Bow Tie quilt design by Jenny Doan. I paired the charm packs with a subtle cream batik, and had so much fun, the quilt top became king sized. I used the charm packs as is, no cutting down, and since they are 5" sq, I just cut them in quarters for the bow tie pieces. Perfect!! So I quilted it, using a batik backing, and decided to gift to a friend. Then I had to make pillowcases to match. Used the batik backing for the body, and had leftover bow tie blocks so I used them to make the cuff on the pillowcases. They turned out perfect!! I am so proud of myself for thinking of using the leftover blocks to create the cuff, which made it so much more coordinated.
I liked Jenny's Thanksgiving quilt and I thought it would look great using my leftover fabric from a large quilt I made with Moda's Modern Neutrals, so I downloaded the pattern and got to work on 'Mt. Scrapmore'. I like how it turned out: a modern take on American tradition.
I used fabric from 9 different charm packs, with metallics in most of them, to make this Laundry Basket Quilts pattern. I made my blocks bigger than the pattern, tho. It’s an anniversary gift. Wish it was for MY anniversary! The pictures can’t do this quilt justice. They are Star Wars fans and her name is Rachel.....thus the backing....
Getting busy with more autumnal quilting. Using two charm packs and adding an additional 7 charms from my stash I was able to enlarge this pattern by a few more rows. Here is the free tutorial: http://www.sameliasmum.com/2012/10/fresh-diamonds-easy-quilt-tutorial.html