After a good friend made a ballet quilt for her granddaughter, she was generous to give me her leftover fabric for my own aspiring ballet granddaughter. It was more than enough to fashion another quilt plus a couple of pillowcases and a dress for a doll. Assorted prints from “At the Ballet” designed by Benartex Studios—gray, pink, black, white color pallet. Fabrics from City Ballet by Kanvas Studio.
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.
My nephew recently married a young lady from a farming community in our state. Lori Holt's book and selected patterns provided a unique opportunity to piece and quilt a special gift for them incorporating some of the timeless features of a rural lifestyle. "Forever Yes" is the theme for their wedding which I embroidered on one of the corner star blocks.
I found this free pattern, "Radiance Bloom" by Robin Pickens along with her NEW Thatched basics prints from Moda Fabrics and fell in love with both of them! I used Edyta Sitar's "Olive Branch" fabric from her Laundry Basket Quilts for Andover Fabrics for the binding; Moda Cotton "Natural" for the background; and Cotton Canvas Painter Tarp for the backing.
I quilted three designs (Chandelier from Wasatch quilting, (Nemesh's Feathers Grande and Marmalade from Urban Elementz)) just for fun on this double cuddle luxe quilt for my daughter. I used Snowy Owl Mallard for top and Mallard for backing. I used Omni Fountain Mist thread and Hobbs 80/20 batting. 57" x 90" 02/23/2021
I wanted to make something to hang in the glass in my front door to celebrate the arrival of Spring. After diving into my scraps, I found enough to make one piece 3 tulips wide and another piece two tulips wide (just to hang in a bedroom or something). Anyway, three wide was too wide for the door, so I ended up making a trio. Everything was cut from scraps except the background fabric and the binding.
Recently I transferred some Boston Terrier designs from tee shirts and appliqued them to golf type shirts with collars for a friend. I used the sleeves to make her some mask but then decided to also use the back of the tees to make a wall hanging. Using my Mom's quote " Waste not want not" I found some on sale embroidery software for the dogs and really this was a experiment. I have software embroidery designs for the "The 12 Days of Christmas" which include the words for each design and day. I been wanted to make that into a quilt for ME for a long time but unsure how to put these heavy embroidery designs on material with batting for a quilt. Jenny posted recently making a quilt using batting that has one side that that is fusible. A idea formed. I thought why not sew the backs of the tee together and fuse it to the batting and then put my Pellon on the back of batting . Hoop it for the designs by centering it in each sewn tee square. Here is the result. The back is sunflowers used a panel for that so reversible if my friend so chooses.