My son went to Beirut, Lebanon in June 2022 to visit a friend. While there he wanted to bring me back a gift of fabric. All they had was upholstery fabric and he bought 4 yards. When he brought it home I thought it would make a great one block wonder. Well, the fabric is heavy, hard to work with. Seams don’t line up and are very thick. I got tired of it and I let it sit for months. My son kept asking when I was going to finish it. Well, I finally did. He’s happy and I’m happy it’s done.
Needed a project to take to the hills. Took a layer cake and then found the strip in my stash. Have been wanted to make this pattern with patriotic so this was a “practice”. Found the fleece with bats at Joanns. My daughter loved it so gave it to her. She proudly displayed it. :)
This was a panel from a friend who like me just moved to a retirement community. However, she is not adjusting well and has started give away some of her sewing supplies. She said her little place has no room for all her supplies. So, I finished this panel and as she is part of our quilting group that has a bazaar. It will be offered for sale. The back is angel print. I added the gold and teal and brown to the panel and quilted around each framed photo in panel.
My quilting and all-around friend passed in April. She left behind a huge stash. 13 sewing machines, 50+ UFOs, 200 kits and so much in tools and patterns. I was able to finish a bunch of her quilts and seeing each month as others are finishing up her projects. The sale was a huge traffic jam success. Thank you to all you quilters who support us in more ways than you can count.
Well, sort of! More styled after a friend’s Red Onion quilt. I had all these “weird” green batiks that I thought why not. So I parked them up and created all these blocks. Then I divided the blocks up by bright and not. When I counted I found I only needed to reclassify one block. Then not following any pattern other than scattering some circles I laid these out. I wanted to learn a meandering leaf quilting pattern so that’s what I did. One went to my aunt and the other was picked by a friend visiting from California. Why are my pictures so blurry, they aren’t to start with?
Each month we got another set of directions. I behaved for the first few rounds, but then I went rouge! Did finish with their last directions. My card trick was hard as of course it didn’t include the weird size I needed. Again did some outline to make the piecing stand out and filled in all the background with a small meander.
Saw this in the Love of Quilting March/April 2023 and thought these older fabrics would make up really well. It went to gather really well. The long curvy white spaces really called for feathers. Which I then echoed and filled in the leftover spaces with pebbles. All piecing is outlined to make it poof. I seem to be on a make the pieces poof quilting style. Just really like how it makes it all stand out.
FORGOT TO ADD I DID NOT MAKE THIS PIECE . I ONLY FINISHED IT WITH BORDER AND BINDING. IT IS HAND SEWN BY SOMEONE UNKNOWN TO ME BUT RECEIVED IT FROM A ANOTHER QUILTER WHO SAID MAYBE YOU CAN FINISH THIS ONE. SHE DID NOT MAKE IT EITHER OR KNOW WHO DID. IT HAS BEEN GIFTED TO OTHER BUT NOW FINALLY DONE. Hello , I have not posted for over a year. I have been busy getting moved and settled into a retirement home. It was a lot more work than expected. I am finally able to get back to sewing and though this one is not yet complete it will be. It's been tied and just needs binding added now.
I was making these bird blocks the weekend that a local boy had a bicycle accident and sadly passed away at the scene where he fell off his bike. When my husband came home & told me what had happened I knew right then that I would make these beautiful blocks into a quilt in memory of little Dylan. I recently finished the quilt & took it to the family. I added a rod pocket so they have an option of hanging it on a wall. I know they realise the impact that Dylans death has had on many people in our small but connected town. God bless Dylan & his beautiful family. Ride high on your bicycle sweet darling child.