This is the REAL flowers quilt. My Aunt saw it somewhere and sent me the picture asking for a queen sized bed quilt. We tried finding the pattern but failed so I winged it! On our belated annual visit I took all of the flower blocks so she could do the layout. She also along with the whole entourage picked out the borders and backing. I’m really into what I call infinity binding. Using the same fabric as the last border so your eye just keeps going. It isn’t dominated by a suddenly different fabric. It may not show well, but I stitched around each petal with matching color of thread, then did a center with a gold thread, the white background has a hook feather I like to use as a filler, and last the border…recently a pretty butterfly meander came to my attention. I was able to enlarge it on my iPad, then trace the butterfly to get a stencil I just traced around with a chalk pencil as I went.
I used up much stash and panel pieces and applique panels to make 12 pillows most for Christmas . One is a autumn colors rail fence pattern. Our 11th annual Church bazaar is this coming weekend so made these to put out with other items I have posted here this year. There are 2 of each pillow design but but 6 of the long narrow Christmas bulb light ones.
I am delighted that my 15yrs of working on this quilt paid off in our recent Arts and Crafts show taking out first prize in its category. I was going to edit the page on Quilts By Me but feared loosing the previous blurb as I am soooo not technology savvy!!
My cousin requested a twin size blue diagonal squares baby quilt for her first baby due in November. I bought two fabrics and used the rest from my collection. I cut 10" squares. I'll probably quilt some kind of swirls or geometric design on my longarm. 74" x 93"
This was my first shop hop, I visited each shop, purchased the block, and then chose the finishing kit for the one I liked most. That was November 2016. I started in 2017, worked on it mostly at retreats and finally finished this 95 x 95 Queen size quilt, the largest I have made. Not bad for 4 1/2 years! My longarmer did a beautiful job with a panto called Tea Rose.
Here is another wall hanging of USA map. Like the World Map I posted a few days ago it also large enough to fill a wall and either could be a twin bed covering if person so desired to use it this way. I have sleeve on back to hang however. It was part of my estate sale find $4.00 box. Quilted by Missouri Star a pattern I felt looked like ocean waves and same blue butterfly material on the back. Framed in wood grain pattern material