We did a 5,000 mile road trip this summer visiting friends and family. A long time friend and past coworker of my husband's retired to Tennessee. We had such a wonderful and relaxing time with them. They have a painting with these colors in it...so hence this quilt. This was fabric from my stash. I love the teal blue with the fall colors. I used minky for the backing and wheat thread for the quilting.
Saw these checker pumpkins in a craft store and thought I can make these. So found a how to on the web and did them. I put some potpourri in them pumpkin spice sort. Make 6 of them. Sold a few at today's church sale but others may just come home with me if they don't go tomorrow. Happy Halloween.
This was a panel and I have had it for awhile. I was trying to decide if I wanted to do each writing separate and make a wall photo or do a small quilt for the couch. I finally decided to do wall hanging when I received some nice wooden dowels. The items were off center but I added black to the edges and for the most part the turned out OK. Different framework on each. Made 5.
Designed by Howard Marus for Moda, it's kit #46241 for "Collections for a Cause". This 2017 kit was dedicated to The American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA.org) in loving memory of Gene Stewart, a beloved member of the Moda family. This is my 14th quilt, made between October 2018 & April 2019. My sister (she's Bothtwins here on Quilts by Me) and I have worn Hawaiian shirts for decades during the Seattle summers, which sometimes last as long as 3 weeks in a row although this year (2019) summer lasted the entire month of September! We chose The Sunshine Kit as our first joint quilting project. It was a hoot, and figuring out that back-collar-front-collar business was challenging ~ bouncing ideas off eachother is great for solutions. The finished size is 92 X 93", bigger than the original pattern which ended at the red border, which was the original binding. Then I added 3 floral borders for the width/length I needed for my queen bed. Our top-stitcher, Lyn at camlynquiltsDOTcom, did an edge-to-edge pattern with a curl and a swoosh called 'Repunzel', a pattern she said she could use to stitch around all the 3-D collars. The front collars are free-standing from the shirt fronts. No wonder they were problematic, both to us stitching them and Lyn trying to quilt around them. About half way through the project one of us said "wouldn't it be cute to put buttons on the shirts?" and Lyn said "don't do it before I quilt it" (of course not, duh!) and they are SO CUTE with buttons! If you have a button box this is the perfect time to use it. I also used my friend Karen's button box, because that's a lot of tiny buttons! Thanks Karen! It's suprisingly hard to find 4 or 5 buttons that are the right size and color for 20 tiny shirts. I have so much fabric left over. I bought extra for the borders, then bought more because I didn't like those. I ended up using extra back-side for one of the borders and the binding, so I have plenty of other colors to make cuffs for some pillow cases and maybe another quilt, too, lap size or baby. SO CUTE for a baby quilt, without the buttons of course. posted 102419
Aunt and Uncle who live in Kansas had a 50th Anniversary over 10 yrs ago. I wanted to make them something to remember it by. So I made this throw with some Wizard of Oz fabric I found at one of our local Quilt shops. Sorry for the grainy photo, it was also taken from an old computer with my camera phone. I will probably not see this one again.
This was created by "the seat of my pant" for a dear friend who was going through cancer. She chose the colors and I came up with this pattern. A photo from old computer, so it's a bit grainy Forgot to mention, she has passed away. Yes, she truly loved this quilt and it was with her always.
I've been using up my scraps left over from other quilts and projects. This table runner was made up with left over pieces of my children's college themed quilts, and now makes a great table decoration for their home as they are devoted alumni. It is adapted from the tutorial "Turnabout Granny Squares Quilt" by Jenny. The reverse side is the "Hexigon Pumpkin Table Runner" pattern from the tutorial by Jenny and Missouri Star Quilt Company, also created from scraps. My scrap pile is diminishing, slowly!