A great way to use up Christmas fabric or any stash fabric is to make these fun and relatively quick potholders. They can be customized for a special person or particular holiday or event. The pattern is from Plum Crazy. In each pattern is one template. I found a similar “template type” fabric at a local quilt store. I cut the template fabric to fit in my printer and copied original template. Worked great!
I saw this panel and couldn't resist. Made for a little cousin for his 1st birthday. This was my first attempt at mitering the corners because I wanted the train track to be continuous. Not perfect but good enough to make me happy. It was much easier than I thought and worked great. I just quilted simple strips in matching thread approx. 2" apart across the width of the panel and then quilted lines around the border.
I made this panel many years back and never found a good place to hang it. This year it is at the end of our hallway on the linen closet door, which has some sewing stash by the way. The stocking was made by my granddaughter when she was about 8 as she wanted grandma to show her how to sew, cut and put a pattern together. She has a eye for design and does lovely art work. A good memory for our family.
Quilt #8. I made this between Sept 2016 and Jan 2017, which was 2 years after my sister (she's Bothtwins here on QB.M) and I started quilting. Pattern is by Susan Fuquay and sold through American Quilt Retailer as an individual pattern from their magazine, Vol. 14, Issue 83. The quilt - front, back, scrappy binding and 4 pillowcases - is all batiks, with a Hobbs Tuscany Silk batt and top-stitched by Lyn of Camlyn Quilts in Marysville, WA. It's the perfect quilt for summers in the Pacific NW. The original pattern is 3 by 3 blocks, a lap size quilt about 54" square. This one is 6 by 6 blocks, finished size 95" x 95". It's one of those quilts that are perfect for batiks. It was such a fun project that I want to make it again. The lap size should go fast. Lesson learned: I really, really like to quilt with batiks. I like the feel of the fabric, the patterns, the colors, all of it. Plus the calico makes it perfect. That's Princess Tiara. ........... Posted 01-02-19
This is for my grandson who will be 9 in January. He is a big Star Wars fan. I backed it with minky. Normally I do my own quilting (just straight lines) but wanted something special for this. So I had it quilted and love the design. Plus I wasn't crazy about working with the minky :) I hope he likes it.