Recently a fellow quilter in our Tuesday morning group asked me to complete these mats for her. She had cut 2 but due to a fall and broken bone in her right hand couldn't cut material for a bit. She was able to sew a bit thankfully. As she is past 90 the hand was taking longer to heal and during the healing process her husband of 70 plus year died also. She had been missing from our group for sometime. I was honored she asked me rather than more experienced quilter in our group and so glad to do it for her. I did have enough leftover materials to also do a table runner for her. Though the placemats are different scenes the runner shows the complete little community of a small farm town in the 1800 to 1900 timeline.
In January of 2017 I ventured into choosing fabric for a quilt. I found a floral print that was part of a collection called Home Again. It is still one of my favorite fabrics. This was an ambitious King size quilt project and took several months to finish.
I made this quilt to commemorate the 40th wedding anniversary of my husband and I, which is this month. Most of the fabric was from my stash, except I had to order a bit more light colored fabric and additional burgundy fabric for the backing.
My sister Kathy who owns her own Bed & Breakfast in Hanmar Springs in NZ will be celebrating her 60th Birthday this year so I decided to make something really special for her. As I LOVE Bargello patterns I thought I'd make her this beautiful table runner to compliment her stunning red & black living room. I'm sure she's going to LOVE it as much as I do.
I offered to make a quilt for my 11 year old grandniece. She picked out the pattern and the fabric. This is the first quilt I have done on a long arm machine with a pantograph. I love the way it turned out. My cat, who runs my quality control department, approves. The pattern is split pinwheels by Orange Dots Quilts. It is available at orangedotsquilts.etsy.com The pattern resulted in lots of extra half square triangles, so I made several pillows.
This is a first for me; Paper Piecing. I was browsing through my hometown quilt shop and saw the store sample hanging up in aaaaaall it's glory. It was LOVE at first site. I snagged the SMALL package and went on my merry way. When I got home, I started studying the information included... and I quickly took a step back. What did I just buy?!?! Silly me. Then I hopped on the computer and tried to find tutorials... and I was in luck! Found one, watched it, then took the pattern for a test drive. Happy to say, the project wasn't a disaster and was actually a nice challenge.
Also from my Mom's stash were these three fabrics (blue prints) in fairly large quantities. Using the same pattern as from Granddaughters quilt, but putting one of the prints in the center. I ordered by guess and by gosh a white background and sort of turquoise print. Yeah! It worked well enough that with all these was able to get a queen-sized quilt. I will have to edit this when finished; need backing!
Update: I quilted with Urban Elementz Nemesh's Feather's Grande. I hand bound it with a dark red. ** I made a scrappy twin size quilt top of the Cambie Quilt pattern. I'm a pattern tester for Amateur Quilting Hour. I've been making quilts for my Aunts. This is the last quilt to make for my Aunts. My Aunt picked the colors. I picked the fabrics and pattern. I hope to quilt it soon. 68.5" x 92.5"
After collecting purple fabric for several years, I had one UFO I was not pleased with in the color palette. When I saw the Lemon Star tutorial by Jenny, I loved it and thought I might be able to do it. So I just got started with whatever purple fabric I came across in my sewing closet. As I saw the fabrics coming together, I browsed MSQC and found the sashing, cornerstones, and border that brought it all together.