On 3-3-2022, my sweet granddaughter was born at 1:10pm CST. We are so blessed to have her in our lives! I made this quilt out of a celestial fabric collection, chosen by my daughter-in-law. This Disappearing Nine Patch is a crib size. It was quilted with stars and swirls. Backing is done in a aqua fabric.
I started a quilt in November 2021 and did not like the secondary block that went with the starts. I deconstructed the blocks I had made and chose instead an Irish chain block to alternate with the stars. It finished at 60x60--so a nice throw. I'm either pretty late for Christmas 2021 or pretty early for Christmas 2022. Either way, I'm happy to have it off my sewing table.
This is a Fons & Porter QOV pattern in the September/October 2019 issue of Love of Quilting. It's called Americana Pinwheels. Was a challenging pattern for me. Quilt finished at 64 x 76. Presented to an Air Force Veteran on Friday. Background fabric is Marcus Fabrics "Concrete" by Timeworn Toolbox Designs. The rest were scraps and pieces from my stash. I used a wide backing, My favorite longarmer quilted Loops & Stars
I was introduced to a darling old 'Treadle' sewing machine about 7 years ago after my sister saw her on a local community notice board 'for sale'. I went & met her right away and have not really hung out with her at all in that time I have just admired her & wondered what her history is and what stories she could share with me. Recently I got the urge to do a real catch up with this old darling :) After tweaking her tension of being alone for so long, we got to know each other and became rather good friends :) I made a coffee & pulled out my box of scrappy crumb fabrics (as I do with my friends) and this old darling & I went for a real work out together. It was like no other gym that I had ever been to. LOL I decided that since my sister introduced me & this old darling "Treadle" that she could have the first item made at the first meeting. Yes, I am going to have coffee and a chat with "Treadle" again in the not too distant future as we have formed a real lasting friendship.
I saw this pattern and thought it would be a good way to use up my stash while making Christmas presents. Partially successful. But had to buy backing and more background. I quilted each one differently using a walking foot and my domestic machine.
This is the second quilt I made for my son. With the help of my daughter-in-love, we came up with some ideas. I put them all together in this tree of life/three little birds quilt. Three little birds on the right are his three children and on the left are the parents. Notes the birds are singing of course are the notes to the song. Background fabric is satin. The tree and leaves are cotton batik.
I made this for my great nephew. He is 13 years old and is a hunter, fisherman, camper, hiker etc. Anything to do with outdoors. This is another quilt that makes different patterns depending on how you look at it…a star or a zigzag. I saw the pattern on a Donna Jordan video.