A friend found 25 blocks measuring 19x20. She asked me if I could put them together and make her a quilt. I told her I could but the blocks weren’t going to match up, even though I squared them up to an even 19 inches. She was okay with that. So here is the finish. So for a $4 top, $30 backing, $23 batting, a can of starch and thread (?) she now has a quilt she says she always wanted. It came out 90 inches square.
This was a tutorial I watched on YouTube that Jenny Doan made with the Brightly pattern from cluckclucksew.com Since I have always liked the Irish chain quilts, I really fell in love with this pattern, with the stars. What better way to show a veteran how much he is appreciated! The finished top is 60x84 and will go to our QOV quilter Thursday to be quilted. Thanks again Jenny for a great tutorial!-❤️Toogie
This is the “Barn Star” wall hanging quilt, by Coriander Quilts. It is done in Buttercup and Slate, and measures 40” x 40”. I made a rod pocket following FQS’s tutorial. It is made where the top of the pocket is sewn in with the binding. My dear husband hung it for me this am, September 16, 2023. He is certainly better with the tools than I am! Lol
I was gifted this to make a Quilt of Valor. One square was cut out so the panel had 8 squares and the flag. The squares reminded me of a country fair, so then I thought I’d make Hole in the Barn Door blocks, with them and the alternate fabric pieces. Turned out 65 x 79.5 a little short of my 80 inch or more goal, but I couldn’t cut my borders any wider because of using leftover fabric.
I made this quilt for my sister’s 60th birthday.(October 2023) The pattern, Good Times, came from The Quilt Bee book, by Bonnie and Camille. My sister received it yesterday, October 3, 2023. She loved the quilt and the fabric line. We both have the same quilt (different collections) as she sent me a Good Times quilt in July for my birthday.
Fabrics my daughter picked up at Walmart. She cut and sewed the squares into rows then brought the rows to me to cut the side triangles. I cut and pinned them on each end of the rows so she wouldn’t get mixed up, also labeling rows in order. She had also brought me at the same time her backing fabric and batting. After she had came a few times and each time I reminded her that her triangles were on and ready for her to finish, she would always say I’m get them later. Well hubby and I concluded she wasn’t going to get them until I finished it for her. So….
I had to name my top so because of the eagle that’s flying I thought he could spin the pinwheels-lol Another member of my group sent me a photo of a scrappy pinwheel quilt to figure out the block. The block was very easy. The multicolored strips in the center are different widths to make a 4.5 x 8.5 section. You then snowball a 2.5 square to one end of 2 strips that measure 2.5x8.5. Sew each of these snowball strips to top of vertical strips at top and bottom. The white snowballs are all sewn the same by placing the square on an end and sew horizontally from top left of square to bottom right. When 4 blocks are placed together it forms a whole pinwheel. Tomorrow will go to quilter for another vet. Size is 65x81 and #43 for QOV.
I always make a special card for a favourite cousin who celebrates her birthday in December. I based it on a picture I found on Pinterest. I used my scrap threads and Sulky solvy stabilizer to make her wings. I was really pleased with the outcome. It is free motion embroidery on a piece of Alison Glass fabric.