This is part of this years sprint to Christmas. I had a matched pair of layercakes that had been in my stash for over a year. I came across this old tutorial and thought I'd give it a shot. When I'd made it through the first layercake I hated the outcome. It just didn't look right. I felt as though I was committed at that point and soldiered on. Now, I find I like it.
I had some 5” x 5” prints of the Good Life/Scrumptious fabric, so I decided to make a new sewing machine mat. (Simple, quick project) Most of my sewing nook is done in the Flower Market collection, with a sprinkle of the Sundrops line, and the Good Life. I love red, so it seems to brighten things up a bit!
This was posted pre-quilted. It's now finished and some viewers wanted to see it completed. So here is how I did mine. The two bottom photos...one is the center design, the white flecks are from the freezer paper that was stuck in all the threads. The one on the right is a closer look at the quilting. I had not put a border around it, till after the body of the quilt was finished. I know that the colors don't quite match, but it's mine and it's ok with me. I couldn't find the tutorial on the MSQC site down below, but it's called Binding Tool Star. I am sure most if not all of us have seen it.
I just finished this MSQC pattern. It’s on You Tube but I realized I had it in one of my Block books from Jenny Doan. I tried adding the link but it says you tube link copy not valid, but it’s there. The fabrics for the top are all from other people or my stash. I only had to buy backing fabric and batting. It is size 87x101 inches after quilting. It was 92 x 104 in before quilting, that’s a lot of shrinkage and I haven’t washed it
I'm not sure if my mother made this or someone else did, like another family member? It has somehow become in my possession. It's falling apart in spots. I just wanted to share a picture of something in the older style of pattern. Never know? Maybe someone is looking for a new and different look, style or a challenge? The "batting" is disintegrating in spots, it feels like beads in the corners or wadded up newspaper of sorts. I took a picture of the layers as the binding has worn thin. Take a close look at the fabrics, someone may be able to date this? Enjoy!
I wanted a new quilt for my bedroom and wanted something where I wasn't cutting up the beautiful prints so I could actually enjoy them. I found Jenny's "Irish Change" and decided that was the one for me. This photo is prior to sending it to my LAQ to be finished. I added the piano key border with various width "keys" just to grow the quilt to king sized.