After moving Mother to assistant living facility, I wondered into her sewing supplies and found this panel. Not sure what she had planned, but did find a chunk of fabric, right size for the back, so I used it for that purpose. I tried to follow some details with my quilting. Sorry that the photo is sideways. I'm going to surprise her with it when we see her over Memorial weekend, 2022. I hope she's surprised and happy to receive it.
This is quilt number 3 that was given to my granddauther it was my husband's crib and I used it also for our son. It is embroidered and applique and the cart at one time held a stuffed little lamb. It was made by his paternal grandmother which he never knew really but he was he first grandchild for them. He was named actually for one of their 5 children who died in a fire. This was to meet the fate of donation also see the story in Dresden plate and my crib. It is also going to Bonnie Hunter to love like her own.
I like the design and really like the colors but the stitching I did was the worst I have ever done. I almost put it away except I got some advice from the fellow who does the quilting. He said if I gave this quilt to one of my grandkids, they would love it because it was from me and they would not care if some corners or points don’t line up or the stitches are crooked. None of the stuff that bothered me will make any difference to them. I liked that a lot. So, I finished it. And, I will remember that advice from now on.
My granddaughter has taken in her boyfriend’s younger sister. Then they bought a house. So, figured that young lady might like to have a quilt. I sent my daughter and granddaughter a picture of some polka dots fabrics and two ideas for quilts. She told me the young lady loves plants, cats and butterflies! Can you believe I got all three in one quilt! The butterflies are appliqué; so glad I only did six! I started quilting on the first tulip and realized I really didn’t have a great idea what to do. By the third one, they all seemed to be asking to be unique. And even the leaves got in on the act. So, while some elements might be the same the designs change by what that flower “told” me what it wanted. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it! I put a small meander between the flowers and a hook rose meander around the outer edge of the flowers. The green border is sewn like piano keys so I could pretend it looked like lawn mower markers.
This is a Maple Hill Design pattern. It uses a charm pack. It’s 64 by 64. It still needs to be trimmed and bound. I’m giving it to a military member for his wedding. I also bought a picnic basket to use the quilt as a picnic quilt. One of Jenny’s ideas.
This is a 35" x 35" wall hanging. I made this for a woman who lost 2 sons in their 40's to heart disease, and they were both Veterans. Across the top I put the Name (which I've blocked out for privacy) and the branch of service emblem for each son. Across the bottom, the words Honor Remember Cherish Love. I wanted the elements to be subtle and incorporated into the quilt, and have a patriotic feel. The piecing was a little tricky, so I quilted each block instead of an all-over quilting. I did it with rulers on a Babylock Tiara.
This is a 39" x 48" baby quilt, pattern is called Charming Stripes. Pattern is in a book called Just One Charm Pack by Cheryl Brickley. Great for using up a leftover charm pack or some leftover squares. Patterns incorporate yardage with the charm pack. I used Moda Little Duckling Charm pack