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.
Was helping a friend pick out fabrics for her project when I saw this line of blue fabrics. Didn’t know what I was going to do, just knew I had to have them. I believe it is the Fairy Frost line. I really liked this pattern, with one small adjustment-I changed the corners so it created a “circle” instead of a checkerboard as I wanted the stars to stand out. I stitched in the ditch in all the white areas again to make the stars pop. The fabrics are so pretty! The backing is a flannel. Sorry I don’t know why my pictures are always blurry. They aren’t until I load them here.
These are more of the fabrics from my Mom’s stash. It was just an idea borne from something else I was working on that made me think…oh! That would be so pretty to pull this green and deep burgundy floral and make something. Then because it didn’t turn out very big, I decided it must be a laprug and so I played with several quilting designs I wanted to try as fillers, but they would highlight their space.
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.
Ok, Grandson #3 Graduation quilt. Hes age 8, now (2022). His favorite color is teal. I added the silver as a second color. Jenny's tutorial gave me the idea to try this pattern, but am doing it as a quilt as you go pattern. I made the " happy" accident of cutting the strips at 1.5 inches instead of 1.75 as per their directions. As you can see by the photo that squaring this block up, the numbers 5 and 6 perspectively are straight on, on all sides. So that helps to square this up. The back is a brush stroke gray in 108 inch backing fabric, which I cut down to squares to do the qayg technique. Will add more when project is complete. Can get my email on my profile page, if you have questions. The block is squared to 11 inches. Oh, another tip is to quilt, if you so wish, the longest open center strip on the block, quilt it first. Then do the rest. I used a walking foot and also used basting spray, but it still wanted to "move" a little, I even used flathead pins, so just thought I would pass that on.