I finished this Northcott Stonehenge Starry Night Panel kit for a friend that had started this kit a year ago. She quilted the white snowflakes. She wanted to display it in her office ASAP. I quilted the snowflakes in light blue, medium blue, and dark blue. It has a light set that sits in a pocket in the back.
What happens when you start fixing bowl cozies, but get interrupted? You end up with 4 bit hot pads. What happens when you've already made Rob's hot pads and really don't need more hot pads to go in that gift bag? You make them into little baskets for some delicious Peterbrooke Chocolates.
I used my friend's longarm for the first time to quilt straight line stiches across the quilt. I broke a finger on my left hand, so this was the easiest way to quilt for me. I had to add a piece of black dot on black fabric to make the backing wide enough. I made this quilt top for my nephew who loves Spiderman. Orange is his favorite color. I used disappearing four patch blocks. I hand bound the quilt with orange dot fabric.
I started thinking about making a red & white quilt several years ago and started collecting charm squares. Little did I know that at the time there weren't many strictly red with white fabrics available. There is NOW! LOL I put 12 blocks together only to find out that I the flying geese weren't flying the correct direction. Silly geese!! I also decided that I wanted a queen size. All has been fixed and I quilted on my long arm. It turned out great and has been gifted to my daughter for her Christmas quilt (it will also work for Valentine's Day).
What do you do with a lot of half square triangles? You hand them to a pretty smart little cookie and tell him to make four patches. Then Grandma sews the four patches just like he had them planned and hands them back to the boy. He lays them out of a small classroom rug just the way he wants them. Then Grandma and boy carry the rug to the sewing room. Blocks to rows, rows to a little quilt for Baby Charlotte that lives next door. He's really proud of his work, and Grandma knows that soon enough we'll be warning him about having that lead foot (poor thing, it's in the genes).
Browsing through MSQ Floral Shop, I found just the fabric I was looking for...now, my husband would say that happens every time I visit that shop and he’s right! This time I was looking for something old fashioned with roses to use with the Ladies’ Luncheon pattern. I read Jenny’s wonderful story about the garden party (Block, Summer Vol 1 issue 3) and I thought what a lovely pattern for a quilt for my sister Alice. I sent it to her for Christmas and she loves it! She lives in Texas and said it’s perfect for cold winter nights (cold winter...eye roll from the sister here in Missouri.).