I participated in the recent NQC Quilt Bock Challenge. I found this quilt pattern really challenging but am happy with the result. This quilt is a large square lap quilt. The top is cotton and the back is flannel. It was quilted by our local long arm quilter.
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.).
In 2018 one of my resolutions was to sew all my quilts that year from fabric in my stash. I was more successful than I expected and it really wasn't that hard to do. "Ella" was the last quilt pieced in 2018 and came from my stash of batiks. I had a large number of cream batik 4" squares that I had cut for another quilt and the other batiks had been collected over the past 6-8 years. The pattern called for using charm squares but I changed all the squares to 4".
One of my favorite tales is that of Cinderella. In 2015 a new version came out and i was hooked. Recently i baby sat for a freind and you guessed it,popcorn and a movie was the plan. We picked Cinderella, i did not influence in any way, as we watched my friend pulled out a blanket. Mine you i live in Florida so not cold because of weather, but because of the air conditioner. It hit me then to make a Cinderella quilt. Well this is the start
I was gifted a print honey bun a while back and I bought a second one not thinking I could do much with just one honey bun. So glad I grabbed another one. I made this string quilt with nary a few inches of print to spare. Final measurements 48" x 60".
I desired greatly to make a periwinkle quilt and in 2018, finally accomplished just that. I loved the snowball effect made by the assembly of tiny kites and became fascinated with foundation piecing. As I worked - the "snowballs' started looking like the bottoms of old aqua blue canning jars. As a former antique dealer - that really pleased me. By the time I finished the foundation piecing, I had decided to border it with canning jar labels and canning jars for borders. I used a stylized aqua/white canning jar fabric for the back and I daringly put it on my dining room table and made a tablecloth of it!
Well, this fabric has been sitting a couple years. I made a tree skirt with the printed fabric and another complementing fabric. Stupid me didn't put enough quilting on it, as she had to wash it and it balled up. So this is a replacement for that one.. Shouldn't have any problems with it balling up. I left the blue pounce on the white to show the quilting. The cardinal fabric is on the back, she can flip to which ever side meets her mood at that time.
I made this wool felt advent calendar for my grandson, who just turned 2. My Mom had made a similar one for my children years ago and it was a fun annual tradition. I found a pattern similar to the one my Mom did on line. I combined some of the ornament patterns from the new pattern with some of my own and some from my Mom's tree. Hopefully this will bring wonderful memories to the next generation.
Per usual I bought a LOT of this fabric and was just finishing up this quilt when our great-nephew was born in Minnesota December 17th. I thought this was a wonderful way to mark his birth in winter, Minnesota, and very boyish. I often shy away from baby quilts that are too juvenile as I daydream about baby becoming very attached and same quilt sitting on the bed of their dorm room some day. I also pieced the backing using up leftover fabric. Because of the scenery, I kind of like the way it turned out.