I am finishing up projects while home due to covid-19. 3 years ago a friend who was a quilt shop owner now retired, donated plaid and flannel material to me to make a quilt for my hubby. I had much leftover so took the 3 boxes and cut them into workable 10, 5 inch squares and 2 1/2, 2 and 1 1/2 strips. I have donated it all to our quilter group at our church. It all will be quilts donated to needy places in community.
An Amish lady made the first quilt cover for my favorite chair. That was 20 years ago when I was working and had no idea what quilting even was. Now I am retired and my chair needed a new cover as the original was really thread worn. I was determined that I could make the new cover with 8 years of quilting under my belt. So I did. :) I used Kansas Troubles fabric. and learned how to make ruffles. :)
Jenny's Christmas version of the Starstruck quilt was the perfect pattern for my second quilt! Instead of making 1 king size with 1 lap size, I made 5 lap size quilts!! This is the first one!! This was my first attempt at Free Motion Quilting on my domestic machine. Its "rustic" so you may want to look with only 1 eyeball. ;)
I made this quilt for my son's girlfriend. Together 5 years, and they broke up 3 weeks before I got this finished :( But she's getting it anyway because she is like family. I used Jennie's Piece Out pattern from Block Magazine Fall Vol 3 Iss 5. Fabrics - Kaffe Fassett jelly roll & yardage. Measures 60 x 72. Julie, my wonderful longarmer quilted this one.
I first saw this pattern on “10 Tips for Great Baby Quilts from Marianne Fons” on YouTube. The pattern was created by Mary Fons. She named it “Little Lady”. I fell in love with this modern, colorful and fun take on a baby quilt. One of my cousins asked me to make a version with more “boy” colors. Challenge accepted! So I found beautiful batiks in blues and greens which is what my cousin asked for. I used River Valley Batiks by Kathy Engle for Island Batik and yardage (Nordic Trees for the binding). I also used the drunkards path circle template to create the blocks. I have only been quilting for about a year and a half so this one was a little bit of a challenge, but I LOVE the way it came out. I’m a big Mary Fons fan!
I bought this adorable kit at a quilt show, the perfect gift for friends who own a restaurant. MSQC had the perfect quilt stand to display this project. I even got through the little bit of embroidery. Size is 11 x 12, design by Calico Patch Designs.
A friend of mine lost her father in law and asked me to make a memory quilt for his wife;her mother in law. She gave me a pile of his clothes, all jeans and flannel shirts. She also gave me the shirt and dress each had worn at her wedding(used for the center heart). I used Tonga Treats Batiks Freedom minis to supplement them. He was a veteran so it was a perfect fit! I used Shadow Play yardage in natural for the boarders. Tonga Batiks Freedom blue stars for the backing. I asked my friend if he had a favorite flower as I love to add appliqué to my quilts whenever possible. He loved trillium. I created my own trillium appliqués. Of course the best part of any project is getting to see the recipient’s reaction. I was fortunate enough to have friend send me a video of her mother in law opening the quilt. Makes all the hard work worth it
I saw Jenny's tutorial for this quilt and immediatly purchased the pattern and fabric that was available as the daily deal. Sat on it for some time and then "COVID". I have put 10 quiltrs together in the last three months. I think MSQC quilted at least 7 of them. I have a longarm now :-)
My daughter wanted to make pot holders. We didn't want to free motion quilt each one individually so we made 36 blocks using the inner portion of one of Jenny's blocks. We sewed them into a 6 block x 6 block quilt top with no boarders and put it on the longarm with a wide back, a layer of 80/20 cotton batting, and a layer of metalized reflective batting. My daughter used a pantograph to do the edge-to-edge quilting. When finished I cut the blocks apart and added the binding to the 36 blocks. 18 of the blocks were squared to 11 1/2 inches square and 18 were cut and squared to 10 inches square.