I made this for my great-niece, who has a thing going with her grandma (my sister) about birds. This was my first time using a panel and I struggled with how to incorporate the smaller pictures into the quilt. After lots of looking at quilts, I came up with this design. Hand stitched and hand quilted, 60" square.
My son went to Beirut, Lebanon in June 2022 to visit a friend. While there he wanted to bring me back a gift of fabric. All they had was upholstery fabric and he bought 4 yards. When he brought it home I thought it would make a great one block wonder. Well, the fabric is heavy, hard to work with. Seams don’t line up and are very thick. I got tired of it and I let it sit for months. My son kept asking when I was going to finish it. Well, I finally did. He’s happy and I’m happy it’s done.
We recently celebrated Malakhi's birthday. Again, I made him a little bag & filled it with books to read & drawing & colouring-in books. I also made a little zipper pouch & popped in a couple of metal cars. I'm sure his mum will use these items for him to carry his bits n pieces to daycare.
I made this thread catcher from a pattern out of The Quilt Bee book from Bonnie and Camille. It’s holds all my frequently used notions. The floral fabric is from the At Home collection. The navy pin dots is Dwell, and the aqua polka dots is Riley Blake.
I have been seeing a lot of clear vinyl project bag tutorials on YouTube lately, so I decided to make one for my cross stitch supplies. The inside liner and backing was quilted in a cross hatch pattern. The liner is from the “Good Life” collection by Bonnie and Camille. The borders and the backing are from the “Shine On” collection, by the same designers. My project bag finished at 16” x 18’, so its a great size.
This is my first block of the month quilt. It started in January 2023, and will end in December 2023. You can go to www.aquiltinglife.com, and download Sherri’s monthly blocks. They have been a lot of fun to make, and it’s only one block per month. I am using the Emma collection by Sherri and Chelsi.