I wanted to make something to hang in the glass in my front door to celebrate the arrival of Spring. After diving into my scraps, I found enough to make one piece 3 tulips wide and another piece two tulips wide (just to hang in a bedroom or something). Anyway, three wide was too wide for the door, so I ended up making a trio. Everything was cut from scraps except the background fabric and the binding.
This is out of It's Sew Emma BOOKS, Charming Baby Quilts By Melissa Corry. I think it measures ~ 52 x 52 I think. In the book it is multi-colored, but I thought I would stick to 2 colors. I free motioned quilted this. This is the most densely quilted I have ever done a quilt. It took forever and in the end it feels more stiff than I would really want in a cuddly baby quilt. All in all, it was a great experience and excellent practice.
This quilt was started before the pandemic hit, as a first try out of the "stack and whack" technique. It is hand quilted and went on the frame about a year ago. I quilted a little bit here and there but finally decided I needed to just Git-er-done. Now I can take the frame down and rearrange the bedroom!
Recently I transferred some Boston Terrier designs from tee shirts and appliqued them to golf type shirts with collars for a friend. I used the sleeves to make her some mask but then decided to also use the back of the tees to make a wall hanging. Using my Mom's quote " Waste not want not" I found some on sale embroidery software for the dogs and really this was a experiment. I have software embroidery designs for the "The 12 Days of Christmas" which include the words for each design and day. I been wanted to make that into a quilt for ME for a long time but unsure how to put these heavy embroidery designs on material with batting for a quilt. Jenny posted recently making a quilt using batting that has one side that that is fusible. A idea formed. I thought why not sew the backs of the tee together and fuse it to the batting and then put my Pellon on the back of batting . Hoop it for the designs by centering it in each sewn tee square. Here is the result. The back is sunflowers used a panel for that so reversible if my friend so chooses.
Using Jenny's "Baby Block Star" tutorial, I pieced this quilt over 2 years ago. Finally got around to quilting it. Measures 42 x 42 and I am using it as a wall hanging. I couldn't get the tutorial to come up below, but this is where it's at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vZAe5BTrqo
I watched the You Tube video and loved the colors and design. Good Morning –Imagine my delight and surprise when I got the latest issue of BLOCK. On page 80 in the photo is a chair that is exactly the same as the chairs for my mother’s dining room set (that I now have). I remember well dusting those chairs every Saturday morning! I have attached a picture of the chair as well as a photo of the Winter Stars quilt that I completed. Loved watching the tutorial on You Tube and watch your tutorials when I spend time in my sewing room (which is a lot during the pandemic). Thank you so much for your wonderful tutorials and all the expertise you share with us! I learn something new every time I watch you on You Tube! Looking forward to the re-opening of the shops…loved our trip to Hamilton 3 years ago! Road trip coming up for my sisters and friends! All the best, Diana Thomas
I had one grey back of a tee left. So a pillow made to match her shirts I did about a month ago and now the recently made wall hanging. The pillow is flapped in the back so she can change it out to wash or use the sunflower extra one I am sending also to her.
My good friend Karen also quilts. She and I challenge each other with BOMs and other projects all the time. When I opened my online fabric and quilt supplies store this year, she was the first to place an order. She's a really great friend. Karen has a sister that lives next door that often wants to try new projects and crafts. Most of the time, Karen finishes them up or makes them completely when her sister decides she doesn't enjoy doing it after about an hour. Karen's sister announced one day that she was going to learn to quilt and had picked out a pattern. She just needed to go through all of Karen's fabric in the stash, borrow some rulers and a rotary cutter, and she would make a quilt. Karen's sister also has a habit of not returning things in the same condition she borrowed them in. Karen put together a list of supplies her sister would need to make the quilt. About a week or so later, Karen asked her sister if she needed a ride to the fabric store. Her sister shared that she would not be learning to quilt because there were too many things to get. So, Karen and I had a good chuckle over the whole situation. Karen is the quilter that starts a quilt thinking about keeping it herself, and in the end, it is gifted to a loved one. Knowing that, I wanted to make a quilt for Karen to keep, and what better quilt to make her than the Pins and Paws Quilt that we had such a chuckle over. Karen received it today along with her latest order from my store, and I realized that I completely forgot to take a picture! So, here's Karen's husband holding up Pins and Paws.