It's been 5 months since I could sit and sew, or for that matter, even turn on my machine. My husband was quite ill and for a time we didn't think he would make it. With the Grace of God, he seems to be getting better. At any rate, I sat down and did one of Jenny Doan's 9 patch. Quilting was done by Ann from Blue House Quilting. Used 100% cotton jelly rolls.
These are 18 inch pillow covers I made for my two nieces that just lost their dad last month, April 27th. They are made from their dad’s shirts. I used Jenny’s Rhombus Gemstones idea, using the smaller Rhombus ruler. I had the dark tan for sashing but cut them 1 1/4 inch. The front of the shirts I used for the opposite sides of the covers, letting the snap front be the opening, for the pillow inserts. I plan to give them to the girls, along with the memory quilt I made their mom for Fathers Day. (It is posted here too) I hope to give them a little joy, on their first Fathers Day, without their dad.
While traveling through deep space, you pause to look out a window and admire a nearby galaxy. It's rotational pattern is similar the Golden Spiral (Fibonacci spiral/sequence). This pattern can be found in many places back on Earth. I like the idea of this quilt even though my poor sewing skills have failed to reveal it properly.
Update: I quilted with Wasatch design called Opus and finished hand bounding. This is Bonnie Hunter's "Blue Ridge Beauty" pattern that I'm making as a retirement gift for a friend. I named it Midnight Beauty. I used RJR Bare Essentials Deluxe fabric and Maywood Studios "In the Black" fat quarters. 76" x 92"
This is a Cozy Quilt Designs pattern called Drop Diamonds and I used an older fabric collection from Sandy Gervias called "Fall Back in Time." It is an easy quilt to make, but I did have a hard time getting my diamond points to match up. I forgot to square my blocks and realized after the top was all done that my white diamonds points are a little off. Overall I think it turned out really fun, I don't know what quilt design to do yet, maybe this will be the first I take to a long arm quilter.
I quilted my friends quilt top (circus pattern) for her with Urban Elementz "Day Tripper". She used Linework jelly roll and a colorful jelly roll too. My friend made this quilt for her husband. I used Hobbs Premium 80/20 batting and Omni Fountain Mist thread. 86" x 92"