Recently I saw a flower quilt that intrigued me. Their flower petals flipped down, I thought they needed to stand up. After playing around with different rulers, Dresden plate to name one, I think I ended up just whacking at a piece of paper because I wanted the petals bigger than the white areas. Don’t forget to add your seam allowances back in! The stem and leaves worked out pretty much the same way. Definitely designed on point, but what to do. I probably tried 7 different layouts; this one with a simple sashing was the clear winner. Quilted with a ruler in the petals and a medium-small meander in the white. I left the leaves to poof.
This has been in my stash a long time. Too large to cut in any sort of pattern so I put on borders and found a nice back material for it and quilted it. I have a friend who loves everything Frogs so I think it will be off to her soon. And these frogs seem to know how to cook????
A local restaurant has this wooden pattern quilt hanging on a wall of their room for meetings. I didn't make this of course but thought it was so unique so snapped a photo. Sharing this wilt all of you in case any of you are into other craft item beside fabric ones.
When I purchased the Deer Merry Bright wall hanging there were some placemats panels that matched and some love material that I used for both projects. I really wanted to keep theses for myself but as this year moving has kept me from sewing much. I decided that as items were needed to put them in the Christmas auction too. If these do not sell, they are definitely mine
I have an embroidery machine that frankly I use very little as it is sort of costly to use with thread colors needs and stabilizer and mostly the software is extremely costly. I took a course this spring as using an embroidery machine is a ongoing experience This Little pillow was made entirely in the hoop. Even the back was added in the hoop with just enough opening to stuff it. This was hours of work. I am keeping this one.
I found a bunch of HSTs and wanted to try the big star. I did have to add a few from my stash. This was on my design wall for a few days as I played with color placement and to see if I could get a nice layout with what I had. The blues are outlined and the whites are small meander. This leaves the blue to poof. As soon as it snowed I put it on the table! Oval table, square quilt! Ah, well it looks nice.
*Update: 1-14-23, just picked this quilt up from my local long armer. I had some HST’s left over from my Daisy Fields Lemoyne quilt, I decided to use them in a pinwheel quilt. I had 2 yards of the cream/gold hexi’s fabric, so I used that for the sashing. I will also use the navy blue large daisy print for the outer border and binding The pinwheels are 8” squared. The quilt will have five across, and eight down. The backing is a gold ombré color. The quilting was done in a daisy pattern, using gold thread. It measures 59” wide x 86” long.