For as long as I have known my brother-in-law Jerry, every home he has moved into, he has done at least some remodeling so I thought a Carpenter's Star would be a perfect pattern. When I asked what colors he would like, he told me serene and peaceful. Well, since serene and peaceful are feelings, not colors, that made picking out fabrics a bit of a challenge. I found this beautiful batik that had jelly fish and another that looked like turtle shells and what is more serene and peaceful then turtles and jellies? So here is my brother-in-law's serene and peaceful quilt!
I was inspired by the idea to draft up and make this after seeing a pattern for a Dodge Truck table mat By Connie at Freemotion by the River. I'm pretty happy with the way my table mats turned out. I quilted it using simple meaner with a little difference on the window.
This is a free pattern from Jordan Fabrics called almost a lone star. It uses a jelly roll. I added borders to make a queen size quilt to use in my camper. The quilt is 91 by 117. I also used wool batting. It is such a heavy quilt. Binding got alittle wonky with all the pulling and shifting.
I am trying very hard to get my supplies down to a more workable size. I did finish this Wall hanging of the Psalm 23. I put on a brown border to frame it . Then sent it off to Missouri Star for longarm quilting. The back is also lovely of left over cloud material I once used in a art quilt. I did flange binding to set it off.
This was 3 years in the making. The colored fabrics are batiks. The center pattern is called Old Sawmill. I decided to do the top, bottom and sides something different. I ran out of the white on white during the pandemic and Puddleducks Quilts in England sent me the fabric I needed. I then had to figure out how to finish it, do the calculations and then execute it. I sent it to our local long arm quilter who put pattern Eve in blue thread on it. Binding is a dark blue batik. I'm very happy with the results.
My Mom finished these embroideries and asked me to assemble and then quilt the quilt for a Great Nephew's 1st birthday. It was all done on my Mom's domestic machine so the quilting is a bit shaky but she was happy and packaged it all up for my Sister to take to the birthday party. Fastest quilt ever! Will need to check my "list of chores" before I go up to visit next time!
This is only my second batiks quilt. (First one, went to my Grandson) I choose Confection Bitiks, by Kate Spain. I love star quilts, so I decided to make the Sawtooth Star. It was so fun to make, and the blocks made up quickly. I made 20 squares total. They are 19.5” squared. They are layed out, 4 squares across, and 5 down. To make this quilt, I purchased one layered cake, and two jelly rolls. For the backing, I choose Moda Grunge, “Pool”. It is an aqua color, with a lime green in it. Matches the collection nicely. 10-11-21