My granddaughter asked me to make her a new quilt....her requirements 1. Unicorns 2. Teal fabric 3. Stars 4. Furry backing...sooo..this is what I came up with. I also made her a matching pillow....her 8th birthday is November 15th so I will put it in the mail tomorrow!
I've been using up my scraps left over from other quilts and projects. This table runner was made up with left over pieces of my children's college themed quilts, and now makes a great table decoration for their home as they are devoted alumni. It is adapted from the tutorial "Turnabout Granny Squares Quilt" by Jenny. The reverse side is the "Hexigon Pumpkin Table Runner" pattern from the tutorial by Jenny and Missouri Star Quilt Company, also created from scraps. My scrap pile is diminishing, slowly!
Saw these checker pumpkins in a craft store and thought I can make these. So found a how to on the web and did them. I put some potpourri in them pumpkin spice sort. Make 6 of them. Sold a few at today's church sale but others may just come home with me if they don't go tomorrow. Happy Halloween.
I bought the Cutie Patootie panel because it reminded me of me. I couldn't work with it for years because it triggered too many uncomfortable feelings. I finally started working on it. I got it done. Then I cut it all apart. Then I put it back together. I added blue ribbons because they are one of the symbols for Child Abuse Prevention Awareness. I actually used fabric with monster eyes because there were definitely monsters. I added the characters from "Inside Out" because I had a lot of conflicting emotions. Something was missing though. I decided that all survivors deserved a medal. I created The Pinwheel Heart Medal of Honor. The Blue Pinwheel because blue pinwheel gardens are "planted" in April for National Child Abuse Prevention month. Honor because shame is such a challenge. I added Thriver because I aspire to be a thriver. I donated the finished quilt to Synergy Services.
Way back when, I purchased two Timeless Treasures Kitty Cucumber panels in two different colorways, plus some coordinating fabric, with the intention to make two separate quilts. Well, I didn't care for some of the printed squares in the blue colorway, and some of the squares in the green colorway were so pale that they just disappeared. Furthermore, when I prewashed the panels, I found that the blocks were not all square. I tried adding the red heart borders to frame the blocks and give them some character. I tried different arrangements of piecing and sashing with the coordinating fabrics....nothing clicked. When I pulled this out again this year, I decided it was "finish it or donate it." I also decided that I didn't want to purchase any additional fabric for this quilt. When I found the soft butter yellow fabric in my stash, everything sort of fell together. I used the scattered Kitty C fabric (originally purchased for wide borders for two quilts) for the backing, using up the green coordinate fabric to extend the width and length. I quilted this with a walking foot. (Side Story: One of my granddaughters examined this quilt and asked me, "Where's the cucumbers?!?" Kitty Cucumbers are a group of collectible figurines by Schmid Merrimack from the 1980's, collected by my three daughters for birthdays and holidays. They are now Vintage.) No pattern used.
I made this for a friend for Christmas. It is a small hanging quilt - 12 1/2" x 12 1/2". I found the pattern on Connecting Threads. I was able to use fabric I had in my stash for this. Love how it came out. Good for the holidays and winter month.
Had a panel of trains so cut them to size and sewed a border in colors to match the most prominent color in each piece. Backed them with stash of my Green Bay Packer material that I still have much of. These are tagged for the church sale held this last weekend. $10. but didn't sell sadly.