This quilt was made to honor my nephew when he retired from his many years of service. His countless trips overseas, including the Middle East. I transferred to fabric a picture of each of his assignments. I used his now retired uniforms to make the blocks. His patches and buttons to embellish the quilt. It took over a year to finish. It tells his story. I am so proud of him. I presented this to him at his retirement party.
On Friday Jenny cones out with a new quilting tutorial. Don’t get me wrong it’s always beautiful but this was the ONE. I’ve been wanting to use my stash to make myself a special quilt....just for me. I’ve been hoarding Summer Breeze for the past three years. This Spring Twist pattern was perfect. I’m sure, as quilters, you know what I’m talking about. It’s like the material and the pattern are perfect for each other.
Sydney is my oldest grandchild ... she will 10 years old this summer ... and I made Syd a quilt years ago ... Polka Dot Dog, in pink & black. .... she loved it .. but she is older now and Blue is her favorite color ... sew Nana had to make her a new quilt. Sydney helped Me, she picked out the pattern she liked and helped iron the HST .. I love her.
I pieced 14 memory pillow tops using stabilizer on nightgowns and cotton fabric for my friend who is a longarm quilter for one of her customers. They wanted a frog included on each pillow, since the relative that passed away loved frogs. They wanted a different quilt block pattern for each pillow. My friend quilted the pillow tops and used the back of the nightgown to make an envelope back of each pillow.
I decided to make something with wool felt. I decided to sew it all by hand. The rabbit was store bought. My husband helped draw the rabbit patterns. The day after Easter I was wheeled into surgery. Hand sewing was relaxing and helped get my mind off the surgery. I embroidered the tails and outline of the rabbits using the button hole stitch and French knot.
I almost didn’t want to share this. I made it for my daughter for Christmas. When she was little she declared herself a “Pigatarian” and refuses to eat pork. She doesn’t know what to do with it, but it makes a comfy cushion for an uncomfortable loveseat I have in my sewing room. The fabric is This Little Pig by Elizabeth’s Studio.
A few years ago I bought a Fatquater bundle of gorgeous orange and terracotta civil war reproductions. I had a pumpkin theme in mind. But somehow I never got started...until I saw this amazing living room my friends created. On a black tiled floor stood a huge terracotta sofa. All of a sudden I had this vision of orange charms and dark framing. To add a bit of sparkle some yellow and cream toned charms were introduced. The quilt finally got rather big and the quilting was quite a job.
My husband was the ROTC Commander and this is one of his cadet’s. That got married and now they are having they’re first baby. He is a pilot and she is a second grade teacher. I tried to combine both professions. I also sent the dr. Seuss book, oh the places you will go since they are in the military, they will move a lot. This pattern came out of the baby block book vol 5 issue 1 2018.