I was playing around with a nine-patch madness pattern using jelly roll strips (instead of the 5" squares the pattern called for). Not my best work, but I learned something. Long story short, I think this may be used as a gift for my first attendance at a guild meeting since I've moved. (Not sure because I do not know if you have to be a certain type of quilter to join this guild.) Anyway - I used double batting to make it thicker and simply sewed the right sides together, then turned it and sewed the edging (I really did not want to open a new jelly roll to bind it). Note: Final size, 10" x 10".
Seen Jenny's tutorial on this pattern. It makes up very easily. Although the only dislike I have was there were too many seams, hard to lay flat. That being said. I used a citrus jelly roll and blue Turquoise for background. The wedding colors were the yellows, oranges, green and blue. This was made for classmates daughter for wedding, May 1, 2021. Just finished the binding yesterday. Mother of bride says it's bright! Said they will love it. It's 90x 90. I stitched the couples name, date and location of wedding in border. I put parents initials also in border along with my name and location. I made my own stencil to use in the circles and border.
HAL 9000, from Arthur Clarke's book/movie, "2001: A Space Odyssey," just seemed to be the perfect match for my next "I Walked the Line" No. 11, quilting challenge. I wanted to do another PAYG (Piece As You Go) quilt using hexagons, and this time I used Leah Day's "super spiral" method from her book "EXPLORE Walking Foot Quilting. Instead of doing a spiral though, I quilted a hexagon spiral-type shape around HAL. I love the look of the hexagon spiral (and HAL!) and plan to make a larger quilt like this one using the same quilting method.
Learning to use bosal to give my bag creations form. This is from a Youtube tutorial by Debbie Shore on 2-27-2021. I decided to add a 2nd strap. She called this an Easter basket. Material is all from scrap after making pillowcases for family a while back. Exterior print: Perugina Paisley. Very satisfying make! (Completed: 3-1-2021 on Singer Seventy)
Needed a new wall quilt for above our fireplace and used MSQC Bear Paws on Point Pattern. I liked the pieced border Jenny used on the MSQC Quilt, but decided for a smaller, 40" x 40" wall quilt, I thought it would be too much so I decided to use a flanged pieced border I learned how to make through Natalie's Final Stitch Video. The fabrics I used for the piecing are Maywood Studios Wollies Flannel Heritage and Wollies flannel Vol. 2 Colors both by Bonnie Sullivan; background fabric is Maywood Studios Flannel Brown and Black Weave; backing fabric is Kona Solids Black.
A cheerful spring table runner for my mother. I used Missouri Star's 5 inch tumbler template to cut out the tumblers and the flower blocks came out of a book I have called Block Magic by Nancy Johnson-Srebro. I wanted to test out my tumbler block skills for an up coming baby quilt so I designed this pattern in my head. I think it would look adorable as a lap quilt with those flowers as a border going all the way around! I used two charm packs called "Butterfly Garden" for the tumblers and flowers.