This is the REAL flowers quilt. My Aunt saw it somewhere and sent me the picture asking for a queen sized bed quilt. We tried finding the pattern but failed so I winged it! On our belated annual visit I took all of the flower blocks so she could do the layout. She also along with the whole entourage picked out the borders and backing. I’m really into what I call infinity binding. Using the same fabric as the last border so your eye just keeps going. It isn’t dominated by a suddenly different fabric. It may not show well, but I stitched around each petal with matching color of thread, then did a center with a gold thread, the white background has a hook feather I like to use as a filler, and last the border…recently a pretty butterfly meander came to my attention. I was able to enlarge it on my iPad, then trace the butterfly to get a stencil I just traced around with a chalk pencil as I went.
Sometime back I went to a estate sale where the primary items were quilting and sewing supplies. There was so much that the estate people I believe were overwhelmed at liquefying everything. I think the lady was a sort of hoarder. However I have much stuff of mine own so best not toss out that adjective she just loved to sew like all of us. I purchased a huge box for $4.00 with tons of projects of which I am working though. Also I purchased a bolt of fabric for $5.00 that I have used on the back of this World Map wall hanging and enough for other items. I purchased a wood grain print fabric to frame this wall hanging . I sent it to Missouri Star for long arm quilting. They are the experts after all.. I chose a design as close to waves as I could find to make the ocean look realistic . It will be in the church fall sale this year. I have a sleeve on the back for it to hang.
My quilting journey with Project Linus began 10 years ago with appliqued' tops. Big Bear is the 500th quilt I have made for our chapter and it couldn't have been possible without fabric and scrap donations from wonderful people like Shelly, Susan, Wanda, JCY, Wyoming Nana, Louise, Eleanor and so many more. Thank you all for going on this journey with me and I hope for many more quilts in the future. I forgot to add the bear pattern is from Fat Cat Patterns.
This is for a good friend's daughter, who requested pink and grey. She's 8, so I tried to go with slightly more "mature" fabrics so she won't outgrow it too fast! It's backed with kinky, and quilted with a meandering double loop. I'm retrospect, I wish I had made the gray between blocks a little narrower. But I do love the scrappy pink binding!