Saw this in the Love of Quilting March/April 2023 and thought these older fabrics would make up really well. It went to gather really well. The long curvy white spaces really called for feathers. Which I then echoed and filled in the leftover spaces with pebbles. All piecing is outlined to make it poof. I seem to be on a make the pieces poof quilting style. Just really like how it makes it all stand out.
Eva is my daughter’s foreign exchange student this year. I wanted to make her a quilt to bring back to Spain but when I asked her what colors she liked, all I could get out of her was white and blue. So I made this simple, on point charm quilt, with a 9patch border, in all shades of blues. It measures 78 x 95 after quilting. I just meandered or stipple quilted it.
The title says it all, however, I did not use a charm pack, but used my leftover 5 inch squares I cut myself. I had to cut my little squares for my 9P at 2 1/8 inch, an odd size I know, but it gave me the size I needed to trim to 5 inch sq. I don’t use a quarter inch foot. I use my regular foot so it takes more than 1/4 in seam allowance. Anyway, I got got home from a family vacation so I needed to sew! -lol This ended up 70 x 89 inch and will probably go to a women shelter. Thanks for looking- Toogie
It started from the Rock Star pattern in the October 2017 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting. Using up all those long strips of fabric. The pattern calls for using all 1.5 inch strips, but I just squared up the strip and used random widths; which was fortuitous as I didn’t have to worry about matching up seams when I sewed the triangles together! Yippee! I sewed strips in like colors and sewed strips and sewed strips. I did try sewing together little pieces to get the triangles but finally decided that was just too much. So, I saved them incase I needed a specific color. I first followed the pattern, but then branched out for the color spectrum ones. And finally using the last of the pieces for a very random lap rug. Did some point to point in the stars and everything else was medium meander.
My brother was undergoing cancer treatments. Us 4 sisters decided to gather and make him a quilt. Wrap him in sister love! One sis cut 10’ squares out of flannel yardage. We gathered at my house and 2 sewed while 2 stacked colors for us and then cut the rag lines. Is turned out huge. Was a challenge to wash and dry it! Completed in one day and the next morning we took it over to him. I do believe he was moved and enjoyed it with the time he had remaining. Remember - dont wait. We are not promised a tomorrow.
My sisters and I have been working on a birthday present for our Mom. I saw this as a table runner, not sure where, and thought it would make a neat hanging for Mom. My older sister does beautiful felt work so I asked her if she would like to work on this. My younger sister was the postage and other money person. From the last of the Mom and Grandma’s stash fabrics I put together the wall hanging and then mailed it to my sister to design flowers. We then on an in person visit picked out the fabrics and I took it all back home to complete just in time to give for Mom’s birthday.
I made Bookmarks for my niece, who is a professor of English. It is based on a pattern called Ribbon Box by Michelle Engel Bencsko. Quilting designs on figured fabric mimic the fabric design. Plain fabrics have other designs. Hand pieced, hand quilted, 55” x 65".