My friend and I made this purple mushroom quilt for my friends husband to give to his wife for her birthday (she loves mushrooms and purple). My friend paper-pieced the mushrooms at a retreat months ago. We cut and sewed the remaining part of the quilt all day today. Her friends are visiting in four days. Quilt is 63" square. Mushroom pattern is from the book "A Paper-pieced Garden: 27 Mix-and-Match Blocks Plus Unique Quilts" by Maaike Bakker and Francoise Maarse
Found this Fun And Done Quilt block at a Quilt Shop next town over. It has a color palate, but I decided to make it scrappy. I took the class that was offered at the shop. It was FUN!! Although the pattern doesn't call for making such a large quilt. I made two twins and put them together to make the king. This was the first of the two I have made. This is also a great way to use up those leftover pieces of batting. As you need to cut each one out. You quilt as you go. Self binding
Our son was getting married! He and his future wife lived in Arizona at the time. She was born and raised there. She loves the desert colors. I found this block called Arizona, and thought it would be perfect for their wedding quilt. I stitched Saguaro cacti along the borders with sage brush where I had some puckering. ( I filled it in) I also found a Thunderbird Navaho Jewelry piece and used it as a pattern or template to quilt in the corners of the border. Also "wrote" their name and date of marriage on the border as well. I hand quilted some geometric designs on the block. I stitched in the ditch as well. With the leftover fabric I made a "pillow case" type cover to store the quilt in when not in use, just to keep the dust off. Like a dust cover! The "words" were written on the computer. Then I took that and found a window and traced that onto freezer paper. Ironed the freezer paper onto a white piece of fabric, then stitched over the words. This made the label for their quilt.