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.
Because I mostly make charity quilts, someone gifted me this older Moda fabric. I don’t mind it’s an older line and neither will the recipient. The blue border and backing along with the white background I bought. I could not figure how to continuously outline the 4 blades of the pinwheels without back tracking when I quilted. I stippled the white background and blue border. I took so many pictures of this little quilt because it photographed well. -lol- I wish I could show you. I think the mom will be surprised and I hope she likes it. Size is about 57 inches square and here’s the site the pattern is on and the video. I didn’t buy the pattern just watched the video. I didn’t want all that background white space on the corners so I added the blue color border, like the blue backing. 6-23-2023 Toogie https://www.quiltingdaily.com/product/floating-pinwheels-quilt-pattern-download/
When our daughter (almost 50) said she wanted to make a quilt with some Christmas fabrics she bought long ago, I suggested Jenny’s Double Slice. As her first quilt top ever I thought this wouldn’t be too stressful for her, because the only seams that need to match were the block seams, when joining the rows. I am so proud of her! I quilted and put the binding on and now waiting for her to see. I am always unsure of thread color. I didn’t have a bright red, so I had to use a maroon color. I think it is ok and when it’s washed, the stitches will sink more. It came out 55x72 inches after quilting. Oh, I also told daughter that her outer border looks like lace!-lol There is a YouTube video but it won’t let me add the link here so https://youtu.be/jxC-0T5lXw4 Type in Double Slice quilt tutorial by Missouri Star and it should come up on YouTube search.
I was pleasantly surprised by my sister, with this beautiful quilt for my birthday this month, July 2023. The backing is just as beautiful as the quilt top…done in the aqua mums, and the binding is an aqua diagonal stripe. The quilting is white, and the design is called “apple core clamshell”. It’s finishes at 72.5” square.
I had started the blocks for this quilt and then put it away for a bit. I took the pieces on a long trip with me but didn’t take along a finished block. When I got home again, I found I’d put the stars together the opposite way from how I’d started. You can see the two different ways at the bottom of the photo. I gave the quilt to a friend, who has since passed away. I don't know what happened to the quilt. Finished March 1984, hand stitched and hand quilted.
This young lady’s mom Lelia and grandmother Gayle made a long trip to be with us during a stressful time when my daughter’s twins were born. I always appreciated the supporting visit before we lost one of our twins. When I heard Monday afternoon Lelia’s daughter was having her baby shower today, I went to work cutting piecing and then quilting both of them. I finished yesterday but still had to wrap so they didn’t get washed . I told Lelia they would need washing but I just ran out of time. I made them bigger and no ‘baby’ prints so the kids could grow with their quilts. Size is 48x63 The pinwheels are large. They are bigger than I usually make for babies but it helped me get them made in time for today. The same fabrics were used in both quilts for the pinwheels, just placed differently. The back are different. Just like the twins are the same but both will have their own personality. The quilts were appreciated and Lelia has told me and others that she still has her daughter Eudora’s smocked bonnet and dress I made when she was born. Now Eudora is having twins!
My quilting and all-around friend passed in April. She left behind a huge stash. 13 sewing machines, 50+ UFOs, 200 kits and so much in tools and patterns. I was able to finish a bunch of her quilts and seeing each month as others are finishing up her projects. The sale was a huge traffic jam success. Thank you to all you quilters who support us in more ways than you can count.
I have been wanting to make a Swoon quilt for awhile now. Since I had a fat quarter bundle before Christmas 2022, I decided to make one. I started the 9 blocks in July 2023, and today…8/27/23 I finished sewing my binding on. (Today is my Mom’s birthday, so I like to think she is shining down from heaven) I went with the Baptist Fan quilting with white thread. Many of Camille’s quilts are done in the Baptist Fan, and I always loved how hers turned out. I am very pleased with the results. This quilt finishes at 80” square. It fits nicely on a queen, with about 11” overhang on each side.
My daughter asked me to make this prayer quilt for her best friend’s baby granddaughter. Seems little Mave has a health problem, so prayers are requested. Anyway, the mom of little Mave likes purple and I like pinwheels-lol I decided to spend a little extra time quilting, while thinking of Mave. I love how the quilting shows on the back! I don’t love the fact that ‘sometimes’ my purple bobbin thread would show at needle holes on the white front, even though I would re-adjust tension on my long arm. I used purple bobbin and white top threads. I meant to wash it before giving, to see if the stitches would look better or sink in more, but I forgot to before I added the ties. It will have to be washed after all prayers are said and threads tied. I think they will like it, my daughter and I do. Have a nice day!
A friend found 25 blocks measuring 19x20. She asked me if I could put them together and make her a quilt. I told her I could but the blocks weren’t going to match up, even though I squared them up to an even 19 inches. She was okay with that. So here is the finish. So for a $4 top, $30 backing, $23 batting, a can of starch and thread (?) she now has a quilt she says she always wanted. It came out 90 inches square.