The reason for taking up quilting was I wanted to make something for my granddaughter to be. The first 2 projects were to help me gain confidence enough to make this for our little Thea. My daughter in law gave the colourway, they live in NZ and me in Devon, UK. I passed the colourway onto the lovely ladies in the quilting shop, as we were in lockdown I had to rely totally on them, they chose so well. I cut the fabric, pieced and quilted and am very pleased as is daughter in law, hopefully Thea will love this as she grows and know how much love went into it's making.
I have twenty-six grandchildren, 13 boys and 13 girls. For each I made receiving blankets from flannel and then crochet around the edge. I kept the scrapes from those blankets. Now the great grandchildren are coming and here is what I am making for them. Taking the scrapes that were from that grandchild and cutting hearts and appliqueing them on the flannel charm packs I can get at Missouri Star Quilts.
I bought two yards of fleece fabric and wanted to make a baby tie quilt. I got to thinking about a baby sucking on the fleece ties and thought that wouldn't be good. So I did a little research and I found this cool braided edge option. I think it turned out nice and can't wait to make some more!
My Mom had a pile of little block packets from her local fabric shop. She kept part and sent along these. (I quit making them when I had the number needed) With a little finagling of the fabrics I came up with these 12. Bordered with more of the fabric and bound with a purple from my stash it turned out pretty cute. Also from my Mom's stash was a lot of the Ultra Suede fabrics. Quilted using a large meander. They are making fabulous backs. Will go to a nephew and wife who are expecting their first in August.
Several of the organizations our Project Linus chapter gives blankets to asked for smaller quilts and blankets so I thought this would be a good way to use some squares and make fast projects. I sewed the squares into 9 patches and just went from there. Hope a child likes them!
During our Covid lockdown in 2020, I decided to attempt to use up some of my twenty years worth of scrap fabric. The end result was 10 quilt tops destined for the NICQ ward at Vancouver Women's hospital. They are all 36 x 36 with flannel backing. The tops languished in my sewing room when I was unable to get batting and flannel backing. I now have those items so no more excuses. Here are six finished quilts I managed to work my way through quite a lot of fabric and thread and found I had to be creative when I didn't have quite as much as I needed. It made me think this must be what quilting was like in the past when we couldn't just order what we wanted online from 1000's of choices.
It's been 5 months since I could sit and sew, or for that matter, even turn on my machine. My husband was quite ill and for a time we didn't think he would make it. With the Grace of God, he seems to be getting better. At any rate, I sat down and did one of Jenny Doan's 9 patch. Quilting was done by Ann from Blue House Quilting. Used 100% cotton jelly rolls.