My son and family just finished building a new cabin on their property “up north” in the lower peninsula of Michigan. My grandchildren love going there winter and summer, and are always telling me about their trips. However, when they were younger, they had trouble saying the words “up north”. All four of them said, “up nor-uff”. Thus my name for this quilt. The pattern for this quilt is actually called “The Up North Quilt” by Pen-Paper Patterns, so when I saw it I knew I had to make it! I bought a kit online, and substituted the Michigan fabric in place of the kits fabric used in the little camper. It was professionally quilted by a friend. It was well received by all!
Okay, this got a little crazy. Using the Tri-Rec Ruler, I got busy making trees. It finished at 44 x 48. I added the dotted border to "tame" it a bit. First time using this ruler and was glad to see I didn't lose any points. I think this is going to a child I have in mind.
Recently, my first grader granddaughter and her mother (my daughter) asked me if I could make a new quilt from a well-loved dinosaur quilt that was store-bought fourteen years ago when her brother was 2 years old. The center panel of the quilt was split in two, the edges of the quilt were frayed off, and the batting looked like Swiss cheese. All I could rescue were the thin, mostly faded border pieces of the original quilt. I interfaced the pieces and added pinks and greens from my stash to put together a brighter setting with more girl-appeal. The middle child will be sharing the quilt with her newborn baby sister, pictured on the quilt.
I bought this beautiful Lonestar quilt top off of Etsy years ago. I love the colors. It was 61" square. I added extra borders to make it 73" x 79". I quilted it with a Wasatch Design called "Sherbert" and used Omni Blue Ice thread and Hobb's 80/20 batting. I hand bound it. This quilt will be a gift for my daughter's friend.
I bought the pattern from Jenny. I quilted it using a pantograph on a long arm machine. I like the was the hummingbirds on the back look like they are flying through gusts of wind. I intend to gift it to a friend who just celebrated her 80th.