This is the REAL flowers quilt. My Aunt saw it somewhere and sent me the picture asking for a queen sized bed quilt. We tried finding the pattern but failed so I winged it! On our belated annual visit I took all of the flower blocks so she could do the layout. She also along with the whole entourage picked out the borders and backing. I’m really into what I call infinity binding. Using the same fabric as the last border so your eye just keeps going. It isn’t dominated by a suddenly different fabric. It may not show well, but I stitched around each petal with matching color of thread, then did a center with a gold thread, the white background has a hook feather I like to use as a filler, and last the border…recently a pretty butterfly meander came to my attention. I was able to enlarge it on my iPad, then trace the butterfly to get a stencil I just traced around with a chalk pencil as I went.
This is a free pattern from Jordan Fabrics called almost a lone star. It uses a jelly roll. I added borders to make a queen size quilt to use in my camper. The quilt is 91 by 117. I also used wool batting. It is such a heavy quilt. Binding got alittle wonky with all the pulling and shifting.
A lady named Patsy, I traveled with, sent me a picture of an old quilt her mother in law made her over 60 years ago, when she married. Another lady Elizabeth found me the block in an antique quilting library. The block is called Papa’s Delight. It looks like a version of a kaleidoscope. Can you see the circles, it forms? So then another lady Carol is in my sewing group, gave me ALL the black & white fabrics. The yellow I had left from the Double Slice I posted here. Thank goodness for friends! It required a lot of pinning and slower sewing but I am pleased with the results. It still needs quilting which will have to wait until cooler weather. Hope you like it!-Toogie
I am delighted that my 15yrs of working on this quilt paid off in our recent Arts and Crafts show taking out first prize in its category. I was going to edit the page on Quilts By Me but feared loosing the previous blurb as I am soooo not technology savvy!!
So, back in the day, I purchased two of these kits. My fantacy was to have matching quilts in the kiddo's room and in our room. Alas, kiddo said he'd rather something different. No biggie. I went ahead and made both quilt tops with plans on returning to them at a later date to add borders etc etc. In a drawer they went. Plans changed... again. I completed one quilt for a raffle, and someone else fell in love with the other quilt. Therefore it is being made into a queen size quilt and shipped off as a gift. *sigh* Still need to make my bed a quilt.... LOL!!
This is part of this years sprint to Christmas. I had a matched pair of layercakes that had been in my stash for over a year. I came across this old tutorial and thought I'd give it a shot. When I'd made it through the first layercake I hated the outcome. It just didn't look right. I felt as though I was committed at that point and soldiered on. Now, I find I like it.
This was 3 years in the making. The colored fabrics are batiks. The center pattern is called Old Sawmill. I decided to do the top, bottom and sides something different. I ran out of the white on white during the pandemic and Puddleducks Quilts in England sent me the fabric I needed. I then had to figure out how to finish it, do the calculations and then execute it. I sent it to our local long arm quilter who put pattern Eve in blue thread on it. Binding is a dark blue batik. I'm very happy with the results.
This was my first shop hop, I visited each shop, purchased the block, and then chose the finishing kit for the one I liked most. That was November 2016. I started in 2017, worked on it mostly at retreats and finally finished this 95 x 95 Queen size quilt, the largest I have made. Not bad for 4 1/2 years! My longarmer did a beautiful job with a panto called Tea Rose.
I just finished this MSQC pattern. It’s on You Tube but I realized I had it in one of my Block books from Jenny Doan. I tried adding the link but it says you tube link copy not valid, but it’s there. The fabrics for the top are all from other people or my stash. I only had to buy backing fabric and batting. It is size 87x101 inches after quilting. It was 92 x 104 in before quilting, that’s a lot of shrinkage and I haven’t washed it