This is a quilt with 18 storybook characters with 5 of each of them in a quilt. I love books and wondered if I could find storybooks characters in fabric. I found almost all of them online with a few in my stash. It has been an interesting journey so far.
I started thinking about making a red & white quilt several years ago and started collecting charm squares. Little did I know that at the time there weren't many strictly red with white fabrics available. There is NOW! LOL I put 12 blocks together only to find out that I the flying geese weren't flying the correct direction. Silly geese!! I also decided that I wanted a queen size. All has been fixed and I quilted on my long arm. It turned out great and has been gifted to my daughter for her Christmas quilt (it will also work for Valentine's Day).
Well, this fabric has been sitting a couple years. I made a tree skirt with the printed fabric and another complementing fabric. Stupid me didn't put enough quilting on it, as she had to wash it and it balled up. So this is a replacement for that one.. Shouldn't have any problems with it balling up. I left the blue pounce on the white to show the quilting. The cardinal fabric is on the back, she can flip to which ever side meets her mood at that time.
Quilt #8. I made this between Sept 2016 and Jan 2017, which was 2 years after my sister (she's Bothtwins here on QB.M) and I started quilting. Pattern is by Susan Fuquay and sold through American Quilt Retailer as an individual pattern from their magazine, Vol. 14, Issue 83. The quilt - front, back, scrappy binding and 4 pillowcases - is all batiks, with a Hobbs Tuscany Silk batt and top-stitched by Lyn of Camlyn Quilts in Marysville, WA. It's the perfect quilt for summers in the Pacific NW. The original pattern is 3 by 3 blocks, a lap size quilt about 54" square. This one is 6 by 6 blocks, finished size 95" x 95". It's one of those quilts that are perfect for batiks. It was such a fun project that I want to make it again. The lap size should go fast. Lesson learned: I really, really like to quilt with batiks. I like the feel of the fabric, the patterns, the colors, all of it. Plus the calico makes it perfect. That's Princess Tiara. ........... Posted 01-02-19
I desired greatly to make a periwinkle quilt and in 2018, finally accomplished just that. I loved the snowball effect made by the assembly of tiny kites and became fascinated with foundation piecing. As I worked - the "snowballs' started looking like the bottoms of old aqua blue canning jars. As a former antique dealer - that really pleased me. By the time I finished the foundation piecing, I had decided to border it with canning jar labels and canning jars for borders. I used a stylized aqua/white canning jar fabric for the back and I daringly put it on my dining room table and made a tablecloth of it!