Update: Quilted and bound. I just finished this "BQ" Maple Island Quilts pattern quilt top. It is a retirement quilt for a docent that worked at a museum. The large squares are from his suit jackets and the colorful lines are made from his silk ties. 90" x 108"
On Friday Jenny cones out with a new quilting tutorial. Don’t get me wrong it’s always beautiful but this was the ONE. I’ve been wanting to use my stash to make myself a special quilt....just for me. I’ve been hoarding Summer Breeze for the past three years. This Spring Twist pattern was perfect. I’m sure, as quilters, you know what I’m talking about. It’s like the material and the pattern are perfect for each other.
A classmate of mine's daughter was getting married. I wanted to send her a nice wedding gift. I chose this fabric as it had our H.S. colors. They were also her daughter's. I purchased a small horseshoe from our local farm supply store and used it as a quilting template. I had a rope template and used it in the border of the orange. I used another overall template for the main body of the piece.
I made this quilt for my Granddaughter who is moving into her first apartment. She chose the Fabrícs last year and she finally got the quilt this week for her 21st Birthday. I hope it brings many years of warmth and fond memories of our relationship! The pillow cases were done following MSQC pillow case tutorial and includes a reading pillow with a pocket for a book. The pillow shams were done by following a YouTube tutorial.
I drew this pattern out on graph paper and had two colors in mind. This one I have made 2X's. I gave this one away to a great nephew for graduation last year. I guess this was the only gift he received and won't take it off his bed. I did an overall quilt pattern and made a label also, but I haven't found any pictures of when it was completed. I must of forgotten to take some before it left my house.
Our first Granddaughter, Gracie, graduates from high school. I decided to take some of her favorite T shirts and capsule them in a quilt. Not only that, but added her sports letter, her letterman name, class year and officer award on the quilt. All these memories made for a treasured gift!
Buffalo Plaid was every where this last Christmas .. but like everyone else ... I love it !!! ... very homey looking and yummy ... I made this one .. from yardage .. in flannels ... My Son already claimed it as his ... figures. ... its okay. I made a pillow to match ... kinda cute.
This was a top I had made for no reason except I wanted to make the block. That's a good enough reason, right? This was made from scraps as well. I placed a piece of batting under each circle of the star and used a blanket stitch around them. Anyway, cousin called and asked if I had a quilt top to use for a signature quilt to bring along to the Family Gathering? I sent some photos of tops that I had done, and this is the one she wanted. She said that she would finish it after all the names were put on. I already put the label on it for myself and her. As of yet she doesn't have it finished. I took it down in 2015.
Our youngest boy is getting married, and their wedding is centered around sunflowers. I just love sunflowers. Sew I got this great idea I would try to make a quilt with sunflowers. Mind you I haven’t made very many quilts ( just a few) Sew this project is probably a little bigger than I should have bit on..... I found the cutest sunflower on Pinterest. This is it sew far....
My Granddaughter Elena was turning two and I decided to make her a small quilt. Her momma said she was in a toddler bed. So I didn’t think that would be very hard. When I had quite a few squares made, I called her mama and asked her for the dimensions of the toddler bed. I told her I was almost finished with all the squares, and I was excited to get them put together. Elena’s Momma told me that Elena didn’t like her toddler bed, and they had set up a queen size bed for her to sleep in. All I could think of was I had a lot more squares to make.