After a good friend made a ballet quilt for her granddaughter, she was generous to give me her leftover fabric for my own aspiring ballet granddaughter. It was more than enough to fashion another quilt plus a couple of pillowcases and a dress for a doll. Assorted prints from “At the Ballet” designed by Benartex Studios—gray, pink, black, white color pallet. Fabrics from City Ballet by Kanvas Studio.
My good friend Karen also quilts. She and I challenge each other with BOMs and other projects all the time. When I opened my online fabric and quilt supplies store this year, she was the first to place an order. She's a really great friend. Karen has a sister that lives next door that often wants to try new projects and crafts. Most of the time, Karen finishes them up or makes them completely when her sister decides she doesn't enjoy doing it after about an hour. Karen's sister announced one day that she was going to learn to quilt and had picked out a pattern. She just needed to go through all of Karen's fabric in the stash, borrow some rulers and a rotary cutter, and she would make a quilt. Karen's sister also has a habit of not returning things in the same condition she borrowed them in. Karen put together a list of supplies her sister would need to make the quilt. About a week or so later, Karen asked her sister if she needed a ride to the fabric store. Her sister shared that she would not be learning to quilt because there were too many things to get. So, Karen and I had a good chuckle over the whole situation. Karen is the quilter that starts a quilt thinking about keeping it herself, and in the end, it is gifted to a loved one. Knowing that, I wanted to make a quilt for Karen to keep, and what better quilt to make her than the Pins and Paws Quilt that we had such a chuckle over. Karen received it today along with her latest order from my store, and I realized that I completely forgot to take a picture! So, here's Karen's husband holding up Pins and Paws.
My nephew recently married a young lady from a farming community in our state. Lori Holt's book and selected patterns provided a unique opportunity to piece and quilt a special gift for them incorporating some of the timeless features of a rural lifestyle. "Forever Yes" is the theme for their wedding which I embroidered on one of the corner star blocks.
I followed the Stars and Pinwheels pattern which I purchased from Missouri Star Quilt Company. They also have a tutorial which I referred to as well. I quilted it on my domestic sewing machine using diagonal serpentine lines. I backed it with solid navy fleece. The fleece made it quite a heavy quilt so it was a bit tricky to quilt! I think it’s probably a large twin size. I used mostly Kansas Troubles fabric, some new and some leftover from previous projects.
I quilted three designs (Chandelier from Wasatch quilting, (Nemesh's Feathers Grande and Marmalade from Urban Elementz)) just for fun on this double cuddle luxe quilt for my daughter. I used Snowy Owl Mallard for top and Mallard for backing. I used Omni Fountain Mist thread and Hobbs 80/20 batting. 57" x 90" 02/23/2021