The winter scrap project from 2019-2020. For several years, I have endeavored to do a large quilt from scraps during the winter months. It's my way of trudging through January and February, then waiting out March for spring. With bright colors and batiks, it's hard to throw away the smaller scraps! So I used 1" black sashing and just built blocks in an assembly line. No hurry, it was a joy to work on. I just tried to keep the colors balanced as the blocks grew. Originally, I planned to make the whole quilt one large block. Again, it was just too much. Dividing it with wider black sashing helped settle it down--easier on the eye. That is, the eye can take in one section at a time without being overwhelmed about where to look. This quilt went to a lovely and loving home--always the absolute best outcome!
I love hexagon quilts and wanted to make one that was actually a hexagon shape instead of a square! This quilt is 159" around and the quilting is 1/8" apart spiral "polygons" in the "Mood Ring" itself. Not very easy to do on a domestic machine that has a lot of bulk! Someday I'll own a mid or long-arm . . . LOL! No. 20, 21 and 22 of my "I Walked the Line" Walking Foot Challenge. You can see more of my quilts at nlowequilts.com
I created this pattern to pay homage to one of North America's beautiful native creatures, the luna moth. It is comprised of mostly half square triangles, with some flying geese and quarter square components. I (self-guided) quilted this on my Simply 16 long arm on little foot frame.
I finished this Jim Shore small wall hanging. Did meander quilting in the angel part and in the ditch in other places. It was a kit and believe it was a gift. I have had for awhile. I think the blue and orange is called flying geese pattern. Anyway was a lot of cutting to square them and ripping to make them fit the angel panel lengths. When will I ever get even seams??? Not sure I will do that particular square pattern for awhile..
I had started this quilt some time ago as a gift for my son and daughter in law. I soon realized that I wanted something bigger for them and the quilt top was packed away. A friend is doing a fund raiser for a horse rescue called Second Step Equine. It seemed like a good time to finish the quilt and find it a home while hopefully raising some money for this good cause. The quilting took a lot of time and a lot of thread so I hope someone likes it and pays for it!
This is a first for me; Paper Piecing. I was browsing through my hometown quilt shop and saw the store sample hanging up in aaaaaall it's glory. It was LOVE at first site. I snagged the SMALL package and went on my merry way. When I got home, I started studying the information included... and I quickly took a step back. What did I just buy?!?! Silly me. Then I hopped on the computer and tried to find tutorials... and I was in luck! Found one, watched it, then took the pattern for a test drive. Happy to say, the project wasn't a disaster and was actually a nice challenge.
I loved improv quilts many years before I tried them. I picked up a little sack of odd colored, odd patterned, 18" flannel squares at the MRC fundraiser one year. Instead of planning this quilt, I chose a solid to match or contrast with each flannel piece, then cut them to make the largest balanced blocks possible. Then I filled in with strips and arranged them as balanced as possible with respect to each color. Very happy with how this one turned out. Recently it made its way from the closet to the wall in the living room for the summer.