This was our last club mystery quilt. I can't remember the name of it. But, my goal was to complete this quilt without buying anything! Okay, you know how that goes. I did end up having to purchase fabric for the backing and a bit more for the last floral border. The friend I'm helping learn to quilt took one look at this quilt and bought it for her sister who is a PURPLE lover. I hear it was a big hit and went instantly onto her bed.
This quilt will go to one of my friend's granddaughters. I loved the colors in this Benartex Liberty Garden Pink Favorites charm pack so much that this is the second charms on point quilt I made in this fabric. I donated the first one to my guild's silent auction. I changed the borders in this one and I placed the same charms along the cut path so the same fabric is on the edges. 60" x 60"
This project was a Moda Frivol Kit, using a line called Polka Dots and Paisleys. 7 inch squares were used and every bit of fabric gets used, even to the point of piecing the binding, which I chose not to do because of all the seams in the half square triangles in the border. I added backing and binding fabric and quilted myself using rulers on my janome 9400 domestic machine. Sleeve on the back was the easiest method by Laura of Sew Very Easy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zB1PBQx6mgM
When I started this quilt I had a different layout in mind. After playing around with the blocks, I chose this design. The quilt is made from a 1/2 of a donated layer cake. The triangles are 4" and the sashing is 1 1/2" wide and the blocks are set on point. I hope a child likes it!
My niece is expecting her first baby and her Mom, my sister-in-law reminded me that she loved Care Bears when she was younger! I’m so glad she did! I found flannel Care Bear fabric for the backing and cut out “Bear Squares” for the cornerstones between the sashing. I know she will love it : ) !
I saw this "Beautiful Bouquets" pattern in Quilter's World Spring 2020 issue and I knew I wanted to make it as a memory quilts for my friend and another for my daughter.. Last fall an "adopted granddad" for my kids passed away from surgery complications from another bout with cancer. He was a Vietnam Marine Vet, Agent Orange caused many types of cancer. I had worked with ties in quilts before, so when my friend ("adopted grandmother" to my kids) asked if I wanted to make a quilts from her husband's ties, I immediately said yes. She wanted a small quilt. Her's is the second picture. This one is for my daughter. My friend had to wear a tie everyday at work (before he retired), so he took delight in wearing unusual or unique ties, for example Tigger, Mickey Mouse, An Alien, and a reindeer). The flowers in this quilt top contain parts of 27 ties. 27 ties was enough for two quilts. The inside and outside part of the flower are opposites on these two quilts. I used the snowballed tips of the flowers to make half square triangles and put two of them together to make the flying geese border. I added a blue border on this one since my daughter's favorite color is blue. I hope this quilt brings my daughter loving memories of her "Uncle Pat". 79" x 99" 7/6/2020
I saw the Easy Clamshell pattern online at MSQC and it was just what I had been searching for. I watched Jenny’s tutorial and she made it look so easy! I was sure that I could do this and I began searching for the right fabric. I found Tula Pink Zuma and knew that it was the perfect choice for this pattern. I finished cutting and laid out all the pieces and was excited to get started. I began sewing the blocks...I must admit it took me a while to get the hang of it, but it finally came together. I love the colors and fabric designs; Tula Pink is just amazing! MSQC finished the quilt and as always they make my amateur efforts look so much better. This quilt was a gift for my daughter Robin. She loves the beach, the ocean, the sand and sun, everything depicted in this fabric. Like many others this year, her dream vacation had to be postponed. So instead of a seaside slice of heaven, she said she will wrap herself in this quilt, sip a cold drink, close her eyes, and almost feel the sea breeze!
Good friends are soon to have a new granddaughter. I used the Baby Kisses quilt tutorial from MSQC. The fabric is from my stash, except for the pale pink minky on the back. I quilted with rulers and free motion feathers and flowers using mauve thread.
This Bargello started out as a runner, for my long kitchen table. I wasn't happy that it didn't cover all the scuffs & scratches, so I turned it into a tablecloth. I also made a topper to match, for my kitchen window, that I may have to add in another post. Just not sure if can add all here.