My baby sister had a baby. I wanted to create something colorful and loved the line of fabric around Dr. Seuss. I fussy cut the panel and sewed "wonky" strips to the edges creating a playful seusscape! In the end, the dot backing and striped binding were my favorite part! We decorated the wall at her shower with the quilt and had all of the guests sign a Dr. Seuss collection book with a custom paper pieced book cover!
This was my first quilt with embroidery, piecing, and freehand long arm quilting. It is based on a pattern from Urban Threads called Nature's Curiosities Quilt using the Miniature Menagerie design pack. I love the finished product, and use it every day. Someday it will be the perfect picnic throw!
This is a paper pieced Christmas tree wall hanging. It is sized perfect for a standard door in width and length. I modified the pattern by adding "gift" pockets to the bottom, and button holes to insert battery operated LED lights from the backside. It worked wonderfully for a countdown to Christmas (buttons for hanging one ornament a day in December) as well as a great spot to put Christmas cards from friends and family.
This was a $5 BOM from a local quilt shop, my first time taking a quilt class and my first big top. Every block was a different size -not on purpose and I knew nothing about squaring up. I did a wonky setting to try to hide the sizes. The top was so crooked that I put it in a bin for years. After finding M* I sent it to them to be quilted with a note to just do their best because I knew it was way off. The magic quilters pulled off a miracle and it came back beautifully quilted and square!
My sister and I meet once a year at a family reunion. Invariably, we've discussed projects that we cannot seem to complete. So we began swapping the projects. What she cannot face once more, is new and fun to me, and what I am stumped with, she can solve. This quilt is an example. She completed the top, I finished it off. We'll send it off to one of the grandchildren.