A new neighbor moved in next door. She heard I made quilts and asked me to make one for her to give to her Mom. It seems her brother was killed in a construction accident. She said it was Tee shirts but most were sweatshirts so thickness so uneven. I had never made a tee quilt before, but my friend who use to own a quilt shop gave me advise. The first photo (twin size) is the second quilt I made for neighbor. The first quilt I made (2nd photo) is large 14 inch squares of items given with his photo and I embroidered his name on the pink one. Not showing that part. Her Mom got it on Mother's Day, loves it and of course cried. As I some material left I just finished the 2nd smaller one for her yesterday. . The back and trim of both are New England Patriot's material, a favorite of his I was told. No plans to make any more of these, very labor intensive for sure. Hardest part was getting those pockets off the sweatshirts without making a hole.
Made this baby quilt during Covid quarantine. All cotton front and back. Size - 42" x 58". No baby in mind - yet. Used some of Willington Sweet Dreams - Little One collection and other fabric in my stash. I had it quilted by our Long Arm Quilter - quilting pattern was named Sweet Dreams - with stars and moon in it.
This is a pattern and kit called Burst from Quilt Addicts Anonymous by Stepahnie Soebbing. The pattern book- not cheap but SO well done in a block fo the month format- was easy to follow (when I decided to finally pay attention). I love the result and it went together really quickly.
I have a lot of WIPs and UFOs so sometimes I need to do something that I can get finished relatively quickly for instant gratification. Jenny Doan's Jelly Roll Race is a perfect kind of project for when I'm feeling that way. I made this quilt using one Jelly Roll. I joined the ends like a bias binding strip and with the scraps that I cut off I made tiny half-square triangles that I used on the back. I didn't do much quilting at all. I just used one of my machine's wavy quilt designs but I used a pretty gold metallic on front and a darker purple on back. This is my go-to quilt pattern when someone asks me for a lap quilt but they want it quickly.
Another in the line of Quilts from my Mom. This one is a pretty recent BOM. We decided to bump it to a queen size for a wedding present. I did that by creating one more column of stars and block blocks. Took off the small colored column of blocks along the left size; put in the new column and then reattached the small blocks. Mom had always wanted to change the borders so it all worked really well to increase the size. The quilting in the blocks is spiral graph type designs to give more of a curving feel to the very geometric blocks. Then I did a meander throughout the cream with marine creatures in the 3.5 colored squares. It will make sense to the recipients.
My Aunt sent me this pattern. After raiding my friends red and buying the black and whites everywhere I went I got to work. After making the wall hanging I tackled the hearts. The pattern called for felt in the hearts. Since I didn't have a felt stash but did have a lot of red fabrics left I used them. In the evenings I would decorate hearts with beads, buttons and embroidery stitches. Tried not to go to the blanket stitch too much, but boy was it the easiest to fall back on. The pattern showed the stems and hearts in curves around the center heart. I just couldn't get that to look right. The heart garden came to mind because of a button project that we had done. That layout just felt right. Meander stitching in different sizes and echoing the hearts for the quilting finished this. My Aunt loves it. Here is a picture of the Hearts Garden project.