I signed up to take a mini quilt class and had purchased batiks. Unfortunately, by the time I got home with them, I did not have enough time to get them washed and pressed, so I used these, which were left over from a previous project. Anyway, I was pleased with the way this turned out. To be quite frank, I expected more of a "mini" than this, but I learned the concepts. (This piece is approximately 14" x 14".)
The very first quilt I've made. This quilt holds all the love, hope I had in my heart and my mind as I was sewing while my daughter was expecting. One side, the back is a fleece fabric with a Christmas spirit. The front is made of symbols. The flags and guards for my husbands country. The center panel, the road connecting family members (and it could be used as a playmat). The 4 pictures are photos printed on fleece fabric. Photos of our family members. The persons who love the little boy to be born; his mum, his grandparents (my husband and I), his great grandparents (my parents) and his great great grandmother (my grandmother, with my daughter when she was 10 years-old). A way for me to give him a reminder of the fact he is loved and always will be.
Sometimes you have fabric--in this case Christmas fabric. After looking on-line for ideas, I decided on this Super Simple Squares from MSQC. There are things I like about this quilt and things I'm not so crazy about. But it is done and I have a good idea where it is going.
This is the REAL flowers quilt. My Aunt saw it somewhere and sent me the picture asking for a queen sized bed quilt. We tried finding the pattern but failed so I winged it! On our belated annual visit I took all of the flower blocks so she could do the layout. She also along with the whole entourage picked out the borders and backing. I’m really into what I call infinity binding. Using the same fabric as the last border so your eye just keeps going. It isn’t dominated by a suddenly different fabric. It may not show well, but I stitched around each petal with matching color of thread, then did a center with a gold thread, the white background has a hook feather I like to use as a filler, and last the border…recently a pretty butterfly meander came to my attention. I was able to enlarge it on my iPad, then trace the butterfly to get a stencil I just traced around with a chalk pencil as I went.
I finished my Stitchin Heaven - Journeys quilt top - a 12 month - block of the month (BOM), with Studio 180 designs, beautiful fabrics by Jason Yenter In the Beginning Fabrics, and a wonderful Novella by Marie Bostwick. I had so much fun sewing this top. This is the second quilt top that a friend and I sewed together thru video chat (we live in different states). I plan to quilt feathers on it. 102" square
Another baby boy tumbler quilt. I really enjoy these tumbler quilts. They are easy to piece and quick to quilt! My daughter likes the idea of finding a matching stuff animal to go along with it, so this time we found a cute black bear stuff animal. The fabric is called "Modern Lodge" by Benertex.
This pattern is called "Scrappy Trails" by Carlene Westberg Designs. I used a fabric line called "Tickled Pink" by Henry Glass & Co. I am a little behind on my quilting since school started back up, so I have yet to quilt it. I just love the way the colors move around the quilt with this design.