My sister Kathy who owns her own Bed & Breakfast in Hanmar Springs in NZ will be celebrating her 60th Birthday this year so I decided to make something really special for her. As I LOVE Bargello patterns I thought I'd make her this beautiful table runner to compliment her stunning red & black living room. I'm sure she's going to LOVE it as much as I do.
Recently a fellow quilter in our Tuesday morning group asked me to complete these mats for her. She had cut 2 but due to a fall and broken bone in her right hand couldn't cut material for a bit. She was able to sew a bit thankfully. As she is past 90 the hand was taking longer to heal and during the healing process her husband of 70 plus year died also. She had been missing from our group for sometime. I was honored she asked me rather than more experienced quilter in our group and so glad to do it for her. I did have enough leftover materials to also do a table runner for her. Though the placemats are different scenes the runner shows the complete little community of a small farm town in the 1800 to 1900 timeline.
You can't start too early to make Christmas things. I just finished the flange Binding on these set of 8 Christmas Placemats. Thank you Jenny Dolan for your how to do flange bindings. You saved me the long hours to hand sew these . These will be in our Fall craft sale at our Church. Though I am tempted to keep these. From a panel A V.I.P. Print. by Cranston Print Works Co. Been in my stash a long time.
I bought two yards of fleece fabric and wanted to make a baby tie quilt. I got to thinking about a baby sucking on the fleece ties and thought that wouldn't be good. So I did a little research and I found this cool braided edge option. I think it turned out nice and can't wait to make some more!
Update: I quilted with Urban Elementz Nemesh's Feather's Grande. I hand bound it with a dark red. ** I made a scrappy twin size quilt top of the Cambie Quilt pattern. I'm a pattern tester for Amateur Quilting Hour. I've been making quilts for my Aunts. This is the last quilt to make for my Aunts. My Aunt picked the colors. I picked the fabrics and pattern. I hope to quilt it soon. 68.5" x 92.5"
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.
This is mainly constructed from the leftovers from other projects. I saw a quilt on the wall at a quilt store and thought, "Ah Ha!" I know what to do with all those white with black and the brights from a quilt for my Aunt. I did have to buy the yellow for the border, but all the rest came from leftovers or stash. Including the antique fabric from my Mom's Stash I used for the backing! One of those old border fabrics meant for a dress or skirt from the 70's. I did a medium meander through the body, shadowing all the bright squares to they would pop. Then I just played in the yellow border. Swirls, hooks, and feathers with an occasional heart thrown in.
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
Another from my Mother’s stash that I really wondered what to make or even do with it. An idea I had meshed well with a friend’s proposed Magic 8 lesson for our quilting group. We gave each member two 8 inch squares and a specific HST block pattern. We asked them to use one cream or white neutral and then something that matched in a darker color. When all the blocks came in I was charged with assembly and quilting. Well, some of the blocks were small and a few others had hard to make it work colors. I disassembled them and remade them. Layout was pretty easy, I just scattered the darkest purples to give it balance. Then a bunch of borders later it was ready to be quilted. Because of all the thickness at the seams I knew the center could only be quilted with a meander. I put my feathered hook in the cream border and more meander in the outside border. This poor fabric actually made a pretty quilt! So, pull out that weird fabric in your stash and give it a chance.