I have been dabbling in multiple projects (again). This week, I decided to make a couple of floor pillows for a toddler, inspired by a posting I had saved on Pinterest (search, "Toddler Floor Pillows"). I used 2-inch by 16-inch high-density foam inserts, and built my covers around those. I wanted them to be very durable, so I interfaced my pre-washed quilting cotton pieces, double-stitched all seams, and finished the seam raw edges with a two-step zigzag. I used a heavy-duty purse zipper for each cover, as well as woven belting fora carry strap. The second photo is in black and white so that the fabric details show up better. These will be shipped to the Little, in short order.
I made this fun little patchwork & applique quilt for my nephew & his partner Lauren who had their second baby girl naming her Allie May. I had previously uploaded this but when I tried to edit the display to include her name I seemed to have lost it all.
My nephew & his wife are expecting their third baby son soon so I have made this gorgeous quilt using monster truck panel & added some pinwheel borders. I didn't have quite the right size piece for the backing so decide to get creative & make some pinwheels & add to the backing to give me the size required. I'm thrilled with how it has turned out.
Seen Jenny's tutorial on this pattern. It makes up very easily. Although the only dislike I have was there were too many seams, hard to lay flat. That being said. I used a citrus jelly roll and blue Turquoise for background. The wedding colors were the yellows, oranges, green and blue. This was made for classmates daughter for wedding, May 1, 2021. Just finished the binding yesterday. Mother of bride says it's bright! Said they will love it. It's 90x 90. I stitched the couples name, date and location of wedding in border. I put parents initials also in border along with my name and location. I made my own stencil to use in the circles and border.
Update: Quilted, bound and gifted. I also gifted a teddy bear made by my friend with some matching fabric. I used a "Oh How They Grow - Animals, White" panel - by Robert Kaufman in this baby quilt top. I added borders of small and large nine patches on point in the colors of the panel. This is a gift for my next door neighbors grandson arriving in May 2021. They are having a zoom baby shower at the end of March. I'm using a green cuddle luxe for the backing. I hope to quilt it tomorrow. 58" x 65"
This quilt is a for a friend with cancer. Hopefully she can wrap up in the bright colors and it will bring joy to her days. I did not buy one piece of fabric for it. I even used leftovers from other quilts for the backing. Sadly, I didn't make a dent in my stash.
I watched the You Tube video and loved the colors and design. Good Morning –Imagine my delight and surprise when I got the latest issue of BLOCK. On page 80 in the photo is a chair that is exactly the same as the chairs for my mother’s dining room set (that I now have). I remember well dusting those chairs every Saturday morning! I have attached a picture of the chair as well as a photo of the Winter Stars quilt that I completed. Loved watching the tutorial on You Tube and watch your tutorials when I spend time in my sewing room (which is a lot during the pandemic). Thank you so much for your wonderful tutorials and all the expertise you share with us! I learn something new every time I watch you on You Tube! Looking forward to the re-opening of the shops…loved our trip to Hamilton 3 years ago! Road trip coming up for my sisters and friends! All the best, Diana Thomas
I saw Bonnie Hunter's step by step instructions on making her Carolina Chain Quilt. I wasn't in the mood to set the 2 blocks on point so I played around with them and came up with this design using 2" squares from Nana's donation. Hope a child likes it!
Last summer my younger daughter wanted a large tote, so she went through my fabrics and found these Island Batik strips. I wasn't sure what to do and for some reason the braid idea emerged. I even took a few scrap strips from the braids and sewed them into the handle of the bag. She used it a lot for going to the local pool. On the back I just sewed the strips up coin style. It turned out pretty good for no pattern!
I made this lap size quilt using the pattern and instructions from the book by Teresa Mairal Barreu called "Turnabout Patchwork." You start with a simple block, in this case, a half-square triangle. Then you slice, turn, and sew the slices back together to create a hunter star design. I used part of a 10" inch jewel tone precut to begin with and added background fabric of cream/branches and buds. I machine quilted an overall star design.
Soooooo ready for Spring! I made this table runner using MSQCs Tulip Fields tulips pattern, then alternated/flipped the tulips and put sashing in between each one. The flanged binding is one I recently learned how to make from Natalie's MSQC Final Stitch video, Episode 8: Machine Binding. Fabric: KimberBell basics for Maywood Studio and Kona Cotton Muslin color. The wavy quilting I did with my walking-foot.