I was making these bird blocks the weekend that a local boy had a bicycle accident and sadly passed away at the scene where he fell off his bike. When my husband came home & told me what had happened I knew right then that I would make these beautiful blocks into a quilt in memory of little Dylan. I recently finished the quilt & took it to the family. I added a rod pocket so they have an option of hanging it on a wall. I know they realise the impact that Dylans death has had on many people in our small but connected town. God bless Dylan & his beautiful family. Ride high on your bicycle sweet darling child.
This young lady’s mom Lelia and grandmother Gayle made a long trip to be with us during a stressful time when my daughter’s twins were born. I always appreciated the supporting visit before we lost one of our twins. When I heard Monday afternoon Lelia’s daughter was having her baby shower today, I went to work cutting piecing and then quilting both of them. I finished yesterday but still had to wrap so they didn’t get washed . I told Lelia they would need washing but I just ran out of time. I made them bigger and no ‘baby’ prints so the kids could grow with their quilts. Size is 48x63 The pinwheels are large. They are bigger than I usually make for babies but it helped me get them made in time for today. The same fabrics were used in both quilts for the pinwheels, just placed differently. The back are different. Just like the twins are the same but both will have their own personality. The quilts were appreciated and Lelia has told me and others that she still has her daughter Eudora’s smocked bonnet and dress I made when she was born. Now Eudora is having twins!
This is my first block of the month quilt. It started in January 2023, and will end in December 2023. You can go to www.aquiltinglife.com, and download Sherri’s monthly blocks. They have been a lot of fun to make, and it’s only one block per month. I am using the Emma collection by Sherri and Chelsi.
Eva is my daughter’s foreign exchange student this year. I wanted to make her a quilt to bring back to Spain but when I asked her what colors she liked, all I could get out of her was white and blue. So I made this simple, on point charm quilt, with a 9patch border, in all shades of blues. It measures 78 x 95 after quilting. I just meandered or stipple quilted it.
**5/31/23…I am seeing many of you are having problems uploading new projects. I haven’t had this problem, but I would contact MSQC and notify them.**This is my 2nd Hodgepodge quilt, made out of the Country Rose fabric. This is the same as my first one, but with different colors from the collection. I made this for my daughter who purchased this fabric bundle, and gave it to me on Christmas 2022. The backing is also different with the vertical print. She also chose the Maggie’s Rose quilt pattern and white thread. (5-25-2023)
I had started the blocks for this quilt and then put it away for a bit. I took the pieces on a long trip with me but didn’t take along a finished block. When I got home again, I found I’d put the stars together the opposite way from how I’d started. You can see the two different ways at the bottom of the photo. I gave the quilt to a friend, who has since passed away. I don't know what happened to the quilt. Finished March 1984, hand stitched and hand quilted.
I made Bookmarks for my niece, who is a professor of English. It is based on a pattern called Ribbon Box by Michelle Engel Bencsko. Quilting designs on figured fabric mimic the fabric design. Plain fabrics have other designs. Hand pieced, hand quilted, 55” x 65".