I just finished this pink and purple quilt top for my neice (her favorite colors) for Christmas. I took inspiration from 'Pink Lemonade' quilt pattern by Avis Shirer, American Patchwork and Quilting, April 2009 (34.5" x 42.5"). I changed the block size to 8" finished and changed the borders. My quilt is 71" x 81"
I first seen this book Pillow on Pinterest some time ago. Since then, I made one for both of my Granddaughters first birthdays, and one for my DIL's friend. My daughter just recently requested one, so today (11-25-18) I made her one. She chose Colette fabric to match her bed quilt. On the front side, I used two different prints from the collection, and another print on the back. I also used an envelope closure. This will be one of my daughters Christmas gifts.
Another panel in my stash, just in time for the front door. I used puffy batting and stitched on many of the penguins' design lines to make some items pop out. I can hang it on the wall also but this year it will be on my front door.
When our son and daughter-in-law announced that another baby was on the way, I decided to take the chance and make a girl quilt, seeing as they already had two lovely boys. (They didn´t want to know before hand if the baby was a boy or a girl.) Well, you guessed it, little Hendrix Cole arrived and so he got the blue whale quilt. As you never know what the future holds, I just decided to set the quilt aside and see what happens. Well, I didn´t have to wait long. A couple of months later my niece gave birth to a beautiful baby girl named Sequoia Leonna. This turned out to be her welcoming gift!
I had a lot of 2.5 inch floral squares left over from The Garden Quilt. I decided to try my hand at making an "Irish Chain" design. I joined the floral squares into blocks of 5 rows of 5 squares each, including 5 darker blue squares set on the diagonal. I set together 16 blocks for a lap-sized/ toddler-sized quilt that measures about 40 inches square (after quilting and washing.) I also tried, for the first time, stitching the binding on by machine instead of by hand. I am pleased with the results.