Anyone who has been following me knows that I and 2 of my friends are very involved in making quilts of valor. This time, the wife of the veteran, who is in her 70's, has never quilted. My friend Debbie and I took her under our wing. She chose the pattern, the fabrics, and put some of the blocks together and did the border. She really wanted to be a part of the quilt for her husband and she did a wonderful job. I think there will be 4 of us now!
Before Howard passed, we were planning to decorate our bedroom for Christmas. We'd never done that before. So I'd already picked the fabric and pattern I wanted to do. With everything that's been going on, it's taken me all year to get down to this project. The next step... get the opposite side of the room decorated and not stacked with the presents that need to be wrapped.
I made a queen size quilt in this same design for my sister for her 40th birthday. Loved it and just had to bring a splash of color to my work office so put this little guy together. I love this geometry and the vibrancy batiks can offer so this makes my work days brighter and more fun. I also made a little holder out of bamboo for a couple of my air plants. I think they go well together.
I made this Halloween quilt for my mom's friend who is battling cancer. Her favorite holiday is Halloween and I hope it will allow her to enjoy her favorite holiday all winter long! I backed it with orange minky so it's really soft and warm. She loves it and is cuddling with it in the hospital. I also made a matching pillow with some of the leftover fabric. I love using my hobby to cheer someone up during a difficult time in their life!
This was made from a story book. made this for our neighbor. They ae expecting a little boy a week before Christmas. As I made Big Sister a I Spy quilt I felt little brother should have one of his own. It was a story book of Twinkle, Twinkie Little Star. The local shop had one on display & the pattern too. I thought it was perfect for this baby boy. The fabric is call "Bunnies By The Bay for Timeless Treasures Fabric of SoHo, LLC. All matching material but for the plain grey and yellow from this line. The back as they love Disney is Micky and Minnie Mouse. It is called "Nice is Not the Same As Wimpy. It is Disney for Springs Creative Products Group LLC and sold for noncommercial home use only. The binding is gray matches the front but also the tiny polka dots on the back. So Mom can use either side. I machine quilted this myself. Yup, first time and last time for a quilting myself. .
After finishing that wedding queen quilt, I needed something quick and easy, but "artsy" to work on. Digging through my projects, I found this "Whispering Waters" Silhouette kit by Nancy's Notions. In just a few short hours, I made a wall hanging for myself.
I made this for a friends first grandchild. My friends mother passed several years ago and she had saved a flannel bathrobe that belonged to her mother. The new babies gender is not being revealed. One side of the quilt is for a girl (with the bathrobe fabric, pink with purple flowers) and the other for a boy. The plan is to bring the baby home from the hospital with this blanket. Any additional children will also be brought home with it, and then it will be passed to the next generation to use. I enjoyed making it and can't wait to see the reaction of the new mother. My friend loved it
My 33 year old daughter saw this pattern by Elizabeth Hartman somewhere...not sure where since she is not a quilter, seamstress or even crafty. She fell in love with this pattern and asked that I make it for her. It was a real challenge for me...sooo much cutting and sooo many pieced per block. I enjoyed working on it at times and at other times not so much! I'm just really happy it's finished and I can move on to a quilt that's more in my wheel house.
Purchased this from Missouri Star Quilting Company. It was a Soft Book Multi Panel by Whistler Studio for Windom Fabrics. Just followed the panel instructions using a more fluffy batting and simple straight line quilting. Sold at Church bazaar so some lucky child will have a nice story book. Instructions say to cut on the pattern lines but I find doing panels to cut a 1/4 inch back for your seam allowances works much better.