I started my Sundrops (by Corey Yoder, for Moda) in the Magic Diamonds pattern so long ago! I worked on the individual squares on and off for about 3 years now, putting them away, making another quilt, then taking them out again. I "finally" finished this project. Since I did not have enough squares to make at least a twin size quilt, I went with a table topper. The backing and the binding is done in the strawberry print from the collection. I did a simple loop pattern for the quilting. It looks great with my "fall silk flower" arrangement. I have to update my silk flowers suitable for summer!
The fabric line is Happiness Is Handmade by Lori Whitlock for Riley Blake. I’ve never tried this 9 patch wack n stack pattern before but turned out real cute. I had to double sash to get the minimum size I needed. I used a bright yellow Minky for the backing and a cute daisy quilting pattern. I used the rest of the left overs to make two burp cloths from leftover flannel. This too is for one of the young moms at church. I just added a darling picture of baby Bridget on her quilt.
The pattern was designed by Alice Brooks in the 1930's, and republished by Martingale for That Patchwork Place in "All-Time Favorite Scrap Quilts", 2011. I began cutting in June, 2017 and finished the binding in January, 2018, my 10th quilt. Finished size is 88" square. The fabric I started with was a 1930's reproduction layer cake called "Storybook Vacation" but I pulled out the browns, reds and other dull colors (which I didn't like but, in retrospect, are the very colors/tones that make it the 1930's, DUH) and then added assorted reproduction yardage, focusing on yellows and pinks, thinking it would brighten up the palette. It sure did. I used Cotton Couture cream for the background, backing and binding, with a Hobbs Tuscany Silk batt. Lyn at Camlyn Quilts top-stitched the center in Swirls With A Tail, and wavey lines in the scalloped border. I hung it on the wall to take photos, stood back and ~ WHAM ~ it's a giant baby quilt! No going back on my color choices though, so now it's my go-to quilt during those long, rainy weeks in the Puget Sound Convergent Zone while we wait for a few sunny days. It brightens the room. It's very light weight and works well in the winter on top of an electric blanket. Real cozy and pliable, just what I'm looking for in a baby quilt. ;-) posted 032419
purchased the enchanted metallics layer cake, used the slice of life pattern . Fabric for back , i had purchased earlier, just because i liked it. did quilt as you go on rows then connected rows. quilted with a clamshell or fan design similar to backing fabric
I had created a jelly roll with my Halloween fabric remnants. I decided to try this Hexagon Garden pattern with that jelly roll. I decided to use it as a wide table runner. It adds a Halloween punch to my breakfast table. Matching up the strip set with nested seams was a construction concern as I changed the layout of the wedges. Another learning opportunity.
After a presentation on fracture quilts at a guild meeting, I tried this art piece, barely larger than a place mat. It starts with four identical panels which are cut precisely. There are lots of seams, and I found it important to get it done without time lapses to avoid moving strip positions incorrectly. It also required spreading out in extra space during construction. The prism effect is one that I like.
Our guild was challenged to do a block of the month in 2018. I was able to use some fabric I had in my stash and loved. I was short on some fabric, though, so I looked for a creative way to tie the blocks together for the quilt top. My love of stars, an ample amount of the cherry red, and a similar design in a quilt book yielded this design. My friend long-armed it for me in time to give to my mother for Valentine’s Day.
I tried some English paper piecing. This pattern was purchased at a guild meeting and altered to fit my needs. Machine quilting rather than hand piecing. I decided to use some charm squares that had been patiently waiting in a basket and went shopping for a solid ombré fabric at my local quilt shop. It was a fun, quick project and the first to be completed in 2019!
Lots of prayers went into this quilt, Gracie was diagnosed with brain lesions in her frontal cortex. She's an adorable 16 year old, that just bought her first prom dress when she started having seizures. Now that they know what's wrong, here's hoping there's cure in her future. It's a Missouri Star pattern, Phoebe's Flower Box in Artisan Batiks, Totally Tropical, the coral- is a Rhubarb batik, The backing is inspirational messages.