We did a 5,000 mile road trip this summer visiting friends and family. A long time friend and past coworker of my husband's retired to Tennessee. We had such a wonderful and relaxing time with them. They have a painting with these colors in it...so hence this quilt. This was fabric from my stash. I love the teal blue with the fall colors. I used minky for the backing and wheat thread for the quilting.
This very sweet Mom has five boys...and Jackpot..a Baby Girl. I made this very pink quilt for her. I used cuddle Lux for the backing. The fabric is A Vintage Adventure by Riley Blake. This was a fun pattern to make from Amy Smart. Love making flying geese 4 at a time. So quick. I really had to put on my thinking cap for the stripe geese legs.
I started this quilt last year to give to my husband on our wedding day. I was first introduced to quilting by his mother who pasted away 2 years before we were married. We were married in June. Needless to say, it wasn’t finished on time. The other thing I should tell you is, he and I were marrying for the second time. We were reacquainted via Facebook in 2012 after no communication for almost 30 years. The next year, I lost both my sons under separate circumstances. John and I were together when they were children. Our splitting was my doing, but I could not forget him. My children’s deaths just intensified my feelings for him. After a grieving period and many, many notes and posts, I finally declared my feelings in 2016 on Christmas Eve. Moments after hitting the send button, he made it clear that he felt the same way. We met up in January. Our circumstances that prevented us from being together are complicated. That being said, we were only able to be together 6 or 7 times a year. During our second reunion in February, he asked me to marry him. We were planning our new lives, when in March, his mother passed away. I need to add that during this same period, I was reacquainted with my ex-mother-in-law. She and I talked for hours. I think I missed his family as much as I did him. She told me she knew John still loved me and she was so happy we had plans to be together again. Due to said complications, John knew nothing of the subject of our extensive talks. His mother’s death sent him reeling. We were not to see each other until June of 2017. After many emotional ups and downs and logistic obstacles, we were finally engaged on Christmas Eve 2018. I started this quilt in June 2018, determined to make the quilt, as I told his mother I would. I found the fabrics at Joanne Fabrics and cut the fabrics all by hand (no precuts). Honestly, I didn’t know any better, but I don’t think I could have found this theme in precuts, so I guess ignorance is bliss. Our last year has been a whirlwind. Between moving and buying a house together and planning our wedding, the quilt got put on hold. I was not sure how to proceed. Finally able to take a breath, I finally had time to explore Missouri Star Quilt co. I am so glad I did. The tutorials have been a real eye opener. Now I have the knowledge to make this quilt so much better than I originally planned. Along with the patching in the first picture, I plan to add a black inner border, another border of small arrow shapes, a second inner border and a 6 inch outer border and a contrasting binding. The backing is on back order but I won’t need it for a little while. We have a queen size bed but we are both blanket hogs. This thing is going to be huge!
This was a panel and I have had it for awhile. I was trying to decide if I wanted to do each writing separate and make a wall photo or do a small quilt for the couch. I finally decided to do wall hanging when I received some nice wooden dowels. The items were off center but I added black to the edges and for the most part the turned out OK. Different framework on each. Made 5.
I found this patterns in an Australian Quilters Companion Book #55 several years ago and put it aside until I mastered the art of Bargello quilts. I am delighted with the finished quilt and have won first prize in the local arts & crafts display :)
I had so many vest in the stash from our church closet. Last year I tried to reinvent them into other things. Table runners and aprons and such. You can see those items if you check my profile page. I found one more and glad it is the last one. It is the honey bear design sort of hearts and flowers country style pattern. Reversible for Valentine's Day
Oh the joys of getting a cute fat quarter bundle, only to realize you can't do what you wanted to do with it. The majority of prints were one directional, or so big that cutting them wouldn't do the fabric or quilt justice. While we waited on Hurricane Dorian to leave the Bahamas, I worked on quilt tops. This baby quilt, is for the next baby shower. It wasn't what I had planned at all, but I love it all the same.
I was inspired to make a Hashtag quilt by Jenny's tutorial. However, I wanted larger hashtag blocks and a smaller quilt, so I cut my own 2.5 inch strips from yardage and background, getting one hashtag from each WOF strip. I modified the border corners a bit, and the scrap border "floats" between two 2.5 inch background strips. The quilt finished at about 52 inches square.