This quilt was started before the pandemic hit, as a first try out of the "stack and whack" technique. It is hand quilted and went on the frame about a year ago. I quilted a little bit here and there but finally decided I needed to just Git-er-done. Now I can take the frame down and rearrange the bedroom!
I was playing around with a nine-patch madness pattern using jelly roll strips (instead of the 5" squares the pattern called for). Not my best work, but I learned something. Long story short, I think this may be used as a gift for my first attendance at a guild meeting since I've moved. (Not sure because I do not know if you have to be a certain type of quilter to join this guild.) Anyway - I used double batting to make it thicker and simply sewed the right sides together, then turned it and sewed the edging (I really did not want to open a new jelly roll to bind it). Note: Final size, 10" x 10".
Take two on this darling little pattern. The pattern is by Robert Kaufman and is free on-line. With a prodigious amount of babies due this year, I needed to get busy. I like to have a cache of completed quilts on hand. This went together very quickly and did a mixture of straight line quilting and free motion quilting.
This project was planned in 2017. How time slips away! Just finished the top & backing last week so the quilt is being quilted as I submit this. A free pattern by Bev from Flamingo Toes. I used batiks for the background and backing and some prints for the flamingo.
My Mom has decided that it is time to start cleaning and clearing out her house. 60 years! A long time to gather all sorts of treasures. Her collections included all sorts of clothing and fabrics left from projects clear back to the the 50's! These were really hard for her to part with and she just couldn't bring herself to cut them up. I brought home an Explorer full of fabrics and clothing she had been storing for years. We know this is hard for her so I decided to create a wall hanging using some of the most precious of these gems. Donna Jordan of Jordan fabrics has a pattern she calls Beads. I think they look more like Gems and thought these gems of fabrics would be perfect way of displaying my Mom's treasures. I used point to point quilting in the gems to give them a faceted look.
Learning to use bosal to give my bag creations form. This is from a Youtube tutorial by Debbie Shore on 2-27-2021. I decided to add a 2nd strap. She called this an Easter basket. Material is all from scrap after making pillowcases for family a while back. Exterior print: Perugina Paisley. Very satisfying make! (Completed: 3-1-2021 on Singer Seventy)
I made this one first out of the peach fabrics in my stash and put the pretty dark border on it. I scrambled the pieces all around to really give it a scrappy look. This one I quilted stars in the center of the stars where the other I just shadowed the outline. Again playing with the roses quilting pattern in the background and a really large version of it in the border.
This is another Dignity Quilt. Pieced from all sorts of scraps and bits and bobs of peach colored fabrics. I made all the main part of the stars from the same fabric. (Well, can you find the one I couldn't?) I have been having fun with the hook and feathers quilting pattern. A friend who saw it thought it looked like roses.
This is a quilt for a new little baby boy. I used a pattern from Suzy Quilt called "fly away" and fabric from Moda Cider line. I found small pieces of complimentary fabrics in my stash. I ended up with some extra half square triangles so used them in the back of the quilt to add interest. I like the way the yellow takes my eye around the quilt.