This table runner was created after watching MSQC tutorial Christmas Tree Table runner, using the half hexigon template. 10 inch squares were used from Under the Pines Favorites 10 Karat Crystals by Color Bakery for Wilmington Prints. The table runner is reversible, and the reverse side is the MSQC tutorial pattern of Turnabout Granny Squares. I used scrappy fabrics from my stash for the reverse side.
I’ve decided to learn how to quilt in the hoop. I really feel it is good to mix it up in between making large quilts. I like learning new and different things. Also making items that can be finished in a few hours make me feel I have accomplished something. This little scissor holder was so much fun to make.
I decided in 2018 that I needed to have a personal quilt challenge. I found Christmas red and green fabric that yelled buy me, combined those with fabric in my stash and an idea that has been floating in my head for years/decades. What would happen if I crossed the Broken Star with the Feathered Star quilt patterns? I finally mentally figured out how to make the feathered diamonds. However, instead of tracing the diamond template from in a book for the Broken Star, I opted to use a template I bought that was maybe a half inch larger (quarter inch per side) as I wanted a larger quilt anyway. I’m not sure about my math, as I calculated it many times, but it became apparent I was not only off, but way off, and started laughing as the quilt quickly grew. So, I started referring to my challenge quilt as ‘Monster’. Final size is 113 x 113 as I refused/decided it didn’t need a border.
Another Mode Love Star. This time one for a girl and one for a Boy. We have two sets of boy/girl twins due later this month in our parish. The fabric is Doodle Pop by Lori Woods exclusively for Missouri Star Quilt Co. I chose this because it came in both color ways and accented with "gold". Perfect for twins. I backed it with a prewahed flannel in pink with hearts. The quilting is a multi colored thread in matching colors and my favorite daisy pattern. I also made two burp cloths.
I wanted to make a new king-sized quilt for our Master bedroom but after making the last king-size, I wanted something without borders...Let's face it -- that is a lot of fabric to handle. I've used this pattern from Moda Bake Shop https://www.modabakeshop.com/2018/03/janes-ladder-quilt.html and it is fairly easy. Quilt finished at 120 x 120 and truth be told is a bit too big. It sat there finished and back from MSQC long arm services for four months. The thought of binding it was daunting. I finally bit the bullet and finished it yesterday, just in time for Autumn. The other king-size quilt was shabby chic fabric and a bit too girly for my husband. LOL I still have a few more throw pillow covers to finish up, but glad to have it on the bed. Edited to add a picture of the quilt flat on the bed.