I made this using a fluffy batting and some stash for the material on the back side. The items on Santa's beard are appliqued. I used "Wonder Under" but as it didn't seem to stick so well and because it will be hung outside I did do machine applique stich around each design. I also put a bit of extra cotton in Santa's hat brim to make it stand out like a stocking hat brim. This was a from a panel called "Santa Face Door Panel" by Daisy Kingdom copyright 1998 and it said it was printed with pride in the USA. I tried to find Daisy Kingdom company with a web search. I only found that panels are available on eBay, Amazon and Esty ,So the company must no long exist This was someone else's stash but it became part of mine when it was donated to the church. So yes I have had it for 10 years myself. It was sold at the church bazaar.
I go to church with a young lady getting married in December. I have made both of her sisters quilts and her cousin so I had to make her one as well. To me, this quilt is just appropriate for her. It is her favorite colors, maroon, olive green, and cream.
I've been making quilts for all of my daughter's best friends. I had one more to make for a friend from college. Her friends favorite color is purple. I found this beautiful Dreamscapes II purple digitaly printed fabric to use. My daughter chose the MSQC 9 patch and hourglass pattern. Lovely longarm quilting by Patti Hutchins. It's approxamately 94" square. This is the first time that I have used a light gray as the background fabric.
I used some leftover blocks and fabrics from quilts of valor I have done this past year, and put together this lap quilt. I quilted it myself. My mom saw it and wanted it for a 95 year old woman veteran at the nursing home she visits frequently. I was honored to give it to her.
I just love the Happiness Is Handmade fabric line by Lori Whitlock for Riley Blake. I decided to make white stars with the girly colors. I used a pale pink Minky for the backing and made two burp cloths with left over fabric and flannel. I used a simple daisy pattern for the quilting. For one of the young Moms at church.
Update here as I found the name of the vest panels. I used two panels and they were called County Bears At Heart Kid's Vest. Designed by Leslie Beck. This lap quilt was longarm quilted by Karen Marchetti. This quilt made from the beginnings of the 365 quilt a pattern on-line from Austria whereby you made a quilt square each day for a year. I made it though the first week of March 2016. I didn't know what I would do with them so set them aside thinking maybe I'd finish it sometime. Not Likely. LOL! Then this year I decided I needed to rid myself of things I have brought home from church that have been donated. Mega stack of vest panels had these at least 7 years now. So this is made from the 365 items I finished and two vest panels. The large part of the quilt is the back of each vest, the rest cut up to fit in between my 365 squares which were 3 inches square. I added some other stash to enlarge the quilt to be a lap quilt or a wall hanging and the back was matching material sort of from church stash also. I purposely put one vest back upside down so if on the lap you see one right side up and a person looking at you sees the other large part right side up. I find I like it and putting in the craft church sale but may purchase it back myself.
My first Trapunto quilt. Quite a challenge but turned out so beautiful. I followed the tutorial on Man Sewing and was very satisfied with the result. This will probably be hung in my living room through the holidays. I'm thinking I will probably try another panel for the other Seasons also.