In January of 2017 I ventured into choosing fabric for a quilt. I found a floral print that was part of a collection called Home Again. It is still one of my favorite fabrics. This was an ambitious King size quilt project and took several months to finish.
While traveling through deep space, you pause to look out a window and admire a nearby galaxy. It's rotational pattern is similar the Golden Spiral (Fibonacci spiral/sequence). This pattern can be found in many places back on Earth. I like the idea of this quilt even though my poor sewing skills have failed to reveal it properly.
My Mom really didn't' remember this project. It was with Apple Core lining stuff and many of them were already cut from paper for templates. When I got to looking through it and trying to figure it out I asked my Mom if it was okay to do something else since I really wasn't a fan of apple core, She said sure, she wasn't either. I added the deep burgundy and was able to get this nice lap sized throw. It will likely become a shroud.
The center stars are actually from the first Lemon Star quilt. I bumped up the sizes and made a bunch more stars to go around the smaller stars. Thinking I would have to add a border around the smaller stars to get it all to work. But, it turned out it was easier to just put in spacers! Will give to my Darling Daughter to give away to one of her residents.
During our Covid lockdown in 2020, I decided to attempt to use up some of my twenty years worth of scrap fabric. The end result was 10 quilt tops destined for the NICQ ward at Vancouver Women's hospital. They are all 36 x 36 with flannel backing. The tops languished in my sewing room when I was unable to get batting and flannel backing. I now have those items so no more excuses. Here are six finished quilts I managed to work my way through quite a lot of fabric and thread and found I had to be creative when I didn't have quite as much as I needed. It made me think this must be what quilting was like in the past when we couldn't just order what we wanted online from 1000's of choices.
I have twenty-six grandchildren, 13 boys and 13 girls. For each I made receiving blankets from flannel and then crochet around the edge. I kept the scrapes from those blankets. Now the great grandchildren are coming and here is what I am making for them. Taking the scrapes that were from that grandchild and cutting hearts and appliqueing them on the flannel charm packs I can get at Missouri Star Quilts.