I'd pieced a quilt before this one but this one I made for my grooms best friend. I got a kit from Craftsy (sorry M*QC). This one I pieced and quilted myself. My husband told me it wasn't thick enough to be a quilt. I informed him it was a quilt because I'd pieced it and made a Quilt sandwich and quilted it. LOL
Inspired by a jelly roll of batiks. I made all the blocks then then realized the only thing I had that matched for a border was an echinacea print from Micheal Miller. It looks like a pond in a meadow of wildflowers to me, so I use it in the dead of winter to remind me spring's just around the corner!.
I want to use a stencil on a batik log cabin. I found this marking method on a post. It's called Pounce. Basically, sponge on chalk dust by rubbing the sponge over the stencil. I made this quilt to practice this technique. I'm still not doing well with the echos. I'll keep at it, quilt on. . .
I saw the take 5 pattern and liked it, and had all these reproduction fabrics I wanted to use. I wasn't entirely pleased with the result, but I donated it to an auction to raise money for a family in need. For some reason I made 2 centers, so I still have one I need to finish for myself!
This quilt started out from a kit I bought at Sir's Fabric in Fayetteville, TN. I bought it because I'd just got a new sewing machine and knew it was a matter of time before my groom asked why I bought a machine and didn't use it. So I made the kit and discovered it was too small to use except as a wall hanging and had no wall space for it. So I ordered precuts from M*QC and kept adding to it until it was big enough for our Queen size bed.
I used Origins Jelly Roll and mixed it with some left over layer cake pieces to make Broken Bar as seen on Jenny's tutorial. If it's easy enough for Jenny's grandson, who doesn't sew, it's a great one for me. I love fast and easy ones that I can finish in a weekend. I also love the masculine looking fabric used in this quilt. I usually make quilts with floral prints so this is a diversion. Thanks for looking, Quilt on Weekend Warriors. . .