I made this sampler in a local quilting class in 2013, which was taught by Suzzy Payne. The batiks are from a collection by Laundry Basket quilts, but I couldn't find its name. The class helped to solidify my love of quilting and taught me a great deal about sewing. I had fun fitting this modern fabric into a more traditional quilt design.
Scrapy Horizontal Vertical Block Quilt
I am not sure if that is the correct name, although That is what this block is. Saw a tutorial on MSQ sight and loved it. I made this baby quilt out of scraps I had. It was for a baby girl and the parents did not like pink, so I decided purple and lime green would be fun.
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When my nieces and nephew were babies, I bought each of them a quilt. They loved their quilts and were particular about spreading them out on their made beds to "showcase" them. Unfortunately, in February of this year (2015), their house burned down and consumed everything inside. It was a total loss. Being a novice (NEW) quilter, I just knew I had to make them each a new quilt to replace what was lost. I had told the children that what was lost was just stuff, and we would get them new and better stuff. They will all be moving back into the rebuilt house in August, and I plan to give them each their quilts for Christmas. I tried to make each quilt as individual and beautiful as each child. I hope they love them and cherish them for the rest of their lives :)
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Falling Charms Quilt
I used to manage Volunteer Services for a local hospital. As is typical of such an organization, we had an auxiliary who raised funds for a variety of projects benefiting the patients in need. I had always promised them a quilt, but never had the time to make good on the promise while I was working. After I retired, they hosted a comedy show and silent auction -- my chance to fulfill my promise. I had purchased a charm pack as a daily deal some months previously. Thought I would never forget the name of the collection, but I did. Learned a lesson, however, right then and there. NEVER buy one charm pack! OMG! I decided I would make the Falling Charms Quilt, but I didn't have near enough fabric and it was pretty much out of print. All I could get was yardage and still it wasn't going to do what I wanted it to. I began the big internet search and probably brought in yardage from a half dozen different vendors. I ended up filling in with solids and then learned another lesson: It's difficult to match reds and blues. Some of the red print charm squares bled into the white when it was washed which was disappointing, but I decided that it added to the "charm." It didn't turn out big -- probably a little bigger than a traditional lap quilt, but I thought it came out cute. Had MSQC quilt it for me with a lasso pattern in navy. I think the board told me they raised approximately $300 for this quilt. Given what I went through to get enough fabric together to match it, it probably would have been cheaper to just right them a check. But, then I wouldn't have that sense of satisfaction knowing I completed something for the good of the community. Could you just keep saying that to me for a while? Please?
My Project of Doom Quilt
As a Harry Potter fan, when I found the Project of Doom quilt I fell in love. This is the 2011 version and Jennifer Ofenstein just completed a 2015 quilt along with alternative blocks, That's my next project - after I finish a few UFOs, I used a lot of scraps as well as some yardage,
Christmas Double Slice Quilt
I bought the layer cake of Christmas fabric on sale and then went through Jenny Doan's tutorials to find one I liked for this fabric and I found the Double Slice Layer Cake to use. I did all of the quilting myself on my Janome with one of the "quilt stitches" and I think it came out even better than I expected. I have only been quilting for a year and I am "addicted".
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Binding Tool Star Quilt
Loved this quilt when I received my Block, wanted to make it, then watched the tot Jenny's video , that gave me the courage to try, I just have a regular sewing machine quilted this large quilt , was pleased how it turned out, Thank you Jenny for all you do!