Double Size Jacob's Ladder Remix
My first quilt using one of Jenny's Tutorials! I loved the Jacob's Ladder Remix, but I wanted a little more impact so I made the pieces double sized! The queen size is perfect for my bed! I love how a traditional pattern can look so modern.
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Sailboat Jellyroll Baby Quilt
This was made with a batik jellyroll. I added appliqued boats made from regular quilting fabric. I got feedback from some wonderful quilters on the Missouri Star Quilt Forum about how to quilt it. I love the way it turned out. My niece loved it as well and hung it in the baby's room over his bed.
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Stairway to Heaven
When he was younger and still living at home, my son and I used to enjoy playing music together. He played guitar and I played the keyboard. Our favorite song was Stairway to Heaven. He asked me if I would make a wall hanging for him and so to honor his 49th birthday I made this for him as a memorial to those great musical times we had together. I love to quilt, really love whole cloth quilts and am mesmerized by Zentangle. This is a combination of all three and a lot of love. I have to say, stitching with heavy black thread on cream fabric was more than a little daunting!
The politics of pondlife
This is another hexie quilt that started with the multiprint background. I saw that fabric and was sure it would make some interesting hexagons. After I cut and placed the hexies, my first thought was that they looked like algae. So I found some nice matching fabric in my stash, and built some blocks to sit in the algae/pond. Then all I needed was some froggies to finish it out. My very kind and giving brother in law saw the photo of the finished project and proclaimed himself in love. He is now a proud owner of 'the politics of pondlife'.
Patty's Disappearing Pinwheel Churn Dash Quilt
I created this quilt for my sister, Patty, that is hostessing our Smith Sisters Reunion this year. There are 6 Smith sisters and this will be our third reunion get together. I have made a quilt for each hostess so far.
A Summery Bath Makeover!
My bathroom needed a makeover but I didn't want to spend a ton of cash. So I picked up a plain white fabric shower curtain at Target on clearance for $8. Then I used some left-over scraps of a World Tour jellyroll purchased from a MSQC Daily Deal (a couple of years ago) and created a bordered Summer in the Park pattern. I used a spray basting method to line it all up and then stitched it down. It really brightens up my bathroom!
I found this fabric as part of a kit for a baby quilt at a local quilt shop (Bolt in Cornish, Maine) and fell in love with it. I spent a good 5 or 10 minutes trying to figure out a good reason to buy it, being a bachelor I don't have a huge need for baby quilts. Then I remembered that one of my co-workers had just recently announced that she was pregnant. Perfect! That was just the reason I needed to pick up the fabric. I'm very pleased with the outcome of the quilt. This is also the first project that I quilted as well. I used a walking foot for the machine quilting. I feel that completing the quilt all the way from piecing to quilting to binding makes it all the more special.
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