Rebecca's Frozen Quilt
My eight year old granddaughter wanted a quilt with the "Disney Frozen" theme. I purchased the large Frozen sisters panel and designed it by piecing squares in the corners and complementary fabrics bordered the quilt top. For the backing, I used pink flannel Frozen fabric, then used straight line and serpentine stitches on my domestic machine. I used the free motion feature to outline the panel figures. Taking a class at a nearby quilting shop, watching several videos on-line, and practicing helped. It was my first large quilt that I attempted to quilt myself. She was thrilled with her very own Elsa and Anna Christmas quilt.
Cherry Blossom Disappearing Hourglass
I had a cherry blossom fabric languishing in my fabric closet which my daughter, Amy, spotted while visiting. When I saw the pattern in Missouri Quilt Block magazine (Winter 2015, Volume 2, Issue 1, pg. 16), watched Jennie's tutorial on the Disappearing Hourglass 2, and took a Block class at a quilting shop, the result is the fabric disappearing from the closet to a finished quilt for Amy. I used black Kona fabric and bordered the quilt with red and black. I practiced some free motion designs, added decorative stitching and "stitched in the ditch" on my domestic sewing machine. Although I was skeptical about making it because the pattern looked complex, it was surprisingly not difficult to complete and I learned a lot by sewing and quilting it. The quilt now happily resides in her home and not in my closet.