This quilt is for my niece's new baby girl. Except for the backing/border, all the fabric came from my stash. I love a scrap quilt that doesn't look like scraps. The "Twitter" pattern came from Quiltmaker magazine, but check patch cut sizes before beginning if you decide to make this one. Quilting was done by Pam Quiltaholic locally.
My Favorite Person
I really love people. But the person who has stolen my heart is 5'6" and about 128 pounds....and some 83 years old! My Momma is my heart! I love everything about her. I've even tried to find something positive about her dementia. It's hecka hard, but I have found that she's more loving than she's ever been before. And because I get to love on her everyday, I created a portrait quilt to capture not just who she was, but who she continues to be. She continues to be someone who is concerned about how you're feeling. Even through the dementia you will catch her asking you, "What's wrong?" You don't want to admit that you're not feeling well, but she still knows. I took a picture of her on a dolphin-watching excursion at Tybee Island in 2013. I get to wake up to this wonderful portrait quilt daily. It touches my spirit each time I see it. I love it. I love her! She's my favorite person!
Peggy's Project #7.5 - Featherweight Travel Set
Two friends and I got together in 2016 to sew Featherweight Bags, sewing with only our Singer Featherweight sewing machines instead of our regular machines. We spent a few hours having a lot of fun and getting to know our Featherweights, which we've had for years but haven't used very often. The two friends each have a black Featherweight in a black box, both from the 1950’s, and I have a white Featherweight (PA235963) in a green box from the 1960’s. • Large Bag size: 12.5 x 12 x 10”. • Drawstring Bag size: 10 x 7 x 3” (holds the foot pedal and cords). • Extension Table Cover size: 5.5 x 8”. • Tula Pink fabric with bunnies and ears for outside, and Tula Pink fabric with snails for lining. The pattern is "Sew Portable Travel Set" by Jeni Baker, published in 2014. If I ever do this project again, I will use byAnnie's "Soft and Stable" instead of batting - this way the bag will stand up by itself. I would also make the lining about 1/2 to 1" longer so that it turns into a self-binding top edge. I love sewing with my Featherweight! Peggy (Posted May 8, 2018)
I wanted to experiment with solids across the color spectrum. I also wanted to do a triangle quilt and challenge myself. I got a solid jelly roll and ended up using one and then part of another. It was the Kona modern brights roll. I left out the pinks and purples. I made up the pattern and my 10 year old daughter helped me with the final layout. I quilted it at home with my walking foot using diagonal straight lines spaced 1” apart. I used the left over strips to make a rainbow binding. I think I might be brave enough to enter it in the San Diego Quilt Show in September.
True Blue in Green
The True Blue pattern is in Miss Rosie's Spice of Life Quilts by Carrie L. Nelson, a Leisure Arts book published in 2010. This is my 3rd quilt, which I started July 19, 2015 and finished piecing on Sept 13, 2015. I used Hobbs Heirloom 100% cotton batt and the backing is 108" wide Clara's Garden in the color Basil. Quilted by Lyn at Camlyn Quilts, finished size 80 X 80". I made 4 pillow cases to match. I really wanted a green quilt for my last quilting project because green is my favorite color and who needs more than 3 quilts? (I'm a knitter and a spinner, and this quilting thing is just a hobby-bump-in-the-road, right?) I enjoyed this pattern a lot and learned how to piece tinier pieces than on my first 2 quilts, although not perfectly. I look at it now and wonder why it was ok to not fix some of the points of the pinwheels when I had the chance. I know Jenny says "better done than perfect" but I'm sure "could have been better, if not perfect" is the way I want to go. I don't care how long it takes me to make a quilt top, as it's the only one I'm working on anyway so I have the time. "One project at a time" is my motto! This doesn't mean I don't have fabric for future projects, just that I don't start more than one. (There's a cautionary knitting tale there, one involving 17 ufo's.) I'm loving the scrappy look of my first 3 quilts. Posted 05-23-18.
I made a Star Wars quilt for my Nephew Adam .. well My oldest son ... said hey I want a Star Wars quilt ... so I set out to find his favorite Boba Fett ... couldn't find the right fabric it was all to cartoonie ... so I found this silk screen .. and used it ... with Tigerfish batiks