Summer in the Park
This was my first jelly roll quilt. I watched Natalie's tutorial and just had to make it.
I got to meet Jenny and Natalie at Baby Lock's big conference in 2013. The top was finished but it wasn't quilted yet.
It was my first big quilt on the longarm. The pattern I choose took up the entire quilting space but I didn't pin it perfectly straight. In order to fit the blocks on the right side of the quilt I had to roll the quilt forward and back. I didn't realize the backing was not completely flat and ended up with a huge fold in the back. I was SICK! The quilt was ruined until I decided I wasn't giving up that easily. I took my leftovers and fashioned a row that I hand stitched to the back to cover my mistake. Now it is a design element! :D
This quilt took 3rd place at the Eastern New Mexico State Fair
Chutes n' Ladders
While on vacation in Glacier National Park in Montana, I found a fabulous quilt shop, Glacier Quilts in Kalispell. I saw the pattern for this quilt in Stashblasters from Gathering Friends by Kathryn Squibb and fell in love with the color combinations. A couple of great salespeople helped me round up a variety of fabrics that we pulled from the striped border fabric. It's a large quilt - 73" x 81". I used the leftover triangles to make "Tailwinds", another quilt in the book.
This was my first quilt. I used one of Jenny's tutorials to construct. I started it in Panama City, FL while on vacation in Oct. of 2013. The materials used came from Cookeville, TN, where my daughter in law helped to pick it out. just yard goods of different fabrics. The colors that we had just painted our bedroom the summer before on a remodel. So now I have the color for the beginning. Next was choosing an easy pattern. I watch a lot of youtube and Jenny Doan's patterns. Now cutting and tools, which my sister in law had gotten me involved in making a pocketbook. She helped me learning to cut and measure. I bought the fabric to put together at joanns in PCB and it was white background with gold saying of French La' mour remembrances (still don't know what it says) so now piecing was beginning. Love sayings, or love letters? It was to cold to go fishing and had storms so I sewed and pressed squares. Bought more fabrics of paisley gold and beige for the backing and binding. Taking care of all the blocks of course I made way to many and the pattern was "Falling Charms" . Played with placing and picking the right placements. My daughter is a interior designer and she was the one with the perfect placements. Ok so its together now and I had Peggy Mccaffery to do the machine quilting who lives in Brevard, NC. So this now is returned to me on Feb 13, 2014. Later I realized the quilting design looked like my husband initials and name is Cynthia, so it was loops writing of JC and C's. the Lamour fabric from Joanns and paisley backing wyndam is how I named it "Loving Paisley and I really do like paisley. With lots of squares made, I made European shams and have sewns more colors of beige onto the charm squares. I have finished 3 more quilts and will be putting them on the "quilts by me"
Falling charms quilt
I started this quilt for my soon-to-be daughter-in-law. She lives blues, greens and purples so I thought this charm pack would be perfect. I started using my stash to make the backing so lots of rectangles in blue. This is the first time I have used a walking foot with my quilting so it took a bit of time to get used to. Hope she likes it.
Mom and Dad Quilt
I made this quilt out of my Mothers clothes and my fathers shirts. It was difficult as there was a lot of stretch. Some of my fathers shirts were very very old and delicate. They are both passed away, so It makes me smile when I think about the times they wore these clothes. I have always wished I would have saved more clothes for this project, but I never thought of making a quilt until many years after their deaths.
I used up some scraps from a Jelly Roll of Simply Style to create this Irish Chain. These are my favorite type of quilts - just scraps! I photographed it by the harbor of 99 Islands (Kujukushima) in Sasebo, Japan. The opening credits of 'The Last Samuri' were filmed here!
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Red, White, and Ewes
The quilt was inspired by the images of sheep on the Moda fabric and the historic site where I volunteer. Pennsbury Manor's sheep are a favorite of visitors of all ages. This quilt uses a traditional star pattern for the center madallion and is bordered with pinwheel blocks. The finished size is 58" x 63".
Alter Ego Quillt
This quilt ensemble was made with the following tutorials from MSQC. Alter Ego quilt, Dresden Pillow, and pillow case pattern.. This quilt was machine pieced and sent to a long arm quilter to finish. It was made for my guest room. The fabric used was purchased in 2014 and may not be available anymore. It was the Richmond Reds collection by Barbara Brachman for Moda Fabrícs.