My first quilt!
Started quilting the end of Jan 2017! I had purchased material and pattern for making a quilt 20 years ago, went as far as getting all the pieces cut out. Then my life turned upside down. It took me 20 years to get it "pieced" back together! (pun intended) I started sewing and simply got hooked! I wish I had know back then how much I would love quilting! Now I have lots of catching up to do! I love my quilt, which was almost an antique before I ever started sewing it!
Big Star Baby Quilt
I saw Jenny's tutorial and just had to make one. This was so fun to put together. This is for another young Mom at church who just had a baby girl. I backed it with flannel and made two burp cloths with the scraps. The fabric is Happy Day by Riley Blake.
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I Spy Quilt
I made this quilt for our neighbor's little girl. It will be her big girl bed quilt. She will be 2 very soon. I made her a matching pillow case , toss pillow with zipper so it can be washed and a reversible valance. Her room color is grey with shades of yellow, pink, blue and purple accents. It is a I Spy layer cake using Jenny Dolan's pattern of Double Slice Layer Cake tutorial . I used one layer cake of the I Spy and framed it in yellow 2/1/2 strip from Stonehenge. The back is a light flannel from Corner of 5th & Fun pattern by Sandy Gervais. the Piano key border was from the Corner of 5th & Fun also but was 5 inch which I cut in half. The grey also from Missouri Star but had it so long I forgotten the maker. I used my embroidery machine to add her Name and I Spy on the bottom and her birthday on the Yellow frame of the I Spy pattern . The longarm stipple was also done by Missouri Star and they did a beautiful job for me.
I have a good friend in Florida who is a very talented painter and she painted me a beautiful picture of my 5 bible study lady friends looking out to the ocean with sundresses on swinging in the breeze. I used to live in Florida but now back here to my roots in Ma. I said to myself I would make her a quilt for he 70th birthday which was in June. I decided on a MSQ Stardust pattern and picked her favorite colors that would melt in with her beautiful patio home. I even had it quilted by MSQ. She was so excited when she opened up the box.
No Longer a WIP Alter Ego
My Work in progress is now at the quilter. I finished the borders on Monday 11-27-17. Prepared the backing the next day. Took it to the quilter on Wednesday 11-29. I am planning to give it for a Christmas present so I will be burning the midnight oil to get the binding sewn on i'm slow.. The quilter said he should be finished by Dec 15th. I used Julia's Garden by Northcott Fabrics by Deborah Edwards. It is a 30's print for sure. That is where it is located at Fabric Depot. I gave this to my daughter Sarah for Christmas.She bought the layer cake for me to make something so I told her I would make it for her and she said oh no just make what ever you want. So I did.
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Snail’s Trail in Blue
I made this quilt as a birthday gift for my son’s girlfriend. She loves the color blue and is a little bit more contemporary than traditional in style. I purchased the 10” squares, called Dutchess Metallic, and other yardage from that collection from the MSQC. The fabric is truly gorgeous with a subtle hint of metallic. I also used a butterfly print from the same collection for the entire backing. Very pleased how it turned out. Hope she loves it!
Fall Stars For Two Veterans
My cousin and her husband have been career Military. After a recent trip to visit them, I wanted to give thanks for all that they have done for our country (hence the stars) and the awesome hospitality they showed us. The fabric is Castlewood by Moda. I'm sure this fabric is a couple years old. I love the Fall colors and it will go perfectly in their family room. I made two star pillows with zipper back openings to make washing easy. The quilt is backed with with an tan minky. The quilting was done with a matching goldish/tan thread and the pattern really shows on the light background & minky.
This quilt is made using the Tessellation pattern by Alison Glass and the Throwback fabric collection by Tula Pink. I picked a few coordinating solids and gave each block a color designation. My goal was to get a rainbow effect quilt with some awesome secondary patterns. I quilted this with straight lines as to not detract from the piecing. I also did a fun pieced detail on the back using my scraps. I still have a lot of scraps though! This quilt was entirely foundation paper pieced and after the learning curve, it was quick work. Pre-cutting all of my fabric pieces and organizing them by block and color helped speed things along. Surprisingly, it was piecing the blocks and rows together that took the longest! Some of the seams are really bulky but the quilting hides it nicely.