A history of this quilt. Someone showed a quilt from this pattern at Southern Pines Quilt Show two shows ago and I loved theirs. The search was on for the pattern and fabrics. Fabrics from Crafty Quilters in Fl and Scrappy Patches in Brownstown IN. Help from many when selecting border fabrics last week and the keen eye of a Scrappy Patches customer who found a flying geese unit in backwards. One full full week of piecing and a long arm visit to quilt it. And patient kids waiting on their new quilt that was over a year between the initial collection of pattern and fabrics to completion. Many of the fabrics made three trips between FL and home.
Pattern from Quilt Branch. Very well written. Working on Queen sized version. Getting excited. Want to construct the middle so I can determine how much additional border to add for a king bed. But alas I am still on step 55. Much sewing to go but much less than I have already done. Started sewing yesterday. A marathon. Taking it to quilt shop to use their long arm on Thursday. I will update when I get the center together!
Here is the layout. I have since embroidered the baby's name a little off center. Next I will add some scattered stars then layer, quilt, and bind. Thanks Missouri Star Quilt Co. for the block instructions. Happy Weekend!
I signed up to do two charity quilts for QUILTERS FOR COMFORT before June. They need to be at least 50 x 60 and done for children. Well the Dalmatian fabrics jumped into my arms and the zebras came along too. The pink stripes will be a border on something. The purple batik well that had been talking to me for the last couple of visits. Now to get the patterns picked out and finish the quilts.
Calendar Quilt-Pattern by Kim Schaefer. I have carried this piece with me for more than a year and finally after helping another camper with appliqué process I was inspired and finished the "quilting" on this calendar.
Bird design from Embroidery Library.com I thought a friend needed a new dish towel with this bird.
Bag Pipes, design from OESD, sewn out for my neighbor, The Music Lady, from Ontario.
I love this design. Sorry, I don't know where I got it. I also like another one that says "spit happens"
This table topper is made using the Super 60 degree triangle ruler and scraps from the "salad" quilt. Thanks to Karen and Nancy, I mixed a little regular sewing in with the embroidery the past couple days.
Kit and Felicia feel very neglected while I have been sewing and embroidering. Somehow, I don't think they have missed any meals or snacks during the process even though they might not have happened on their time schedule.
This particular runner was not on my "to do" list for this week. Monday, I was looking for something else and came across the green fat quarters that I purchased from Ebay a bit earlier this year. I knew if I didn't work up these greens I would not get anything made with them until another full year went by. So I pulled out the Jumping' Jack table runner pattern and got busy. I adjusted the instructions on the pattern to utilize a bit of strip piecing but the end result looks like their pattern. This one just fits on our table. Yeah. A St. Patty's Day to me. :o)
There are other burp cloths I am unable to show you just yet. Don't want to ruin any surprises.
Here is one of four shirts I did yesterday. The shirt color just called for a flamingo.
My friend Jean Ann named my quilt: Salad.
This is made using two layer cakes and Full Bloom pattern by Kathy Schmitz. The pattern pictures a red and cream quilt rather than shades of one color.....I am so happy how this one came out. I was a bit worried for awhile. It is only a 72 inch square. Uses Jenny Doan's method for making half-square-triangle blocks. Found the layer cakes at the Sebring Quilt Show/Highlands County Quilt show last week.
Purchases don't count if I use them in a project in a short amount of time. :o)