So, I like pinwheels. This is another pattern from a quilt calendar and the largest quilt I've ever made! I had to use several templates to cut out all the pieces, but it was pretty easy to put together. Then, I hand quilted an outline around all the pinwheels. I'm starting to think that I don't quilt enough. I suppose I pick out pretty layouts and don't want to overshadow them with quilitng.
Friday, October 30, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
A quick and easy ragtime quilt made from reproduction fabrics. Of course, I don't remember what year the originals were produced! haha.
Friday, October 23, 2009
I made this quilt for my Aunt Penny. She loved New Orleans and Mardi Gras, so we decided a Mardi Gras themed quilt would be perfect for her. We found 3 "Mardi Gras Lady" t-shirts to use in the design. The flannel fabrics make this a heavy, warm quilt.
Aunt Penny (left) and myself about five years ago. She passed away September 2008. :(
I made this quilt from a pattern in a quilt calendar. It took a while to cut each piece using a template, but assembly was easy because all the pieces fit into squares. I had a good time deciding how to arrange all these bright colors. I think this was my first attempt at hand quilting. It was simple to just quilt in the ditch around each pinwheel.
Friday, October 16, 2009
I found this pattern for a Falling Leaves "candle mat". I didn't know what I would do with a candle mat, so I just added a 3rd row and made it a placemat! I still need to attach the back and quilt them, but I wanted to share my project. The pattern says to sew stems for the leaves in the neutral squares. Then, I'll probably outline the leaves and be done.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
I finally picked a layout and sewed it together!
Also, I have no idea how I'm going to quilt it. I always hand quilt, in the ditch or outline, but I think I'm ready to branch out of that. I'd love your suggestions!
P.S. I'm completely in love with Moda
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Friday, October 9, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
This quilt was my first very detailed quilt with lots of cutting and small piecing. My mom and I picked out the fabric at Designing Memories in West Memphis, AR. We went back and forth between blues, purples and turquoises, and I think it turned out great! It reminds me of the bottom of a swimming pool. The back is a blue and orange pebble pattern. I have a tendency to use crazy backing that doesn't exactly match the front.
I'm thinking about posting the quilts that I've made over the years. I enjoy looking at quilt blogs, so I wonder if other people will enjoy my quilts? I started quilting in the summer of 2003. There was a new quilting and scrapbooking shop in West Memphis and the shop owner, Jean, encouraged me to try her Ragtime quilt class. Immediately, I had to find a sewing machine to borrow. The class was a blast and I've been quilting ever since.