The top quilt, which I called Irish Stars as it was an irish chain with stars, is the first one I actually finished, in 2008. I made it as a baby quilt for a friend - it's really big for a baby quilt, but this kid was the 5th kid and needed to be able to cuddle siblings as well as mom and baby! My first quilt still needs binding. I think I need to give up and give it away.Made the bottom quilt last year for a lady at church for her 99th birthday. She passed away last month and I miss her.
This quilt is made using the churn dash block, I think it was the favourite block of our most venerated late member and the instigator of our quilt groupís challenge, Cecily. But I dislike it. I wanted to rise to the challenge as always but I find the block rather pedestrian, perhaps because Iíve only made it in co-ordinated colours and plain fabrics, so a decided to do it in heavily patterned fabrics and mix it up so that the pattern was lost and the fabric became the star of the piece rather
It took about 4 hours of cutting and 20 hours of sewing to assemble this super king sized ZIPPER Quilt. There are a total of 210 blocks and probably about 100 different bali/batik fabrics in this one. I can't wait to quilt it but wanted to give you a sneak peak of it. The picture shows about 25% of the finished quilt. Its huge!
Comments and feedback welcome!
My Favourite quilt, the one Iím most proud of, the one which hasnít yet been washed, and the one no-one is allowed to sit on, is called ďThereís plenty moreĒ.
I collected together scraps of almost every fabric in my stash and my motherís, it even has a contribution from a friend, who began a dress and never finished it, back in the 1980ís, there are also fabrics from the 60ís , 70ís, 80ís, and 90ís, just looking at the centre, I can see the remnants
Do you know the difference between a Goth, Emo and a Mosher? No, neither do I, but they all wear gloomy clothes and dye their hair black, choose black over any other colour, and donít laugh much (well thatís just a personal observation, itís like a season ticket to depression).
My Dear Nephew, lives in a bedroom painted black and grasshopper green, and yes it really is bright green. The lovely Appliquť star quilt I made him when he was 6 no longer
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Right on Lake Huron!!! Last year was a blast, and this year is gonna be even better. Please PM me if you are interested. It will be in Lexington, Michigan at Camp Cavell.
Friday November 16 through Sunday November 18, 2012.
$135 includes lodging in the cabins. Heated, running water and real beds. Bring your own bedding and toiletries. Bring your sewing supplies, but there will be a vendor there for us if we need anything.
Also, new this year. Penny is coming to teach us how to
Though I haven't said so, it is high time I did. I love this board!
The posts are informative; the pictures inspiring; the links are must haves; and I visit here every single day. There aren't many things I do every day, but this is certainly one of them.
My quilting life is very full. Not only am I doing the calendar BOM and the Craftsy BOM, but I'm dabbling in other projects as well.
Last night I finished (well, almost) the hand-quilting on Old Yeller.
Whether you are a veteran quilter or a ďnewbieĒ just ready to begin your first baby quilt, like any great craftsman, having the right tools for the job and knowing how and when to use them is important to the success of your project.
In my family quilting has been passed on from generation to generation. As a result, the new ideas and techniques, along with innovative tools and shortcuts have been passed on from one to another, so that the craft can continue to develop. Always
Since I have wanted to do a yellow quilt for some time, and I've wanted to teach myself to make stars, I jumped into this project with both feet. I designed a quilt with EQ5 and love how it turned out. This is the result. I know all this yellow isn't for everyone, but I can't wait. I'm going to call this quilt, "Sunshine on my shoulder."
I have finally completed a sample block. There will be 15 of these suckers alternated with simple 9-patches