Kaffee Fassett fabrics by Nanette

Kaffee Fassett is a well known fabric designer who creates uses lots of bright colors and usually very large designs.

 Can you see the seam in the above photo?  You'll have to look really, really carefully as Nanette hand basted it together first to match designs, and then stitched it.
Borders on 3 sides since the pillow tuck at the top won't show. All quilted with the "Hydrangea" panto and bright green thread.

Robin's Churn Dash

The name of the block is a "Churn Dash" I am guessing since it resembles the old churn dash they used to make butter.  Thank goodness we don't have to do that anymore! 

Yes, many of the fabrics in the quilt are vintage, and of so lovely.  Quilted with Baptist Fans, a very appropriate design for the era of the quilt.

T-shirts from Taylor as a gift

Taylor contacted me about making this for his girlfriend. and they both arrived together.  She got to choose the sashing and backing fabrics for it.

Where do these people find the time?  They are in all kinds of sports and other extracurricular activities, yet still make grades, and help out others. 

"Crosses" by Mary and her daughter


This is a wedding gift for I believe another daughter of Mary's from her and her daughter.  And a surprise, because the bride commented that she'd never get something made specially by her sister.
Lots of wonderful indigo blues, and quilted with wool batting and the Asian Cloud panto

Amy's t-shirts


High School and College mix for Amy in a wonderful memory.  I love how the above shirt turned out.  Amy wanted to use a part of the back, and the front of the same shirt, so sewed together, and it works perfectly!

T-shirts for Tressa


Based on the shirts, I think this is probably a gift for someone special in Tressa's life.   There were only 5 shirts, so we added setting squares to fill it out.  The center block is my favorite.

"Reindeer" by Sara


























Oh my this is adorable! 

 All of Santa's reindeer and Santa are appliqued on their ice skates with lovely embroidery.
Santa and Rudolph!


That amazing little striped piping before the border.  Well done Sara!








"North Star" by Michael

 This is a pattern by Elizabeth Hartman.  She also designed the "Delightful Desert" that Michael made as well as "Awesome Ocean".  There's at least one more of hers that Michael has made, but this is the first one that I have wanted to make as well.  (check back here in a year or so to see if mine is done.)
 So we have an owl,
 walrus
 polar bear.  For which Michael chose this fabulous "nubby textured" fabric to piece the bear.  Perfect fabric!
 A Narwhal.  When I was quilting it, I initially thought this was a whale and that it was upside down.  Then I noticed the tush..
 Otters

 Foxes
and my favorite, the musk ox.
Quilted with an edge to edge design called "Snowflake Splendor"  So fun!

Dr. Suess by Karen

 And another grandson gets Dr. Seuss. Excellent matching of points on the triangles in the borders.
Quilted with "Fantasy Flames" panto

"The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Karen

 Some lucky kiddo is getting this quilt from Karen. Start with a panel of your choice, then add fun borders, some pieced, some not.
Quilted with the "Wing and Wind" panto since Caterpillars turn into butterflies.  Sweet quilt!

Emily's "Lone Star"

 Emily called me up to ask for help finishing this gorgeous Lone Star quilt that she's making for a friend's wedding.  Emily is also Maid of Honor, and a teacher and school has recently started again, so where she found the time to piece this, I don't know.
Quilted with the "Tangles" panto and wool batting to give it some loft.  Nice piecing Emily.

Black and White by Gerry


And here is Gerry's black and white quilt.  Quilted with the Dog Dreams panto, and the photo on the right shows the back of the quilt with the fire hydrant that is included in the design.

"Butterflies" by Gerry

I wish I new the name of this pattern, I really like the layout.   Gerry and I both called the quilt "Butterflies" because of the fabric, and then she chose "Wing and Wind" panto for quilting which has butterflies scattered across it.  Very pretty!


Something to keep you warm

Let me start by stating that I am not proud of either of these quilts.

It all started with a new "Tumbler" pattern for my accuquilt cutter.  Too much fun to play with!  So fast and easy to cut fabrics, so let's just cut a bunch of stuff up.  Started by pulling "What was I thinking?" fabrics.  You know, the ones where you wonder why the heck you bought them in the first place.  Cut up a bunch of those, and had a brief though of matching them to make "Lava Lamps".  That didn't last long, required too much planning, and I didn't have enough of all the fabrics to do it.  So, started to just grab them at random, and see what happened.  Much more my style.

Stitch the one on the left, but realize that it's just getting too big, and I've still got all this leftover fabric already cut.  Okay, make a baby quilt to go with it, and use it up.  Ugh.  These are not attractive!  Used a scrap of wool batting to finish off the baby quilt, and cut a piece of poly for the larger.  Bind them quickly and put them into the car to give to an officer.

Between WW meetings, I often try to stop for a cup of coffee, and this is also where my cop "friend" Tori often takes a break with her co-workers.  No time for a cup for me, but there's a police vehicle in the parking lot.  I'll just drop the quits off on the hood of the car, and be on my way.  I drop the quilts, and am getting back into my car when I glance up and see the officer coming around the back of his car with coffee in hand.  (Drat!  Caught red handed!)  You could tell from his expression that first question was "What are you doing to my cruiser?" I explained what I had done and that he should talk to Office Tori for further details.  He kind of smiles and says "That's okay, I'm very familiar with this (pause and then air quotes) program."   I'm about to leap back into my car, my day brighter by having to passed off these quilts to a good home.  One last leap out of the car to state "I'm really not proud of these quilts, but they will keep somebody warm."  So please, as you look at these, be gentle, and understand that their role in life is to try to keep someone warm, not to be pleasing to the eye.

Flying geese and trees by Carla

 Ahh, cozy flannels.  Hard to think about those when it's 80 degrees out, but it's going to get cold and wet soon. Carla made some lovely tiny trees and flying geese to snuggle under.  Then quilted with leaves.  Almost (but not quite) makes me wish for a rainy day to cuddle under it and eat soup.