Uh oh. I hope I'm not spilling a secret here. Jim contacted me about making a quilt for his wife from their son's shirts.
I really wish that I had a photo of the bottom left of the quilt. We took a pair of the panties that she wore under her skirt and appliqued them to a block. Zebra stripe with sparkles. Really fun!
This is one of the quilts that ended up starting out as a king sized mystery quilt. I wasn't happy with my color choices, didn't like the lengthy piecing, so finally bailed on it. Now I've got all these blocks, and no plan to finish the project. What to do? Charity quilts!
I just looked. I'm up to 3 quilts for charity from this one planned quilt so far. I think when I was looking in a bag for another quilt, I found another quilt top from this same grouping though. I REALLY hope that I've found all the blocks and got them all made into tops, but one never knows what you can find in the sewing room closet.
|Peacock feather meander for the snowman. Makes me think of swirly snowflakes coming down that he needs to sweep away. You can almost see the candy cane stripes in the red border.|
It's going to be hard to see, but the sledding snowmen are saying "Whee" as they glide down the mountain.
I gave Sara back her quilt a few days ago, and got an email from her today. Here's what she said.
Hi Beth, I am putting on the binding and wanted to let you know how happy I am with your quilting. I was going to give it away but now I have changed my mind. Selfish me.
I consider myself so lucky to be able to A) meet such lovely people like Carole, who by the way is an impeccable piecer as well. Then she trusts me with her quilts! When she dropped this beauty off, we pretty much decided that I would put feathered wreaths in the blocks, and something in the border. Hmm. Time to play!
The story of this quilt is lovely. Much of the fabric is from an outfit of Ren's daughter when she was a child. This daughter is now grown up with her own daughter. She had asked her mom, Ren, to make her a quilt out of this outfit, so additional fabrics were purchased and combined, and now we've got a quilt for this new baby.
|Quilted with a daisy chain meander in the outer border and sashing strips. Loopy meander in the body of the quilt.|
Oh what fun! So subtle, but so cute. The colors are grey, yellow and silver. The Monkeys are in the outer border, but a few other animals in the quilt top as well. Quilted with the "Funky Monkeys" panto, and a perfect choice!
I am starting to see the usefulness of panels more. Not that I've made any panel quilts, but I've bought tow of them!This is an alphabet quilt, so A is for apple, etc. However, I need some help on "X" and "Z" I haven't a clue as to what they are supposed to represent, so if you know, or have a suggestion, please add it to this.
I think that this is the "family quilt" because it's got bits from lots of different themes. There's some Batman, some military, just a little bit of everything.Quilted with the Clematis Panto
In the sand of the quilts, I used my favorite King Tut thread and quilted two different "sand" textures. One horizontal, and the other on the diagonal.