Gotta love people who piece this well. Nice crisp star points, and straight edges.
I also love this idea of doing a really scrappy quilt, with the connection of doing the same block, then using the same cream for the stars and the inner border. Gonna have to steal this idea and soon.
Quilted withe the "Tangles" panto.
Goodness, when did we make this? This is from Heart to Hand, but I can't remember what year. A block of the month quilt, where you bought the fabric, and made a block per month for a year. I love the setting on the blocks which results in a secondary pattern.
"Molar feathers" in the outer border, and of course, feathers through the sashing strips. This one is also for dad. He died July 21, in 1994 so I wanted to give a quilt to the police for him near that day.
When I was a kid, my parents put a pool in the backyard, and this quickly became the summer hangout. I found this panel in August of 2015 at a quilt shop in Coos Bay. I knew that it would become a charity quilt, but didn't know when. Finally, I pulled it out, cut the blocks apart, and added that Friendship Star block. I knew when I was making it that this quilt was for Tom, so that block was appropriate.
What astounds me the most is that each and every little piece was traced onto the fabric, then cut out, and stitched to the quilt by HAND! Oh the time it must have taken.
Sweet little zebra, and those stripes!
My personal favorite. Each and every last one of the spots on the cheetah were done individually. Wow.
Quilted with a pantograph design of chicken wire. How perfect is that?
|This quilt was a challenge, and became known to my friend Mia, with whom I email daily, as "The Buffalo Quilt." No, it's got nothing to do with Buffalo, but it surely had me buffaloed for a long time. That's the term horse riders use when they are fearful of a horse. Most of my fears were from my own lack of note taking when Pat dropped it off. Note to self "some sort of ruler work." isn't helpful when it comes time to quilt! Once started though, it really went quickly. The blocks are large, and since they are set on point, there was quite a bit of back and forth on the quilting. I couldn't quite get the entire block in to quilt it all at once, so do a section, advance, do a section, retreat. Thank goodness for my motorized fabric advance!|
Here's a shot of the backing, although it's actually dark green. I stitched around the print flowers, and in the ditch around the black background of the flowers. Then feathers in the solid black background around the stars.
Today, I had the pleasure to meet the officer who knew Tom, and gave this quilt to her. She also told me the story of where the Trip Around the World quilt had gone. I got a little teary and definitely had chills. So, here's a quilt from Lindsay's dad, my dad and Tom, plus the recipients of the original fabrics from the stash pieces. All ready to help someone who's facing a tough time Thanks everyone.
Feathers in the outer border because I like them. Even the perfect black and white binding!
Mylan is off to Gonzaga University in the fall. This quilt represents much of his life so far. Basketball, Disneyland, high school, even day care when he was little!