"Raised Beds" made by me

One of my darling nieces (I have two) asked me to make a quilt for her (then) boyfriend's birthday in October.  Well of course I will!   She came to my house and we went through all of my fabrics and she chose the ones that had meaning for the two of them.  Since he has a farm business, we framed the fabrics in "dirt brown".
 Since Katie has started to bike too, we added bikes, then there are the Pirate Frogs, Star Trek, assorted dogs...
 Fairies, flowers and anything else. The fairies are now even more important because he proposed at the Fairy Festival in August 2018.  Congratulations to them both.
 On the back, we've got a piece of a baby romper of his from his mother, and a shirt that he wore when he was very tiny, and was taken to Hawaii.

9 patch blocks from Joanne

 Joanne didn't piece this quilt top, because I don't think that she was living in the 1860's when it is believed to have been hand pieced.  Wow.   Joanne took it the Latimer Quilt Museum in Tillamook and that's where they dated it.
I love how the piecer used whatever they had on hand.  The blue stripe fabric above is obviously cut from a former garment.

Quilted with So Fine! thread  and the Baptist Fans board.

Jeans by Carol

I believe that these jeans belonged to Carol's brother and the finished quilt will go to their cabin.  It's HUGE and heavy.  Thankfully, it's a lightweight bamboo batting.
Yep, even the watch pockets were included

"Milky Way" by Kelli

What a fun quilt.  Start with a Friendship star block, then add 4 patch units to the corners, to make it "Milky Way".  Piece with Monsters vs Robots fabric
Now add this great border, and quilt with the Monsters Pantograph.  Oh, did I mention that not only does the white background fabric glow in the dark, but so does the thread?  Sadly, my camera won't pick up either, but trust me, this is going to be a glorious quilt for some lucky kiddo!

BOM from the FQ shop by Kelli

I love 1930's prints to begin with, so this quilt was a joy to work on.  Large blocks, probably 12" square at least.

Quilted as an edge to edge design with Baptist Fans, and pale yellow King Tut thread.  The background is actually a very pale yellow, not white as it reads in the photos.

"Yukata" fabrics from Carla

I had never heard of Yukata fabrics before, but they are very lightweight cotton, usually used to make summer Kimonos in Japan.

 White backgrounds with indigo blue dye on all, and various Asian motifs.  Very pretty.  Quilted with Gingko leaves panto

Dresden Fans by Pat

I think I want to be related to Pat.  This is for a cousin, that I believe she only recently met!
All of the fans are hand appliqued with thread that matches them  Imagine changing needles to applique these points down every couple of inches.  Outlined in the blades of the fans, then a tight loop background fill.

 Repeat the same background loop in the rest solid blocks, only looser, making the quilt softer.  SID on all the sashing strips and cornerstones.