HOME OF AN AWARD WINNING QUILTER -
This is a journal of many of the quilts I've made - lots of t-shirt quilts and memory quilts. If you want to see a specific type of quilt, there is a list of "labels" down the right side that will take you to what you want to see.
I made this for my guild's favorite charity. Quilts are given to children that are taken from their homes for various reasons. Teen Mom's are also allowed to purchase them with points earned through their program.
I made a flower quilt for my Mom and these are leftover fabrics, as well as some that I decided not to use. It's 60 x 72.
I put raggy seams on both sides rather than just on the front.
I bought yardage for the back because I didn't have enough fabric to cut 2 of each block. So the back is all the same. Kind of nice to have it different.
Sarah's mother-in-law - Maureen - started piecing these dahlias in 1943 when she was 16 years old. They are hand appliqued to the purple background with black embroidery floss - typical of that time period.. She completed the top herself, but Sarah wasn't sure when. It's 78 x 95.
I sewed in the ditch around each flower, then again 1/4" away to keep it separated from the background fill. The meander filler pushed the purple to the back and lets the dahlia pop. I also used white thread to add an outline of each petal 1/4 inch from the edge.
There are some very different fabrics included. some are very shear, and there is even an eyelet fabric:
I added feathers in each of the sashings, and flower petals in the cornerstones
More feathers in the white border, and meander again in the purple border
I found the perfect backing - the colors are a great match and the design is from the same time period
A member my guild made these Quilt of Valor blocks, and Amy put them together. It's a simple pattern, but makes a great looking quilt. It's 64 x 76. The binding (a red/white/blue print) has been applied and is just waiting for someone to hand-stitch to the back.
All of the block are different fabrics:
I quilted 8-pointed stars in the corner and center squares:
and the diagonal lines in the pieced squares make a secondary star though the block"
I used the piecing as a guideline for X's in the white sashings:
Darlene pieced this just for fun - for herself. I don't know if she has a name for it, but I think "Goosey Pinwheels" would be perfect. The way the flying geese units look like a pinwheel and seem they are flying around looks awesome. It's 61 x 72.
I quilted a double loop in the geese units:
and wiggly lines in the white background pieces, They copy the movement of the geese:
There is a red flange around the outside before the black border,
where I put a simple back and forth to fill it in: