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.
This is Bonnie Hunter's latest mystery - On Ringo Lake. I used hot pink instead of coral, and gold instead of dark brown. I made the changes so I can use it in the same room as her Double Delight pattern made in 2009. This was back in the day before she created pieced setting triangles and busy borders. I wish I had used a dark burgundy like in Double Delight so there would be more contrast. But it's staying the way it is. I have all the pieces made, just have to assemble. But I have some client quilts that need to be quilted first so it's all put away for now.
Please refer back to Bonnie's blog to get the pattern and instructions
The national Quilt of Valor organization paired me with a Quilt of Valor group near me that made made this top so it was sent to me for quilting. It has a printed panel in the center, with a small border, then a large border of coordinating fabric with fireworks. It's 60 x 72
I did a simple meander in the fireworks fabric as the quilting there doesn't show well. The first border has 8-pointed stars:
There is a checkered fabric in the corners, and I did stitch-in-the-ditch there to emphasize the checkerboard look:
Virginia from my Quilt of Valor group pieced this lovely top. It's 82 x 82. I did custom quilting on it - as it deserves, using a cream thread in the background areas, and a red/white/blue variegated thread in the red and blue areas.
The block is 15" with lots of parts.
There are half-square triangles:
and plain squares
The rest of the quilt has stripes:
I quilted lots of connecting curves and wiggly lines:
There is a 3" plain border in which I quilted squares to carry the checkerboard theme:
The back is plain red, with a piece of patriotic print on one side.
This print was also used for the binding
The red is really much darker - as seen on the side of the photo below
Patty lost her husband about a year ago, and she had me make 6 quilts from his clothing. One for herself and her 2 adult children, and 3 for her grandkids. The adults got a throw size, and the grandkids got crib sized.
I used 3 different patterns for each of the large quilts, and the same 3 patterns, but with smaller pieces, in the crib quilts. All the pieces are 2" wide, but in the bigger quilts they are 6" long, and 4" long in the smaller quilts. There was enough denim left that I was able to put a border on Patty's, and on 2 sides of her kids.
The 3 crib size:
She had the clothes sorted for each quilt. They all have t-shirt logos from the Chicago major professional teams - Blackhawks, Bulls, Bears, and White Sox. (sorry Cubs fans...) There are also t-shirts with the logo of the company he worked for. There were also pockets from his jeans. The adult quilts got the pockets with the red tag and logo, and the 3 crib quilts are plain pockets:
Patty's has the pocket and embroidered logo from his company that were on a denim shirt:
He enjoyed golf, fishing, and gambling, so she had me use those fabrics in the backing.
All 3 fabrics were used in each quilt. The large quilts have an extra strip of the clothing pieces to provide the necessary width
I quilted a simple meander in the smaller quilts, and a meander with loops in the larger ones. I used a medium grey thread in all 6.