Monday, August 24, 2015

A New Baby Quilt!

This morning, Miss Emma Lynn was born into my niece's family.
Of course she needs a quilt!
Her mommy requested light yellow, light purple,
and light grey for nursery colors.
The theme is Giraffes,
and Birds!
Here is the completed quilt!

This was a very fun quilt to make, from choosing fabrics (purple is not an easy color to find this year) to designing the pattern! Husband drew the animals for me, and Daughter was the design consultant (she has a really good eye).

I machine quilted this one, my first time trying a free motion design! I used minky on the back with no batting. It is a cute and cuddly quilt for Emma!

Linking up with Fabric Tuesday at

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Graduation Quilts 2015

My church has four students graduating from high school this year. Here are the quilts that were presented on June 7.

The first is a double bow tie pattern: each block contains two bow ties.

The second is a single bow tie, also known as an hour glass block, set in a modern layout.

The third is a split nine patch block, set in a barn raising pattern.

The fourth one is a four patch block set on point with sashing and cornerstones.
I was not paying attention when the ladies put this one together. The center block is the only one that is turned the correct way. All the blocks were supposed to be set diagonally, like that center block. That way it looks like the diamonds are dropping from the top of the quilt.
My daughter received this quilt; I offered to take it apart and remake it the correct way, as well as machine quilt it, but she said no, she wants it in its original form.
I'm linking up today with

Monday, June 15, 2015

Orphan WIP/UFO Winner

The winner of the orphan One Block Wonder giveaway is

"My small quilt group sews large bed-sized quilts for high risk teens who are in a program to help them earn a high school diploma. If they complete the program, they are given a "graduation" quilt. We try to make at least six to eight quilts a year."

Thanks to all who entered the drawing. It is encouraging to read about generous quilters who give quilts to comfort those who are hurting or needing encouragement.