It is always good to have an extra quilt around that can fill the need when asked. When the call came to ask if I was making a quilt for this year’s Wash Bailey Family Reunion I was ready. The lasagna quilt was done except the quilting; therefore, this is number three on the list of projects to be completed. Finished size 77 X 58; made from one large or two small jelly rolls or 2.5 inch strips if you are using scraps or cutting your own roll. I made the strips from fabric on hand. It took about two long evenings to put the top together and another two evening to do the quilting.
Scrap Buster – the two smaller pieces were made this week to be added to the collection of prizes. Made from materials on hand. Purple one is 24 X 28 and Green and Gold is 26 X 27.
A family friend is having major surgery next week and his wife requested that I make a comfort quilt for him. This should bring warmth during the healing process. The Rail Fence pattern went together quickly. The backing is blue flannel; finished size 65 X 58; took about 18 hours to complete. Number two on the list of projects to be completed.
This quilt was requested. Now that it is complete it will be going home to Florida. With Black, White and Red being the major criteria for the quilt, I used the star patterns taught in Kimberly Einmo on Craftsy. I added free-motion design around the center along with star patterns stitched between the blocks with red thread. I tried using sulky thread but there were problems with that brand breaking. Finished size is 75 X 76. Number one to be completed on the project list.
Having a space dedicated to your work is crucial. I declared that I would not create any new pieces until the existing quilts were finished. The tables are pushed together to give space for the quilts to rest while I do the stitching. The following are results of two weeks of work.
When it’s time for gift giving I love making something special for the occasion. I made a table runner for the bridal shower and later was able to finish a wall hanging (three leaves) for the wedding gift. In the rush to complete and wrap I forgot to take a photo of the completed table runner. I was able to capture a quick shot at the shower. Both pieces included blue tones that fit in the brides color scheme. Wall hanging size 22 X 14. I used techniques for appliqué from one of my quilting classes. Both patterns were found on All People Quilt, great website.
I love doing triangles and this quilt is a very simple design. The colors make it very pretty. I added the purple border and binding for contrast. I donated this one to the Virginia Library Association’s Paraprofessional Associates annual scholarship raffle. Finished size 67 X 61. Backing is cream muslin allowing the quilting stitches to show nicely.
I finished this quilt for First Baptist Church’s Annual Women’s Retreat. They will sell tickets and the drawing will be held at the luncheon on April 30th. I enjoyed using the star pattern from Craftsy. Kimberly Einmo provided easy to follow techniques for cutting and sewing the star points. I stitched the quilt using free-motioned circles that I have been practicing on paper. I like the results. Finished size is 89 X 69.