Saturday, February 27, 2016

Winter Quilting and Signs of Spring

Hi Quilter Friends!

I feel like I have gotten much accomplished these past 2 months, and it is a good thing, because spring is just around the corner.


These are blooming all over my yard.  I love it when the snowdrops bloom.

My first January project was this bluebell wall hanging for my oldest son, Josh.  He lives in Albuquerque and misses our field of bluebells in the spring.  This was his birthday gift.




Next, I finished a queen-size quilt for my granddaughter, Julia.  Her 14th birthday was also in January.  She loves owls.  The square in a square blocks are made using a Kona jelly roll.



I am just learning free-motion quilting, so this large of a quilt was a challenge.  I have been signing most of my quilts like this, making a square, folding it into a triangle, adding some stabilizer and signing using my Janome 7700.  Then, placing it in the corner of the back of my quilt before I add the binding.


I have also been making kids quilts:


 Actually, the first two are quillows, quilts that fold up, tuck into the pocket on the back and form a pillow.



This one is for Adelyn.  Her Grandmother is a friend of mine and is in my quilt club.  Adelyn will be going to Mayo Clinic in May, and I wanted her to have something bright and cheery to take along with her.

I wish I knew the name of this fabric.  The little girls are so cute--I would make it again.

I also made one for Parker, her little brother.  I didn't want him to feel left out.  What little boy doesn't love super heroes?


Here is Parker's quillow, all wrapped up.


The quilting was good practice using my Tiarra.  I am getting the knack as to setting the tension and am enjoying the free-motion quilting I can do with it.


I also have a new great niece, Paige.  This rail fence quilt is for her.


Oops, I have the shadow of the other clothesline in this one.  It was fun to make this with all of the bright pretty fabrics.

Speaking of fabrics, a big thanks to my friend, Jani, who gave me most of these fabrics.  Now, that is a true friend, one who shares her stash.

I have one more baby quilt to make for this spring--for a great nephew.  I think I am going to have to purchase the fabrics for that one!  I hope you have had a great time quilting this winter also.  Until, next time!

2 comments:

  1. WOW! Each and every quilt you have made is fabulous. I love how you thought about each recipient and what they like and then incorporated it into their very own quilt. Embracing Creative Bliss...

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  2. Wow you have been soo busy. The quilts are all beautiful. I'm still learning the art of FMQ. It's fun but I find it tiring.

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