Lately, I’ve been feeling the urge to start up a quilt. I’ve made one for almost everyone else in my family, except for myself. I haven’t settled on a design, but a local quilt shop is having a fat quarter sale ($1 each) and I intend on loading up and possibly finding a pattern then. In the mean time, I thought that I would share some of my larger patchworks. So read on for show and tell time!
One of the first quilts that I made after taking my beginning quilt class was this one:
This was a birthday present that I made for my father while he was bedridden with cancer. He used it regularly until he burned a small hole in it (he smoked up until the day he died) and was afraid to have it put back on his bed for fear of burning it up completely. I used Atkinson Design’s Lucky Stars pattern for this one – a decievingly easy pattern to make since the stars ‘float’ on the background. Seeing that I liked this pattern so much, I made it again. This one was for Bret:
After making two quilts, Taylor started wondering where hers was. I found the most adorable quilt kit at Hen Feather Quilts (you can tell I shop there often for supplies) – a pink and purple princess theme with chenille inserts. The back (not shown) was pieced together as well using leftover fabric scraps and a piece of glittery fairy fabric from my stash (I didn’t purchase enough backing so I winged it).
The last quilt that I made was a Christmas gift for my mother-in-law:
For this one, I used Good Intentions Caddy Corners pattern (from the Laps From Fats series) and one of my favorite quilt lines – Moda’s 3 Sisters Seaside Rose (now retired). I also made my mother-in-law a matching tote to go along with it.