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|This quilt was actually one that I started in 2001, but only finished in 2005 for dear niece's high school graduation gift.
I hand dyed the backing, shibori style. (See backing.) I quilted it in lots of little flowers.
(See closeup of quilting) I even made a little flap that snaps up and covers the label.
(See label). My thought was that she could use the quilt on both sides, and have a
special hiding place too. She loved it quite a bit. I was happy to get it DONE!|
||This quilt was made for dear great-niece Maya Segar (Vanessa's daughter.) There was a lot of love put into this quilt!
While I machine pieced the fan blades, the fan blade curves, and the corner circles were all hand appliqued on to the background
squares. I machine quilted-in-the-ditch around each square, but all of the other quilting was done by hand. I spent I estimate
over 100 hours on this one. Of course, I am not much of a hand quilter, but this one just warranted it. (See
backing which was hand dyed on to a pretty Sateen fabric. I used the same fabric
for the binding, which was ok, but not quite the same shade as the other peachy-pinks in the quilt. You may also see
quilting closeup and
closeup of the fan applique.|
||Many of the members of our forum create Warm Wishes quilts for our Project Linus campaign. So, I needed a quick-quilt to give to a lady at work.
She is one of our cleaners, a very sweet lady who speaks little English. So, we had a tiny little "shower" for her. I made the quilt, and collected
money to get a gift card for her, and of course, I had to make one of my at-one-time infamous baby carryall bundles. Well, little did I know that the
idea I had been doing since I was 18 was being produced en masse. I was able to get a Johnson & Johnson carryall bundle cheaper than making it myself.
Of course, J&J didn't include a baby bottle full of M&Ms and bath lotion like I did. She was very thrilled with the surprise. You can make this
pattern yourself by visiting http://www.quiltmaker.com/patterns/patt4/|
||I was commissioned to do a t-shirt quilt by a lady at work. She was going to pay several hundred dollars to some website that was simply going
to cut rectangles and add simple sashing. I couldn't allow her to do that so I did a total customized piece for her. The thing that complicated this
quilt is that she had t-shirts full of signatures. I wanted to try and save as many of those as I could, hence the funky looking applique. I literally
had to applique sashing strips on some of the facings to make the square. I ended up not having enough t-shirt logos to make the size she wanted. So,
I sneakily found out the names of her junior high school and high schools, well, the locations, and found the pictures of them on their respective websites.
I then printed these out, along with several pictures from her own website, and added the "Comedy & Tragedy" masks to complete the theme. She was quite
taken aback by it, and I swore I would never do another. They are not easy when customizing like this one. You can view
closeup 1 and closeup 2.|
Here is my very own Hugs & Kisses pattern made with sashing. I had some leftover blocks, and another guy
at work had a baby, so I made this up for him. He and his wife were the only people who ever invited me to parties after I moved to Atlanta. I never got to attend
because of my crazy schedule then, but it was nice to be asked. So, I had to do something equally as sweet. I love it with the sashing too.