First I want to thank Alycia for the wonderful box of scraps I won. They have been way fun to sort, pet and mix up with my scraps. Alycia does a lot of Quilts of Valor (QOV) quilts so there’s a wonderful mix of red, whites and blues 🙂
Speaking of QOV, I participated in Alycia’s & Dar’s block drive using Jan’s Log Cabin Triangles (LCT) block. Picture from Dar’s blog as I mailed all 16 of them off without taking a picture 🙁
I finished a couple of quilts, took some pictures and never blogged about them…..oh wait, I haven’t blogged anything for a long while, oops!
Up first is, Her Mother’s Blocks, made for Liz from, well, her mother’s blocks! You know how people want to give you fabric when they know you quilt? So Liz was cleaning out her mother’s home when her mom moved to an assisted living facility……and she brought me a huge box of fabric. In the bottom of the box I found 50 or more quilt blocks along with assorted parts & pieces made from…wait for it….Kettle Cloth (who remembers that?!?!) and other fabrics. I now know the fabrics were dresses made for Liz and her sisters. Think 60’s-70’s fabrics. When Liz’s mother passed away I knew I needed to make a quilt from those blocks. I was able to make her entire quilt from fabric in that box and she was speechless when I presented it to her. One of the best moments of my quilting life.
I wanted to quilt this myself but Sophie did NOT like the Kettle cloth and we got into a fight (Sophie & me, not the quilt 😉 ) so Terri Kanyuck did the honors doing a beautiful edge to edge design (thank you for the save, Terri!!).
Shooting Stars is next. I used the Tri-Recs rulers for the stars and made the top up as I went along. I bought all the fabrics for this one in Paducah a couple of years ago. The background has constellations with colorful stars so I followed that lead. I quilted this one free hand with a star meander….I’m pretty happy with the results. True to form, I was sewing down the binding right up until time to gift this so I have one lousy photo 🙁
In keeping with the space theme, I used this fabric for the backing:
My I have a drum roll please??? I FINALLY finished my Topsy Turvy Nine Patch that was started in a workshop with Judy Laquidara in 2009!!! What?!?!!? Terri Kanyuck custom quilted this and did a WONDERFUL job. Terri did a great job enhancing the quilt pattern…..it’s lovely! So lovely, I might have gone a bit crazy trying to get beauty shots…..hope you enjoy!
Happy New Year!!!