Thursday, August 27, 2015
My niece had admired a quilt similar to this and I had been wanting to make her a quilt. So I got some nice flannels, including Timber Trails in layer cake and charm squares. It was my first Teister and it was fun. I backed it with Minkee to make it soft and cuddly.
Monday, July 27, 2015
In 2014 thequiltshow.com offered a free Block of the Month pattern. Each month for a year, part of the pattern was posted online. I ordered the fabric kit and kept up with each months pattern. In early 2015 I finished the borders and had the top complete. Each block is a letter of the alphabet with a pieced or appliquéd design. The appliqués, including the letters are finished with a double blanket stitch. Finally, the quilt was masterfully custom quilted by Jeanne Lowe from Camp Hill. Jeanne quilted each part of the quilt to enhance the design and blend with the motif. To me it is a masterpiece.
Our Quilt Guild past-president announced a Challenge for this year to make a quilt with 13 blocks. I had seen the new book called Farm Girl Vintage by Lori Holt. I loved the blocks in this book and each could be made in either a 6" or 12" size. So I decided to make a center 12" block surrounded by 12 6" blocks. I quilted it myself and I really love the outcome. When the challenge was presented at the meeting, my quilt was voted Best Workmanship. How nice.