Welcome to my online quilt show. Feel free to come in your jammies, without make-up, or put your feet up at work (on a lunch break, of course) and enjoy the show.
The first quilt is a bit of my quilting history. This is my first. It is a Trip Around the World pattern made sometime in the 90's. I don't know when because it doesn't have a label. I know better now. It's also terribly faded. It could have to do with the quality of the fabric or where it hung on the wall for so long. Even though those are no longer colors I love or decorate with, it's still my first so it deserves the first slot in the show. It is machine pieced and hand quilted with very large stitches, not purposely, just very beginner hand quilting stitches. This one gives you all an idea of how far I've come!
The next quilt is my Disappearing Nine Patch. This one was started as an experiment to learn how to make this block during Sew Mama Sew's February quilting month. It is made from a bunch of 99 cent fat quarters and I machine quilted it on my mom's Bernina. It was my second time machine quilting. I chose to echo the figure-eight-like shapes in each of the blocks and I did a widely spaced grid across the entire quilt. Though I'm not a purple, lilac person I do love its quilty goodness. I have no idea what I'm going to do with this one. I'm sure it will be given to someone.
This is my Zig Zag quilt which was made using the tutorial on Purl Bee. As some of you remember this is the baby that I sewed 32 half square triangles incorrectly and had to rip them apart and start over. For a rocky start I love this quilt. It is my style and my colors. It is a bunch of different fabric lines, Olivia dots, Urban Chicks Swell, Amy Butler and Denyse Schmidt too. It was also machine quilted on my mom's Bernina. This one will have a permanent home on the bench at the foot of my bed. I'm planning to make either some shams or additional pillow for my bed that will complement this quilt.
OK, I admit it...I'm becoming Tea Cup obsessed. Here is my FIFTH Tea Cup Quilt. I'm calling it "Thanks to You" I drafted the pattern for this little quilt for my Pay It Forward friends and it makes such a nice little gift I decided to make another one for an online friend who has done so much to help me grow as a quilter as I'm sure she has helped many of you through her quilt-a-long. AmandaJean are you there? SURPRISE! This one's for you! It will be in the mail on its way tomorrow. Hope you don't mind the public thank you, but I'm not sure if any of these quilts I'm showing today would have been made if it weren't for your quilt-a-long. I learned so much and gained bunches of confidence. So thanks! You do like pink, right? This one has a bit of Denyse Schmidt, some Swell as well as some Joel Dewberry fabrics. The background isn't white, they are little pink polka dots just for fun. By the way I really wanted to have my red and white quilt-a-long quilt done, but no such luck. Still quilting!
Here we are at the final quilt in the show. This one wasn't made by me, it was made by Lisa of Upstatelisa. She used my wonky log cabin tutorial to make this adorable doll quilt. I wanted to showcase it because it's such a great use of color and fabric and she used the tutorial but made it her own. Isn't it just beautiful?
Whew, how fun was that! I'm so happy I was able to move a few of my WIP's into the finished column. Feels so good even though I'm so sick of binding I could scream!
Thanks for coming and sharing this with me!