Janet's Creations

Janet's Creations
Gemma's "I Spy" hexagon quilt

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The never ending battle of the scrap bins.

I really try to stay ahead of my scraps and make them into quilts, however, this summer I was lucky enough to get my long arm machine and discovered a horde of more scraps. To start off the new year I vowed to make scrappy quilts from all of my scraps - six week later and with only one tote of scraps left I called it quits for awhile.  I ended up with around 17 quilts none larger than an ample lap quilt.

Here are two that a co-worker commissioned for her twin nieces. They loved the quilt - iIt is a variation on the court house steps. I took orphan squares(blocks) and started each square with them. Then I added on to each side. No specific colours just oh so random. The recipients were delighted.

I am so behind - I can't help it I just keep making quilts!

My sincere apologies to anyone who has been to my blog.  I have been so busy making quilts that I have not been keeping up with my blog.

To start things off with here are two quilts.

This is a past student, Gabe who now is in an adult program. The quilt was called Yukon Pass and White Station.  Perfect for a fella that loves trains.
Madi also moved on to an adult program and I did a super fast jelly roll race in batik purples.

It is hard to see such special students move out of the school system and on to adulthood.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Two commissioned quilts for a dear friend for Christmas 2015.

 The above quilt is called Spare Change and I made it with 3 sets of strips from
Connecting Threads and it has a coordinating pillowcase also.

The quilt below is a California King called Prairie Jewel, When I saw this pattern I knew I wanted to make it and started to collect the 55 fat quarters required!  I added 3 borders to the quilt to finish it off to size requested.  I made two king size pillowcases in batik to complete the ensemble.