The quilt above and below are an example of a non-traditional baby quilt. Like always, I am trying out new patterns all the time this is a split rail set on point in regular fabric and batiks. finished with a simple meander FMQ. This is for my stepdaughter's brother Allen, he has a new daughter Peyton :)
Summer Breeze for Sharon a Hurricane Sandy Survivor!
My g/f, Sharon from high was struck by Hurricane Sandy. I felt instead of making a quilt for someone I didn't know I would make more than a charity quilt and go whole hog for someone I did know! I had been holding on to my Summer Breeze II collection and I thought this was the perfect time to use this simple beautiful fabric. I chose the Stepping Stones pattern from Layer Cake, Jelly Roll and Charm Quilts by Pam and Nicky Lintott. I did not have the required fat quarters so I ordered some yardage in the fabric line from ebay. I am really pleased with the crisp and fresh colors of yellow and blue. Yellow is not one of my favourite colours, but when combined with blue I love the contrast. I am truly hoping that this quilt can be a new keepsake for Sharon, in light of having lost everything to the storm.
LeMoyne Star for Namaar
LeMoyne Star with Lattice Work done with Rapid Fire Ruler
and sandwiched with Elmer's Washable Glue
Starry Night for Jessica and Tim
My daughter, Jessica requested a quilt made from this pattern. I used Moda's Good Fortune Fat Eights and yardage from Connecting Threads, the pattern also calls for using Triangles on A Roll which I did use and that makes for nice crisp star points. I chose the colours to go with the walls in their guest room - here is the link to see it in place (I hope) https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151328098250891&set=a.10150338670640891.386840.564335890&type=1&relevant_count=1&ref=nf
This quilt, above and below is also from Pam and Nicky Lintott's book It is called Blossom Time. To me this is a modern quilt and a variation from more the more tradition quilts I do. The bright colours against the white background make it pop - I must thank my good good friend June from Vancouver for showing me how nicely white can be as a background! This is a baby quilt for my daughter, Jessica's friends Shayna and Travis who has a little girl they named Chloe :)
Here is another quilt from Layer Cake, Jelly Roll and Charm Quilts! Two summers ago I participated in an exchange of 7.5 inch Christmas squares on with individuals from the Quilting Board. I never knew what I would do with these squares until my newest granddaughter Gemma Elizabeth was born. Previously, I had made her sisters matching Christmas quilts from another block exchange I had done with my guild. The Hexagon Hip Hop was the perfect pattern is use the squares and create for Gemma an I Spy Christmas quilt. The pattern orginal called for layer cakes but I just followed their method using the 7.5 inch squares and I must say it turned out great. We all have to adapt patterns to suit ourselves, just like a recipe can be tweeked to our tastebuds so can a quilt pattern. Merry Chrsitams Gemma and have fun with your I Spy as you grow older!