This was my first ever quilt top, made July 2016, (still needs a small border attached and to be quilted) I fell in love with the process so much that I kept making more, I am up to 38 completed tops, 8 still need quilting.
This quilt represents my love of anything with blooms and with the colors most seen in my garden. Fabrics are from my favorite designers, primarily from Kaffe Fassett, Philip Jacobs, a bit of Amy Butler and Anna Maria Horner.
This was the first one, made for a friend. She picked the fabrics from my stash and took this photo of it in her guest room the day in came in the mail. She didn't know the design I had chosen and I was so pleasantly surprised when I saw the pillows with a similar pattern!
The second one was a custom order, the mother chose the colors for her grown daughter, she loved peaches and soft colors.
And I finished this top a couple of weeks ago, still needs quilting and binding. This one will be listed in my Etsy shop when completed.
This was a quilt made for my daughter, Leslie Renee, pictured. She chose the pattern and fabrics and even found the vintage fabric for the backing. This is an easy Herringbone Quilt-As-You-Go tutorial by Maureen Cracknell.
I collected these fabrics over time until I settled on a simple pattern to showcase their beauty. Recently finished but not yet listed, it will be hard to give up as I love the colors so much. Like a garden waterfall.
This was a custom order for a 80+ year old friend, she loved bright hot colors! It's called Seed Packet by Kaffe Fassett from one of his books. I modified it slightly by adding the green band, helped to divide the smaller border blocks from the larger ones. I have enough of these large florals to make several more in a range of colors. I can't resist adding these prints to my stash.
And this photo, taken by the new owner, was made for the great grandson of that lady above. He was a preteen and nuts about birds, could name a lot. I collected realistic bird prints for abut 9 months before I had enough variety to put this one together. A simple pattern of course, and he loved it.
These were the colors and prints I collected for a quilt for my granddaughter, she was 13 when I made it for her 2 years ago. It's a small block pattern with 2 side sashes, simple design but a great way to add a lot of fun focal prints and scraps. I never got a full shot of it. The aqua floral backing was a vintage sheet, I have a huge stash of them and use them often for backings.
I don’t have a large bare space to have a design wall so hubby added a couple of wood brackets to insert a copper pipe he had to the top of a bookshelf set in the living room. Added batting with 4 large binder clips and I’m a happy camper! Company comes and it’s an easy roll up. My umbrella light system helps with photographing in the dark living room.
I found the idea for the garden themed quilt on Pinterest. It now has darker green triangles around the border to complete it, just needs quilting and binding. And again, it may be hard to give up, I collected the florals and green foliage variety for a couple of years and it's such a cheerful garden quilt to me!
Oh, man, Sue, when you took up quilting, you took it up with a vengeance! Lovely
quilts, beautiful work and so many in just 2 years. Wow!!!
If I get 2 quilts done in a year, I consider myself blessed indeed.
Did you take a class or classes? I see you have a quilting machine, too. I usually
send mine out to be quilted and so far, except for a quilt I made for my great-granddaughter who lives with us, all of mine were given away, too. I am working
on one for me now, though.
Can't wait to see more.
I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day. ~F. Frankfort Moore, A Garden of Peace
I only invested in a good machine, a Juki TL-2000Qi that just does one stitch, straight, and it has a nice wide open 8 5/8" throat so I have room to roll up my quilts to quilt them.
I just do simple straight edge to edge quilting with my walking foot. Free motion quilting intimidates me, I did take a short how-to class last year but it still makes me nervous. I can't afford to have them sent out to be quilted so straight lines it is.
Name: Mary The dry side of Oregon Be yourself, you can be no one else
Sue, you really plunged into quilting like somebody going off the high diving board. You've made an amazing number of beautiful quilts in such a short time! They are beautiful, and I must add that your daughter is beautiful as well.
These are a few blocks I made 2 years ago when I joined a free Sew-Along on Instagram. It was a sampler quilt design called Sewcial Bee and about 1/2 way through, I decided I didn't care for the look of sampler quilts so I never completed it. I still have all the fabrics though and may just have to make a few more and finish it as a baby quilt. It was a great way to practice my cutting and piecing skills and the 2 ladies that put the sew-along together would release one block pattern a week with extra helpful tips so I really learned a lot. Here is a link to the 2 sew-along sampler quilts they ran with the PDF links to each block. I have learned so much from the online quilting community!
Thank you Mary! Yes she is a pretty thing! She and her family moved away to Idaho Jan. 2018 and I miss her terribly. Saw her last Sept. and they will be here end of this week for a visit so I really should be cleaning house instead of playing here and listing more fabric on Instagram.
These are two baby quilts I made last month. I think I need to make more, love the smaller sizes and quick finish.
This is the pastel one that sold last week. I used a lot of my favorite vintage and vintage reproduction prints I’ve been collecting for a while, making this a sweet little ‘I Spy’ quilt. I also added a piece of vintage lace trim to one block per row. The backing was a hoarded botanical vintage sheet and a vintage rosebud sage green stripe for the binding for a nice finish.
I collect botanical prints, especially vintage ones, even heavier weight cotton and linens meant for curtains and such. I have a go-to simple pattern for them to showcase the large florals with thirty two 8" single floral focal blocks and thirty two Sixteen Patch blocks with companion prints. My inspiration comes from a favorite book, The Gentle Art of Quiltmaking
I have 3 more cut out waiting to be put together and a whole antique armoire stuffed to the gills with vintage florals waiting to be made into quilts, tote bags and pillows.
This pastel one sold to a friend.
This one with my overgrown old poodle Penny, went to my mother-in-law.
Another garden themed quilt almost completed with a mixture of modern and vintage prints I have been collecting for a while. Even added in some birds. Diagonal 5” blocks with 2-3 repeats. It's 14 blocks across and 13 down, I just need to add the green foliage border and I'll take new photos when done. Inspiration from The Gentle Art of Quiltmaking book I linked above.