I have recently started getting into making wonky house quilt blocks due to a swap I've been participating in on Swap-bot.com, called the "BOM Wonky House Block Swap." So far I've participated in two of the Wonky House Block Swaps this year, and am really loving how fun these blocks are to make! Of course, they are paper pieced, so it takes some patience to make them, but they are so adorable when they're finished!!
A friend of mine is soon to be having a baby, and she asked how much it would cost to have me make her a Dr Seuss themed crib quilt. There was no way I was going to make her pay me for a quilt for her baby-to-be! I told her I'd make one as a gift for her and baby.
So I found a variety of fabrics to put into this quilt... One fabric was from JoAnn Fabrics, a couple I purchased on eBay, a couple others I purchased at Herrschner's in Stevens Point, WI, and a couple were found right in my stash!
The photos show what I came up with for her baby's crib quilt,
which I named after one of Dr Seuss' quotes:
"A Person's A Person No Matter How Small!" ~ Dr Seuss
Last fall I was contacted by McCall's Quilting with the exciting news that my name had been drawn as a winner in one of their online contests. "YAY!"
What I won was a Moda Layer Cake... "Atelier" by 3 Sisters for Moda, to be exact.
I was super thrilled and couldn't wait to get started making a quilt with it! I decided right away that I would make myself a quilt, as I'd never made one for ME before. The fact that I won the layer cake made me decide to treat myself to a quilt called
Two years ago my son asked me to make him a food themed quilt, featuring some of his favorite snacks and food. I struggled with how to go about doing this since the only patterns I could find were canning jars. I didn't feel that a quilt with canning jar blocks would be appropriate for a boy... Haha!
Then I found a pattern called "Lunchboxes" and just had to buy it!
Today, January 27th, 2015, my son turned 15... We celebrated his birthday over this past weekend, and I gifted him the long awaited for food themed quilt. I am so glad he still loves it and didn't feel too old for it!
Here are some pictures...
The next two photos are closeups right after it was long-armed, but before binding was added.
The next three photos are pictures of just the quilt top before it was long armed.
Last year I participated in Pat Sloan's Globetrotting Mystery QAL, and my quilt top is off at the long-armers waiting to be quilted.
Here's a couple pictures of my Globetrotting mystery quilt (quilt top only... Completed quilt photos will be published in a few months when it's completely done)...
Now I'm participating in Pat Sloan's 2015 mystery quilt project called "Vacation Time." I plan to make 3 or 4 versions of this new mystery quilt... I've started with a skull theme to use up some skull fabric from my stash... Here's a picture of the first step...January's block:
I have some Harley Davidson fabric I plan to use for another version, and then I want to find some cute or pretty fabric from my stash to put into another version. I love this block and how fantastic it works for fussy cutting focal fabrics!