I thought I should share some of the quilts I have made, I am missing some photos, but most are here for you to see.
Throughout this post you will see my quilts from when I started out through today. I am proud of each one (even if they weren’t great) because they’ve all taught me something.
This Disappearing 9 Patch is the first quilt I ever made. I was taught each step of the way by my mother in law. She gifted me the fabric and batting, and let me use her machine. I was hooked as soon as I tried it!
This sashed quilt is my second attempt. It was meant as a baby quilt for my nephew and boy was it a learning experience. I chose the wrong type of fabric for the sashing and I don’t think it lasted two weeks before shredding. As you can see, my binding skills left a lot to be desired as well.
This Dancing 9 Patch was the start of my Bonnie Hunter discovery phase. This quilt was a “controlled scrappy” and ended up being gifted to a local day care.
This Batik Rail Fence was when I discovered pre-cuts and spent an obnoxious amount of money on a jelly roll. This photo is an unfinished top. It ended up with bright orange borders and a green backing. This was gifted to my niece as a birthday gift.
Chunky Churdash! Another Bonnie Hunter Pattern. I used a fat quarter bundle in the churndash blocks, and yardage for the hourglass blocks. I had changed up the size of the churndash blocks and had a heck of a time getting the math right on the hourglass blocks. This quilt was my first attempt at free motion quilting. It was gifted to my oldest godson.
This fuzzy picture is of a Jacobs Ladder. As you can see, I hadn’t learned enough about contrast yet! I used a walking foot to quilt straight diagonal lines. The spacing between the lines varied to make a cool diamond design. This was gifted to my mom, and lives at the family cabin.
Grand Illusion! My first BH mystery. The colors were very out of my comfort zone but I went for it! I used yardage instead of going scrappy. I made a half-size as a gift for my niece.
The Tetris quilt was a gift for my good friend who was just getting home from a tour of duty overseas. He had commented that one of my other quilts reminded him of Tetris, and the idea was born. The design was my own, using hourglass blocks to make the units have a 3D look.
Basket Weave Strings (another BH Pattern) was my first attempt at string piecing. I had gone through a serious amount of cutting trying to set up my scrap users system and had a bucket of strings to play with. My sister had just had a baby boy and I loved using the bright colors together for his quilt.
I apparently don’t have any finished photos of my Allietare, but it is one of the few quilts I have kept for myself. I didn’t do a scalloped border, but quilted the border with a continuous feather to add movement. I LOVE this quilt. It has a happy home on my couch.
After Basket Weave Strings I NEEDED to make another string quilt. My mother in law and I both wanted to make a Jamestown Landing, so we saved our neutral scraps and combined 2 1/2″ strips to get variety. I submitted a photo of mine during Quilt Cam and was featured in a Quiltville Blog post!
For Christmas one year I still had a few nieces and nephews without quilts. I decided that had to change and within a few days of crazy sewing time I had this hourglass quilt put together. I was using 3 1/2″ strips and my Companion Angle Ruler to whip this up. The directions for this quilt are under the free patterns tab of the blog.
This one is a pattern I called “Falling Leaves”. I made it as a wedding gift for my coworker and his wife. Both are avid outdoors people and love the fall season. This design was quick and easy but turned out to be so visually interesting.
This Dancing 9 Patch was also a wedding gift for some friends. I used 2 1/2″ strips to make the 9 patch blocks, and small bricks from my stash for a piano key border on two sides.
Sunflower Fields is a more recent finish, and was my first for-sale Pattern. I love the color scheme and how it cheers me up every time I see it.
This Diamond 9 Patch baby quilt was gifted today. This pattern is so super easy, and is available under the free patterns tab on the blog.
This is the first of two doggy quilts I made, using the same block in both. I used these as free motion quilting practice when I first got my Juki. This one was finished first and had been loved almost to death by Holly and Mona.
What I love about Jaded is that the blocks end up being rectangle, not square. It’s an uncommon feature but it makes this quilt design pop. Also, I can’t get enough of string piecing! This quilt pattern is available for free under the free patterns tab at the top of the blog.
Crown Chakra is my second for sale patten. This pattern was one of those make it up as you go along type quilts. I started with a pile of 4 patches and ended with a quilt that I absolutely love.
Diamond Medallion was created when I knew I wanted to make a scrappy split 9 Patch quilt. I was headed to retreat with a pile of scraps and I came home with 3/4 of this quilt assembled. This quilt pattern is listed under the free patterns tab.
I know that I am missing quite a few of my quilts, and I will add them as I find the pictures.
Do you have a quilt (or several) that you’d like to show off? Send me pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org to be featured on the blog.
Until next time,
The Quilt Police