Friday, October 23, 2020

A Trio of Mask Baskets for Lisa

My friend Lisa asked if I could make a trio of mask baskets for her and her daughter and I was apply to oblige. Luckily I had a beautiful day for taking the pictures.
She asked if I could possibly use Blue and/or Teal as those are her daughter's favorite colors and nothing overly floral.  I think these fit the bill nicely.

For the first one I chose a Blue print fabric with random stars.
The lining was a Cream marble print.
I don't have Teal in my stash so this was as close as I could get.  The outside fabric was leftover from my Charm Pack Shuffle quilt I designed for Moda Bake Shop in
I found a Blue mall leaf type print that worked for the lining.
The last one turned out so well.  The fabric for the outside is from a fat quarter that I picked up from somewhere and never found a good use for, until now.
For the lining I used a White tone on tone that has large intersection circles.
Here they are together, ready for their new home.
Lisa just happened to be in town (she's from the area and was visiting her mom) just as I finished them so she was able to pick them up instead of them having to be mailed to her.  She loved them and I'm happy knowing that they are doing exactly what my set are doing for us.....keeping the masks organized.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Susan's Adirondack Hunter's Star Quilt

My good friend Susan made a pretty quilt for her camp in the Adirondacks.
This is the "before" photo.  Her fabric choices were perfect for it's future home.
You can see the deer head print and arrows print in this "before" close up.
Here's how it looks after.  The quilting added so much beautiful texture.
The after close up.  I love how it enhances the piecing.
The Falling Leaves panto was her choice for this quilt.
Her flannel backing fabric choice was also perfect for the Adirondack theme.
Knowing Susan, this quilt will be snuggled up under by her or her hubby many weekends during this fall and upcoming winter.
The Hunter's Star quilt she made for for her main home is up next.  Stay tuned.

Monday, October 12, 2020

Mask baskets for Linda

As soon as she saw my post about the mask baskets I made for my clan, my friend Linda asked if I could make a trio of them for her family.  Our boys are best friends and they do so much together so of course I said Yes.

Linda requested that I use the exact same fabrics that I used for our own baskets but that wasn't possible.  I didn't have enough of the prints except for one.  

I made her a duplicate of my Red and Black basket. I don't remember what fabric line the Red print is from but I really love it.
The black lining is the leftover backing fabric from my Tribute to Danny quilt and Remembering Danny quilts.
The 2nd bin was made with leftovers from one of the teacher quilts in 2013.  These bits are from the Little Black Dress line.
I've always had a fondness for the lining fabric and imagine it would be absolutely gorgeous in bright colors, if the designer ever thought of recreating the line.
For the 3rd basket I decided to go with Blues and had enough of these prints in my stash.
The Blue dot print came from Jammer's firetruck quilt, Sound the Alarm.
Linda was very happy with her mask baskets and hopefully they are helping her family tame their mask inventory as well as they are for my crew.
These baskets are so quick and easy to whip up and I'm glad that I'm able to use up some bits in my stash.  Stay tuned.  There have been more created for other friends.

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Scrappy Triangles Guild Charity Quilt

There's one more recent quilt I completed for my guild's charity quilt program. It is one wild and scrappy creation, pieced with every print of fabric that you can think of.
I can't imagine the work that went into this top by whoever pieced it. This is the "before quilting" photo. It's a nice size twin, measuring 65" x 91".
The stitching provided some great texture, though it isn't the easiest to see among all the business of the fabrics and piecing.
Up closer you can see it a bit better.  I chose the Feather Me panto to bring in some soft curves and used King Tut Jewel of the Nile thread on the top as it is a bolder variegated thread.
A tan small print fabric was provided for the backing and the stitching shows there nicely. 
The Feather Me panto up close.  I like the way this stitched out.
I'm sure this quilt will be providing someone lots of warmth this winter.
The new owner will certainly spend lots of time looking at all the various prints that make up this very scrappy quilt.