These quilts are commissioned by my neighbors, Tina Wiggins & Denise Munday, for a set of twin beds in their cabin.
The only difference will be the backings.
Oct 2015: While working on the Grey & Grey, Please quilt ideas for Suej, I came across this fabric. Decided it was too cute to pass up so I have purchased enough fabric to make a version of my Red Flannel Quilt, a simple quilt with just three fabrics plus a backing, yet not boring. Ordered the fabrics & can only hope they will really match. If they don't, I'll use them &/or others in a different way.
Oct 07: Fabric shipped.
Oct 09: Fabric is here & everything matches.
Jun 26, 2018: My neighbor, Tina, just stopped by. She wants me to use the fabrics here to make her a pair of twin no-piece quilts.
Jun 30: Tina & Denise stopped by. Making progress.
Jul 14: Tina & Denise selected this layout over lots of other options. The quilts will be identical except for the flannel backings. Fabric not on hand is ordered.
Jul 20: All fabrics came in yesterday & today. All set to start piecing.
Aug 07: Pre-washed. Always a good idea and especially since these quilts will be used by young girls. Flannel backing shrunk a bit too so I am very glad I did this.
Aug 08: The backings are pieced ready to load. The bindings are ready to attach after quilting. The pics are awful but the best I could do. My camera has a mind of its own I can't always master.
Aug 09: Borders cut and ready to sew.
Aug 10: The women chose Acorns and Oak Leaves for the panto. I choose Bottom Line Silver thread.
Aug 11: Both quilt tops are pieced ready to load.
Aug 12: Presented a couple of overlays at 10" & 7.5" rows for consideration. First quilt is loaded ready to longarm.
Aug 14: Density is settled. Quilting. First quilt done.
Aug 15: Second quilt is loaded ready to quilt.
Aug 16: Quilting in one room, attaching binding in the other, blogging in the third.
Aug 17: 2nd quilt is quilted.
Dropped the blogging ball here but can say I was hand binding until done with both quilts.
Aug 25: 2nd quilt is bound.
Aug 26: So glad Tina asked for pictures of the binding as I had completely gone brain dead. Realized I had a lot of pictures I hadn't posted. Now posting in the Gallery.
May 01: I suddenly had no water. Time to call David Braswell who dug & has serviced my well since 2003. After the work was done, I started talking to David about a quilt for him. He was more interested in me making quilts for his daughters, Caroline & Alison.
May 23: Caroline & I have been working hard on fabrics & quilt designs with a nautical theme. Yesterday things started to come together & today we finalized the design. I ordered fabric. Waiting to hear from Alison, the 2nd daughter. There is enough Sea Cottage fabric for a second quilt. Would need sashing, border & backing fabrics.
May 24: Fabric is on the way.
May 26: Fabric is here except one small piece. It is wonderful with a very soft feel.
May 27: Worked out a map for the small squares. Need to help Caroline select a longarming pattern.
May 28: Piecing. Cut the border, backing & strips except for the one not here yet. Still need to cut the sashing.
May 30: Strip sets are together except for the Creme Damask not here yet. The last fabric came in. All 7 strip sets are done & cut in block size sections.
May 31: Got the small blocks done. Will use them to connect the large blocks...tomorrow.
Jun 02: The columns are done.Only the sashing & border remain.
Jun 03: Quilt top is finished. Backing is next.
Jun 04: Caroline is working on choosing her pattern.
Jun 05: The backing is ready to load. Caroline wants the Seashells at 13" rows.
Jun 06: Using Magnifico 2170 Old Lace on the top & in the bobbins. Loaded. Quilting. Forgot to reconnect the power cord after programming so IQ died without a whisper after the first row. She'll be good to go in the morning.
Jun 07: Quilted. Ready to bind.
Jun 08: Squaring the quilt.
Jun 13: Attached the binding. Clipping for hand work.
Jun 20: Binding is done & thus the quilt is done.
Jun 21: Met David at the Linville Post Office to show him the quilt. Together we shipped it to Caroline in Florida.
When I priced potholders (OUCH!) recently, I decided to make my own. The fabric I am using is the first I ever bought back in 2008 from the Marie Osmond line. It is a perfect match to my kitchen rug--mauve & teal..
May 05: Crosshatched mine. Very substantial with 2 layers of Warm & Plush 100% cotton batting and crosshatching. Should probably use cotton thread but I am sticking with Bottomline Gold with Tan bobbins. Using a coordinating cream fabric--2 actually as happens with remnants--for the binding.
May 06: Making a second set for my friend, Van. Her kitchen is black & white. Went to see her with a stash of fabric so she could select what she likes. Using black thread & solid black binding.
May 07: Crosshatched Van's. Made a small test potholder. Binding & loops for hanging are ready to sew. Will machine bind everything.
May 08: Only got one finished. Finding too many other interesting things to distract me.
May 10: Finished my set. Attaching the binding to the black set.
May 14: Finished the black set.
Jan 02, 2018: Jon picked this as his quilt today. (Made this quilt for Ann in 2017 using Onyx Grunge.)
Jan 03: Using a dark batik on the outer border, back & binding. Should show the quilting nicely on the back.
Jan 06: Fabric is here. Has a bluish tint that just happens to match the large symbol in the fabric. Can always use grunge for a blacker look but the batik is growing on me.
Jan 08: Jon likes the blue.
Jan 13: Prewashing the batik. Went ahead & pieced the backing so it is ready to load.
Jan 15: Borders & binding are cut ready to sew.
Jan 16: Borders & binding are pieced ...
Jan 17: ... & pressed. Binding is ready. Started on borders but didn't get very far.
Jan 18: All 3 borders are on & thus the quilt top is finished. Can load for longarming tomorrow.
Jan 19: Going through the longarm setup process. Need to fine tune my programming to match the real quilt size. We are doing an intentional placement of the panto so the borders will show off the pattern nicely.
Jan 20: Quilting.
Jan 21: Still quilting.
Jan 22: Quilted. Squared ready to attach binding.
Jan 23: The binding is attached and clipped ready for hand work.
Feb 02: Half way done.
Feb 08: Bound & thus the quilt is finished.
Feb 09: Hand delivered.
Shana asked me for a quilt. I said no. It just didn't feel right. It seemed she could make her own quilt. As I got to know her better, she often talked about she extreme medical issues so I changed my mind.
May 11: She picked out this bear panel & I ordered it.
May 16: We met at the local quilt shop to plan the borders that will expand this 36x44 panel to a king size mattress topper 90" wide. That is a lot of border. Found a unique fabric called Moondance that takes up most of the border. We are still trying to figure out the rest of the layout..
Aug 28: Hope she is coming today to help plan & start cutting her quilt. She did but only for a little while - family crisis called her away. We got all but the outer border cut & I started adding borders. That was the only and last time she helped on the project.
Aug 29: Finished the "gold" (Moda Persimmon Tan) border & documented how I do borders.
Aug 31: Added the 3rd (black) border. Hmm. Don't have enough Moondance for mitered borders. Have barely enough for the sides, top & bottom. Need something for the corners so started playing.
Sep 01: Searched and found out I could order more Moondance but she now prefers the new complicated corners (18" blocks). Oh dear, what was I thinking? Okay, I wasn't thinking. Ordered another yard of the Moda Persimmon Tan (hey, better than 2.5 yards of the Moondance). Have plenty of the Milk Chocolate & Onyx Grunges on hand. Figured I better try to make a block & see what I have gotten myself into.
Sep 05: The ordered fabric--Moda Persimmon Tan--is here.
Dec 27: I picked up more of the Onyx Grunge I need for the pinwheels.
Dec 28: We have selected a pattern-Sashiko by Donna Kleinke. Well, I did and waited & waited until she looked at options & agreed with me. It was not her first choice (cabins & bears & such) but she came around.
Jan 03, 2018: Cut out all the pieces for the pinwheel corners. Thinking brown binding as shown above in large image.
Jan 04: Assembling the corner pinwheel blocks.
Jan 05: Finished the pinwheels.
Jan 06: Finished the quilt top. Backing is cut & pinned, ready to sew. So is the binding.
Jan 07: Backing is ready to load. Going ahead with longarming since the huge backing and quilt are prepped. Loaded ready to quilt.
Jan 08: Quilting. Binding is ready to attach.
Jan 09: Quilted.
Jan 22: Squared ready to attach binding.
Jan 23: Shana finally came by today & saw her quilt. (She comes within 2.5 miles of my home twice every weekday to drop off & pick up her fiance.) I showed her how to hand bind using a ladder stitch, She has decided to do her own binding. Good since it would take me at least 3 solid days to do it. We agreed that when she has another chance to stop by, I will attach the binding & let her take it home to finish. That never happened.
Feb 11: Unable to sleep, I got up at 3 AM and attached the binding & then delivered the quilt in person. Married yesterday so while never intended, this was just in time.
Mar 02: The events of the past week or so have driven an irreparable wedge into our former relationship such as it was. I started it when I said something to which she took immense objection. Nothing I said changed that. The end result was that she gave me back this quilt. Only today have I seen what she was doing with the binding. Removed the atrocious work & re-clipped the binding ready for hand work.
Jun 16: This quilt now has a home with a neighbor who serves our little log home community tirelessly. Thank you Tina. Now I am motivated to get to work on the binding.
Oct 21: Binding is finished.
Jan 05: Started planning a quilt for Ted.
Jan 11: The fabrics are all flannel & using wool batting.
Jan 12: I bought enough extra plaid & fabrics to get free shipping & to make a 2nd smaller quilt for me. Will be piecing both at the same time.
Jan 23: Fabric is here. Prewashing.
Jan 24: Everything is cut ready to sew.
Jan 27: Borders are ready to attach.
Jan 29: Backings are pieced. Attaching borders.
Jan 30: Quilt tops are finished ready to quilt.
Dec 27: Prepped & loaded.
Dec 28: Quilted.
Dec 29: Made & attached binding.
Dec 30: Starting hand work.
Jan 14, 2018: Finished the binding & thus the quilt. Only took a year - LOL