Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Good Fortune Mystery Quilt

On Black Friday 2018, Bonnie Hunter, of Quiltville Fame, introduced the first of many clues to her annual Mystery Quilt, called Good Fortune.  Although the clues wrap up in January, it has taken me time to bind, label and deliver to the new owner.

The border is a little different from Bonnie's original design only so I could enlarge the finished size and add something original to my finish.  Bonnie offers a downloadable Good Fortune pattern for this scrappy gem, with detailed instructions and photos.  

For those wanting to participate in the 2020 Mystery, stay tuned and follow Bonnie Hunter's blog "Quiltville's Quips and Snips.  .  She will provide fabric requirements long before the first clue is introduced.  You can also find her on Facebook "Quiltville Open Studio", or Instagram. 


Sunday, September 20, 2020

Freedom Flyer Quilt / Show and Tell


Recent finish:  A black/red/white two-block quilt from the pattern called Freedom Flyer, published by Black Cat Creations.  Deviation from the original making it square, with limited fabric and added an inner border of black.

Up Close and peek at the backing.
Finished Size:  70" Square

The pattern cover is made with several fabrics and laid out in a rainbow setting.

Link to Freedom Flyer pattern.
Finished Size:  69 X 87

Sunday, May 31, 2020

2020 Hands To Help, Friendship Crumbs Quilt

The 2020 Hands2Help Comfort Quilt Challenge has wrapped up another year.  This is the 10th year I have participated and I am so honored to be part of this group, especially in a challenging year.  

Using a variety of 6" square (finished size) Crumb Blocks, scrappy backgrounds and four sets of HSTs in Orange, Teal, Purple and Gold creating a secondary design of the Friendship Stars.  

Close up of the quilting .... a simple swirl.

Partial view, the quilt finished at 54" X 78".  

Thanks to Sarah, Confessions of a Fabric Addict for hosting this event once again.  This quilt, called "Friendship Crumbs" is headed to Emily with Aunt Em's Quilts for "Quilty Hugs".  These quilts go to cancer patients through the Rack Pack, Primary Children's Hospital and various chemo labs.  They are given to the patient for their personal use. 

Monday, November 11, 2019

Veteran Quilts - Star Cruising

To all of our Veterans, we are so THANKFUL for your service.  Our local guild's annual challenge for 2019 was dedicated to Veterans. Our members made in excess of 40 quilts, which are being presented to many deserving veterans. 

  Above, Margaret Rau made her Veterans Quilt, with her own Eagle Design showcased in the center ---- her applique work is amazing.  Margaret used our pattern "Star Cruising", published by Black Cat Creations. 

A closeup of Margaret's Eagle.  Thank you Margaret for sharing your quilt. 

The above Veterans Quilt is my challenge quilt and is made from the same pattern, Star Cruising.  This Quilt of Valor will be presented to a family member.  

Friday, September 27, 2019

Teal Mini Swap

The annual Teal Mini Swap, hosted by EvaPaige Quilt Designs, is their way to help raise awareness of ovarian cancer during the months of July through September.  There is a limit of 500 participants over the United States and Canada, who make and swap either a mug rug or miniature quilt.  From the $15 registration fee, $10 is directly donated to OCRFA, Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance.

For 2019, Art Gallery Fabrics (AGF) donated the beautiful fabric.  The swappers were required to use this print somewhere in their project (see above).  Lucky for me, I have a HUGE collection of AGF, including scraps dating back to my first purchase at the Houston Quilt Show in 2009.  Every piece used in this mini came from AGF ...... amazing how they all compliment each other, although they came from different collections.

When deciding what pattern or design to use for my project, I immediately went to Joyous.  The main reason, it is named for my mother, Joyce Marie; and the block was perfect to use in a mini quilt.  Along with the Mini Joyous , I gifted my swap partner Elaine, from South Carolina, the dear-to-my-heart pattern, Joyous. 

Several of our local guild members have participated in this Teal Mini Swap and have shared their experience.  I am proud to be a part of the Swap this year and see many more in the future.  

Sharing and linking up my mini with Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Stars Over Scott, Reader Show and Tells

"Stars Over Scott" is a pattern I designed and named for my son Scott.  The pattern is free and is available on this site.  If  you have made "Stars Over Scott", I would love to share here.  Please email me a copy (address in profile) and let me know your story.

First up -- A team within our local Cane Cutter Guild, made this Red/White Version during their Jamboree (teams set up and make quilt tops for their Helping Hands Inventory).   Team captain, Nita Mazerac on the left. 

The Blue/White Stars Over Scott was made by Mary V (@maryv57).  I was thrilled to come across this picture on Instagram and asked permission to share.

Both color versions would be perfect for a Quilt of Valor.  Thanks to both Nita and Mary for sharing!!

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Summer Wedding Quilt, Show and Tell

A very special birthday girl, Nita Mazerac, has just finished her "Summer Wedding" quilt, using Kaffe Fassett fabric.  Nita  recently shared her beautiful quilt with our guild during Show and Tell.  This romantic version definitely has caught our attention.

"Summer Wedding" and other patterns are available through Black Cat Creations as a PDF downloadable or paper pattern -- Click on picture below for more information.