Slideshow of quilts

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Quilts that I have made this year

I have been teaching quilting for the past 15 years. I really enjoy sharing my love of quilting with others.

I have been busy quilting this past year. I was inspired by the yahoo group stashbusters to finish several of my unfinished projects so here is what I have completed so far this year! (Only 2 months left I hope to finish at least 2 more).

These two pictures are of a quilt I made for my daughter's friend. I just love how the label turned out! I used a b/w graphic from pchug club and then colored the fabric. I think it's a great way to welcome a new little one!
This is a companion quilt that I also made at the same time.
This was made to be displayed at Regalitos, the local quilt shop in Jackson Michigan. It will go to a grandchild someday.

Dorothy Young sponsors a mystery quilt several times a year. This was her valentines mystery for 2006. I just love how she takes the time to make sure the directions are accurate, it makes doing a mystery so much more exciting knowing that it will turn out!

This is a nickel quilt that I recently finished. It is the Jacobs Ladder design. I taught a nickel quilt club. I love the contrast with the brights and the black background.

I have also had a hand in quilt designing this year. I have published and taught three classes on the 5- one yard pieces of fabric theme.

This quilt was made with fabric from my daughters dresses that they wore as babies. Now which one gets the Quilt? I really stash busted on this one, I did have to purchase fabric for the border but that's it.


This wolf quilt is the same quilt pattern. I gave this quilt to Elder Morden who is currently serving a mission here in the South Chicago Mission. I also have one that I am waiting to be quilted with fish and deer. I really like how this one turns out.
The puppies were the start of another design. I love teaching this quilt because it is quick and easy. This one also has a matching pillowcase. This will be my niece, Tori's, Christmas present.
These quilts are so easy to make! It takes about 2 and 1/2 hours to piece a quilt!
Here it is again with a different fabric. This quilt will go to my daughter Stephanie this Christmas. It also has a matching pillow!
This was soo easy to make with an extra block!
These are some of the quilts that I have made this year. I have two more that I hope to finish before the end of the year. So hopefully I won't be made queen of the Stashbuster's this year!


soccertxi said...

WOW! I wish I had that many completed things to show (emphasis on the FINISHED!) Welcome to blogging. I love the Nickel quilt...prolly because I am enthralled by the blacks and brights. I'm working on my 2nd one in those colors. My house is NOT bright...wonder where they will go!!?

Sheila said...

Welcome to blogland! You are a quilting machine too. The quilts are all beautiful, but I especially like the Jacob's Ladder and the last two you posted. Are those two the pattern you had so graciously offered on Stashbuster long ago? I printed it for 'someday' but never made one . Seeing 'the designer's vision' in fabric makes me want to do one. Very pretty.

MJ Saylor said...

That's what I love about Stashbusters is it really inspired me to finish the some of the many quilt tops that I had. When you teach classes you end up with several tops. Now that I am finishing them it's taken on a life of it's own. It really feels great to finish them. This is my second year in the UFO group. I hope to only need another year to be totally caught up!