Summer has been a whirlwind most of the time, but the past 2 weeks have allowed for a little downtime. So I've been weeding flower beds, spiffing up the trailer and sewing! Some quilting I've been working on:
A little explanation might help! Starting top left, that's a quilt started maybe 35 years ago! It happened because my mom brought back from Africa that black and gold fabric, it was big enough for a backing, so I then had to make a top! I used a pattern called Fabric Frolic from the book Quick and Easy Scrap Quilts from Leisure Arts. I gathered fabrics that looked like they could resemble something that one might find in a different part of the world, maybe Africa? I got it quilted, but that's a different story. It took a long time to do that because my longarm machine malfunctioned, and required more help than I could give it. I ended up taking it to Springfield, MO, to the A-1 headquarters to be serviced by a pro! And that worked!
In the top center are some sample blocks I sewed after watching a youtube video by Revelation Quilts and testing out the process. I have cut fabric for more blocks now because I like the look. Not sure what it will become.
Top right shows another row completed for these pineapple blocks for a quilt named Lollies by Jen Kingwell for Moda. It's slow going for that one, but I have all the fabric cut for the 36 blocks. It might end up smaller than that! I've tried to find a link for the fabric and/or pattern, but have been unsuccessful. Maybe you will have better luck!
Bottom left is a small tote bag that I made because I bought that leather handle in FL and didn't want it to go to waste. It's made by a company named Miyako. The ends of the handle have slits that are used to thread the top points of the bag through. I had to make up a design for the bag. It shows the Japanese influence of bagmaking. I've used the bag quite a bit and like it.
Bottom row center shows the finished borders for my house quilt, not it is in the quilting queue. It's called Village by Miss Rosie's Quilt Co. and is now a free pattern. This has been in the works since 2019.
And bottom row right is a quilt with no name! I saw a quilt made of these blocks at a Quilt Market and bought the template to make it. I haven't really seen a pattern nor full directions, so I'm making it up as I go. The template is purchased on line, the company is Foltvilag. It comes from Hungary and that is the only place I know of to purchase it. The does show part of the process on a youtube video, so that is helpful. The size I am making measures ~7.5" on a side. I keep making more of these and cutting more strips, they are fun and easy to make once you make a few.
That's what I know for now!
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