One of my favorite patterns and very easy is called Wicked Easy. Here is the website where you can find this pattern. I have changed the border as I did not like the way the pattern was written. Sometimes I did not have enough fabric when cutting out the project for the scrappy border. I just add some fabirc of mine.
The large one is made out of a box full of fat quarters I received at our guild Christmas Party. It was a lovely gift and turned into a beautiful quilt. This will go into my stash of finished quilts for just the right charity or gift. It is just a matter of time.
The 2 small ones will go to our local hospital for the children. They were fun to make and a good way to whittle down some stash.
This is a new quilting pattern learned from a guild friend. Thanks Kathie---I love this. It is a teardrop with scallops. I get lost in it and boxed in sometimes but just keep on going.
I think that the more hands that go into charity quilts, the more love is shared. This quilt is a perfect example of this.
The blocks come from the fabric selling site Thousands Of Bolts. They used to sell those high end basket liners. They sent me a BIG box full of these. I was really a stumped how to use them. The first job was to square them up to uniform and usable sizes for quilts. That alone was a big job. Next was to figure out how to get them into tops. I tried a couple of different ways and got many tops sewed.
This is the first one totally finished. The backing is from a member of my guild-Pax River Quilters. The blocks from Thousands of Bolts. The border I think I bought but that may have been a donation also. The binding is from a friend named Dee who sent me a large amount of patriotic fabric. This was a little stiff for a quilt but fabulous for binding. My friend Shelia brought her Accuquilt and the die for 2 1/2. We cut a huge amount at our library sewing day.
And last but not least, my dear friend Polly sent me a lovely fabric that I put on the top and bottom to get it a little longer. I still have more of that and it will be used for this on many more tops.
This quilt will ultimately end up Andrews for our wounded military returned home.
Our brand new quilt shop----As of last year---gave out one block each month. At the end of the year the finished quilts would be displayed in the shop. You had to use their fabric and the blocks were 6 inches.
I decided to use a line of fabric that would be suitable for a Quilt for our wounded military. I needed it to be larger so just made the blocks 12 inches instead. Most of them for very easy but for some odd reason, I had trouble with the bowtie pattern.
But the quilt is finished and ready for the display in the shop. I used up every bit of fabric in the scrappy border.
In 2008 I joined a block of the month club. This provided all the fabric and the pattern each month. It was quite expensive but I just loved the quilt. I had a wonderful time making this and then put it up on a wall in the hallway. I wanted to get good enough at my quilting to be able to do a good job.
My Father In Law had a wonderful expression "God hates a coward" that he used to say to me when we played cards. The time was NOW to get this quilt done.
It is not perfect but is surely perfectly lovely. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- OK---here is me back again ARGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH. There is a big boo boo on this quilt and I do not mean some little quilting thing. See if you can find it. I can assure everyone I will NOT be ripping out the quilting to find it.
This sat pinned up on a wall for over a year and I never noticed. But it was in a hallway so I could not stand back. I hope generations will enjoy this quilt and get a laugh out of the boo boo I made on it. It is a quilt--not a brain that I must have right if I were a surgeon.
I hosted an star exchange block with some of my online friends. We were to use white, blue and green mainly. You could use any star pattern you liked. I FINALLY got mine put all together and quilted. I LOVE it.
I have a small TV in the bedroom and a chair from my Mom. This will be my quilt to cover up when in there. We keep the bedroom quite cold.
I had to learn to go to sleep without the TV on and Chas had to learn to sleep in a frigid bedroom. Compromise at its best.
I still have a huge pile of donated patriotic blocks to put into quilts. I also have a few orphan blocks but have found out it is good to hold onto a few. I sometimes hear of a charity wanting blocks for a project and then can send one right off.
So I have a fresh start to 2011. I have a couple of Block of The Month projects to stay caught up with throughout the year.