Saturday, December 30, 2017

End of the Year–Design Wall and Recent Finishes

As 2017 comes to a close I thought I’d recap just a few of my recently completed projects.

1st Up – Grandma’s Kitchen – Designed by Pat Sloan – The top is completed along with a simple border.  I can’t decide if I’m going to take it to the long arm quilter for do it myself.  We will see.


I’m really pleased with how it came out.  I’m not sure what in the world I’ll do with it when completed but it’s still very cute.

During the month of December, I sewed along with Moda Bake Shop and made their Countdown to Christmas. 


The 6” blocks are all made.  I’m waiting to see what sort of setting suggestions Moda makes but if not I’ll simply add a little sashing, quilt it and call it done. 

I also completed and mailed this quilt to my cousin Alicia in Australia. 


Alicia found me through, DNA.  We have since communicated regularly and met in person this summer when she and her husband Grantley came to the Los Angeles area.  Alicia great-uncle (on her mother’s side, we’re related through our fathers) was Louis B. Mayer of MGM fame.  Alicia has become a historian of “old” Hollywood and her maternal ancestors.  When she was here earlier this year she did a entire lecture and slide show in downtown LA about her grandmother and her great-uncle. 

So, when I saw this fabric I knew I needed to make her a quilt.  Some people are “quilt worthy” and Alicia is definitely “Quilt Worthy”.  Since mailing it earlier this month it has found it way into her arms.  I think it’s fair to say she loves it.  And when it is no longer summer in Australia, she’ll be able to cuddle up under it and think of the “new” family she has found. 

Since this quilt was all about the “fabric” I wanted to keep it simple and highlight the fabric so I used the original “BQ” quilt pattern, sometimes known as “BQ1”.  It lets the fabric be the star, not the pattern or the quilting. 

I have several things planned for 2018 but that can wait until later.

Have a wonderful “New Year”. 



1 comment:

  1. What a fantastic quilt for your "new" cousin! Isn't it fun to find exactly the right fabric for a special person? That pattern is great, I should purchase a copy of it.

    Your samplers are looking great, too. I'm glad to see the Moda Christmas one, since I read all the posts and kept thinking it would make a nice little quilt. It's about 30" square, right? That would make a nice holiday table topper. Happy new year, Robin!


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