Gazebo - not a word we use often during winter in Pennsylvania, but this is a different kind of Gazebo. I made this table topper for my mom for Christmas, and just this week I finished the coasters to go with it.
I used the pattern called Gazebo by Jaybird Quilts, the Hex N More ruler for quick cutting, and a jelly roll from the fabric line Refresh by Sandy Gervais for Moda.
This project goes together so quickly! And it only used a small portion of the jelly roll, so I can make something else with this beautiful fabric. Below are the matching coasters and a picture of the quilting on the back.
I would highly recommend this pattern if you are looking for something new to try. I'm sure I'll be making more of these in the future.
I'm sharing this Friday Finish over at Crazy Mom Quilts. I'm so glad you stopped by. Have a great week!
More Quilt Camp Quilts
Hello! Today I have a couple more quilts to show from our family's Quilt Camp 2016. You can read a little more about that and see my mom's quilt here. This is a pattern made with the Scrap Crazy 6" templates from Creative Grids and the pattern "Cruisin Under The Stars" - templates and pattern both designed by Karen Montgomery. This first one belongs to my Aunt Sharon.
Sharon used a bunch of blue batik fabrics that she had on hand and paired them with a pink/coral fabric for contrast. Looks great! I quilted it with a matching teal blue thread and the Hollyhock pantograph design. Sharon made some practice blocks to help her decide which colors to use, and she pieced the quilt back using those. I told her I just may like the flip side better!!
Next is Aunt Alice's quilt. This is where it is so fun to see the same quilts made with different fabric selections. Alice's pinwheels are the green fabric, but the other batik prints are so bold that they stand out more and create a different pattern, leaving the green pinwheels to look like the background (at least in my eyes). Isn't that cool?
I quilted Alice's with a pink thread and the Exquisite panto design. The outside border fabric is lovely on this one.
Thanks, Aunties, for letting me quilt for you :-)
I'll be sharing these fabulous finishes over at Crazy Mom Quilts Finish It Up Friday. See you next week!
Another Binding Tool Star
This is a BIG Binding Tool Star Quilt - king size. This quilt is a project that Mom, Aunt Brenda, and I worked on together. I would have to say my dad helped also because he did the rotary cutting (he's really quite good at it)! The pattern is another one from the Missouri Star Quilt Company, and you can find the video tutorial here. This one was made using yardage - not a jelly roll precut - of a fabric line from Connecting Threads.
I quilted it with the Trumpet Vine design and gold thread. Last weekend we had a binding party, and Mom, Brenda, and I finished it up quickly. The border fabrics are really striking! This quilt is a gift for some special people, and we'll be giving it away soon.
Lydia and I finished a second project this week which was a gift for her teacher. We each sewed a cat block from the Elizabeth Hartman pattern called The Kittens which I turned into a 2-sided pillow. Lydia selected the fabrics. Pretty neat that Lydia sewed a kitten on her Hello Kitty Janome sewing machine!
I made the pink one, and Lydia made the blue one. These are so cute and fun to make I would love to make a whole quilt of kittens.
It's been an exhausting week going back to work and back to school. So glad it's Friday!
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This is me...
I LOVE to quilt, and every day I must sew for my sanity!