Quilt for a Young Girl

I made this quilt for a young girl I know.  It is machine pieced and quilted.  It measures 60 in X 71 in. The block pattern is the Perkiomen Valley block (http://www.venturamodernquiltguild.com/2017/12/11/thomas-fire-blocks/). 

The gray fabric with animals (cats, dogs, rabbits, roosters, etc) was the starting point with the other fabrics added.

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Dog Bed

I used a damaged towel to cover an old pillow to make a dog bed.  I plan to donate it to my local humane society.   You can see the scraps of the damaged towel folded on top of the finished dog bed.

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More Blocks for Thomas Fire Relief Quilts

I made more blocks for the relief quilts for those affected by the Thomas Fire.  Ventura Modern Quilt Guild has organized the collection of quilt blocks (Perkiomen Valley block, 12.5 in square).  Here is the link: http://www.venturamodernquiltguild.com/2017/12/11/thomas-fire-blocks/    I hope to get a few more made this weekend before mailing them out.

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Two Surgeon’s Caps

Made these two surgeon’s caps earlier this week. 

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Another Fidget Quilt

Just finished this fidget quilt.  It is machine pieced and mostly machine quilted.  I did have to do some hand quilting from the back to be sure the pocket areas stayed functional.  It measures approx 27 in X 29 in.  There are many fabric textures — cottons, linen, burlap, ribbons, sateen, velvet — as well as zippers, buttons, beads.

In this section you can see the velour rickrack, wooden beads, working shirt pocket, and zippered pouch.  The pockets are working pockets. 

Here is a working pocket from a pair of old jeans.  I fused and then embroidered around the sateen heart.  I also used yarn and twine to macrame the ring/key holder.

This burlap bag is freely open so that candy or tissues could be placed inside it and the opening pulled closed.

The shirt “unbuttons” here.  I placed fabric behind the shirt tabs to hide the quilt batting.  The beads are on a string so they can be “worried” and played with.

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Mananita Magic

I finished this poncho/shawl this past weekend.  I started it at the beginning of the year.  The pattern is Mananita Magic by Meg Swansen in Shawls and Scarves: The Best of Knitter’s Magazine.  The yarn is Shibui Knits Lunar.  It measures approx 20 in from neck edge to outer edge.  The two photos are after blocking.

This photo is of the blocking.

This photo is preblocking.  It always amazes me how much nicer shawls look after blocking.

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Herringbone Quilt

I made this quilt after seeing one made by my Facebook friend (Scott Murkin, a palliative care physician who makes and judges quilts!).  I drafted the pattern by looking at his quilt.  It’s a herringbone pattern.  The quilt is machine pieced and quilted.  It measures approx 40 in X 49 in.  It’s been sent to friends to use as a baby quilt.

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