Welcome to the linky party that let's you rejuvenate your old quilting/sewing posts!
(Check over in my right margin for the list of upcoming September themes)
FREE MOTION QUILTING:
I am always to very inspired by the FMQ work of Hilary Florence. Everytime I stop by her blog I'm amazed! If you've never stopped by Hilary's blog and are learning to FMQ...give it a peek. She just makes me want to "play"with FMQ more!
FUNNIEST QUILT YOU'VE EVER MADE!
I don't really have a funny quilt, but I did have so much fun making this Tulip Quilt for my mom's guest bedroom a few years back (pre-blogging). It's all the memories made while making this quilt that makes it so fun! For example, I found a wine fabric and my mom and I knew it had to be made into a tulip! (It's on the lower right corner of the quilt facing ya! LOL!!) She even found a dog fabric and added it into the bundle. This pattern is from Kim Schaefer's Flower Festival Book.This is my version of her Tulip Lap quilt. (Hey...go big or go home...mine's a queen size...that's 56 tulips!)
What also makes this a "fun" quilt is all the memories of my correspondences with my mom who lives in Arizona. We'd get on the phone and I'd make her measure and remeasure. I'd mail her sketches and request "exact" measurements. I'd ask question like: "are you going to use pillow shams or do you want the quilt to cover the pillows?" One winter I was even able to fly down to Arizona and spent a long "girl" weekend with her. We had fun laying all the tulips I had made out on her bed and were able to confirm our measurements and plan our final size:
I remember having so much fun making my little applique tulips and constantly picking out new fabrics for the flowers. I was always on the hunt for varieties of green and cream/tan toned fabrics. I am grateful I decided to machine sew these.