Monday, September 09, 2019

Circus Act Baby Quilt

My husband's best friend is pregnant with her first child and went above and beyond decorating the nursery in a circus theme, specifically The Greatest Showman.


While helping her sew the red and white canvas fabric for the focal wall, I immediately knew that I wanted to give her this quilt that I was still waiting to finish:


I already had it quilted, trying out my very first pantograph, so it was just waiting to be bound. I decided to add a couple of handmade burp cloths to complete the gift.


Now we're just patiently waiting for the little meatball to arrive.

~ Diana

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

A Wedding Table Runner

My cousin got married last weekend and I wanted to make her something for the house she and her husband are fixing up. Since I made a table runner for her sister a few years ago, I thought it only fitting that I make her one as well. After learning that she loves the farmhouse look, รก la Fixer Upper, I knew I chose the right pattern.


The pattern is called the Disappearing Pinwheel and it's a Missouri Star Quilt Company tutorial.

I have to admit that I loved this so much on my own table that I've decided to make another one just for me and the mother-of-the-bride has also commissioned me to make one for her as well.


~ Diana

Thursday, August 08, 2019

Charity Quilt Design

Every year my local quilt guild participates in a holiday charity event called the Festival of Trees. It's a fundraising event for one of our museums where there are beautifully designed and decorated Christmas trees end up being purchased through a silent auction. Among all of those gorgeous trees is our contribution - a quilt wall-hanging of a holiday tree. Here are just 2 of quilts that we've contributed in the past:

Orlando MQG Festival of Trees Quilt 2014

Orlando MQG Festival of Trees Quilt 2018
This year I took on the task of co-chairing the committee to create this year's quilt. There are 6 other people helping to create the quilt over the course of 4 months. Here is the design that I came up with:


The size would be approximately 50" x 70" with a variety of improv trees in various sizes. The snowflakes would actually be white (not black) but I couldn't figure out how to change the color in EQ7. For added sparkle, beading will be added to some of the trees. The biggest challenge is going to be putting together all of the various blocks. It's going to be quite the puzzle that I hope someone else in the group tackles. :)

The fabrics that were purchased couldn't have been more perfect, especially the background fabric. Here are some of the blocks I've made so far:


I'm looking forward to seeing how this entire project comes together.

~ Diana

Monday, June 24, 2019

2019 Stash Bee Blocks

I am once again participating in Stash Bee this year but what's different for me is that I'm no longer running it. I handed it off to 2 very capable women who have things running smoothly. It's a nice change of pace for me. Anyhow, here are a few of the blocks that I've made so far this year for my hive mates:





Even though it was quite the challenge, I love how the Dr. Seuss themed block turned out. For my month I chose a very simple block called Stacked Squares.


Once I receive all the blocks from my hive mates, I'll cut them up and create a quilt like this:

Photo courtesy of My Quilt Infatuation
It was originally a Moda Bakeshop pattern but it really didn't catch my eye until I Saw Kelly's version of it from My Quilt Infatuation. Of course, I have plenty of other projects to work on so this isn't high on the priority list right now.