MPS Inspirations November 2021

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This is our space to inspire and encourage each other. Use the button below to share your project with us. You will have the option to include your project on this Inspirations page, at the Show and Tell Inspirations meeting, or both. You can submit up to 5 photos of your project. Click Here to Send Photos

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Susan Paris

This was made from leftovers from a larger quilt. It’s made from hand-pieced hexagons, and I did the quilting.

Liz McElhinny

This top is the Bats and Boos 2021 Halloween Mystery from Fat Quarter Shop. It is free and the patterns are listed on their website. I did not get it quilted so I pinned it to another quilt on the wall to enjoy this season. It is next up in the quilting queue so it will be ready for Halloween 2022.Bats and Boos

Theresa Bezayiff

I pieced and quilted “Frog in the Pond”.

Christie Frey

Potholders are like mini quilts. The Fall colors inspired me to use my scraps and make a few hostess gifts. Each set has found a home!

Teresa Koster

My dream big holiday panel is 49 1/2 inches square. I used a digital design from Wasatch. I stitched out the snowflakes in a light gray. The design called for crystals or white wash to make the snowflakes stand out. I chose to do the white wash with acrylic paint and add the crystals later.

Teresa Koster

This quilt is 79 x 78.5“ it was a block of the month with National Quilt Circle a few years ago. I got it finished and did not like how it turned out. So it has been in my closet until I needed a wedding gift. I pulled it out and completed it.

Teresa Koster

My ugly duckling. I needed to make a baby quilt for my niece who is having her first baby. I had a layer cake to make an “I spy” quilt. I hated everything about it. But I got it done and it will be mailed off tomorrow.

Liz McElhinny

I have two new grand babies this year. I purchased one yard of this fabric with the animals several years ago. No idea of how it would be used but I liked the motif, not too cutesy or babyish. This is the quilt made for my grandson, James. It is an enlarged block and quilted with rulers on my Bernina 153. I improved as I did more quilting!

Liz McElhinny

This is the quilt I made for the second grandchild born this year. I purchased one yard of this fabric at the same time as the first quilt. Again, no set idea of what to use it for but I liked the fabric. I fussy cut circles of the animals, used Karen Kay Buckley circles for turned edge and machine appliquéd them across the center fabric. Walking foot quilted on my Bernina 153.

Marcia Sanderman

This is my first finish after working out the kinks on my new machine. It’s a quilt for the charity Lullaby Quilts.

Marcia Sanderman

I did not piece the top but did quilt this while I was having trouble with my new machine.   It is a Lullaby Quilt donation.Marcia Lullaby Quilt

Ruthann Marquis

I have wanted to make my son Carter a bed quilt to replace the twin one I made him many years ago. I accomplished my goal this year using the pattern Over and Down Under by Bonnie Sullivan at All Through the Night quilt patterns. I needed to modify everything fo go from a 56″ square quilt to a queen sized quilt with a generous drop and pillow tuck.

Ruthann Marquis

I was the silent auction winner of these cheerful blocks in abundance! I took 12 of them, reset the inner circles, added some sashes and had Teresa Koster custom quilt it. My sister in law, Karine, in Boston has just finished an arduous course of treatment for breast cancer. I made this for her to keep up her spirits (because who could look at these lively blocks and not smile?) and celebrate her best health.

Ruthann Marquis

I “won” the charm packs and yardage for this quilt at the MPS Silent Auction this summer. There was also a pattern, but I was inspired by a picture in the Connecting Threads catalog and “borrowed” the idea for the pattern that I made. I will be gifting this to my sister-in-law who is just starting cancer treatment in hopes that she will find comfort and warmth in it for many years to come.

 

Kim King

Pieced & quilted by Kim King •Pattern: Sew Kind of Wonderful – Lanterns (from their Mini Quick Curve Ruler book) •Fabric: Natalie Barnes’ new line of fabric called “Our House” (in shops Spring of 2022) •Mocked up in EQ8 •Custom quilted by me – Lesson learned: Some of my “fancy quilting” didn’t show up on the busier, darker fabricsKim Lanterns

Kim King

Pieced by Kim King •Pattern: Broadcast by Brigit Gail •Fabric: Natalie Barnes’ new line of fabric called “Our House” (in shops Spring of 2022) •Mocked up in EQ8 •Quilted by Teresa Silva using an “all over” swirly patternKim Broadcast

Kim King

Pieced by Kim King •Pattern: Sparrows by Pen and Paper •Fabric: Natalie Barnes’ new line of fabric called “Our House” with some Marcia Derse solids (Palette) mixed in •Mocked up in EQ8 •Quilted by Teresa SilvaKim Sparrows

Kim King

Pieced and quilted by Kim King •Economy blocks arranged in settings from ideas that I saw on the internet and mocked up in EQ8 •Quilted using rulers (mostly straight rulers but did successfully use a curved one in some areas) •Coral color theme driven by wide back internet purchase that “went wrong.” All other fabrics were already in my stash

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