The pattern is called Full House. I used some of a charm pack from Moda's Making New Friends along with a little of my stash and embroidered the phrase All Hearts Come Home for Christmas. My inspiration for this project was awaiting news that my youngest son's leave had been approved. This was his first Christmas away from home and I was hoping to having a 'full house' to celebrate a belated Christmas. I thought I was making this as a Christmas gift, but I'm not sure I'll be able to part with it!
Monday, March 19, 2012
Thursday, March 1, 2012
One of the goals I set for myself this year was to advance my quilting skills. I've sewn since high school so I know a little about sewing clothes, curtains and such. I've always been intrigued with fabrics and design and how they come together as quilts. When my daughter, who I now think of as my quilting companion, started quilting, it wasn't long before I found myself hooked.
Four years later with many half finished quilting projects, I decided I needed to be more adventuresome and acquire some new skills. That's when my "QC" introduced me to Another Year of Schnibbles. When I mentioned that I thought it would be a good idea to keep a journal of what I accomplish this year, this blog became an unexpected part of those new skills . . . Thank you Shelley for having the patience to teach an old dog some new tricks!
For February's project, Miss Rosie's "I.S.T.H." pattern, I used scraps from the first quilt I made in 2008 to make this patriotic wall hanging. I love these colors together. The very best part about this project was that I was able to go to my stash instead of my usual trip to the fabric store.
You can't see it very well from this picture but underneath Freedom I embroidered the phrase the Cost is Always High.
So a couple of things I learned while doing this project is that I need to work on my cutting skills . . . I'm not such a straight cutter and triangles really aren't that scary.
To see what others have done with this pattern, check out the parade of quilts on A Quilting Life and Pink Pincushion