Jacks Quilt Pattern

I played around in EQ7 this morning. I used a block with quite a few different color schemes to see what I thought looked best. It is a pretty easy block. There are only four HST’s and the rest are squares. I printed out the directions for the block. Now I just need to test it and go from there. I created a couple of images to share.

Here it is as a table runner.

Here it is in a rainbow theme.

Patriotic theme:

And finally a green and blue color scheme:

This one makes me think of an Irish chain quilt.

Breast Cancer Awareness Quilt

Last year I donated a gift certificate for a handmade quilt to a silent auction. They were raising money for the Shoals Gospel Choir. I was contacted by the winner in September. She requested that I make her a quilt that had a breast cancer theme. She is currently under going treatment for the awful disease.

I wasn’t quite sure what quilt pattern to use but knew I wanted pink as the main color. I looked through a few books for inspiration and came across the friendship star block. I knew that was the one.

I made eight of the friendship star quilt blocks. The white background has a vine with pink hearts. For the center block I wanted something inspirational. I embroidered Philippians 4:13 in black and two pink ribbons on either side for the center block.

Here is the finished quilt. I free motion quilted around the two pink ribbons and stars. I machine stitched the binding on the front and hand stitched the binding on the back.

Chevron Fabric Oh My

I love love love getting goodies in the mailbox. I used to participate in a lot of swaps so I was frequently getting little surprises. Not so much any more. I had to sale way back when Andrew came along. This picture is my latest purchase from Etsy. I am trying to build up a small stash of Chevron Fabric.

The yellow polka dot and purple chevron fabric are for a t-shirt dress that I am working on.

These are pictures of a few of the items I have stitched out recently. My Janome is getting lots of love.