Spring into Quilt Art – Free Fabric Friday

It's Free Fabric Friday! We're giving away a free set of "Family Tree" fat quarters from Moda. (See winner, below.)

fabric for art quilting by moda
This "Family Tree" fabric by Moda could be for your
next quilt art project. Leave a comment for a chance to win.

All you have to do for a chance at the fabric is tell me: What was the last creative quilting project you made for a family member. I'll choose a winner randomly on Monday, April 21, 2014.

You could use these fat quarters to make several Mini Pieces Pillow Covers.

Good luck!

 

P.S. Julia48, you are the winner! I will contact you for your mailing address.

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600 thoughts on “Spring into Quilt Art – Free Fabric Friday

  1. The last one I *finished* was a string quilt for my husband. I’m currently working on a quilt for my niece, but it’s at the “what was I thinking” phase right now. I also have a new great-niece that needs a baby quilt!

  2. I made a crazy quilt for my Aunt Marion’s 75th birthday. Personalized to her life, passions and loves…. family , firehouse, beach, gardening, cards, puzzles, christmas

  3. My 87-year-old mom keeps busy sewing scraps and crumbs onto telephone book pages; I trim the blocks, subcut and reassemble in various patterns and construct tops which I then quilt for family members. Goal is for each person to have one of *her* quilts before she can’t sew anymore. This fabric would look great sewn up by her! – Shirley in Alabama

  4. The last quilt I made for a family member was for my Mother. It is a Maxine quilt — Maxine was her favorite character. I posted about it on my blog here in case anyone would like to see it. Pictures of the quilt and the backing is located near the bottom. So, just scroll down.: http://theunfocusedlife.blogspot.com/2011/01/maxine-quilt-wip-and-finale.html

    I am hoping to start making quilts for family this year once my studio becomes functional. 🙂

  5. I finished a “Cars” quilt for my 2 year old grandson. I used star blocks for this quilt and embroidered the centers of 9 of the blocks with Disney Pixar Cars characters. He loves it! Now I am working on a wedding memory quilt for my nephew and his bride.

  6. If I am not quilting …I am deep into Family Tree research and looking for new

    Family members…..this would be perfect to merge my two loves together !!!

    Thanks

  7. I made cuddly minky quilts for my two grand children’s camping trips. Now I’d like to try a different design for a new baby in the family. Family tree sounds just like it was meant to be!

  8. I am just finishing a nautical quilt for my 94 year old father a Vet and lifelong Merchant Marine Sea Csptain snd Pilot. He just retired from sailing at 91. He is chilky all the time.

  9. The last creative quilting project I made for a family member was for my son-in-law. He is a home handyman and I used some great fabrics with tools and wood designs. I love Moda fabrics. The quality is excetional

  10. I finally made a king sized tee shirt quilt for my son ….he had been hinting for a number of years; I am really pleased with how it turned out. He likes it too.

  11. I finally made a king sized tee shirt quilt for my son ….he had been hinting for a number of years; I am really pleased with how it turned out. He likes it too.

  12. I made a wall hanging for my daughter who graduated from Elmhurst College with a degree in English and Secondary Education. Her remembrance quilt was a book case with contained family pictures, scanned book edges of her favorite books form childhood to the classics, and even her small American Girl Doll from her childhood.

  13. Recently my very dear friend had a stroke which affected her eyes and she can no longer quilt or read. (She sees great big black spots so half of what she sees is missing). Needless to say this has affected her deeply.

    She spent the last year working on 24 tops for her family. She was going to present them at the family reunion in September. My friend and I coordinated with our quilting group (just a group of quilting friends) to finish them. We will get it done. That is what friends are for.

  14. I made a quilt using all those colors for my sister in law. Now everyone one wants one with those beautiful colors, so this would be a great item to win!!

  15. I made a quilt using all those colors for my sister in law. Now everyone one wants one with those beautiful colors, so this would be a great item to win!!

  16. I made a quilt using all those colors for my sister in law. Now everyone one wants one with those beautiful colors, so this would be a great item to win!!

  17. I’m working on two quilts currently. One for my son and one for my daughter in law who is battling metasized breast cancer. I can’t be there to give them daily hugs but I’m hoping the quilts will be a kind of hug substitute.

  18. A large hexagons quilt in yellows and oranges for a niece who is married to a marine and moving to his base in California. Called it California Sunshine.

  19. Quilting, if God made anything better, he kept it for himself, Love the fabric, love the feel, love the creations you can make with the wonderful fabrics….

  20. Quilting, if God made anything better, he kept it for himself, Love the fabric, love the feel, love the creations you can make with the wonderful fabrics….

  21. I photographed a wooden Buddha head that my sister had collected and then manipulated the photo in Photoshop. I painted fabrics and transferred the photo and made an art quilt for her. I bordered it with pieces of a silk sarong that I cut up (Yikes).

  22. A quilt for brother John, with 3 Labrador Retreivers on a pond. He lives on 2 ponds with wife Kathy, and black lab Otto. I would like to win this fabric bundle. Would you please choose me? Thank you so very much! 🙂

  23. I was just on a quilt retreat and did a fun and done project for my daughter. It was a square table runner. Also made a quilt for my grandson who loves hockey and had a panel of a hockey rink and bordered it in colors representing the rink itself. Fun project. Would love to win the family tree fabric by moda. Thank you!

  24. I was just on a quilt retreat and did a fun and done project for my daughter. It was a square table runner. Also made a quilt for my grandson who loves hockey and had a panel of a hockey rink and bordered it in colors representing the rink itself. Fun project. Would love to win the family tree fabric by moda. Thank you!

  25. A quilt for brother John, with 3 Labrador Retreivers on a pond. He lives on 2 ponds with wife Kathy, and black lab Otto. I would like to win this fabric bundle. Would you please choose me? Thank you so very much! 🙂

  26. Our family, gets together for Thanksgiving and we have about 110 to 140 show up! That is my husbands brothers and sisters and their families (nieces, nephews, spouses, children and their children) He is one of 13, 11 still living and we are very close. We have been doing this for more than 30 years. We have a raffle that the proceeds goes into a scholarship fund in honor of his parents at Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln. I gave 1 Husker (Nebraska nickname) themed quilt for the raffle and 2 to honor two of his brothers and his wife for all they have done to help fund the scholarship. The scholarship is endowed and gives more than 30 $1000 scholarships each semester. My son was disappointed he didn’t win it, his name was drawn 2nd, so I made one for him for Christmas and 1 for my husband because he never complains when I give away my quilts. Thank you for this opportunity to win a “family” of fat quarters.

  27. I have just finished a Wedding quilt-top for our son and his bride-to-be (his best friend)! Had no idea the emotions that would come with this… incredibly happy. I used Kaffe Faffett’s Jewel Tones Charm Pack (one way to own a collection, right?!) with a Blue-Green Vine print as a background. The Charms are scattered in a custom design (by me) which I will ultimately use for all 3 of my kids.

    “Family Tree” is a beautiful stack of prints!
    Fortunate person that WINS it. 🙂

  28. I made a large lap quilt for my niece who needing cheering up (due to a major marriage problem). Bright colors and the hope of providing comfort to her.
    thanks!

  29. Lovely fabric! Last project for family member was a fabric wrapped clothesline purse. It wasn’t a quilting project but more of a fabric project. Quilting project for a family was too long ago. Working on Pat Sloan’s aurifil BOM using Downton Abbey fabric for a sister. It will be a surprise. Fun!

  30. My nephew is getting married in May and I made them a queen size blue and white quilt. I also made them a fabric basket with bee fabric as a “box of bees”. Would love a stack of new fat quarters!

  31. I made a bed quilt for my granddaughter. It is done in a modern style and depicts the colorful row houses of St. John’s Newfoundland where she lives.
    Susan Selby

  32. I have recently discovered MODA fabrics and I am OBSESSED. My latest project I made was for my neices 21st birthday. We are extremely close and I moved away and have not been able to see her or be there for the important moments… so I made her a King sized photo memory quilt which ended up bringing the entire family to tears!

  33. I have recently discovered the MODA line of fabric and I am OBSESSED. I absolutely love their colors and patterns. The most recent project of mine was of a king sized photo memory quilt made for my nieces 21st birthday. We are extremely close and I moved away so I have not been able to be there for her graduation, 18th birthday or 21st… so I needed to find a way to be there for her somehow. It ended up bringing us all into tears!

  34. I’m in the process of making a signature wall hanging for all my father’s side of the family to sign. Then it will be raffled off at the next reunion as part of our craft raffle.

  35. I made a baby quilt for my sister’s first child. It was the first time I had done paper-piecing (monkeys and elephants) in bright primary colors. (I wasn’t sure if it was going to be a boy or a girl)

  36. An art quilt book of family stories – fabric, thread, buttons, beads and photoshop pics: mom and I in the garden; first love; being sick in bed; boy leaves home; phone calls in the rain; dad and the sea……..

  37. My last quilting project for a relative was for my daughter, I did the twisted Jack o Lantern wall hanging. I also did 3 rag quilts for my sisters and Christmas table runners for my mom and sisters for Christmas.

  38. I’ve made a quilt in the modern style with hot pink and black on white for my sister-in-law who is shortly undergoing back surgery. She’s in a lot of pain and I hope the warm cuddle/hug to wrap up in will help.

  39. The last quilt I made for family was for my son who is a Vikings fan. I used a variety of Vikings colors in batiks … It came out beautiful and he loves it!!!

  40. From Jan 2012 until December 5th 2012 I made 11 1/2 quilts and was working on the last one before going to that night. the 12 were going to be christmas gifts for all my nieces and nephews (they were made by cutting strips from Fat quarters and sewing the strips unevenly.) About 5:30 in the morning on December 6 my husband was awoken by our cat and he could smell something funny a heard weird noises coming from the outside of our house, He looked out the window and the back of our house was on fire. We lost everything that morning, including the quilts. Recently my parents bought me a new sewing machine I really would like to start working on a quilt again.

  41. I made a black and white signature quilt for my daughters wedding. Blocks were placed at the table at the reception for each guest to sign whatever they wanted. I made a special label for the back. A very special gift for a very special couple!

  42. I made a black and white signature quilt for my daughters wedding. Blocks were placed at the table at the reception for each guest to sign whatever they wanted. I made a special label for the back. A very special gift for a very special couple!

  43. I made a partial double wedding ring quilt for my daughter and son-in-law, but it was badly damaged in their recent house fire. Cannot restore it, so I will have to start all over again!

  44. I am the process of making a lap quilt for my sister, The block is called arrowhead, and I have them set on point. I just need to quilt and bind for her birthday in November. Just an aside her local part is named Arrowhead Park so that is why I picked that block. Thanks for the chance to win.

  45. I wasn’t working one summer after breaking both wrists and needed something to do. I cut out and machine stitched a king sized quilt for my older sister as a gift just for being my sister.

  46. I made a quilt for my 92-year-old Dad and called it Cuddles for Daddy. We lost him just last year at age 94 and I smile and remember him every time I see that quilt.

    Barb in Ottawa

  47. I am just finishing a “glow-in-the-dark” tie quilt for a friend of mine’s great granddaughter. One side is pink and purple zebrz and the other side in multiple color multiple themed print of hearts, peace signs, etc. I dab glow paint mix w/ textile medium randomly using the tip of a small artistaint brush, onto the peace sign side. (this is an easy, whole cloth type quilt).

    Once dried, I iron the paint to set. Then, the fun begins: when exposed to light, the fabric has tiny “stars” glowing. Especially fun if u drap the glowing side face down over the sitting child. It looks just like a starry night! Another fun thing is to NOT expose it to light until dark, when u take a flashlight and “write or draw” on the fabric with light! Too fun.

    The last one I gave as a gift, the child was afraid of the dark and demnded a light on every night–this blanket changed all that.

  48. My five year old grandson loves bow ties, and I’ve made him 6 or7 now. And where does one put said bow ties? Why in a quilted custom made 12 pouch hanging for the back of his bedroom door. Now to make something similar for my granddaughter to store all her hair do-dads and accessories in!

  49. Making an orange snuggle quilt for my son who had ankle surgery, with matching arm chair caddies for his TV remote… He might get to use it if his kids don’t take over!

  50. I made a signature quilt for my in-laws 50th anniversary. I sent fabric squares to friends and family, put old photos on fabric, and even tracked down an ad for the dude ranch they met at in the 1940’s and put that on fabric too.

  51. I made a signature quilt for my in-laws 50th anniversary. I sent fabric squares to friends and family, put old photos on fabric, and even tracked down an ad for the dude ranch they met at in the 1940’s and put that on fabric too.

  52. I made a signature quilt for my in-laws 50th anniversary. I sent fabric squares to friends and family, put old photos on fabric, and even tracked down an ad for the dude ranch they met at in the 1940’s and put that on fabric too.

  53. I made a signature quilt for my in-laws 50th anniversary. I sent fabric squares to friends and family, put old photos on fabric, and even tracked down an ad for the dude ranch they met at in the 1940’s and put that on fabric too.

  54. I made a signature quilt for my in-laws 50th anniversary. I sent fabric squares to friends and family, put old photos on fabric, and even tracked down an ad for the dude ranch they met at in the 1940’s and put that on fabric too.

  55. I made a signature quilt for my in-laws 50th anniversary. I sent fabric squares to friends and family, put old photos on fabric, and even tracked down an ad for the dude ranch they met at in the 1940’s and put that on fabric too.

  56. I made a signature quilt for my in-laws 50th anniversary. I sent fabric squares to friends and family, put old photos on fabric, and even tracked down an ad for the dude ranch they met at in the 1940’s and put that on fabric too.

  57. I made a signature quilt for my in-laws 50th anniversary. I sent fabric squares to friends and family, put old photos on fabric, and even tracked down an ad for the dude ranch they met at in the 1940’s and put that on fabric too.

  58. I made a signature quilt for my in-laws 50th anniversary. I sent fabric squares to friends and family, put old photos on fabric, and even tracked down an ad for the dude ranch they met at in the 1940’s and put that on fabric too.

  59. I made a signature quilt for my in-laws 50th anniversary. I sent fabric squares to friends and family, put old photos on fabric, and even tracked down an ad for the dude ranch they met at in the 1940’s and put that on fabric too.

  60. I made a signature quilt for my in-laws 50th anniversary. I sent fabric squares to friends and family, put old photos on fabric, and even tracked down an ad for the dude ranch they met at in the 1940’s and put that on fabric too.

  61. I need fabric so I can continue making family quilts. The last quilt was for my twin boys I called it the Broken Heart Quilt cause they decided to live with their Dad when I moved to Utah.

  62. My last project was a family made quilt for my niece’s 40th birthday. My 87 year old mother hand stitched the label with all our names so she could be included in the sewing. “Family Tree” fabric would be lovely for our next family quilt gift for my sister who is turning 65. Love Moda fabrics.

  63. I made a winter quilt for my uncle who had down syndrome and was in a nursing home. I made it just big enough to go over the end of his bed or over his lap. 🙂

  64. Hi Vivika, I have just completed the William Morris ‘Arts & Crafts Sampler’ by Michelle Hill. I made it for my mother’s 70th birthday, which was yesterday. she was thrilled!

  65. My last quilt was Tuesday, for my grandson James who lost his battle with SCIDS on November 21, 2012. Since then I have been making them in honor and memory of him to send to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital with the white awareness ribbon for auto immune diseases and in memory of James Henry embroidered on them. I’m working on getting my next batch together to send them. For a while I quit sewing and quilting and kind of lost my passion for it, but in doing these quilts for James, it has renewed my love for it. Each little quilt is a reminder of the joy he brought to our lives. I’m by no means an experienced quilter, but I have recently invested in a long arm quilting machine and plan to practice, practice, practice, until my quilts are as beautiful as the little boy who inspired them!

  66. My last quilt was Tuesday, for my grandson James who lost his battle with SCIDS on November 21, 2012. Since then I have been making them in honor and memory of him to send to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital with the white awareness ribbon for auto immune diseases and in memory of James Henry embroidered on them. I’m working on getting my next batch together to send them. For a while I quit sewing and quilting and kind of lost my passion for it, but in doing these quilts for James, it has renewed my love for it. Each little quilt is a reminder of the joy he brought to our lives. I’m by no means an experienced quilter, but I have recently invested in a long arm quilting machine and plan to practice, practice, practice, until my quilts are as beautiful as the little boy who inspired them!

  67. Swoon! What fabulous fabric! The last project I made for a family member was a heavy flannel quilt for my brother who lives in a drafty old farmhouse. He needed it during the polar vortex this winter! I’m currently working on an art quilt in memory of my grandmother, incorporating her handkerchiefs, parts of her embroidered pillowcases and dresser scarves, and scraps of her clothing. Thanks for the chance to win!

  68. I am just now finishing up a quilted jacket for my daughter’s college graduation. I made a quilt for her high school graduation so needed to come up with something different this time.

  69. My husband passed away ten months ago from cancer, so I used all his dress shirts (mainly shades of blue and white, with some other matching colors) and made quilts for our three adult children. When I found out his sister (who lives in Boston, we’re in Michigan) was diagnosed with breast cancer in January, I made here a large lap quilt to wrap herself up in while going through treatment. She said she loves it and thinks of her brother’s dignity and endurance during his illness and it helps her get through her worst days. I also made myself a lap quilt to curl up with while watching tv. Five large quilts and two lap quilts from a much loved person’s shirts has been a great comfort to all of us!

  70. I made a Christmas NOEL wall hanging quilt with poinsetta fabrics and metallic gold fusible bias tape for embellishment. Working very long hours each week, I only have time for smaller quilting projects. But I’m addicted to Fabrics!!! Thank you for the opportunity to enter!

  71. I made a man-size lap quilt for my “heart dad”. My bio dad died when I was young. A friend of my mom’s, this special gentleman has been in my life as a father figure for many years. It was a great pleasure to make something for him.

  72. Wow! How committed am I to join your site dispite not being a quilter just to ask you to please consider my friend for your fat quarters competition! I know no one who has embraced quilting like Linda and who generously made individual quilted bags for her sons brides bridal party. I have not seen her in 22 years but see all her beautiful creations via Facebook. Saw she liked this site that’s how I got on to you!

  73. A cousin gave birth to twin daughters… so I made matching baby quilts in a chevron pattern. The fronts were exactly the same, and I used different backing fabric so the quilts could be identified easily.

  74. The last quilt project I finished was to finish a tulip applique quilt that my great-aunt started in the 1940s and I found in my grandmother’s house after she passed away. I kept it for myself as a keepsake of my grandma and my great-aunt.

  75. Today is my sister’s birthday. I have made her a ‘quilted box’. That is, I pieced and quilted bits and scraps of fabric that I then adhered to a paper mache box. I lined the inside of the box with decorative papers and tapes. I am in the process of piecing together some scraps to make a little bunny to put inside of the box. This gift will get mailed on Monday. OK. So I’m a little late. She will totally understand.

  76. Hi, my last quilt project was a Baby Quilt for my new Sister “Framly”, Martha, from my library.
    I have no Sisters and we bonded immediately. So I thought it was fitting I made her first Gran baby a “Love” Quilt. The colors matched his room! And I had never seen it! Karma!

  77. I have recently started quilting and patchwork and so far have made some cushion covers for my son. Next I am planning to make a handbag for his girlfriend. I really feel inspired by the prayer flag article and may take that idea into the classroom at my school.

  78. I made a lap quilt for my mother, who is wheel chair/scooter bound. I’m working on a couple more lightweight ones for summer. Thanks for the chance to win some “Family Tree”!

  79. When my mother-in-law moved into assisted living, I made her a little vintage memory piece, printing a photo of her with my father-in-law before they were married and the back of a postcard they had sent us while away on a trip, a fabric button from the button box she gave me, lace, etc. She loved it and it now sits on her dressing table.

  80. I made a quilted diaper changing pad for my new grandson. I even put clear vinyl on the top so the quilting would not be destroyed if there where any accidents. Now all of the new mothers in our family wants one. It has two pockets for wipes and diapers and it folds up to fit in your purse.

  81. Last summer, my 7 and 9 year old grandsons came to visit for a month. I took them fabric shopping and asked them to each choose 5 fabrics that their mom would like. They had so much fun! I ended up with a dog cartoon print, black and white pawprints, a Navy fabric with big ships, a bright green and red ladybug print, and a large-scale M & M’s print, and a few others. The colors didn’t go together, the scale was all over the place…..and I had so much fun making the quilt out of large squares and strips. Sent it from Atlanta to the boys and mom in Utah, along with quilts I made for each boy….and Mom was so excited! I sent along a little written story of why each boy chose each fabric, and that made it even better for her! They now all snuggle with Mom in “their” quilt each night before bed……

  82. I am making a memory quilt in memory of my son who passed away April 21, 2002. I have been collecting material, some old, like pieces of his clothes, and some new, military material, and pictures that I want to put into the quilt. I work on it a little at at time. I have to stop sometimes because the memories it brings back often leave me so sad that I just can’t work on it. I hope to finish it this year.

  83. I made a tummy time playmat for my great niece, Audrey. She flew from Dallas, Tx to visit me in Georgia at just 6 weeks old! Her nursery is yellow and grey, so I used two blocks of Dutch Dolls, 6 blocks of various textures and colors, the middle block has her name embroidered in it!

  84. The last quilt I did was for our grandsons graduation. He said he wanted black!! Well he got red, blue, orange, green,black and white. I did a pattern on the back for him. He loved it. He has moved from Michigan to Minn. and talks about it all the time.

  85. I am in the process of completing a blended throw for my husband, Robert. This
    has been an ongoing project to highlight a piece of moose fabric for some time. It is near completion, at last. So many fabrics were needed to blend from blue/turquoise to yellow/gold to brown/orange. Finally satisfied with the outcome.

  86. My aunt just sold her home and moved into an apartment, which was a bittersweet change for her. I made her a new quilt for her bed so that her bedroom, at least, can be a new beginning rather than a reminder of what she’s lost.

  87. The last quilt that I made was for my (then) daughter-in-law to be. She is now my daughter-in-law and that small quilt is a well used and loved piece that resides in their family room. My next project will be a quilt for my first grandbaby who is due to arrive soon. Hopefully it will be the first of many – baby quilts AND grandbabies.

  88. I made a family quilt with a block that each family member decorative with permanent pens and signed along with their birthday and birth location.

  89. I have some half-done projects, but if I win this, it would be for my sister-in-law. She is the one who loves to quilt and is always encouraging me, but she is now battling breast cancer.

  90. I made a small wall hanging art quilt for my daughter of her back yard water feature, it included felted water, beaded flowers, embroidered bird and fish, googly eyed frogs, and a painted dragon fly. small, but time consuming as a large quilt. ShirleyHH

  91. I made a quilt for my husband’s 65th. It was made with happy colored scraps from other quilts and quilted with what looks like a circuit board pattern.
    Pingy

  92. am working on several thread painting scenes now. have completed many more for nieces and nephews rooms. also the seven dwarfs in thread for ????? do not know yet.

  93. I am currently finishing a baby quilt for my niece’s first baby. It is a square in a square pattern alternating black and white prints with color prints that read as solid squares.

  94. I made a prayer quilt with a matching mug rug size quilt to match. Our very close friend has lung/liver cancer. He takes the small mug rug with him to treatments.

  95. Our church group are making various wine glass covers and baby quilts for one of the First choice group and would love to be able to use these fabrics for our outreach projects or help our shut-ins. We distribute prayer shawls and laprobes . Love Quilting Daily and all your good ideas…

  96. I enjoyed making a wall hanging about sisters for my sister that lives 500 miles from me.
    It was victorian and I used silk and rose tone fabrics and I wrote on it a poem about sisters.
    Linda Lawson

  97. My last was a baseball themed quilt for a great-nephew. It was complete with the infield, bases, bats, pennants with the last years his favorite team won the World Series, and I incorporated his favorite team members name into the quilting. It has the stylized letter they wear on their jerseys appliqués in the center of the field.

  98. I just finished a Queen Size quilt as a gift for my nephew and his new bride who are to be married on May 17, 2014. Would love to win this – have 10 grandchildren that I would like to make quilts for. I’m a beginner and don’t have much of a stash built up yet. Thanks for the chance to win.

  99. I made a quilt using quilt blocks that I received from being one of the honorable mention winners from the Sisters quilt block contest last year, including my own block. I used all of the blocks as a border and in the center I appliqued 2 large girls and above them I appliqued letters that spells “Sisters”. After this quilt hangs in the Sisters, Oregon Outdoor Quilt Show this July, I will send this quilt to my sister. So the “sisters” has a dual meaning because it’s for my sister and will hang in the Sisters quilt show too.

  100. I made a picture frame with quilted flowers and embellishments for her new home close to her college. She works so very hard and I wanted to do something special for her.

  101. I made a quilt as a wedding gift for my husband’s second cousin and her new husband. And I made an Easter table runner for my MIL. Making quilty things for family is one of the main reasons I quilt — well, besides the fun of course!

  102. Last family project was a “Quillow”- a small quilt that folds up to fit inside itself and makes a pillow. Each of four grandchildren received one that suited their interests. Great for tv time or road trips!

  103. I entered the Sisters quilt block contest last year and was one of the honorable mention winners so I won back my own quilt block plus several other quilt blocks. I used these blocks as a border to a quilt I made and I appliqued 2 girls in the center of the quilt. Above them I appliqued the letters that spelled out “Sisters”. I will send this quilt to my sister after it hangs in the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show this July. So the sisters has a dual meaning. My sister has not seen this quilt and knows nothing about it so it will be a total surprise to her.

  104. I just made a beautiful flower runner with a matching floral arrangement as a hostess gift for a stay at friends. She was delighted, I always try to make something to leave as my appreciation of their hospitality.

  105. I have three quilts in progress: one for my son, daughter and hopefully soon to be daughter-in-law. Currently working with all batiks, love all the color variations and using my own creative designs. Finished a lap quilt for my dear coworker’s six year old, he loves sea turtles, sleeps with it every night. Love the art of quilting and freedom to express with fabrics and other textiles. Grew up many years ago playing under my grandmother’s quilt frame that hung from her high farmhouse ceiling and I’m so happy quilting is still alive today!

  106. I have three quilts in progress: one for my son, daughter and hopefully soon to be daughter-in-law. Currently working with all batiks, love all the color variations and using my own creative designs. Finished a lap quilt for my dear coworker’s six year old, he loves sea turtles, sleeps with it every night. Love the art of quilting and freedom to express with fabrics and other textiles. Grew up many years ago playing under my grandmother’s quilt frame that hung from her high farmhouse ceiling and I’m so happy quilting is still alive today!

  107. I am just finishing a quilt I made for the bed at the cottage with big pine tree blocks. The backgrounds show clear sunny days, some cloudy days, there are a couple of snowy trees, a couple of sunrises/sunsets. Very cottagey! I’m excited to finish the quilt and take it up there and get the cottage season going.

  108. I finally finished a king size quilt for my son and daughter-in-law. It almost didn’t fit on my frame. But, I did get it done and sent to them. My daughter-in-law texted me that there were many orders for quilts that her co-workers wanted. LOL.

  109. I am just finishing a quilt I made for the bed at the cottage with big pine tree blocks. The backgrounds show clear sunny days, some cloudy days, there are a couple of snowy trees, a couple of sunrises/sunsets. Very cottagey! I’m excited to finish the quilt and take it up there and get the cottage season going.

  110. I finally finished a king size quilt for my son and daughter-in-law. It almost didn’t fit on my frame. But, I did get it done and sent to them. My daughter-in-law texted me that there were many orders for quilts that her co-workers wanted. LOL.

  111. Just put finishing stitches on last of two queen size quilts for twin grandsons who are both about to receive their Eagle Scout awards and are graduating from highschool in May. The quilts were designed to reflect each boys unique personality and interests while honoring their lifelong journey to earn their Eagle, thus each quilt includes an appliqued eagle. Now I begin a doggie quilt for a little boy who is about to be adopted into our family.

  112. I have three quilts in progress: one for my son, daughter and hopefully soon to be daughter-in-law. Currently working with all batiks, love all the color variations and using my own creative designs. Finished a lap quilt for my dear coworker’s six year old, he loves sea turtles, sleeps with it every night. Love the art of quilting and freedom to express with fabrics and other textiles. Grew up many years ago playing under my grandmother’s quilt frame that hung from her high farmhouse ceiling and I’m so happy quilting is still alive today!

  113. I made a family tree for my husband who is researching his paternal family. He has been successful in finding relatives and getting to know relatives he did not know existed until he found them in other states and places in 2013.

  114. My last project for family was a twin quilt for my 6 year old grandson’s birthday. I live many miles away from he and his family so making quilts and seasonal/holiday themed pillowcases for he and his brother is how I stay in contact with them with hopes that it will help them remember me. Thanks for doing this great give-away!

  115. My niece is expecting her first baby and yesterday I finished a cozy soft Noah’s ark baby quilt in bright colors for her bar b que baby shower which is next Saturday. I hope that all the snow is gone by then here in Wisconsin. I am currently working on a constellations quilt for my new little grandson, Gus. My daughter wanted this quilt and it has been a real labor of love.

  116. I made two flip flop quilts for my granddaughters. It was so fun because the girls picked out tropical batik fabrics and made the decisions of which fabric would be a flop and which fabric would be a strap. Then they went home – which is 3,000 miles from me. I surprised them with the fabric used for smashing and backing. It was great fun and they love their quilts!

  117. I am currently making bags (school size), these bags are distributed with a list of school supplies – people take a bag with the list and fill with items and return. These are distributed to school children at the start of the school year, All the children have the same supplies. lindahats @yahoo.com.

  118. I am currently making bags (school size), these bags are distributed with a list of school supplies – people take a bag with the list and fill with items and return. These are distributed to school children at the start of the school year, All the children have the same supplies. lindahats @yahoo.com.

  119. About 15 years ago I started a king-size quilt for my step-daughter. It was machine pieced but hand-quilted. Over the years I’ve taken it out, quilted some of it then put it away because it took up so much room. My step-daughter passed away a few years ago before receiving the quilt so I am determined to finish it so I can give it to her daughter who said she will treasure it since it was for her mom.
    MarilynD

  120. I’ve just finished a cute little purple and yellow baby quilt for our first grandbaby, born in February. I’m a fairly new quilter so it took me a bit longer than anticipated–especially after I decided to appliqué a little flower on it!

    I’ve seen the “Family Tree” line and thought it would make a beautiful wallhanging for our family to commemorate many changes, happy and sad–we lost my mother last year and gained a granddaughter this year.

  121. My niece had twin girls in November. I made them each a quilt. I am now working on quilts for my two kids and six grands for Christmas. Thank you for the giveaway.

  122. I’m amazed by the stories here! So many busy quilters! My daughter would love a Dr. who quilt! My aunt would love this Family Tree fabric. I’ve thought about making a family tree wall hanging for my grand kids.

    My latest projects (this year) were an all blue Bargello wall hanging called “Cathedral Window” , a baby quilt with hand embroidered butterflies for my first granddaughter, a king size whole cloth from cheater fabric which had a lot if machine quilting for nephews wedding gift, 4 Quilts for kids, a white crib whole cloth for a friend to gift, and 4 throws made from old quilts- one for me, my niece, my sister and my dad. I think that’s it.

  123. My last completed family gift was a string quilt in pastels I made for my great-niece’s birthday. I was showing it off to a friend when her 6 year old granddaughter saw it and fell in love with it! So I gave it to her. Her mom tells me she takes it to bed, uses it while watching TV, playing on the floor, etc. So it’s found a loving home and I’m busy making a new one for my great-niece. These are such pretty fabrics in the Family Tree bundle. I am certain the lucky winner will make somebody very happy with whatever they create with them.

  124. My last big project for a family member was my grandmother’s quilt. I was one of many to work on it. My cousin cut muslin squares and we mailed one out to each grandchild, great grandchild and daughter-in-law for them to decorate as they wish but include their name. My sister embroidered the birthmonth flower and name of each of her six sons. My mother and I prepared the back, batting and strips while awaiting the squares. As they came in mom and I began putting together gramma’s quilt. We placed her as the center. Her sons around her, then randomlyy placed son’s wives, her grandchildren and her great gramdchildren. As the front filled up, I began to embroider the name and birthdate of each new member to our family on the back.This quilt was all done in peach tones. We had a big family party for her 75th birthday and this is when our family presented gramma with her family quilt. Gramma passed last year at the age of 94.

  125. I turned Jacquie Gering’s Paper Shredder quilt design into an XL-Twin bed spread for my art student son. I also made three matching pillow covers with the scraps to complete the look.

  126. I turned Jacquie Gering’s Paper Shredder quilt design into an XL-Twin bed spread for my art student son. I also made three matching pillow covers with the scraps to complete the look.

  127. I made a lap quilt for my husband. I pieced together 45-inch strips of fabric and then fused circles, triangles, squares and arrows onto the strips.

  128. I created a fox quilt for my grandson’s 7th birthday. I like to create as I go and sometimes it’s a “long” process. I started over and finally settled on the fourth design. I knew I wasn’t going to be able to finish by his birthday so I made a wallhanging with the same fox that was appliqued on the quilt.

  129. My last big project for a family member was my grandmother’s quilt. I was one of many to work on it. My cousin cut muslin squares and we mailed one out to each grandchild, great grandchild and daughter-in-law for them to decorate as they wish but include their name. My sister embroidered the birthmonth flower and name of each of her six sons. My mother and I prepared the back, batting and strips while awaiting the squares. As they came in mom and I began putting together gramma’s quilt. We placed her as the center. Her sons around her, then randomlyy placed son’s wives, her grandchildren and her great gramdchildren. As the front filled up, I began to embroider the name and birthdate of each new member to our family on the back.This quilt was all done in peach tones. We had a big family party for her 75th birthday and this is when our family presented gramma with her family quilt. Gramma passed last year at the age of 94.

  130. My last quilting project for a family member was a wall hanging of a family tree for my daughter-in-law. Apart from the brightly coloured leaves of the tree there were six little birds – mum, dad and their four children.

  131. My last big project for a family member was my grandmother’s quilt. I was one of many to work on it. My cousin cut muslin squares and we mailed one out to each grandchild, great grandchild and daughter-in-law for them to decorate as they wish but include their name. My sister embroidered the birthmonth flower and name of each of her six sons. My mother and I prepared the back, batting and strips while awaiting the squares. As they came in mom and I began putting together gramma’s quilt. We placed her as the center. Her sons around her, then randomlyy placed son’s wives, her grandchildren and her great gramdchildren. As the front filled up, I began to embroider the name and birthdate of each new member to our family on the back.This quilt was all done in peach tones. We had a big family party for her 75th birthday and this is when our family presented gramma with her family quilt. Gramma passed last year at the age of 94.

  132. I cut out the pieces and sewed several squares of a quilt from John Deere material for my “grandson by choice” — his actual grandmother then took over and finished the project! I would love to find and complete (alone or jointly) a great project from the “fat quarters” giveaway!

  133. Quilt fabric can be for more than just quilts. Piecework can take the place of whole fabrics and was used to make two “reading nooks” for granddaughters. Loosely based on McCall’s canopy tent pattern 5827.

  134. Wow! What a generous bundle. Makes me very curious what the prints are. I’m just getting into quilting again and am amazed by all the new and wonderful things there are on the market these days. FUN.

  135. My brother turned fifty this past year and I made him a log cabin variation lap quilt. The pattern was called bright hopes which I thought was very appropriate for some one celebrating a milestone birthday. I am in the process right now of creating a tshirt quilt for my daughter who graduates from high school this May. It will include one of her favorite quotes and a portrait quilt square of her dog, not to mention her tshirts!

  136. The most recent quilt I have completed for a family member was a mini wall hanging for Valentines Day. Instead of the traditional card, I gave my husband a small quilt with a patchwork heart in the center, outlined by white pearly type beads, with a scrappy border that coordinates with colors in our bedroom. It’s hanging on our bedroom wall opposite the foot of the bed, a long lasting Valentines wish!

  137. A paper pieced kite pattern baby quilt for my granddaughters third baby. With 12 grand children in the child bearing age I make a lot of baby quilts. But this was the most ambitious one I have done.

  138. For my grandson I made a wall quilt depicting the award winning author Selma Lagerlof”s book “The adventures of Nils”. It is approximately 24×36 inches with a giant goose flying over the Swedish countryside with Nils riding on the goose. It is also the scene on the Swedish 20 Krona. Getting the goose’s wings to overhang the edges was my biggest challenge.

  139. For my Mum’s 90th birthday, I made a lap quilt with blocks containing all the family tree members. Each block was inked and embellished with names and dates and I had a blast using as many techniques as I could. At her party i had all the guests sign small pieces of fabric so her next quilt will celebrate the day of CsVNlnF7fWJrer party and help remind her of all those who love her. This fabric would be perfect for the next quilt.wink wink! 🙂

  140. The last quilt I made has just been finished. It is a crib quilt for my brother’s long awaited grandson. I used the baby shower announcement theme as the center design ,an antique car pulling a banner and balloons announcing the baby’s name. The top section featured a Humpty Dumpty sitting on a wall. The bottom section had a tree with a long limb with baby owl ,wide awake, mom owl half asleep and dad owl with eyes closed falling off limb, with a sign stating NITE OWL. Materials were from my stash. The fabric featured by MODA are beautiful.

  141. The last quilt I made has just been finished. It is a crib quilt for my brother’s long awaited grandson. I used the baby shower announcement theme as the center design ,an antique car pulling a banner and balloons announcing the baby’s name. The top section featured a Humpty Dumpty sitting on a wall. The bottom section had a tree with a long limb with baby owl ,wide awake, mom owl half asleep and dad owl with eyes closed falling off limb, with a sign stating NITE OWL. Materials were from my stash. The fabric featured by MODA are beautiful.

  142. For my Mum’s 90th birthday, I made a lap quilt with blocks containing all the family tree members. Each block was inked and embellished with names and dates and I had a blast using as many techniques as I could. At her party i had all the guests sign small pieces of fabric so her next quilt will celebrate the day of her party and help remind her of all those who love her. This fabric would be perfect for the next quilt.wink wink! 🙂

  143. I made two flip flop quilts for the granddaughters. The most fun of the whole project was taking the girls to the local quilt shop and letting them pick out all of the fat quarters for six different pairs of flip-flops for the quilts. They ended up with a real island flavor!

  144. I made a cute baby blanket in the shape of a dog. It was super cute, I was able to embroider his name and a few other things on it. My cousin loved it!

  145. I just learned to quilt 2 years ago and to practice at home I would duplicate the block taught in class that week. I made the most beautiful “sampler” for my son using blacks, grey, white and a touch of gold on the honey bees. The music notes incorporated made the most beautiful quilt for my musician. Still one of my favorites.
    akk_nana@yahoo.com

  146. My latest quilt was made for my cousin who lost her only child last year. I chose to make the “City Aviation” quilt from the book City Quilts by Cherri House,. This quilt inspired me since my cousin lives on the Canadian prairies and the quilt reminds me of the view when flying over the fields in the Fall. When words aren’t enough a “quilted hug” does the job. Ev B.

  147. I recently completed a four-patch throw for my sister. It was made as an homage to a small child’s quilt that our Aunt Jesse constructed in the 1930’s or 1940’s, which is now quite worn and fragile, and it has the same cozy feeling as her original project. We love them both.

  148. My daughter has two sons and she has saved all their t-shirts from car shows. When the first one graduated two years ago I made him a t-shirt quilt and this year the other one is graduating and I am making him a t-shirt quilt.

  149. A mile-a-minute scrap quilt for my husband. He wanted a long nap quilt for the sofa – lap quilts are nice but not long enough so this one is twin sized and he’s well covered.

  150. Each and every quilt I have made so far, was for a family member. I have made a baby quilt for my grandson, and one for my niece. I have also made a little girl quilt for my other niece. Currently I am making a quilt for my sister. Then I have challenged myself to make one for my Mom, and one for my brother and his wife by Christmas. Each and every one of these I have tried to make very personal for each receiptant. My grandsons quilt was made for his 1st birthday. It had pictures that had been printed on fabric, each square representing a month in his first year of life. I have only been quilting for about 1 1/2 yrs, and I Love It !!! I only wish I had started earlier in my life.

  151. I have made 2 quilts recently for special people. I made a Ford truck quilt for my son who works for Ford using Ford truck prints. I also made a teacher quilt using school themed material.

  152. My sister and I made a tshirt quilt for a banner for our 7 brothers. The shirts are a comilation of tshirts from their annual RLZerfas golf and fishing tournament. Once a year for a weekend in Sept. my brothers and my Dad would go on a camping trip and golf and fish. It has been going on for over 30 years and now includes nephews and brother in laws. Each year was a different design shirt. My Dad died 7 years ago and Mom gave Dad.s tees to one brother. He asked us to make a quilt they could hang each year at their camp. We presented it to Mom at her 90th birthday. She was so happy that the boys will have those memories every year.
    Colleen

  153. I made a quilt for my “second” mom for her birthday. She won’t use the one I made her for Christmas. She said it was too pretty so I made her an “ugly” one.

  154. I recently made quilts for two special people. I made my son a quilt with Ford material. He works for Ford. I also made a baby quilt for a teacher who is expecting her first child. I use school material with books, crayons, math, buses ect. on it.

  155. Just this week finished the third of three Christmas quilts (2013) . I got busy packing and moving the last three months of the year. Tops were made for all three but only one quilted and not bound. Now all three are done and I can start a new project.

  156. As a fat quarter ‘junkie’, this stash would allow me to make more quilted stuffed animals for family, friends and charities. The last piece I made for my sister was a pillow using pieces to frame the copy of a vintage map of our favorite family vacation place, by transferring the map to fabric. Wonderful, Thank you!

  157. I made my niece a baby quilt with red white and blue with stars and stripes also. The back was red flannel and it was bright and fun but still very cuddly for a baby. I love quilting for family and friends!

  158. I made my niece a baby quilt with red white and blue with stars and stripes also. The back was red flannel and it was bright and fun but still very cuddly for a baby. I love quilting for family and friends!

  159. I am in the process of making a quilt for my mom. It started with 10 fat quarters, but as it was too small I added fabric turning it into pinwheels, then had to add again with sashing. Now it looks like pinwheels against sky blowing with clouds. I think she will really like it

  160. I am just cutting out a queen-sized quilt for my daughter’s new house/new relationship. The last thing before that was tablerunners for everyone for Christmas.

  161. I just finished up a baby quilt for a new grand baby. She’s due in July and I can hardly wait to give it to her! {and my DIL too} I love fat quarters, thanks for a chance!

  162. The last creative quilting project I made was a wallhanging quilt called Celtic, with interlaced bias and a mythical creature in the center, with blues, reds and purples on a cream background. Quilted by machine.

  163. I am just cutting out a queen-sized quilt for my daughter’s new house/new relationship. This past Christmas, I made table runners for everyone and my group is making throws for a local charity.

  164. I just finished 2 large totes for my 2 little grand daughters to carry their “important things” in! School books, stuff for camping trip, whatever. I quilted the front, the back, the straps and the sides of the totes. Added several pockets and a darling tote bag they are going to love! I will be giving htem to them next week for their birthdays!
    Cheri
    quiltingnanny(at)yahoo(dot)com

  165. I made a darling lap quilt for my mother’s 90th birthday this past February. The quilt incorporated pieced Scottie Dogs made with black Kona cotton and simple pieced blocks made from a Scottie Dog layer cake that I had been keeping for a special occasion. In case you are wondering, we have a great little Scottie whose name is Mollie. Mom loved her quilt and proudly displays it over her easy chair.

  166. The last quilt I completed was a forest quilt with baby forest animals. It represented the beginning of spring. It was paper pieced & thread sketched, I was really proud of that one! I gave it to my grandson

  167. The last quilt I completed was a forest quilt with baby forest animals. It represented the beginning of spring. It was paper pieced & thread sketched, I was really proud of that one! I gave it to my grandson

  168. I made a quilt for my son in Philadelphia using photos of statues in the area of Rittenhouse Square near where he lives. The photos were printed on fabric and then used in a “log cabin” style quilt.

  169. I gave my parents a wall-hanging last Christmas, but I hadn’t made it specifically for them, it was one they fell in love with while visiting. I am right now working on a wall-hanging for my Dad and a table runner for my mom (to go with napkins I made her last Fall).

  170. I made a family portrait quilt for my niece’s newly adopted 2 year old girl. The concern was introducing her to a whole new family without overwhelming her. I used a pink and green children’s print with pink chenille for softness and included photographs of all of her new grandparents, aunts and uncles so my niece and her husband could introduce her to these new members quietly. It worked like a charm. When the time came to physically meet them she knew who they were and was ready for their welcoming hugs.

  171. I made a family portrait quilt for my niece’s newly adopted 2 year old girl. The concern was introducing her to a whole new family without overwhelming her. I used a pink and green children’s print with pink chenille for softness and included photographs of all of her new grandparents, aunts and uncles so my niece and her husband could introduce her to these new members quietly. It worked like a charm. When the time came to physically meet them she knew who they were and was ready for their welcoming hugs.

  172. I made a Bento Box quilt pattern with Black and White Polka Dots for the boxing parts with centering all different bright florals. It was a Queen sized Quilt. It will be a Christmas Present this year. Thank you Sharon

  173. Well, it isn’t quite finished yet. I had hoped to get a table runner for Easter finished by the day (tomorrow), but I’ve been cranky this week and had too many interruptions. If I can get it finished before this coming Thursday, it will be my “adopted” mom’s for next year. She understands.

  174. I finished a quilt that my dear friend started on the month she discovered she had terminal cancer. She enrolled in a block of the month class saying ” At least I know I will last a year because I have a quilt to finish.” She made it through all twelve blocks but died before she could put it together. I gathered her blocks and fabric and finished it for her deeply grieving son so he could have a tangible piece of his mother.

  175. I am currently making quilts for all my in-laws, nieces, nephews and their children. hope to have 20 done by 2015. my last project was a pineapple block. could sure use some fat quarters!

  176. I made a Bento Box quilt with Bright Florals for the center squares all different. Surrounded by Black with white polka dots and then white with Black polka dots. It is really outstanding. It is a Christmas present for this year. It is a Queen sized quilt. Thank you Sharon

  177. The most recent quilting project for a family member was for my niece who brought home a newly adopted little girl from Malasia last Christmas. Since I had made Christmas stockings for the rest of the family, I made a matching stocking for its newest member . All 4 stockings were fun to make using bright Christmas fabric and trims. Each stocking has some fabric in common and some to make it different from all the others.

  178. Whoa, finished um, I have several pieces almost finished. So finished for a family member would be a set of blueberry placemats for my daughter and her husband. They were a fast fun project and now I am waiting for them to buy a house to use them in.

    Almost finished would be a project that I found inspirational. I used a quick method of making flying geese blocks but, I limited myself to using fabrics from a friends scrap basket. These little blocks were a challenge because my friend uses fabric colors that are difficult for me to even look at as my preferred color pallet is jewel tones and she does beautiful work with colors that are grayed and included brown, peach, olive green, dusty rose and autumn notes. As soon as it is finished I will give it to my friend. What a stretch to work out of my safe zone.

    After I got started I made 50 “blocks” from her scrap basket and mine in just two days then I arranged them in groups I liked. Next I added another personal challenge by using asymmetry in the final layouts. Now I am designing a baby quilt for a gift based on this same block but expanded the block size. This block creates pockets and each pocket will include a small wooden animal to be played with, colored on or chewed on as the years go by.

  179. I made an art quilt for my granddaughter from a photograph she had taken during a visit last summer. She loves the ocean and especially enjoys finding sand dollars on the beach. She takes numerous photos and I made a small art quilt from one of them.

  180. I am in the process of making a fairy quilt for my granddaughter who has moved to her “big girl’s bed”. Have used some great Moda fabrics in purple for it. The “Family Tree” fabric from Moda looks just perfect for my next project – a quilt for my 90 year old Dad who will move to a nursing home in the next few months.

  181. I am making quilts for all my in-laws, nieces, nephews and all their children so they will have something to remember me by. have completed 5 and hope to have 20 done by 2015. I teach a sewing group in an rv park in the winter and am planning a 2 day retreat for next year. my last project was a pineapple block.

  182. My last completed quilt project is a wedding gift for a grand nephew. The quilt pattern is McCall’s “Chelsea’s Flower Garden” , the bride’s name is Chelsea.

  183. My last completed quilt project is a wedding gift for a grand nephew. The quilt pattern is McCall’s “Chelsea’s Flower Garden” , the bride’s name is Chelsea.

  184. I love fat quarters, they are easy to work with and I get a lot of small projects done. My latest creations were pencil cases, round fabric baskets, bookmarks,
    lavender sachets, little zipper bags. One of these days I am going to make quilts
    for my 2 daughters. Already collecting fat quarters.

  185. Hello, The last projects that I completed, are two t-shirt quilts for our two sons!
    They both were in college, one has graduated, and our younger son is about to
    graduate in May!
    Many thanks, cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

  186. I made a quilt that can be used as a baby binky or a wall hanging. My husband’s uncle was visiting from Norway and kind enough to take it back to my husband’s first cousin who lives in Norway and has a two year old. I hope they enjoy it and maybe we will make it back to Norway to see it again someday.

  187. I made a quilt for my son-in-law. Everybody else in the family had a quilt and it was time for him to have his own. His favorite color is orange and mine is not but I grew to love that quilt when all was said and done.

  188. Made my first landscape quilt for my younger brother from a snapshot of his favorite lake in Vermont on a beautiful fall day. Took me forever, over a year, but “BAM ,” finished it !

  189. Made my first landscape quilt for my younger brother from a snapshot of his favorite lake in Vermont on a beautiful fall day. Took me forever, over a year, but “BAM ,” finished it !

  190. Brand new to quilting so no “last creative quilting project you made for a family member.” However, I would love to use this Family Tree fat quarter to figure out what I would make in memory of my dad who passed away last year.

  191. My son went to Hawaii for a holiday and as a joke I said “send me some fabric when you get there and I will make you a crazy quilt” not expecting him ever to do it. A month later I received a huge parcel of fabric from him and made a 7 foot square quilt out of it. It had a desert island in the middle with waves breaking over the sand, surfers, the sun in the sky and even a tiny pair of flip flops on the beach. With a border of pineapples, it was the most ambitious quilt I have made – but he loved it!

  192. I made a king sized quilt for my daughter for Christmas, featured Edgar Allan Poe fabrics, and backed with Mexican Sugar Skull fabrics. Not everyone’s “cup of tea” but she loved it!

  193. I made a king size quilt for my daughter for Christmas, featuring Edgar Allan Poe fabrics, and backed with Mexican Sugar Skull fabrics. Not everyone’s “cup of tea” but she loved it!

  194. My most recent project was a cover for my sister’s Kobo made for her birthday. My previous family projects were pillows for my sister-in-law and a table runner for my daughter-in-law. I’m a new quilter and so looking forward to more fabric!

  195. After seeing the ladybug invitations for a granddaughter’s first birthday, I made a ladybug quilt with ladybug material and red with black dots. I appliqued a couple of ladybugs scattered on it.

  196. I made a 24 x 36 folded fabric wall hanging for my mom. It was full of free motion dragonflies and butterflies. The fabrics were batiks in green, purple, and pink. She loved it.

  197. I jade a wallhanging for my husband using a feathered start centered with a fabric that featured everything about our home: a log house, a lake, a boat, and a “craft shed”.

  198. My last project was also my first! I made a processional quilt banner for our church. Church family counts, doesn’t it?!! And it came out so well that I can’t wait to do more quilting.

  199. Thanks for the opportunity! At Christmastime I made a Kaffee Fassett orange and red Dresden plate pillow for my aunt and for my mom I made pot holders from a Nana Company tutorial.

  200. Well, I”m hoping my almost-daughter-in-law counts because I used her academic and sports ribbons to make her a quilted wallhanging! Before that was a Christmas quilt for my husband. Thanks!

  201. Hi,
    Thanks for the opportunity. The last quilt I made was a baby quilt for my niece’s little baby boy. It was a Turning Twenty Again pattern with great Mod Tots fabric from Sherri Berri.

    Next is a second quilt for a toddler who officially isn’t related but his mother is one of my “sisters”. He has dragged his baby blanket with him everywhere so his mom has asked for another. How can I refuse?

    J

  202. I designed and made a cover for my daughters nook, using fabric I had painted and then free motion quilted a scene as the outside cover. I included two pockets inside for room key/charge card.

  203. The last quilt I made was for the birth of my granddaughter, Audrey. It was the first time I used machine quilting for the squares as well as the appliques that came from a flowered material. The theme for the quilt was flowers and butterflies. Then I hand quilted the quilt layers.

  204. I made quilted baby wraps for two niece’s babies but I am currently working on a wedding quilt for our son and his bride. It is always fun to create for others. Thanks for the chance to win such lovely fat quarters.
    Regards from Alberta, Canada,
    Anna

  205. I made a floral table runner as a birthday gift for sister-friend, Ani! I used a transfer technique and traditional quilting around the flowers in the center – butter yellow and periwinkle fabric choices brightened up her café table very nicely. A truly fun project to create and give.

  206. I think they would make a beautiful quilt for my bedroom. Finally talked / convinced the hubby we need a new mattress. . . so I need to make a new quilt.

  207. I think they would make a beautiful quilt for my bedroom. Finally talked / convinced the hubby we need a new mattress. . . so I need to make a new quilt.

  208. I think they would make a beautiful quilt for my bedroom. Finally talked / convinced the hubby we need a new mattress. . . so I need to make a new quilt.

  209. I made a twin sized quilt for a troubled niece whom I have not seen for 10 years. She is now a lovely young lady who has made a remarkable recovery and is doing very well

  210. I made a twin sized quilt for a troubled niece whom I have not seen for 10 years. She is now a lovely young lady who has made a remarkable recovery and is doing very well

  211. I made a “beachy” wall hanging for my daughter and her husband who live in Charleston, SC.
    It had a blue heron, shells, crab, lighthouse, sailboat, etc. with Folly Beach written in fabric across the top. It was a fun project! Susan Fender in Venice, Florida

  212. It is my birthday on Monday 21 hope I am lucky. I have just last week completed a quilt Evening Star for my husband. Now I have started the Farmers Wife Pony Club Sampler for me. I have never seen Moda Fat Quarter bundles like you have in South Africa. We can only buy loose fat quarters and not the hole range of fabrics as the quilting shop do not keep all the designs. Also never made pillow covers before that would be in the future to do. If I am lucky to receive a gift like this I could do so much with it.

  213. The last quilted project that I made for a family member was a Nook cover for my husband. I made it out of a beautiful turquoise, gold, and brown southwest print because we live in AZ and enjoy those colors in nature out here.

  214. I just finished the second of two baby quilts for nieces’ babies due 4 days apart in May. I was asked by one niece if I would do a quilt for hers and thought it would be nice to ask the women in the family if they would like to contribute fabrics since what she was looking for was a scrappy HST quilt in navy blue and greens. Among the responses was one from another niece who thought this was such a good idea, and would I mind doing one for her upcoming baby who was expected 4 days earlier than the first and she would like light blues, tan and dark brown. A quick note to all asked for a second piece of fabric for the second quilt. They both got different patterns, both included HSTs and I managed to include a few crossover fabrics in both quilts. So now both will have quilts made by their aunt and family-wide love shared with both babies.

  215. I am new to quilting and am very excited to have just finished a baby quilt for my niece who is due next week on my birthday! However, I couldn’t stop there….I had just enough fabric left from this quilt to make a doll quilt for the 2 year old “big sister”. After all, if Mommy is getting a quilt for her new baby I thought the big sister should have a quilt for her baby!!

  216. I made my granddaughter a baby quilt. Well, the top is complete and I have the backing fabric. Now I just need to put it all together and quilt the darn thing!

  217. I made 2 angel wall hangings for my 2 girls for Christmas gifts this year. Colors are red and white or cream. There are 2 angels on each wall hanging which I embroidered in red. Neither daughter is fond of red!

  218. I have been on a kick of using up scraps…I have made and finished two crumb quilts and one that I call a chunk quilt. The three were for my two daughters.

  219. I made a quilt for my neics e a new apartment. Her bed room was all white and needed some color but she didn’t want too much color. So u msde her a beautiful flower appliqué quilt in whites creams and beiges.

  220. I made a queen sized triple irish chain quilt for my son. He picked out all the fabrics and it turned out great. He also liked the quilting I did on it.

  221. I did a quilt collage that I printed on treated fabric and sewed together for a poster size quilted and flannel backed collage of my husband and myself and our best friends over time since High School. The High school is in the background.

  222. My ten year old grand daughter made a cushion yesterday, it is a present for her mum 🙂 we could make lots of gifts if we had the fat quarter pack

  223. The last quilt project I did for a family member was a whole cloth throw for my nieces birthday with random big stitch circles in contracting perle cotton. What a great give-a-way.

  224. The last thing I made for a family member, was each sibling got a quilt. But the last one had a applique clown in the middle and on each side of it was 3 embroider clowns with each of her six children names and birthday. The center clown clown had my sister name and birthday.

  225. I made my granddaughter Savannah a painted sampler quilt. She loves all the different techniques, “samples” and colors. She’s a very retro teen – loves the 1970’s influence on design.

  226. My last completed family project was a lap quilt for my daughter. I really enjoyed reading all the stories here and got some great ideas so thank you to all the other commenters.

  227. I made a 9-Patch Quilt for my youngest daughter for Christmas. I put yellow fabric between all the patches and have enough cut out to make another one. My mom and sister helped me to hand tie it.

  228. I made a 9-Patch Quilt for my youngest daughter for Christmas. I put yellow fabric between all the patches and have enough cut out to make another one. My mom and sister helped me to hand tie it.

  229. My last play with quilting was to repair a lovely chair throw my mum had mae, that the sun had damaged. I cut away the damage and inserted a pieced patchwork and then quilted it. She loved it and I enjoyed making her a gift when it has so often been the other way around.

  230. My last play with quilting was to repair a lovely chair throw my mum had mae, that the sun had damaged. I cut away the damage and inserted a pieced patchwork and then quilted it. She loved it and I enjoyed making her a gift when it has so often been the other way around.

  231. My mom passed in 2005. I am in the process of working on a quilt to give to my sister made from my mom’s dresses. It will be the perfect size to snuggle under while she reads…just like Mom used to!!! xoxo

  232. I made a t-shirt quilt for my Grandaughter’s high school graduation. It came out king-sized and she really loves. This was a non-traditional t-shirt quilt in that there was no negative space and I was able to create as I went – a totally new experience for me. Typically I follow pattern directions – tho was free form!
    Lani

  233. The project I am working on is a sweatshirt jacket for my youngest granddaughter and my daughter in law. I sent all the girls a quilt of their own for Christmas, I just sent 4 quilts and let them pick the one they wanted. My daughter in law said there was some “discussion” as to who got which quilt. I’m just glad they liked them.
    Thanks for a chance to win that gorgeous fabric.
    Connie

  234. When I heard that my 42-year old niece, mother of 2 children under age 3, was going to be treated for breast cancer , I wanted to do something really special. I had heard that women get very chilled during the chemo, so I wanted to make a really soft chemo lap quilt. I only had a short window to complete it before she began treatment, but it managed to arrive at her doorstep the day before treatment was to begin. She called me immediately to let me know that it was already in her “chemo” bag, and that she was touched by the sentiment. I hope that all of the love and caring that she received made the process a bit easier. Family is forever.

  235. I have just made a Wonky Stars quilt for my brother’s 60th birthday. I have a box of plaid fabrics so enjoyed using lots of different colours and designs to make my scrappy Wonky Stars. They make me happy!

  236. I’m still hand quilting an oversized Chinese Coins lap quilt I made for my boyfriend. For Christmas! (shame) Well, it’s his initiation into the real-life world of an artist, waylaid by everything else she comes across. 🙂

  237. I made a family tree quilt for my paarents 7oth anniversary. When the family members came to the party, they signed their name on a leaf on the tree. There were leaves on the ground that I put the names of family members who had passed away. My parents use the queen size quilt on their bed as a spread.

  238. My granddaughters wanted little doll quilts for their dolls. It was difficult to make such tiny quilts using very tiny squares, but it was reward enough when they saw the quilts and fell in love with them.

  239. I made 2 mini quilts for my niece to use in the entry way of her dog grooming business. One was a cartoon dog portrait and the other was a patchwork with a dog bone appliqued on top.

  240. I made a Patchwork puzzle cube for my daughter, 6 different fabrics each on one side of 8 2″ foam cubes and all joined together so you can rotate the cubes to show a different fabric on top – more fun to play with than a Rubix cube!

  241. I made twisted sisters pattern for my great grand daughter, as her baby quilt when she was born.. My granddaughter said she wanted one that was bigger than baby size for they grow fast lol.

  242. The last sewing project I made for my family was a birthday gift for my daughter, Karin. It was a 4 x 6 quilted and beaded wall hanging with a batiked bird silhouette surrounded by beads and embroidery stitches. A small beaded heart graced one of the corners.

  243. The last sewing project I made for my family was a birthday gift for my daughter, Karin. It was a 4 x 6 quilted and beaded wall hanging with a batiked bird silhouette surrounded by beads and embroidery stitches. A small beaded heart graced one of the corners.

  244. I made a lap quilt for my Mother who was in the nursing home with Alzhiemers. She had always collected teddy bears so it was made of teddy bears with different fabric for tactile stimulation. The quilt turned out pretty nice and she carried it with her. My Mom has since passed and the quilt was lost.

  245. I am just barely getting started on the big quilting adventure. I took a short class that I thought was very helpful for my situation – I am a fairly accomplish apparel, home decor and bag sewist, but have never quilted. I made myself a mug rug and had a ball! I see many quilts and quilted projects in my future!

  246. I am in the process of making a quilt for a new great granddaughter who will arrive on April 30. It is an applique quilt of three rather large animals, a giraffe, a lion and an elephant.

  247. I am in the process of making a quilt for a new great granddaughter who will arrive on April 30. It is an applique quilt of three rather large animals, a giraffe, a lion and an elephant.

  248. I made a quilted barn wall hanging for my brother -in-law. I made it from photographs and it was a real learning experience for me, but I really enjoyed doing it.

  249. I made a rustic brushed cotton plaid quilt for my daughter and her family. It’s fun to see the little girls wrapped up in it on the floor when they’re watching tv!

  250. I made a rustic brushed cotton plaid quilt for my daughter and her family. It’s fun to see the little girls wrapped up in it on the floor when they’re watching tv!

  251. I made a special quilt for my parent’s 50th anniversary in January and am currently working on two more – one for my husband’s 50th birthday and one for my son’s 21st birthday. Thanks for the opportunity for a chance to win these beautiful “Family Tree” fabrics by Moda.

  252. rmgsummers@yahoo.com

    Made a rooster wallhanging for my daughter for her birthday this month. A couple of years ago, I would not have tried it because of the pattern’s complexity. Now I have a lot more confidence. Oh, I’m a machine appliquer…if I was doing it by hand it would have been MANY years to completion.

  253. The last thing I made was a topper for my sideboard to stop the sun bleaching the antique wood. It is made of different creams & muted tones in graphic designs… made for me I’m afraid! it took me ages as I was learning how to sew fabric into a tube, then cut it & un-pic in different places to get a fantastic pattern…. I love it. I also did some hand embroidered celtic knots for the first time.

  254. I am currently making a dress form and putting all the inspirational words that my mom inspired in me. I plan to give it to her on Mom’s Day. An example is Thank you mom for all the Cherished Memories. Thanks for giving me courage to imagine……..

    Connie

  255. The last quilty thing I made was a book bag for myself, using “books on a shelf” fabric (that way I might actually remember what was in the bag).
    Claire

  256. I made a baby quilt for my granddaughter. I got the pattern from the magazine ‘Easy Quilts’. The colors were white, bright orange, red, yellow and bright pink.

  257. Fab bulk of fabrics as looked like colours I m looking for to go with my next second quilt to make!! Nice colours I aim for when I design the pattern of my own idea.

  258. My last “quilt gift” that I gave to a family member was a painted block I made to give to my mom last Mother’s Day. She collects giraffes and I found an appliqué pattern that I painted with the Derwent watercolor pencils and some fabric markers.

  259. I am just now finishing a Nancy Drew quilt for my daughter who turns 17 next month! We have spent many happy hours together reading Nancy Drew novels and playing Nancy Drew computer games!

  260. I made a lap quilt for my husband. It was a log cabin pattern with patriotic fabric, red, white, blue, flags, stars, figures. He is retired Navy, and loves his new lap quilt.

  261. I made a modern quilt using “Simply Color” from Moda. I’ll gift it to her on her Birthday on April 30. I love these blue and red color combination fabrics.

  262. Last year I made my brother a quilted and embroidered scrap/photo book. Soon I’ll be making my husband an “Aloha shirt” with fabric he picked out in Hawaii.

  263. Last year I made my brother a quilted and embroidered scrap/photo book. Soon I’ll be making my husband an “Aloha shirt” with fabric he picked out in Hawaii.

  264. I was making blocks to demonstrate Quiltmaking to encourage people coming to a textile fair, and I made them up into a square quilt with different tiny basket blocks in bright 1930s fabrics on white backgrounds, and my nephew’s wife loved it for a baby mat for her gorgeous new little girl.

  265. I made a queen size quilt from the pattern Warm Wishes for my son(step) and the love of his life. He loves deep earthy tones so that’s what he got. They love their quilt!

  266. I made a queen size quilt from the pattern Warm Wishes for my son(step) and the love of his life. He loves deep earthy tones so that’s what he got. They love their quilt!

  267. I just finished my first big quilt (for my granddaughter). I even made my own pattern. I would love to have these beautiful fat quarters for my next quilt.

  268. My mom recently turned 80 and asked all of her children and grandchildren to make her gifts. I made an art quilt for the wall of her newly painted bathroom, complete with her favorite bird–chickadees.

  269. The last “quilt” I made was for my mom, at Christmas. But, it wasn’t quilted, it was knit. I have a 1/2 finished quilt ready for my son, but again, not finished! Must be time! Get to work, Girl!

  270. what lovely fabrics. 8 months ago I made a baby quilt for a new great nephew. It was very colorful with giraffes, lions, elephants, monkeys all on safari in jeeps, etc with binoclulars etc. A real fun quilt. Right now I am making a kings sized quilt for my sons wedding in May of 2015 they are both civil war re-enactors so I am using civil war blocks from Barbara Brackmans book Civil War Sampler. and using civil war fabrics. So far it is looking real cool

  271. I made a Noah’s Ark themed quilt for my grand-daughter and have enough fabric left to make a matching pillow cover and a pieced wall hanging with a clock design and machine embroidered animals.

  272. I’m working on a project for a family member right now! Every time I make a quilt, my sweetheart makes one very specific suggestion related to color choice/placement. It is the same suggestion every time and I never take it because it simply is not “me”. I am currently making a mini quilt that exemplifies the design choice my partner prefers. I hope he’ll “get it” when he sees it next week.

  273. I have recently been working on finishing a quilt for my son and his wife that I promised them 8 years ago…. oh man!, that’s awful but the truth . I hope to finish the quilting on it this month.

  274. I made a small quilt using very soft fabrics for my sister. She is experiencing medical issues and needs to lay down when in a car so the little quilt is so she will always have a soft and clean place for her head.

  275. I made a small quilt using very soft fabrics for my sister. She is experiencing medical issues and needs to lay down when in a car so the little quilt is so she will always have a soft and clean place for her head.

  276. I made a small quilt using very soft fabrics for my sister. She is experiencing medical issues and needs to lay down when in a car so the little quilt is so she will always have a soft and clean place for her head.

  277. I made a small quilt using very soft fabrics for my sister. She is experiencing medical issues and needs to lay down when in a car so the little quilt is so she will always have a soft and clean place for her head.

  278. I made a t-shirt quilt for my retarded son that is a perfect size for his 6ft5inch frame to be able to cuddle up and watch the football games with his kitty. Of course I needed to use “Manly” colors of different browns as framing for the t-shirts.

  279. I made a larger than normal lap quilt for my retarded 6’5″ son so that he and his kitty can watch sports events together. It was a t-shirt patch quilt using the old shirts back or front art work and each shirt framed. This is a wonderful, fun project full of “remember whens”.

  280. I made a split rail quilt for my daughter. It started out to be a queen, but ended up being a large king size. I just couldn’t stop sewing the pieces together.

  281. Having been in hospital for 8 weeks with chemo every two since January, I have been try to complete a baby girl quilt for a great niece. My MRI show good thing and I can not wait to go at it again and my garden is growing, too.

  282. It was a bed quilt consisting of diagonal strips of fabric in various colours chosen by my grandson. Instead of cutting it straight at the edges I made it zig zag all around. It has machine applique of sport and machinery items and is quilted in the diagonal ditches

  283. A quilted notebook cover featuring her dog show ribbons. She judges dog shows and uses the notebook for her paperwork at shows….so her own ribbons on it made it pretty special.

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