While hunting through my closet, looking for a tree skirt for DS2, I came across a few oldies but goodies that I made as a beginning quilter.
The tree skirt was made using a Quilt in a Day pattern. The original, following the directions was too large, and became a table covering for my circular table, and this is the second one, made after downsizing the beginning diamond shape and the strips.
There were two different blocks made with the dark and light sides in different orientation.
Since my Mother-in-law passed away last summer, DS2 and future DIL are inheriting her artificial Christmas tree and the tree skirt, along with a few home made ornaments.
This is a door banner I made while I was a beginner. It was my first attempt at making mitred corners with a stripe fabric.
This was a free pattern from Connecting Threads for a card holder wall hanging.
This was an early attempt to make a quilt from a large block, inspired by a book by Mary Ellen Hopkins.
Another early Quilt in a Day pattern. I added gold bows to decorate the tree, and stitched another mitred border.
I believe that this pattern was from a Debby Mumm book.
This miniature is from a pattern from Miniature Quilts magazine. The star in the centre and the cornerstones are made of gold lame fabric, fused to interfacing. To quilt the stars, I cut them from freezer paper, ironed them onto the top and stitched around each one.
This is the Christmas wreath pattern from Quilt in a Day. This was a remake that I used as a group sample, when I was in charge of the quilting group in Panama City FL. I had made two before, one was a gift, and one decorates the front of our Florida home during the holiday season. I was inspired by the more Victorian colouring in the pointsettia print.