Quilting in my Happy Place (aka my studio)

Over the past 8 months or so we’ve all found the “place” or “thing” that became our Happy Place as the Covid-19 pandemic developed. I’m sure in the next few months we will continue to find those places. In the first couple of months I spent my days making masks – primarily for health care workers when PPE was in short supply. But then I started looking at the stacks of “scrap” I had accumulated and went into quilting mode. To date I’ve made 19 (huh I just counted them up and isn’t that numer appropriate) quilts that were not customer orders (5 of those). I have photos of all but 1 of the non-customer orders which was for a baby gift. One was a project to finish up a room renovation that was finished a year ago. One has already been given away and the rest….well I am hoping I can extend the “happy” to help others. I’d love to sell some and donate the funds to a food pantry.

On a chilly but sunny morning I rounded up the troops in my household, including the 4 legged Snoopervisor, to take some photos of the remaining 16 quilts.

The quilts that were made up during this process ranged from a small crib or doll quilt to a large queen size plus. Some are made in quilting cottons and others in flannel. Backing is all from stashed fabrics. Don’t judge. Two of the tops were pieced by a friend and fellow stitcher – so thanks to Ellen Pallasch for her help. The photo at the very top show the stack. Below are individual photos with some detailed information. Enjoy browsing and if you see one you like and would like to purchase for yourself or to give as a gift while helping good causes you can contact me at pattencreations@comcast.net.

This wee crib or doll size quilt is made from all flannel for the top and back. As with all of my quilts the binding is double layer quiting cotton. Measures 35″ x 36″
Florals are the focus in this darker toned quilting cotton top with a white with purple flowers back. 59″ x 60″
Had some extra fun playing with off set half triangles to form diamond shapes on this bold quilt. Quillting cotton front and gray cotton back 55″ x 55″
Quilting cotton pieced front and back in teal print. 49″ x 66″
Winter holiday theme in all flannel to snugge under – back is a light blue with snow people on a shopping spree. 54.5″ x 58.5″
Lap size quilt in soft flannel top and back (pink, blue & white plaid) 53″ x 59″
This pretty quilt in shades of pink is quitling cotton on the front, backed with a butterflies and flowers print. 58″ x 58.5″
Nautical theme in all cotton front and back combines half triangle blocks set as pinwheels alternating with 4 square blocks. Back is solid navy blue. 54.5″ x 55″
Puppy love! All quillting cotton with plain white back. 46″ x59″
Red and blue quilting cotton on the top and tiny blue and off white checks on the back. 59″ x 59.5″
Lots of fun food themed prints in soft cotton top with a tan and blue plaid flannel back 52″ x 61″
Foodie themed top with pink and white chevron back – all soft flannels. 74.5″ x 76″
Blues and browns in snuggly soft flannel front with blue and white chevron flannel back 74″ x 75″
This Irish themed green and white print quilt is done in a light strike pattern on the inside. Another new pattern I played around with using up scrap and stash while in my studio not listening to the news! Back is a plain white cotton. Measures 100″ x 106″
This one capped off this batch and is a Stars & Irish Chain patter through the center all in Christmas/winter prints. The edge is red and white candy stripe wiht appliqued “bunting”, stars, and bows. I did actually keep track of the time spent on this one. It took the better part of 2 weeks and has 74 hours of time included! Back is plain white cotton. Measures 76″ x 81″ and no piece in the center was larger than 2″ x 2″ to start!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this virtual quilt show! If you’re so inclined to purchase any drop me a message at https://www.facebook.com/PattenCreations or email me at pattencreations@comcast.net Be well and safe everyone!