Nela found the 'Star Surround Quilt-Along' at the blog 'Happy Quilting' by Melissa Corry. This quilt is from the first quilt-along Nela joined. One of Nela's first loves in the quilting world was Jeni Baker, so she used a Jeni Baker line of fabric (Nordika). Nela has done a few of these sew alongs, but this is her first lap sized quilt, made in July 2013. Quilted by Nela.
In September 2013, Nela flew to Utah to attend the Sewing Summit. During this trip, she went to Pine Needles and bought this kit by Sandra Workman. She made 2 - one for her daughter, and for her daughter’s best friend. Nela quilted it, and it is machine bound.
This Lizzy House pattern is one that is only offered if you attend the class. Nela loved choosing the colors, and branched out to find colors and fabrics using a variety of designers and collections. This was quilted by Denise Nash, and was the first quilt Nela sent to another quilter.
This Latifah Saafir pattern was another opportunity to play with color. This one uses a lot of Heather Ross fabrics in pinks and greens. Nela made it when she took a class with Latifah Saafir in Portland. It's quilted by Denise Shoup, and has Minky on the back.
This quilt was displayed at Quilt Festival in 2018. The pattern is 'Cadence Court' by Sassafras Lane Designs. It was paper pieced using fabrics from all 3 colors ways of the 'De la Luna' fabric line by Tula Pink, and quilted by Adam Rateliff.
A Gift for Nela
Nela finished her Granny Cabin by Then Came June. Nela added an additional row at the bottom. Quilted by Denise Shoup.