Welcome to Music Class

I must confess that even though I didn’t teach music for several years, I was still collecting music themed fabric.  Most of the time I didn’t know what I would ever do with it.  But this was a no brainer.Music classYou know this HAD to go into a quilt.

I just love this print and was so pleased to finally use it.

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The kids will need a special quilt to great them the 1st day of school.schoolbus

The final quilt, that will fit nicely on my classroom door, will greet students through the end of Sept.  The red apple fabric for the border was a must.  These seasonal quilts are very fun!

original quilt by Pam Schoessow  pamelajeannestudio.com

original quilt by Pam Schoessow pamelajeannestudio.com

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America the Beautiful

Every classroom needs a map.  I purchased the center panel years ago.  I added strips of fabric for the border and quilted it.  It will be a great addition to my music room. IMG_1197

I’m not sure who designed this, but they obviously didn’t use spell check.IMG_1198

It will be fun for my students to identify the spelling mistakes.IMG_1199 Nevertheless, I love the kitchy vibe of this print.  Though it has that 50’s look, It was printed by Moda fabrics just about 10 years ago. IMG_1201 IMG_1202

I’m trying to use up my vast stash of fabric, so I put another panel with similar colors on the back.IMG_1203

America the Beautiful quilt by Pam SchoessowCan’t wait to hang this one up.

Half Square Triangle Exchange

I thought I would share a bit of my latest quilting project.  I designed this block to use several half-square triangles I have been exchanging with members of my quilting bee.  We plan to make and exchange 24 of the little squares with triangles (in the center of my block) each month for the next 5 months.

original block by Pam Schoessow

original block by Pam Schoessow

I plan to make a large quilt to go on the wall in my living room.Pam's quilt blocks

The colors come from an area a rug that has brown, rust, aqua, gold and red.monkey wrench with half square triangles

As you can see, I only have 3 blocks finished so far.  I plan also to design some simple appliqued flowers for the borders or sashing.  I’m still designing as I go.  I keep you posted on my progress.

Flying Geese Quilt

I recently finished a lovely quilt pieced by Sandy.  I believe she said the pattern was by Pam Bono.Flying Geese quilt by SandyIt’s is quite large–about 88 x 110.  It was hard to get it all in one photo.  I think it is striking!Large Flying Geese Quilt I did straight line quilting in the small pieced blocks.  It gives it a chevron look.IMG_1108Swirly “wind” quilting behind the geese seemed a good choice.quilted "wind"The fact that there are pieced geese along with flying geese blocks was not lost on me.  Quite clever!

Sandy said this is for her brother.  What a beautiful bed quilt it will make.

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Natalie’s Quilt

My watercolor brushes have been dry lately, but I have been quilting.  I don’t much like to follow quilt patterns.  I feel like I should be more original.  Must be the artist in me.  I designed this lap quilt    (58″ x 70″) as a wedding gift for Natalie who is getting married tomorrow.  It’s a simple design with large (12″ x 14″) blocks.  It was well received at her bridal shower this past week.  Her requested colors were navy, mustard and blush.  I was able to find a fat quarter bundle online: “Athena” by Angela Walters for Art Gallery Fabrics.  It fit perfectly into this color scheme.

"Athena" quilt designed by Pam Schoessow  pamelajeannestudio.com

“Athena” quilt for Natalie and Charles designed by Pam Schoessow pamelajeannestudio.com

Since it was a wedding gift I quilted it with my all-over Curly Hearts pattern.

Curly Hearts quilting pattern by Pam Schoessow

Curly Hearts quilting pattern by Pam Schoessow   

There was enough left over fabric to make a simple pieced back.IMG_1100  Hopefully Natalie and Charles will spend many an evening cuddled under this.Natalie's Quilt by Pam Schoessow

A Quilt for Me!

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Pam’s drunkards path quilt

Being a professional machine quilter, I do a lot of quilting.  But rarely are the quilts mine.  I finish other people’s quilts.  I started this quilt way back in July, I think.  I start LOTS of quilts.  They don’t always get finished.  This one did!  And it is just for me!  I wanted something warm to cuddle up in when I’m watching TV.

It make it extra warm, I added wool batting and backed it with a cuddly fleece.IMG_0851

You may recognize this pattern from an earlier post.  The setting is a variation using the curved drunkard’s path block.  All the fabrics were from my stash, so this was stash busting!   Those cream colored “paths” were just screaming for some feathers.IMG_0844 Of course since it’s my quilt, I quilted my name in the center.

It looks great on my new sofa.  And yes, it is very warm.IMG_0836