I didn’t blog in December for several reasons. First, Bob and I were in Columbus for almost half the month. My daughter gave us a new grand daughter, Samantha Grace, on December 10. We stayed for over a week to help out when they came home from the hospital. We went back to C-bus to celebrate Christmas on December 26 and we were there for four days. Jeff’’s family came also. It was wonderful having our entire family together for three days.
The second reason I haven’t blogged is because the quilts I made were for Christmas and I couldn’t show them until after I gave them to the babies. I used the Moda Bake Shop pattern, Oink-a-Doodle-Moo, to make quilts for Eli, Samantha, and the new baby that Jeff and Christina are expecting in March. All three quilts were made using one jelly roll and two panels of Oink-a-Doodle-Moo fabric plus some other pieces from that line of fabric.
Every year Piecemakers quilt group makes a quilt to be raffled for Relay for Life under the leadership of Colleen. This year we each made two 12 inch “Sister’s Choice” blocks and Colleen put them together with sashing between the blocks and around the outside edge. She brought the completed quilt top to me Sunday afternoon to be quilted. I loaded it on my quilt frame on Monday and quilted it today. Colleen will add the binding and hand stitch it to the back of the quilt.
The quilt group will have a booth at the Buckeye Heritage Festival in Hicksville on May 20, 21, and 22 to display the quilt and sell tickets. We will also do demonstrations in the booth such as hand stitching binding on a quilt.
This is a picture of the Relay quilt with all the extra backing and batting still attached to the sides.
I will post another picture when the quilt is finished.
This log cabin quilt was made from one “American Primer” jelly roll and 1 3/4 yards of fabric for the stars and border. The jelly roll was given to me for Christmas in 2008 by Jennifer and Tristan along with the book, “Jelly Roll Quilts” which contains the Log Cabin Hidden Stars pattern.
I am always reluctant to take jelly rolls apart, therefore, it took me over a year to start this quilt. The quilt went together very quickly after I finally took the ribbon off and separated the strips into lights and darks.
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