Jul
2

Quilt Doodle Doodles BOM 2014

Posted Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 in Quilting | Read More

With a big move coming soon, I got busy and made the rows for June and July this week. I don’t know when I will have time to sew for a while and don’t want to get too far behind.

The June block is a row of hockey skates. The blades are appliqued but the rest of the blocks are pieced. The July block is a row of mugs with steam rising above. Again, the handles of the mugs and the steam are appliqued.I chose to use a different fabric for each mug and have switched to a white background for these two rows. The reason for the change in background fabric is because I am running out of the blue. The white is also from my stash and has white on white snowflakes and stars with a bit of blue.



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Jan
25

BOM 2014 – January -Chilly Silly Snowmen

Posted Saturday, January 25th, 2014 in Accuquilt Go cutter, Fabric Stash | Read More

Here we go again! I found a cute, free, BOM that I just had to make.  I made a few changes to the construction of the blocks but not the appearance. For Christmas, Bob gave me a Snowball die for my Accuquilt Go Cutter that is the same size as the snowman face. Rather than cut lots of two inch squares and sew them back together, I used the die to cut the white fabric. It also cut the blue fabric for the corners on the white squares. I cut strips for the side pieces of the block rather then piece them. The eyes are 3/4 inch black buttons. I sewed the buttons onto the faces before I joined the blocks together.

The pattern is from Quilt Doodle Doodles. The directions are very clear and easy to follow. I think I have found a new favorite blog to follow!

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Nov
26

Piecemakers Row Quilt 2013

Posted Tuesday, November 26th, 2013 in Quilting | Read More

My quilt group, Hicksville Piecemakers, completed this row quilt recently. We are going to raffle it to raise money for a friend who has been experiencing serious medical issues. You can buy tickets at the Village Christmas event. We will have a booth in the multipurpose building at the Defiance County Fairgrounds on Dec. 6,7,8 and 13, 14, 15.

The pattern is from a mystery quilt in McCall’s Quilting magazine in 2005. We divided the rows among the quilters and used fabric from our group fabric stash. Some of the rows had as many as three people working on them. We made the rows at home and brought them to quilt group meetings to assemble the quilt top. I quilted it on my short-arm machine and frame. This is our best quilt ever! I had no issues with loading it on the frame and quilting it. Good job ladies!!!


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Nov
25

Quilty Fun Sew Along

Posted Monday, November 25th, 2013 in Scrap Quilts | Read More

Last summer I pre-ordered Lori Holt’s book, “Quilty Fun” from the Fat Quarter Shop. It arrived in October while I was visiting  Jennifer in Columbus.It has instructions for a row quilt and several small quilted projects using the blocks in the row quilt. The book also has lots of pictures of Lori’s studio where she displays her collection of vintage items. It’s a lovely book with a spiral binding.

A sew along began on November 11 to make a sampler quilt using the the “Quilty Fun” book. (You need the book for block instructions.) Each Monday a different blog will give cutting instructions and photos showing how to make the blocks for that section of the quilt. You can still join the Quilty Fun Sew Along by clicking here.

I have made the first four sections from fabric scraps. Most of the scraps are from the polka dot quilt I made last year. I will be adding more dot fabric from fat quarters I have collected. Stay tuned for more blocks in the coming weeks!


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Jul
14

Piecemakers Row Quilt – 2013

Posted Sunday, July 14th, 2013 in Scrap Quilts | Read More

Piecemakers Quilt Group made two row quilts in the past. We chose a color scheme, background fabric, and pattern. Each person chose the row they wanted to make and we added our own fabrics to the row. This has been a favorite project for the group and we wanted to make another row quilt.

I found a pattern in an old magazine and took it to the group. The pattern was approved by the group but there were not enough rows for each person to do an entire row. We divided the rows to fit the number of members. Jeannie and I are working on the same row. I am making the people and she is making the hearts.

We didn’t care for the pattern for the people in the pattern. I found patterns for boys and girls in a quilt book by Nancy Johnson-Srebro  and used them for my blocks. Jeannie and I used the same fabric for the background but the other fabrics are from our fabric stashes.

Jeannie’s hearts will go between the children in our row.

Stayed tuned for further updates to the Row Quilt.

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Jul
29

City Girl Row Robin – Week 4

Posted Friday, July 29th, 2011 in baby quilt | Read More

This week I decided to make all the blocks the same.  Some of them are a bit wonky. The pattern suggested cutting the final blocks at an angle. The final border was an inch larger than the finished block so I had to square it up to a 12 inch finished square.

The final row will be posted on Monday. I hope to work on it next Wednesday. See you next week!

Next week I will decide on the final placement of the rows.



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Jul
22

Modern Row Robin Quilt Along – Week 3

Posted Friday, July 22nd, 2011 in baby quilt | Read More

I have had a very busy week and didn’t have time to quilt until Friday. This week we are making different sized houses. I took the easy way and made each house from just one fabric. This row has a large amount of white space. This will require some special quilting. I haven’t joined the rows at this time. I may want to rearrange the placement of the rows after I see the last two rows.

This is Row 3 – House Block


Unless there is a lot of white space in the next two rows, I plan to place the House Row in the center of the quilt.

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Jul
15

Modern Row Robin Quilt Along

Posted Friday, July 15th, 2011 in Fabric Stash, baby quilt | Read More

Last week a quilting friend sent me an email with a link to a Row Robin that does not require exchanging rows with other quilters. Five bloggers are creating this  row quilt by posting a new row each Monday  for five weeks. I have completed two rows at this time.  I am using fat quarters from  Moda’s City Girl line of fabric.

The finished quilt should be 48″ X 60″. I think it will make a nice baby quilt.

Row 1 was posted by  Lisa Marie from That Crazy Quilty Girl

Row 2 was  posted by Melissa from Lilac Lane

I did not place my row 2 blocks in the same order as the designer.  I want the  largest star to move  into the row from the end because  it only has four points, progressing down the row to the smallest stars.

If you would like to quilt along, visit the sites listed below.

Row 1- Lisa Marie from That Crazy Quilty Girl
Row 2- Melissa from Lilac Lane
Row 3- Heather and Megan from Quilt Story
Row 4- Anne Marie of Gen X Quilters
Row 5-Jen at ReannaLily Designs Blog

Check back next week to see my next row!

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Nov
26

Piecemakers’ Row Quilt

Posted Thursday, November 26th, 2009 in My Projects, Quilt Guilds | Read More

Our quilt group that meets at Grace United Methodist Church made this quilt in 2009. Each row was made by a member of the group. I pieced the fence and the row of houses. This is the second row quilt we have done.

Piecemakers row quilt

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