Saturday Afternoon Project

Posted Saturday, January 26th, 2013 in Quilting, table runner | Read More

I bought the first issue of Quilting Quickly by Jenny Doan this week. As I was reading it today, I found a pattern for a Valentine’s Day table runner. I shopped in my stash and pulled out five red fabrics. I had a piece of leftover white fabric sitting on my cutting table that was just the right size for this project. I plan it quilt it with red thread in an over all meander pattern.

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Off the Beaten Path

Posted Friday, August 24th, 2012 in Quilting | Read More

This mini quilt is 18″ X 21″ and is made from a charm pack. This pattern only used 20 charms (5 inch squares) for the half square triangles. I used fat quarters from my stash for the borders.

The pattern is from a book  “Simply Charming    Small Scrap Quilts of Yesteryear” by Tara Lynn Darr.  The book has twenty patterns for small quilts made with charm packs. I would like to make all the quilts in this book!

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“Sliced Apples QAL” (quilt along)

Posted Thursday, June 7th, 2012 in Patterns | Read More

My friend Kris invited me to join an online quilt along. Fabric requirements included three matching charm packs and two plain charm packs. (Charm packs are packages of forty two 5 inch squares of coordinating fabric.) I had the charm packs I needed in my stash. I only needed to buy fabric for the borders.

The first instructions posted were for cutting the borders. I decided to wait until I had the center constructed to cut the borders. The second set of instructions told how to construct the half square triangle blocks using the charm packs. Following the picture for the finished quilt, I made the center and added the borders.

I haven’t yet decided how I will quilt it. Any suggestions for quilting?

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2011 Christmas Quilts

Posted Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012 in Christmas gift | Read More

The tree is down, the Christmas dishes are back in the cupboard, and the Christmas quilts are with their new owners. I started making Jeff and Christina’s quilt in November. I used a “Recently Arrived in London” jelly roll, 3 matching charm packs, and over 5 yards of background fabric using the Jacob’s Ladder block pattern. I was inspired by a quilt at the Moda Bakeshop. To make the quilt large enough, I had to make it considerably larger than the pattern. I eventually changed the placement of the blocks for an entirely different final design. I finished the quilt top in December. I put it aside to begin a quilt for Jennifer and Tristan.

Jeff and Christina’s 2011 Christmas Quilt

Jennifer and Tristan wanted a quilt they could use with the same colors as the Double Wedding Ring I had made for their wedding quilt. I had purchased extra fabric when I bought the fabrics for the DWR but I didn’t have enough to make an entire quilt. I took the brown and teal fabrics that I had left over from the DWR and went to Fabric and Friends in Roanoke , Indiana. Kent Mick helped me pick a few more fabrics and background fabric. I needed border fabric and fabric to make the teal half square triangles. I used the same block pattern as Jeff and Christina’s quilt but with a different setting.

Jennifer and Tristan’s 2011 Christmas quilt

By this time, it was getting close to Christmas. I did have some extra time because we were planning to have our Christmas celebration on December 29. I wanted to be finished with both quilts before the 25th so I could enjoy other preparations for the holiday. After working furiously for several days,  I had the second quilt top ready for quilting.

I loaded Jeff and Christina’s quilt on the frame on December 20th and quilted it.  On December 21 I loaded the second quilt on the frame and quilted it the next day. The final stitch was put in the last quilt on December 24!

Now, on to my next quilt. It is a baby quilt for our first grandson who will be born in March.

BTW, the quilt holders are Tristan on the left and Jeff on the right.

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May 2010 Table Runner

Posted Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 in Fabrics, Moda charm pack, My Projects, Quilting, table runner | Read More

This is the table runner for May. I will stitch around the applique before I quilt it. My plans for quilting are to meander with a light color thread.

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