Quilting in the Month of May

Posted Saturday, May 25th, 2019 in Accuquilt Go cutter | Read More

I apologize for my lack of posts lately. I am finding it very true that time moves very quickly as you get older. This year is nearly half gone and I have so much more I want to do. One of my goals for this year is to quilt all the tops that are waiting in the closet. But I also love to piece new quilt tops, what to do first… piecing usually wins!

This month I made a small quilt from a kit and quilted it. It was designed by my new friend Sue for the quilts we give to veterans going on a Flight of Honor. The quilts are small, lap size, and sew up quickly. This is a Common Threads of Ohio Quilt Guild project.

After finishing it so quickly, I went looking for more red and blue blocks. I found I had enough Winding Ways blocks made to make another quilt. I did make two more blue blocks so I could do the layout with the red in the center. I have the Accuquilt Go cutter for this block which makes cutting it go quickly. I am still deciding which free motion quilting pattern to use. I really like this one and want to make another to keep.

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Christmas Gift Bags

Posted Sunday, December 16th, 2018 in Quilting | Read More

Earlier this month my quilt guild held the annual Christmas party. The plan was to have a gift bag exchange as part of the evening festivities. My daughter and I both planned to attend and met at my house to make bags. We happily finished them a few days early and were ready for the party. On the day of party our plans changed and we weren’t able to attend. Since we didn’t attend the party, we each kept our own bag.

I made a bag with a paper pieced tree.

Jennifer’s bag has a paper pieced polar bear.  She added buttons for eyes and embroidered a line under the button nose. Both of our patterns were from a book she received from her Secret Pat at the quilt guild.

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