TBT ~ More Ancient Quilts

I’ve unearthed a few more old quilts. When I first started, I didn’t have a stash. My mom gave me this old green sheet that had belonged to her mother. I used it to make this small baby quilt. I hand quilted it. It was darn near impossible to get a needle through that sheet!

This next one was made from the first civil war type reproduction fabric I ever purchased. It is hand quilted with poly batting. Poor choice!

These last two were made by my two oldest children. They used fabric crayons. The first was by Daughter #1.

This one by Number 1 Son.

Who knows what will turn up next? Have a great day!

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QOV #11

This is the last of this month’s QOVs. The latest very top was made by Val.

Here’s a look at the back.

This is the panto I used.

It is available from Urban Elementz .

Have a great day!

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This and That

This is a section of flooring at Sky Harbor airport. I loved it!

I received these beautiful hot pads in the mail recently from Diane at O’Quilts. They are almost too pretty to use!

And a good friend had two of these and sent one to me! Thanks, Susan!

When we lived in France, we collected little nativity figures called santons. E2 thought Baby Jesus needed a Jeep ride.

The lamb rides in the trailer, of course.

Then they were hungry and needed popcorn. I just love my imaginative little boys!

I picked this up at Tuesday Morning in AZ.

Ten each of ten different 2 1/2 inch squares. Should be a fun little challenge!

If you have one nearby, check it out. They also had layer cakes and jelly rolls!

Have a great day!

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Between napping on the couch and watching little boys last week, I worked on another tiny project.

I saw a similar little quilt on Pinterest a while back and decided to make one myself. I worked from memory and based on a one inch grid. All was well until I got to the tree trunk. I cut a square, sliced it diagonally, and inserted a one inch strip.

Then I added 2 inch triangles on each end. Turns out, that is not how it is supposed to go!

It is supposed to look like this.

Oh well! I marked the quilting lines with a hera marker given to me by dear reader, Ila.

Time for quilting! Have a great day!

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Slow Stitching Sunday

Remember this piece that I took apart?

I ended up taking it back to regular flowers rather than diamonds.

On my recent trip, I began piecing it back together.

Daughter #2 and I split the driving and I did a lot of watching the country go by, so I didn’t get much done. But it is a start and so far, I like it better.

Have a great day!

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Beautiful Arizona

I’m so thankful for the time I had with Daughter #2 and the pups. We were able to spend a day hiking in one in my favorite places on earth, the White Tank Mountains.

I sure will miss these two. But they are so happy to be reunited with their momma.

Have a great day!

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Finish It Up Friday ~ QOVs

I’ve been quilting tops for our Stitching Sisters QOV group this week. I don’t have any info on piecing patterns for any of these.

Have a great weekend!

Linking up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict

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