Baby Quilts 2018

I make a lot of baby quilts every year. They are quick and fun and the perfect gift. Here are the baby quilts I made last year,

Most of these have been gifted. I like to have at least one boy quilt and one girl quilt in reserve. I need to get to work on the boy quilts!

Have a great day!

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Something New

I bought this layer cake a while back. It has aged enough that I’m ready to use it.

It goes well with this piece I picked up in Phoenix.

I cut squares of solid fabrics and alternated solids and stripes in stacks. Then I placed them on my 2 1/2 inch Accuquilt strip cutter and ran them through.

Then I placed them in one of my enamel pans to keep them all together.

There is very little waste in this quilt!

Such beautiful color!

Here are the first 15 blocks. They work up quickly.

Have a great day!

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Ugh

If you are squeamish, look away now. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!

I decided this would be the first UFO I would tackle. Those dang thistle leaves are why I set it aside. For the one on the right, I ironed a freezer paper pattern to the back side and tried to trim the fabric as I went. You can hardly tell it is a thistle leaf.

For the next one, I ironed a pattern to the top. Then I traced around it with a chalk pencil.

It was a bit better, but not great. No, it is worse than not great, it is down right awful. I’ll spare you the closeup.

I’ll remind you what it was supposed to look like.

Um, yeah, not even close. Mine doesn’t even look like folk art, it just looks like terrible workmanship. Which it is. All this is to say that not everything turns out like you imagine it will. Not looking for sympathy or comments, I just like being honest and showing the ugly along with the good. I figure, it’s good for a laugh!

And since I never know when to stop and throw in the towel, I’m going to forge ahead with this ugly duckling. It could go well with my Calamity Jane quilt.

I might wait a few days though.

Have a good one!

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QOVs 2018

I made three Quilts of Valor this year and all three have been awarded.

I also quilted upwards of 30 QOVs for the Stitching Sisters QOV group this year. I look forward to getting my next batch of tops to work on.

Have a great day!

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Finish It Up Friday ~ Swiss Crosses

On Christmas Eve, Lori at Humble Quilts , shared a tutorial for a small quilt called Swiss Cross. I decided to give it a go.

I wanted the large triangles to be the same as the background shirting, but I didn’t have enough.

The above two photos were taken before washing; these next two were after.

I really love this little quilt!

Have a great day!

Linking up with Anja Quilts , Confessions of a Fabric Addict , Busy Hands Quilts

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House Blocks for California Fire Survivors

I read about about a block drive to make quilts for those affected by the wildfires in California. You can find all the necessary info HERE.

The blocks are ten inch house blocks. I decided to fussy cut pieces for the windows.

This is a scrap from an old library print from Connecting Threads. Every town needs a library, right?

Oops! That’s not right!

Much better. I kept with the literary theme for my second block as well.

I thought kids would enjoy this. If you would like to help, close class on the link above for details. Have a great day!

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Bed Quilts 2018

It is time to look back over the last year and see what I accomplished in the sewing room. This will take several posts. First, the big ones!

I completed quite a few bed size quilts this past year. I think my total was thirteen. Having a long arm really helps in this department, although a couple were handquilted.

Have a great day!

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