Category: early quilt

Aug 21

Rail-Fence Pinwheels and nine-patch quilts (24, 25, 26)

I took a little hiatus from quilting this winter because I was dealing with really bad morning sickness.  I pretty much got up with the kids, somehow got through the day and went to bed when my husband got home.  The thought of quilting made me sick.  But I have good news!  I’m all over that now! Continue Reading

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Aug 21

Jazz Baby Quilts (22&23)

As I was purchasing remnant fabrics, I came across a tiny strip of Jazz printed fabric.  I though that this ought to force me to make a baby boy quilt (yes, so far all of my baby quilts have been girl quilts!).  This is where I discovered the joy (or agony) of fussy cutting.  I did the best with what I had.  See for yourself (sorry about the fuzzy picture, but it is all I have). Continue Reading

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Aug 20

The Husband Shirt Quilt (21)

Have you ever looked in your closet and thought, “I could make such a cool quilt out of those clothes!”  No?  Well, that’s because you are probably normal, but I thought that every time I looked at my husband’s side of the closet.  I had already convinced him to sacrifice his jeans for the jean quilt (only the jeans with holes in them, we donated the rest), how in the world would I convince him to give up his beloved button-up collared shirts? Continue Reading

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Aug 20

Pink and Black quilt (20)

This quilt took me FOREVER to finish.  I first began the quilt to auction off or to be a prize for a Fundraising 5K.  Since the 5K was to raise money for a girl with leukemia, I decided to make it a pink colored quilt.  The sad part is, my machine died three days before the 5K and I wasn’t able to get it finished in time.  The good news is, the event went well, and so far the treatments have worked for our friend who had cancer. Continue Reading

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Aug 20

Four Square quilts (18&19)

I made my little girls some pillowcase dresses.  And then, I made 6 more after that, so I had a lot of scraps that were cute and coordinated and cotton, so I thought I would make more quilts and practice more free motion quilting designs on them.  On both quilts, I cut the fabric in three sizes, 6.5 x 6.5, 3.5 x 3.5, or 3.5 x 6.5 so that I could mix and match to make 25 6-inch squares in the middle of the quilt, with a thick brown border.  I machine quilted them with a leaf and simple flourish pattern.  I love these quilts!   I love the colors, I love how the quilting turned out! Continue Reading

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