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Dec 13

Dolce Star and House Collection quilts (80, 81, & 82)

I was running a little low on baby girl quilts, so I thought I would make a few.   Two of these are of the same design, and the middle one is a simple square quilt.

Ten Quilts ago, I had made a quilt using Tanya Whelan’s Dolce Fabric.  I had a pile of “scraps” left from that quilt, and so I thought I would make a couple of baby quilts.

Dolce Stars quilt II

Dolce Stars II

 

I wanted to separate the large designs in the Dolce line with something, and so I came up with these scrappy looking wonky stars.  These stars are made from solids in my scraps and also some coordinating colors from a couple of stacks of Kona Charms, which I now consider a necessity in any quilter’s stash.  They are tiny and were hard to make, but I love the effect!

Dolce fabric quilt

After making the two quilt tops, I had a few extra stars.  I added a row of them to the back of one of the quilts.

Lizzie collection quilt back

The two large panels on this quilt are from Anna Griffin’s Lizzie Collection.  They are the same design, but one in a light blue, and one in a celery green.  The other Dolce Stars Quilt uses the blue as the back.  They are both bound with Kona Robin’s Egg blue.

My other quilt was a way for me to take a mental break with quilting.  I needed to make something simple.  Thus, a simple square quilt.

It is made with Annette Tatum’s House collection fabric.  At first, this collection seems to be a bunch of random fabrics jumbled together, but I really like the effect.  It’s like having a quilt made from my stash, only I don’t need a stash.

Annette Tatum's House collection used in a quilt

 I love the soft colors, and the gentle designs of these fabrics.  I think it makes a quaint little baby girl quilt.  The back uses the same Lizzie Collection celery green as found in the Dolce Star’s quilt.  It is also bound in Kona Robin Egg.

The Dolce Stars quilts were 38.5 inches x 40 inches before washing, 36 inches by 37.5 inches after washing.

The House Collection quilt was 40 inches by 48 inches before washing, 38 inches by 45.5 after washing.

It feels great to have these done.  Baby quilts are such a great change from twin quilts.  Thanks for stopping by!

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Aug 18

Same basic block, two different quilts (9&10)

Since I had just discovered what fat quarters were, I decided to make a few quilts using only fabric from fat quarters.  I chose about 40 different fat quarters (some came in sets of 5) and went to town making these squares, called trail to treadleonia or shaded four patch.  I finally made a quilt with triangles!  These were the first squares that I actually trimmed after putting them together so that they were the right shape and size in the end.  I quilted one for my mom and used a stitch in the ditch pattern along the diamond edges.

I made a matching sham to go with it.

Quilt #9 Sham

I used this same square to make a quilt for my mother-in-law, but arranged them in a different pattern and used a much different color scheme.  I think I went out of my comfort zone in color, and so did she when she accepted it, but it is a fun quilt!  I chose a more creative  quilting pattern with this one, straight stitching two curved lines in each block, resulting in the formation of circles.

Quilt #10, pieced

This is the quilt top, pieced together, ready for basting.

Quilt #10

This is the quilting up close.

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Aug 18

Sibling and Cousin quilts (4, 5, 6)

Quilt #4, FrontQuilt #4, Back

This crib quilt was made for my baby boy.  I used some of the same fabric as quilt 2 and 3 because I love that the quilts are “siblings” as well. This was the first time I used a quilt pattern, found here,  and also pieced together a backing.  This was also the first time I “stitched in the ditch.”  I didn’t know then how to do mitered corners, and my basting wasn’t great, but my son has yet to complain.  If I were to redo this quilt, I would put the lighter green color in the middle, baste better, cut with more accuracy, and learn how to bind.  But, it’s all about progress, and this is part of my quilting progress.

Quilts 5 and 6 were made for my two nieces.  I made a baby quilt and a twin quilt, made with the same fabric as quilts 2, 3, and 4, with some additional pastels.  This was my first attempt at stippling in a meandering pattern, so they are far from perfect, but made with love.  I love, again, that these two quilts were made from the same fabric as my children’s quilts.  The pattern I used was for fat quarters, and I had no idea what a fat quarter was, so I had to cut my material into fat quarters to make it all work out.  Ever learning!

Baby Quilt Stipple

The first quilt I ever free motion quilted!!!

Quilt #6

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