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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!

I had a yard of fabric with small floral and foliage print and did not know what to do with it until I found two others to match it perfectly.

So I made this baby quilt, a rail fence pinwheel.  I stippled over the quilt with a meandering pattern using green cotton thread:

Rail Fence Pink and Green Pinwheel Quilt

Quilt 24 meandering

The back of the pink and green pinwheel quilt.

I loved this pattern a lot, but wanted to try it with a different color scheme.  Since I was pregnant, I thought I would make one for the new baby.

rail fence pinwheel baby quilt

This is the first time I had made a scrappy binding, and I think I like the effect.  I used several fat quarters for this, as well as a series of coordinating fabrics.  The quilting was done in a larger meandering pattern than I normally do, and this time I did quilt it with red thread!  I’m so crazy!

Alternating nine patch quilt

With these same fabrics, I also made a simple nine square quilt, again quilted with red cotton thread.  After taking this picture, I decided to take apart the binding, make it narrower, and sew it back on.  I like the white binding, and I think it goes well with this quilt, but as seen in this picture, it was just too thick and the corners weren’t right.

Quilt 26, the backI love the fabric that I bought for the back.  I’m not big into buying all coordinating fabrics, but this one screamed “BUY ME!” so I did.  This quilt went to a neighbor who had her baby two weeks after mine.

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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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