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Friday, April 28, 2017

Joyce's scrappy postage stamp quilts


Joyce made these nice postage stamp quilts as a charity project.



Kept it simple with a feathered swirl.


This one I did some squares.



Swirls and stars on this one.


Thanks Joyce! what a fun way to use up scraps!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Connie's embroidered baby quilt


Connie embroidered this adorable baby quilt.


Swirls and a loop-in-a-leaf design all over this one.


Cute froggy!


Thanks Connie!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Embroidered Minions


Peggy made this adorable Minions quilt with her embroidery machine.


I filled in the blocks with double bubbles and an edgy feather.


I outlined the minions and added some flames around each one.



Turned out pretty adorable. Thanks Peggy!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Jessica's- More baby quilts


Christine made this really adorable log cabin quilt. Love the color layout!


I did an all-over swirl-flower-paisley design.


You can see much better on her purple back.


Jessica made this pinwheel baby quilt in Lilly Pulitzer fabrics.


I did an all-over design inside and made a nice double scalloped border.


It's nice when your borders are already marked!


Here is another baby quilt with some adorable animal charm squares.


I kept is simple and gender-neutral with some feathered swirls.


Thanks Jessica and Christine! Loved quilting these super adorable baby quilts!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Twirling Hexagons


This quilt is one my family made for a cousin. So, I had a hand in piecing this one together. The hexagon blocks are made by strip piecing and cutting out triangles, then sewing them together in half hexagons. Like this.


I gave the pinwheels some spin and did swirls in the center. For the border, I did a feather on each side of the little pieced strip. And in that I made a simple loop in each piece.


Swirls here to make them spin!


I used a pink thread to match the border and it blended in with the flowery prints too.


The feathers filled in the angled spaces on the sides really well.

This was a fun one to make, and to quilt!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Relay for Life baby quilts


The local Relay for Life steak supper and auction is quite the event around here. I had several of these colored scrappy improve pieced blocks laying around and thought I could sew them up into a couple of baby quilts real quick to put on the auction.


And I wanted to try out my new circle templates, so I got a bit fancy.


I switched to a pink thread and did a heart pattern in the pink areas.


And the blue one is pretty much the same.


I did blue swirls in this one.


My 'blocks' are 10 inches unfinished, 9.5 in finished. So these quilts are about 28 inches square.


I bound them with some leftover coordinating binding pieces I had laying around. 

Friday, April 7, 2017

Lori's Barns


Lori put this neat Barn quilt panel together and had me quilt it.


In the borders I did loops and a feather.


She requested that I outline the barns, so it is hard to see the quilting in here.



The back. The best part is that she donated her quilt to a Relay for Life Auction.  Thanks Lori!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Lilly Pulitzer quilt


Jessica has made another one of these Lilly Pulitzer quilts. I just love looking at these fabrics. So do my kiddos!


I quilted an all-over design with giant swirls and petals.


Can you find any animals?




The back. Thanks Jessica!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Jessica's baby quilts


More baby quilts from Jessica.


Bears and foxes.


Went with this undulating design.


My kids loved the farm fabrics in this one.


I did an all-over with double bubbles and a leaf/loop design.


And no quilt pile from Jessica would be complete if there wasn't a Lilly Pulitzer in the mix!


Such fun fabrics!


Flowers, swirls and leaves.

Thanks Jessica!!