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Monday, September 23, 2013

Christmas Quilt

Here is my Joy Sampler Christmas Quilt all finished.  I'm really happy with the way it turned out.  It's a Fons and Porter pattern. 
This is a panel that came with a kit.  I decided to make it a quilt on it's own and use the other fabrics for the finishing fabrics for another redwork quilt.  I have some colonial girl redwork squares I've been working on for quite awhile and they will work great!
Let quilting help you make someone smile! 

Saturday, September 14, 2013

New Table Runner and Quilt

 Rabbit Redwork.  The pattern was for a table runner, but I called it a wall hanging.  Couldn't bear to put it on the table and have something spilled on it!  A fun project from BareRoots Company.  I tried to hand quilt it ----turned out to be utility stitches!

This is another Yellow Brick Road using the  Fat quarters that I won at the retreat with the gals from DFW Gang.  Plus one of the winners gave me hers.  (Total = 90 FQs!)  So I'm using them all for Project Linus YBR quilts.  Such fun!

I'm working on a selvage edge quilt and it is such fun.  I showed a picture of the blocks the other day.  Well, I have all the blocks done and have started to put it together.  I need to find some fabric to use for the sashings.  Probably a black and white dot or stripe. Have to see what's in the black fabric box!

Weather is starting to cool down just a little bit.  Maybe it's my imagination or wishful thinking, but it seems like in the cooler mornings,  it feels a little bit like fall.  I love fall and can't wait for it each year.

Let quilting help you make someone smile!


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Selvage Edge Quilt Blocks

These are two blocks that I have been making for another selvage edge quilt.  Twelve blocks are covered completely covered with selvage edges and 24 blocks are only covered one-half of the way, making half-square triangle blocks.  The pattern for the quilt will be Old Maid blocks.

The pattern is from the book:  "Quilts from the Selvage Edge" by Karen Griska.  It has some neat patterns in it for selvage edges.  This is the second quilt from the book that I have made.

I'm also working on a train quilt for my hubby for Christmas.  He has quite a bit of train things and really enjoys trains.  It starts with panel and has matching fabric for the rest of it.  I try to work on it while he is not here.  But then I got to thinking,   he's going to quilt it, so maybe I'll have to give him just the top for his Christmas present!

I also have three embroidery quilts going------I work on those during Sit and Sew on Tuesdays.  Nice to have some pick-up work.

Let quilting help you make someone smile!