Monthly Archives: February 2015

Yes, I neglect that blog just as much as this one.  More so, perhaps.  But I did write up a lengthy post on the baby quilt I just finished, and I wanted to share it with you.  I’m really proud of that quilt for a lot of reasons, but especially because it was 100% free.  By that I mean I used fabric that was left over from another project (three quilts for my friend’s triplets).  They are now going on 16, so the fabric had been sitting in my stash for a LONG time.  This quilt took about two years to complete, start to finish.  I had hoped to give it to my grandson for his first birthday, but it wasn’t finished for it :(.  Oh well…that’s the way these things play out sometimes.  I need to take the example of my friend Robin. She’s a quilting machine!  Maybe now that I’m taking a break from college (still working Full Time, though), I’ll have more time for quilting.


Anyway – run over to QTC blog and check out the post on the baby pinwheel quilt.


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Ava Finally Got Her Afghan! No I didn’t send it to Australia! My beautiful Sister in Law brought her family over to see the States and visit us!  Would you just look at this beautiful little girl?  Isn’t she precious?!?!



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This quilt is for my Cousins Gil and Julie.  They have a quilt they love, called Sick Blankie (long story), and wanted to know if I could try to make something that had a similar weight.  They love Camping, so I picked out some great camping themed Fabric from


Because these are curved pieces, they are a pain in the rear to sew together.  Pinning is the key to success!  First I fold each one of the pieces in half, finding the middle and marking it with a pin. For rotary cutting the fabric, I used the Crazy Curves Ruler from Elisa’s Backporch Designs.


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Then I match up the middle pins, then pin the edges, and ease the rest of the curves together.  I sew over the pins because I sew very slowly.  Then clip the curves in the seam allowance and press press press!!!

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Here you can see I have a stack waiting to go under the presser foot! 😀





There’s still a long way to go on this quilt.  I’m going to quilt it with wool batting, trying to imitate the heft of the original Sick Blankie.  I’ll keep posting updates as it comes along.


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OMGosh – I’m so excited to finish this quilt! I started it like a bazillion years ago (15 or so, for real!). Here it is on the new HQ Avante.




It took several weeks to complete, because

I only worked on it every couple of days.






I picked turtle backing, as my daughter loves turtles.  The edge fabric is from my stash.

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Here it is completed.  Folded up on the couch.









A close up of the Feathered hearts, and the corners on the binding.  I am super proud of the corners!









So that’s it. My first finished quilt on the quilting machine!!!

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