Wednesday, April 29, 2009

block-a-day quilt party

I saw this fun idea over at Crazy Mom Quilts
and decided... hey - what's one more

I LOVE using my scraps... so this a
perfect quilt for me!

Basically, all you do is make one 6" nine-patch
each day and by about mid-summer you'll have
enough for THIS:

Want to do it with me??
it'll be fun....

Graduation Quilt

My good friend's daughter is graduating from
high school next month. So this is her gift.

easy, breezy pattern:

(30) 4x5" squares
Frame squares with 2" white muslin
Sashing is 4.5" wide

quilt and bind.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

baby stacked coin

Another baby quilt DONE!
I used flannel and regular cotton scraps to make the stacked coin. White muslin sashing and blue gingham binding. Went together quickly!

Friday, April 24, 2009

She loves her pillow!

Meet Tiffany and her new pillow.

About a year ago, I helped her older brother make a pillow with
his name, and Tiffany REALLY wanted her own pillow.
I was battling a major migraine this morning, so we kept it simple.
Pink on Pink. Of course.

This must be a magic pillow, since Tiffany fell asleep
about 30 minutes after we finished it.
Which was perfect - I was able to wallow quietly in my pain.

Tiffany loves to watch me sew, so after we both got up
(me feeling MUCH better)
we had fun finishing up a baby quilt. I'll post that later.

Thanks, Tiffany for helping!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Sticks, Buttons and String

Here's a fun display idea.....

Monday, April 20, 2009

Did You Know?

I picked up this info at a local quilt shop.
Just thought I'd pass it along to y'all.

Did You Know?

From one fat quarter you can cut …

99 - 2" squares
50 - 2.5" squares
42 - 3" squares
30 - 3.5" squares
20 - 4" squares
16 - 4.5" squares
12 - 5" squares
9 - 6" squares
6 - 6.5" squares

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Another baby quilt!

Another one done!
I LOVE freshly washed, just stippled

Do you think this is manly enough for a boy??

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Denim Quilt

This is the first quilt that Pam made for her son in 1996. It is made from denim obtained from old denim clothing (jeans, skirts, etc.). It has hidden pockets in some of the squares. A flat flannel sheet was used for the backing (with the fitted sheet on his bed).

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Rabbits Prefer Chocolate

Yes, I finished my Rabbits Prefer Chocolate quilt top before Easter, so it is up on my wall being enjoyed -- even though it still needs to be quilted and have the embellishments (button eyes, a couple of ribbon bows, etc.) sewn on. I started it last year before Easter, but got sidetracked by another project (my life story) and never finished it then. Also, I did not enjoy applique as much then as I do now, so it was more fun working on it this time around. The other quilt sisters used pastel colors for the block backgrounds, but I decided to use cream, ecru, off-white, etc. (whatever else you want to call that color). I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

You know it's a cute quilt when....

All your quilt sisters
make the same quilt!

we have all made it
(or almost made it)
Happy Easter!