Archive for March, 2010


Quilts for Kids

March 29, 2010


On my design wall this morning I have the Quilts for Kids kit that I received from Downy Touch of Comfort. For information on Quilts for Kids see their web page.

All of the fabric in my kit arrived pre-cut. The red and yellow fabrics were cut in strips so all I had to do to assemble the 4-patches was sew the yellow strips each to a red strip,cut them into 2-patches and then sew two 2-patches together to make 4-patches. Then I sewed the 4-patches to the green fabric. I’ll sew on the borders later today and it will be ready for quilting. Quick and Easy!!

The interesting thing for me about this project is that I would never have chosen to put together those fabrics. So it has been interesting for me to see them come together and work so well.

Another neat thing about this project is that you can go to the Downy Website and read the stories behind the quilts as they go from quilter to kids. They make for interesting reading and just maybe I’ll be able to read about the child that receives my quilt.

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Quilts for Kids


Frogs and Dragonflies

March 24, 2010

This cute baby quilt features pieced frogs and appliqué dragonflies.


I quilted it with the pantograph Feelin’ Groovy by Heart and Soul Quilts.



T’s Quilt

March 22, 2010

My daughter T and I have been working on this quilt together.


We finally got the borders on and are ready to quilt it!!


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T’s Quilt



March 19, 2010

I had a great afternoon yesterday bowling with my kids!


With the bumpers and a slide to roll her ball down, my daughter was able to beat us all!!


What fun!!



March 18, 2010

One of my customers made this cute quilt with pink elephants. IMG_5143



I did some simple meandering and freehand roses for the quilting. The elephant embroidery designs are called Elepinks.


Another Binding

March 15, 2010

IMG_5133 I’m working on replacing another binding on an antique quilt. This quilt was also made by Leta Rauch in the mid 1920’’s. It features a 25 Patch block alternating with a blank block. The border is made up of Improved Four Patch.


Leta used the same orange and blue patches in the centers of all of the 25 Patches and in the border blocks and scrap fabrics alternate with white in the remainder of the blocks.She hand quilted Xs in the centers of all of the blocks.


She quilted a feathered wreath in the center of each of the blank blocks… which, unfortunately, you cannot see very well in this photo.


I also added an embroidered label to the back of this quilt.

As someone commented in my last post, the quilt is exquisite in it’s simplicity!


WIP Wednesday

March 12, 2010

Sh-h-h-h! Don’t tell anyone it is really Friday…

Another project I have in the works is a binding replacement on one of my antique quilts.


This quilt was made by Leta Rauch, probably in the 1920s sometime. It is completely pieced and quilted by hand. Leta did exquisite hand work. There is a variety of very difficult patterns in the quilt; all masterfully pieced.

 IMG_5123-1 IMG_5124-1   IMG_5126-2 The blank blocks are each quilted with a feathered wreath and the border also is feathered.


I feel lucky to have her quilt in my collection.