Archive for the ‘Quilts 2007’ Category

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Blogger’s Quilt Festival

April 19, 2009

Amy has organized the first annual Blogger’s Quilt Festival. What a great idea. Thanks Amy!

I’d like to share Sue’s Lone Star as my entry into the show.

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It was made as a wedding gift for my SIL and was completed in 2007. Debra Spincic pieced the star for me and I added the borders and quilted it. IMG_2370

Sue’s Lone Star is 80” x 100”. It is constructed of commercial cotton fabrics, Quilter’s Dream Puff batting and cotton threads. It is machine pieced and machine quilted.

IMG_2363IMG_2362Thanks for stopping and I hope that you enjoy the rest of the show.

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Sunbonnet Sam

January 15, 2008

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I quilted this quilt last November for a gentleman that had received the quilt top on the occasion of his birth; 75 years ago. He was very happy with the quilt and sent this poem back to me.

The Saga of Sunbonnet Sam

Sunbonnet Sam is quite a guy.

He’s kind of bold and kind of shy.

He’ll kiss the girls and make them cry.

 

Then hide behind that big old hat

And say, “Oh no, I didn”t do that!”

“Maybe it was the Cheshire Cat.”

 

And then he’ll smile, and then he’ll say;

“Might have been that kid in the hay.”

“Little Boy Blue who loves to play.”

 

“How about Jack who rolls down hills?”

“He might kiss a girl for a thrill.”

“If not him, I don’t know who will.”

 

“But don’t blame me just cause I’m here.”

His hat pulled down over his ears;

No one can see the smile that’s there.

 

Girls talk it over, then agree,

It wasn’t all that bad, so you see,

Didn’t have to steal; could’a got one free.

 

Paul K. Dugan

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Antique Stars

December 17, 2007

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I wasn’t very happy with the stars as I was working on this first set of them. The fabrics just didn’t seem to be working the way I wanted them to. But after I got them together, hung them up on the wall and stood back from them I liked them again. Isn’t it funny how that happens?!

By the way, my blog reader  found all of my links. So I am in the circuit again!

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Antique Stars

December 14, 2007

Since I finished the Roman Stripes quilt I figure I can start another quilt!

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I decided to make a twin size version of the Antique Stars pattern from Calico Carriage Quilt Designs. The printed fabrics are from Moda. The white is a white on white from Moda also.

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This will make a great quilt for Christina’s bed. She loves pinks and purples!

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Roman Stripes

December 7, 2007

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Roman Stripes is officially finished!! On every project it seems the last 5% takes the longest to finish. I consider the label and the rod pocket the last 5%. I can piece a whole quilt in less time than it takes for me to get those two jobs done. It’s not that they are so difficult but that I procrastinate!! By the way, for those of you reading this from a feed, I have published a new banner on my blog using photos of Roman Stripes. Visit my blog and take a look. Enjoy the photos and have a great weekend!

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Sneak Peek

October 15, 2007

I have my Roman Stripes lap quilt on the table right now. Here is a sneak peek.

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Half way through I had the idea of using a variegated thread for those feathers; pinks, greens and oranges. Wouldn’t that have been yummy?! Maybe another time…

Have a great day! 🙂

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WIP Wednesday

October 10, 2007

Woo-hoo! Robbing Peter to Pay Paul is completely pieced. Now it is going into the line-up for the quilting table. I’m looking forward to quilting it.

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Since I finished up that top I took some time yesterday to clean the Viking and install a new needle. I’m not sure how often I am supposed to do that but I try to do it every time I finish a project. How often do y’all replace your needles in your DSM?

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I made a little progress on Autumn Jewels this week too. I made up the necessary templates and I pieced the first leaf. As I was assembling it I was a little frustrated, thinking that it was not going to work. But now that the first one is together I think that the pattern works fine. I just need to think about the seam allowances and decide which direction I want each one to lay. I also have quite a bit of bulk under the stem of the leaf from the seams on both sides of it. I may have to figure out a way around that.

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I didn’t really get a lot accomplished this week but finishing up the Robbing Peter to Pay Paul top makes me feel like I accomplished a lot!