Archive for the ‘Quilts 2007’ Category


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.


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.


Sunbonnet Sam

January 15, 2008


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


Antique Stars

December 17, 2007


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!


Antique Stars

December 14, 2007

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


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.


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


Roman Stripes

December 7, 2007


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!




Sneak Peek

October 15, 2007

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



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! 🙂


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.


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?


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.


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!



September 19, 2007

Here I go with pumpkins and leaves again. I couldn’t just stop with the ideas that I had. I came up with some more. Here is one that I think is promising.


I took the pumpkins and enlarged them to make them more important and more in scale with the leaves. This sketch is hand drawn on tracing paper and parts are filled in with marker to test values to be used. I want to play around with the values some more; add in some gradations. Once I get the values figured out I think it will be a lot of fun adding in the color. The overall size is 30 inches square.


WIP Wednesday

September 12, 2007

Progress is slow, but steady on my Robbing Peter to Pay Paul quilt. I am excited to see it all coming together. You can see in this photo how the border will work.


I received a flyer in the mail today selling American Patchwork and Quilting magazine. Inside was a photo of a Robbing Peter to Pay Paul quilt, in red and white! It’s all been done before! They had some other very nice quilts too. I may have to subscribe again.



September 5, 2007

I’m still working on my Pumpkins design and I’m wondering if I can get the quilt done by October 1. I’ve developed the pumpkin design a little farther and come up with a leaf block and layout.


Last time I showed you the three pumpkin designs I had made. I decided that I liked the realism and the curved lines of the one on the right, but I also liked the plumpness and simplicity of the one on the lower left with straight lines. So I am working on combining the two to come up with another. This is a rough sketch I did with Electric Quilt that I think holds promise. Next I need to make a fabric version and see how that looks.


I also played around with a leaf block. A few years ago I made a wall hanging using a block similar to this:


but I thought this time I’d like to add some sweeping movement to the leaves. So I tried adding a few curved lines and came up with this:


Again, I need to make a fabric mock-up, but I am pleased with it so far.

For the quilt layout I’m looking at using a layout that Lynette Jensen has in one of her books, New Collection of Classic Quilts.


The pumpkins and leaves around the edges would be pieced and then appliquéd onto the blank blocks. I’m figuring 12 inch blocks on point and 4 borders for an overall size of 48″x64″.

So now, I have the designs, I have the layout and I have the fabric. Can I get it done by October 1?