Wednesday, October 21, 2020

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Hope you are having a great weekend. 
I love long Sunday afternoons. 
One of my little quilts 

Cheaters Cloth, Fall Back with a Little Quilt by The Quilt Ladies

Hand applique from cheaters cloth, machine pieced and hand quilted.

Fall Back with a Little Quilt by The Quilt Ladies

Each blocks is 3" x 3" and
Finished quilt is 8" x 8"

From Cheaters Cloth, Fall Back with a Little Quilt by The Quilt Ladies







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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

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On our visit last year to Minnesota, our bed had the quilt on it that Son #2 took to college. The quilt pattern is here for YOU ! 

Red, White and Blue Star Quilt

It's so soft

Red, White and Blue Quilt

Machine pieced and I had it long arm quilted. 

Red, White and Blue Quilt

Looking pretty good for 12 years old.

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Friday, October 9, 2020

Paisley Quilt

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I love paisley fabric and this is my vacation quilt.
I used a very different palette of colors and patterns, it's just fun.
Before the move this is the quilt that I put away here at the condo. Some times, it's nice to cuddle in a quilt no matter what the temperature is outside. 
It's a very simple pattern, a 2 inch center square and then just log cabin around the outside with 1 inch strips.



The finished size is a square 50" x 50" a good size for curling up on the couch. I used a 100% cotton batting and hand quilted.








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Saturday, October 3, 2020

My First Quilt

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This is my first quilt
In the early 80's we moved to Burlington, Iowa, it's in the southeastern corner of the state on the Mississippi River and yes, I learned how to spell Mississippi.

My First Quilt

My First Quilt is all Squares



I had done some blocks, some pillows and then I saw in the paper a class being hosted by the local quilt group. I remember it being expensive and how I agonized over it for days. but, finally signed up.
The teacher was "Liz Porter" at the time she worked for one of the magazines, Better Homes maybe, but is was a wonderful day and I learned so much.

My First Quilt

It was a color class which meant nothing to me at the time, looking at the quilt today I didn't get the whole idea. Liz brought letters to add to each quilt to identify, I used my initials.

First Quilt is all Squares
Hand quilting was so relaxing to me, I had no frame, just a dining room table, pinned it very well and quilted. I checked out library books on how to do everything. The quality of books we have now is crazy different from then.
My First Quil

I was approached to join the quilt group after the class. I think I was a rarity in the group a "new" member. I remember being laughed at when they saw my round corners on the quilt. I love these corners.This is my quilt, I curl up under it daily, it's washed all the time and it's just over 35 years old. It's never looked better to me.

And, if you are in the group in Burlington, IA. I'd love to hear from you ! ! 
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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Little Star Quilt

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My sister pulled out a little quilt I'd sent to her 
few years ago.

Star Quilt

Quilt Measures 14" x 14" 

Star Quilt in Green and Red

Machine pieced and hand quilted

Star Quilt

Each star block is 3" x 3"

Star Quilt






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Thursday, September 17, 2020

Making an Ironing Board

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 I saw this ironing table on pinterest, my pinterest page if you'd like to follow me HERE 

This was very easy ! 


iron board from a tv tray how too

I purchased a 9.00 wooden TV tray

iron board from a tv tray

Took batting, the kind that is used for hot pads, I used 2 layers and an old bath towel folded in half, but you could use just about anything for your top.

how to make an iron board from a tv tray

The table was VERY hard and Husband helped me stable it all around the outside edge.


iron board from a tv tray how to

A great pinterest project ! I'm getting my sewing room just like "I" like !

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Thursday, September 3, 2020

Not Finished Quilt But USED all the Time

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I hate to say, but, I use this quilt and it's not finished... it's been SO long that is SO flat

Blue and White Flowered Quilt

I even put the binding on it, 

Blue and White Flowered Quilt Top

because it fits a table I have and having it on it makes me happy. It measures about 40" x 40" 

Blue and White Flowered Quilt

It's machine pieced 

Blue and White Flowered Quilt Top

and Not hand quilted YET ! 
Some day??? Maybe??

I'm showing the back, it's been washed a number of times, I use a 1/4" seam allowance always, you never know what your quilts will be doing for you.



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Monday, August 24, 2020

Free Star Quilt Pattern for YOU to Make

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 Son #2's Graduation quilt from 2000, the quilts been used and loved.
This has always been a favorite pattern of mine.
And, before you ask, I don't know the name,

Finished block size 14" x 14" 

Star Quilt Pattern Block Tutorial



Cutting for ONE Block

Cut 1 Blue - 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"
Cut 4 White - 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"

Cut 2 Black - 2 7/8" x 2 7/8" 
Cut 2 Blue - 2 7/8" x 2 7/8"
Make Triangles

Make into 9-patch 

Cut 4 Red - 2 1/2" x 6 1/2"
Cut 12 White - 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"

Cut 6 White - 2 7/8" x 2 7/8" 
Cut 6 Blue - 2 7/8" x 2 7/8"
Make Triangles


Cut 4 Lt. Blue - 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"



Sew as shown



star quilt pattern for graduation


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