Fall Wall Hanging

This fall wall hanging measures about 24 inches square. I bought the pumpkin fabric last fall and thought this was a good project for it. It was a larger print and I didn’t want to cut it up too small. I quilted it with a yellow and orange variegated thread in a meander pattern. I used a green variegated thread for the binding.

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I finished this baby quilt today for a lady at church. She is due next month with her second girl. I knew I wanted to make something modern this time. Something similar to a coin quilt. With this one I added an inch to the sashing fabric each time I added a strip so that it gradually gets wider. I think next time I will add a little more. It is hard to tell to me. I used some fabric squares from the Hello Betty line made by Moda. I bought the charm pack a while back and have been waiting for the right time to use it. The back of the quilt is some Noah’s Ark material that I have a few yards of. I have used it a few times for the back of baby quilts. I hope she likes it.

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Just thought I would add a picture of my boy from his football game the other night. He sacked the quarterback. Way to go Tyler!!!

Love Wall Hanging

I posted recently about a WIP. It is now finished. It took me a day to really think about where I wanted to go. My original vision just wasn’t panning out. Usually I don’t have this problem. A BIG Thank you to those of you who posted helpful ideas. I went kind of quilting crazy on it though. It is for a swap partner who lives in Oklahoma. I hope she loves it.

Projects in the Works

I am designing some quilt patterns for My Quilting Buddies online quilt guild. We have a jelly roll swap were we swap 10 strips per partner. I thought it would be great to have some FREE PATTERNS for people to use with these 2 1/2 inch strips. I have searched the internet for some free patterns and haven’t come across many. I am also going to create some quilt patterns using 5 inch charms from charm packs. We have a swap for this also. We swap 10 5 inch squares per partner.

Here is a scrappy friendship star quilt I am making a free pattern for.

Hopefully I will get some time soon to create the directions and put them in down loadable PDF format.

Happy Sewing.

T-Shirt Quilt, Christmas Wall Hanging, & Handmade Christmas Ornaments

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I mailed off this beauty this morning to North Carolina. It is twin sized. I quilted in the sashing using a stencil. It is the first stencil I have ever used. I used a white pencil to mark on the black material. It turned out pretty good. It didn’t take as long as I thought it would. So I will definitely try it again. I have one more t-shirt quilt to finish up this week and get in the mail by Wednesday. I will be up late this week. :) I am a glutton for punishment. At least I am getting paid to make them.

I also made a Christmas wall hanging over the last couple of weeks. It turned out so cute. I didn’t want to mail it off to my partner. My Quilting Buddies had a swap using this pattern. Three of us signed up to swap. I would love to make more of them for gifts. If only there were 28 hours in a day. :)

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I was playing around with some pellon and made these Christmas ornaments. All the fabric is from my scrap bin. It was nice to use up some small pieces. The third ornament is the edges I cut off to make the modern Christmas tree ornament. I stitched them together and thought they looked like a bell. Why waste it right? I stitched a zig zag stitch so that it would look like garland to give it a little more interest.

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These Christmas ornaments I made for a swap on My Quilting Buddies. I added the glitter to the fabric.

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I clipped the edges of this one like a rag quilt. Gave it a handmade look.

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This is what I have been up too for the past few weeks. The reason why I haven’t been on the computer or posting. This time of year is so hectic. Last night I finally was able to get the ornaments on the trees. We put the trees up a week ago. Just haven’t had time to decorate them. We have one in the den where we open our presents. We put one in the living room in front of the window. It looks so pretty from the road. We got that tree at a yard sale very cheap. It was from the 70’s. It is all plastic. No fake needles falling on the floor like our other tree. LOL. I decorated  it with all handmade ornaments. I will have to take a picture. They are so pretty.

Nature’s Best Quilt Contest

I entered this quilt in the Nature’s Best Quilt Contest on Quilting Gallery. I made this quilt, which is now named Frogman’s Adventures, a few years ago for my cousin Jeffrey. He was only two at the time. His dad is in the Navy. I came across the frog fabric and knew it would be perfect for his quilt. I made the pattern for the sail boats. The are fused on using Wonder Under. I zig-zagged the edges with rainbow variegated thread. The waves are blue ric-rac.

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You can vote on the quilts from September 26th through October 4th. So vote for me. You can only vote once.

Kaleidoscope Quilt

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I’m not sure if I have ever blogged on Fabricmom about the kaleidoscope quilt that I made a few years back for my great grandmother. Tim got me the kaleidoscope  ruler for Christmas one year. Can’t remember which year. The ruler is great. It made cutting the material so easy. At the time my sewing skills weren’t quite up to par. If you look closely at the bottom right hand corner of the quilt you can see where the blocks don’t match up. It is a queen sized quilt. I was too tired to take it apart to try to fix it and didn’t really know how back then. I was sure gramma would still be happy with it. Needless to say I haven’t used the ruler again sense. I think I will have to get it out and make a mini quilt with it. Here is a picture of the lap quilt that I made for her with the left over material.

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