Fall Wallhanging

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I just finished this top. It needs quilting and binding. I hope it’s done before Thanksgiving.

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My Love Note Quilt

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I just finished hanging this new quilt I made for Valentine’s Day. I need to finish hand quilting the empty spaces between the envelopes but I wanted to get it up so that I could enjoy it this week. The pattern comes from the Missouri Star Quilt Co and their quick video tutorials on You Tube.

Round Robin: Round 7

This was a fun 9 months of working on fellow quilters quilts. I am however ready to be done. I was glad of the opportunity to get to know several of my ladies in a deeper way through out the time. Here is the last of the quilts before I get mine back.

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Here is the quilt as I received it.

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Here is the starting center.

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Here is the box of fabric that was sent along to everyone.

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I added the plain green as a stopping border and to tie the green back into the quilt. I like how it finished.

My Silent Auction Quilt

I won this unfinished 1930’s fabric small quilt top at the PAQA quilt show in April. I was thrilled with the pattern, Grandmother’s Garden, it’s one of my favorites.  There was a hole in it and it is stained in a couple places but I didn’t care. I cut it down slightly to go on my one wall and used the cut off parts to patch the hole. I then sandwiched it and hand quilted it over the last month. Here is the final piece. I also made coaster with the scraps.

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Below are the before pictures:

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I replaces a pink hexagon with a different fabric but it blends in nicely, I think.

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I loved it so much I immediately put it on the wall. You can see the hole here in the pink flower.

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This picture is kind of scary for me. It took a lot for me to cut it up and square it. If I’d had more time it would have been nice to finish it as is.

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Last pictures is of the sandwiching process and being ready to quilt. I didn’t frame it or anything. I just pinned it and quilted it in my lap.

My Finished Quilts

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This quilt I started at the last summer quilting retreat in 2015. I finally quilted and bound the edge. I believe the pattern is called Summer in the Park.

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I’ve posted this before but it is completely finished now. (and a personal favorite)

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I also posted this one and same thing; it is quilted and bound and ready for sale.

The August retreat will be upon me soon. I have to figure out what I want to start and get fabrics together to enjoy my 3 days with the 50+ ladies. Should be fun.

Round Robin: Round 6

Round Robin Quilt 5

Here’s the quilt I received to put the 6th row on.

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Here’s the stash we are working from.

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There were a bunch of 1/2 triangles left from the center so I put those all together and add the green. It seems rather busy to me but I hope my fellow quilter enjoys it. There one more row to go.

Round Robin: Round 5

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Here is the quilt as I received it from the last quilter. I’m just amazed at how different each one is. This reminds me of a fun Mexican Restaurant’s  color scheme. It should end up being a queen size.

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Here is the pile of fabric that was sent along with it.

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My round was 4 or 9 patch, so I added the green border and took a stripe fabric she had in her pile and turned it into a 9 patch cheater and added scraps of flowers to the corners. I hope she likes it.

My Re-organization of Fabrics

It took me about 2 1/2 months, working in my spare time, to finish up my quilt fabric organization. I’m so happy with how it turned out. I have several items to get quilted and then on to creating more wonderful things.

First I’ll show some before pictures:

These are the 2 basic shelves I had and all my fabrics were in these boxes labeled with color or themes of the fabrics.

I purchased acid free comic book backs from EBay to wrap my fabrics in. I had to order several times to have enough. I cut them in half for my fat quarters and half yard pieces. I also got boxes from Costco to cut down to hold the smaller bundles of fabrics. I didn’t want to buy anything I didn’t have to so cut down and turned my banker boxes on their sides to see what I have.

So after some thought, I placed my fat quarters and small bundles in front of the larger fabric lengths of the same color or theme. It’s worked out well. I have a shelf of backing fabrics and a shelve of favorite fabrics.

I hope you are inspired. This exercise has shown me I do not have to buy fabric for a loooong time. LOL.

Round Robin- Round 4

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Here is what I received from the previous quilter. I love the camping theme and the colors. The owner of this quilt is hoping for a queen size quilt for her motor home. I just love what the last girl did, I was very inspired by the trees and the mini trees that fill in the space.

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Here is the pile of fabrics sent along by the owner.

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4th Round is the use of triangles. I had something completely different in mind before reading our instructions for the month. Here’s what I came up with after looking on Pinterest and a little meditation. Mountains with blue sky and suns in the corners. I was adventurous and made my own paper piecing pattern for the suns rays and then hand appliqued the body of the sun in the corner. I hope the owner likes it, I sure do. It’s given me great inspiration for our next Round Robin, if our group does it again.

Enjoy!

 

Quick Preview

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For a Christmas present to myself I decided to organize my fabric stash so that I could see what I have. My quilt group did an organizing presentation in the fall and that got me thinking. First pictures is how I was currently sorting my fabrics. Each box is color or theme labeled. It worked okay because I haven’t been doing much.

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So here’s the start. I’m folding and measuring my fabrics and turning my boxes on their sides. I’m almost done and will do a full post soon.