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Dancing with the 9-Patches

The Dancing 9-Patch quilt top is finished!

051013   (830x1024)It measures 45 1/2″ x 56 1/2″.  I am not sure that the middle border is the best, but I am not going to take it out since this is a charity quilt.

While I was searching through my orphan box for the 9 patches, I came across 7 or 8 string blocks.  The next quilt in this series may be a Dancing String quilt.

However that will be later – right now I have a quilt to bind and a rail fence to sew.

Happy Friday sewing!


Baby Quilt

I have been busy on the third project for April – a baby quilt.

042513   (1024x815)The pattern is called Blockhead Baby Quilt by Allegory Lanham.  It is a free pattern found here on the Moda Bake Shop site.

I am making several changes to this pattern.  My baby quilt will be bigger, the blocks are stacked differently, and I am planning to use fabric marker on the face instead of applique/embroidery.

This quilt needs to be finished by next Tuesday, so I had better get busy.


2012 Finish – Winner’s Bouquet


This pattern is Winner’s Bouquet by Atkinson Designs.  The pattern includes the templates for cutting out the fabric, but the flower applique was my idea and I like it.  I finished the top February 2009, so it was time to get this quilt completed.

Here is a picture of the quilting motifs on the black fabric – feathers & flowers.

This is the second time that I have quilted feathers, so don’t look too close.  The biggest hint that I have for feathers is to slow down.  The HQ Sweet Sixteen has a speed control, so I set it for 25% for the feathers.  Most machine quilting I do is around 40%.

I am off to put the final border on the Urban Chic quilt top.  Talk to you later.


An Almost Finish

This was the plan for today –

BUT with only six more blocks to quilt, I ran out of thread!  I thought that I had another spool of rainbow variegated thread, but that is not the case.  So this project is going on hold until I can get some more.

I will be teaching a pieced curve class at our quilt guild in October, so tomorrow I will work on instructions and a sample.


Black Canyon Quilt Show

I have just returned from my first visit to the Black Canyon Quilt Show.  I am headed back this afternoon to see our guest lecturer – Judy Martin.  There are lots of wonderful quilts to see, but this post is about a funny.

Do you remember the post about this project – the monster growth chart?I made this growth chart to be sold at the boutique with all proceeds benefiting a local charity.   Well it has sold – as a table runner!   Yes, you read correctly – the person who bought this plans to use it as a table runner.

It just tickles my funny bone, but I am glad that the monsters have a good home.

Off to lunch then Judy Martin.