Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Texas Row by Row

My daughter is currently  living in Texas. The summer of 2017 she visited 6 quilt shops near her and got Free patterns and purchased  kits to make the rows. I sewed the quilt top and had it machine quilted. Carolyn did an awesome job! Hopefully,  when my daughter looks at this quilt which will be a wall hanging she will have good memories of her time in Texas and visiting the 6 different shops. 
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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Chevron batik

I made this quilt during a sew along with Alyssa Thomas of Penguin & Fish. It is a Christa Watson pattern. I had saved batiks for quite a while but never really knew what to do with them. I found the perfect pattern..Christa's Charming Chevron quilt. I haven't decided how I will quilt it.

Temperature Blanket

I made this temperature blanket for my sister. It depicts the temperatures of 2017 usually the high temperature of the day.From 30 degrees to 90 I used 5-degree increments. Below 30  degrees I used 10-degree increments. According to the temperature blanket only 3 days we had temperatures above 85 degrees. The beginning of the year we only had 3 degrees that the high temperature was below zero.  I would like to make another temperature blanket but would try a different stitch. I used the stockinette stitch for this blanket. Knit 1 Row, Purl 1 Row.

18" Dog Pillow cover

I made this 18"  envelope pillow for my daughter who has 3 dogs,  a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, a Husky and a St. Bernard. I think it would be a great Mother's Day gift from the pups to their "mom." I used a panel for the words.

Ohio Star Version

Look closely! No 2 blocks are the same. Some have the same pattern but different fabrics. I did many quarter square triangles. My daughter has claimed this quilt.
This quilt took over a year to make.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Road Sign pillows

These road signs are for a great nephews bedroom. He is getting new bedding and stickers for his room. Figuring out how to design the STOP pillow form was very interesting. I now know how to draw an Octagon. Each new project should be a learning experience.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Match Quilt

 I like making "Match Quilts." Some people refer to them as I SPY quilts.This one's squares are only 4 inches whereas an earlier one I used 6-inch squares.

With this quilt
1) Match the blocks (two of each)
2) Identify what is in the blocks.
3) Find the 2 blocks that don't have matches.
Something fun!