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One of our nieces had a baby boy last week. I have had a quilt picture pinned for a couple years, that I just loved. The link led to a website that couldn’t connect, so there was no pattern available. My version is not exactly the same as my inspiration, but I do really like how it turned out.

We were able to gift the quilt in person this week. Mom and baby are doing well and he is cute as a little button.

The colors in the photo on the right aren’t really true…it was a cloudy day and I took the picture of the back indoors. I have had that frog and turtle fabric in my stash for years and finally had a good excuse to use it. The rest of the backing is pieced from leftovers from the quilt top…which is white, blue, green, and a gray/blue/white small patterned fabric.

This is the photo from Pinterest. It is from a website called stitchedcustomquilts.com, according to the pin…whoever designed this quilt – it is lovely. I left off the little pinwheels as I was already working with small blocks and didn’t feel up to making a 3.5 in pinwheel block.

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Thanks for stopping by!

Lori

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I have had a few finishes since my last blog post…but this is my latest.

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The blocks for this quilt have been sitting in my closet for YEARS! I was part of a group in Dallas, TX, for a few years. We made 12 inch blocks in a round robin way. My block is the center of the quilt. I also added the top right and bottom left blocks, so I had enough to fill out the layout.

Earlier this year, I took a longarm class…this is my 3rd longarm quilted quilt.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are enjoying all the beautiful quilts in Amy’s Blogger Quilt Festival!

Lori

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This little cutie is my first finish for 2018. It was made for our niece’s new baby girl who was born January 4, 2018. Big Disney fans – grandma requested pastels and either Dumbo or Peter Pan. The Dumbo block is from Fandom in Stitches . It is a 16 inch-block. The 8-inch star pattern is from Quilter’s Cache and the 4-inch pinwheels are from EQ7, I believe.

Next up, a UFO…I had some blocks from a quilt-a-long from a Flickr group that Old Red Barn Co. started oh-so-long-ago.  A group I belong to is having an on-line auction, and I’d like to contribute something, but I’m slow, so it needs to be something I can finish rather quickly. I had 12 blocks that I trimmed to 14 inches.

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It’s not a great photo; the blocks are over-lapping and this is only 6 of the 12, but I love the colors. I think the top will need a thin solid border between the blocks and an outer border.

Thanks for stopping by – Lori

 

It’s that time of year!  The Blogger’s Quilt Festival has all kinds of quilty eye candy just waiting for you to go and take a look!

My entry is 20170912_140737This pattern is from Missouri Quilt Company . I made the quilt top a couple of years ago, but hadn’t finished the quilt. My mother-in-law was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and I wanted her to have a little piece of comfort and beauty from my husband and me, so I pulled this out and finished it up to send to her.

Thank you for stopping by to visit my blog!

Happy New Year! I have been so slack in my blogging because I have been very slack in my quilting.

Our niece had a little boy in September. I finally finished her quilt this week. I’m pleased with the way it turned out.

My quilt holder was at work when I took the photos, so I apologize for the first one. I stretched as far as I could to try to get the entire quilt in frame. The scheme for the baby’s room is navy, teal, and coral…southwestern. The big “G” in the upper left hand corner is my first time with trapunto. I should have maybe quilted a little more on the inside of the “G”, but it is what it is, now. It wings its way across the country  tomorrow.

I hope to have a lot more finishes this year. I have 2 or 3 finished tops that I could quilt…and, of course, the UFO pile is big.

May you have a prosperous, healthy, happy 2017!

The sister of our niece who got the forest quilt is also pregnant. She is due in September. Her colors are navy, teal, and coral. They are having a boy and are decorating with a Southwestern theme. My husband and I thought a quilt with some kind of feather theme would be cool. We scoured the internet and finally found a picture of a feather tattoo that we liked. The tattoo was done by a Puerto Rican artist named Krystel Ivannie. I hope she doesn’t mind that we used her work as our starting point.

I found some great fabrics at Fabric Chicks in Minden, NV. I also added a couple pieces from my stash.

This afternoon we traced our pattern on to freezer paper, Misty Fused our fabric, cut the pieces out, put them down on our background fabric, stuck them down, trimmed the background, added some interest to opposing corners, and had ourselves a quilt top!

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The machine stitching of the applique needs to be done, but I think what we have so far looks great!

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I used a little flange of coral in the corners…it isn’t wonky like it looks in the picture. It just needs to be pressed a little better.

I hope you are having a great summer. Thanks for visiting my little blog!

Our niece had her baby on May 5…a Cinco de Mayo baby. I wasn’t finished with her quilt, yet, but I finished it this past Friday and off it went to it’s new home on Saturday.

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I’m very happy with the way it turned out. The pattern is by Elizabeth Hartman and is called Fancy Forest. You can find it at her website Oh Fransson . This is the small size. The full size is 4 quadrants, the small size is 1 quadrant. It was fun to see the little animals come together.

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