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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

 

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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.

We are having 2 babies in our family this year, and a co-worker is pregnant, too.

One pattern and color way is going to work for 2 of the quilts. The 3rd baby we just found out about, so I have some time.

The pattern is by Elizabeth Hartman (Ohfransson.com) and is called Fancy Forest.

Our niece is not going to find out her baby’s gender and my co-worker is having a boy. I think green, grey, and yellow is gender neutral. I had a great time picking out the fabrics with the ladies at Cupcake Fabric and Quilts on Spring, Texas. It’s a lovely little shop with a delightful collection of fabric.

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Sorry for the quality of the bunny photo, late in the day camera phone photo. So far, I have made foxes, bunnies, and owls. This afternoon, I tackle hedgehogs.

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I’m just getting around to posting my Festival pictures. I didn’t take as many photos as in years past. I was a little distracted with family issues, though there were many beautiful quilts on display. I tried to take pictures of those quilts I was really struck by, but that may not have won a ribbon. Apparently, I was especially drawn to the Japanese quilters work this year.

Here are some of the quilts I really liked:

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“Souvenir” by Maiko Ogawa Itabashi-ku of Tokyo Japan. Represents the Houston skyline.

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“Guardians in the Jade Vine” by Ruth Bloomfield of Queensland, Australia. As you can see, this one was a ribbon winner.

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“Like Cinderella” by Yukiko Maruhama Kita-ku of Okayama-City, Japan.

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“Sometimes Friendship Can be Sticky” by Barbara Dahlberg of Crofton, Maryland.

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“Shower Trees” was the name given to the entire set of eight quilts…all by Kathy Nakajima of Tokyo, Japan.

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And, finally, this masterpiece was also a ribbon winner. The first time I walked past, the quilter was talking about the quilt. This was her FIRST quilt. It was magnificent. In the photo on the bottom, you can see the little log cabin blocks from the border. I think the strips might be 1/4″ finished width. Crazy! I believe she said it took her 4 years to finish. “Why Not?” by Angela Petrocelli of Prescott Valley, Arizona.

As always, there were SO many fabulous quilts on display, it can feel a little overwhelming.

Thanks for stopping by!


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