Two completed quilts and more

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Projectcrib quilt
Size:
Approx. 35″ X 35″
Reference/Pattern: 
 Fat Quarter Baby: 20 Crib Quilts for Bundles of Joy! by It’s Sew Emma Patterns
Designed by:
It’s Sew Emma Patterns
Constructed by:
Barbara Wolff, Newton, IA
Quilted by:
Barbara Wolff
Completed:
 2017
Techniques Used
Machine piecing and quilting.
Notes: Gift for new baby

 

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Projectcrib quilt
Size:
Approx. 30 1/2″ X 38 1/2″
Reference/Pattern: 
 Fat Quarter Baby: 20 Crib Quilts for Bundles of Joy! by It’s Sew Emma Patterns
Designed by:
It’s Sew Emma Patterns
Constructed by:
Barbara Wolff, Newton, IA
Quilted by:
Barbara Wolff
Completed:
 2017
Techniques Used
Machine piecing and quilting.
Notes: Gift for new baby

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A striped fabric for the next quilt class at church.

 

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This looks more complicated than it is. If any one wants to make this, here’s what to do:

Get about 1 1/2 yds of a stripe. This will get you a table runner. Keep the fabric folded as it comes off the bolt. Make sure stripes that are alike line up the whole cut of the fabric.  Cut ten and a half inch strips. From the strips, cut ten and a half inch squares. Cut the squares into Quarter Triangle Squares. Separate the triangles into two piles: one with horizontal stripes and one with vertical stripes. Form new squares with four horizontal triangles and new squares with four vertical squares. Arrange as seen above.

I had made two mistakes. On the first cut of fabric, I didn’t line up like stripes before cutting.  The stripes in some blocks don’t match up. Went back to the quilt shop and bought more fabric. As you can see, the stripes in some of the blocks match up nicely. I had an easier time lining up like stripes by folding the fabric the other way -cut ends together. It’s a little wonky in places, but I like it. The stripes are pretty busy, so the blocks that are off may not be noticed. It’s going to stay in my sewing room anyway. I’m thinking of putting a border on.

 

 

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Pillowcases for my sister’s birthday.

 

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Made this key fob designed by Lazy Girl Designs. You can wear it on your wrist to carry the house key when you go for a walk.

 

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For one of my birthdays, my sister made these quilted trivets for me. She gave me whatever fabric she had left and I made tea cozies.

 

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I’m going through these books again to learn about color and composition. I’d like to work the lessons in the top and bottom books.

 

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Completed Quilts and Class

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Projectcrib quilt
Size:
Approx. 38 1/2″ X 42 1/2″
Reference/Pattern: 
 Fat Quarter Baby: 20 Crib Quilts for Bundles of Joy! by It’s Sew Emma Patterns
Designed by:
It’s Sew Emma Patterns, “Claire”
Constructed by:
Barbara Wolff, Newton, IA
Quilted by:
Barbara Wolff
Completed:
 2016
Techniques Used
Machine piecing and quilting. Gift for new baby.

 

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Projectcrib quilt
Size:
Approx. 38 1/2″ X 42 1/2″
Reference/Pattern: 
 Fat Quarter Baby: 20 Crib Quilts for Bundles of Joy! by It’s Sew Emma Patterns
Designed by:
It’s Sew Emma Patterns, “Claire”
Constructed by:
Barbara Wolff, Newton, IA
Quilted by:
Barbara Wolff
Completed:
 2016
Techniques Used
Machine piecing and quilting. Gift for new baby.

 

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The class was a good time, but I was exhausted and had a splitting headache. I think that’s because I didn’t finish my usual allotment of coffee.

The class was scheduled 8-4 but went an extra hour. Our goal was to have everyone go home with a finished product and if that didn’t happen, we’d schedule another time to help them finish. The cutting of the fabric took the longest for everyone. Everyone reached the basting part, and one lady had her’s quilted.

We told everyone to bring a sack lunch. One lady said she would bring chili for everyone. Others brought sides to share. It was a lovely get-together  and time to get to know other parishioners.

Got Something Done

This pattern is going to be used in the quilt class another lady and I are teaching at church.
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Projectcrib quilt
Size:
Approx. 36″ X 36″
Reference/Pattern: 
  Traditional “Shoo fly” block using EQ7 “Block to Quilt” feature/ Sailboat, Stars, Rose patterns from EQ7
Designed by:
Barbara Wolff
Constructed by:
Barbara Wolff
Quilted by:
Barbara Wolff
Completed:
 2016
Where: Newton, IA
Techniques Used
Machine piecing and quilting. 

Notes: For Quilt class. DO NOT buy Soft and Crafty 80/20 batting from JoAnn’s. Who likes the antique, crinkly look? I’m getting over it. In spite of the fact that I pre-washed the batting (I’m experimenting with this) as well as the fabric-which I have always done,  these still came out pretty crinkly.

Hope springs eternal that a less expensive brand might surprisingly turn out to work well for certain needs. But this stuff was thin and thinner after washing.

OK, I’ll roll with this and make it apart of the lesson.

I think I should do a little more quilting around the sailboat and stars.

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Completed Quilt and More

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Here’s something that I never thought I would have: a design wall! It’s two insulation foam boards from the hardware store. I wrapped cotton batting around them, and Mikey screwed them to the wall. The cotton batting helps the cotton fabric to stick to it.

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Matching seams in blocks made from the Quick Curve ruler has improved.

Here is a completed quilt:

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Projectcrib quilt
Size:
Approx. 37″ X 37″
Reference/Pattern: 
 Fat Quarter Baby: 20 Crib Quilts for Bundles of Joy! by It’s Sew Emma Patterns
Designed by:
It’s Sew Emma Patterns, “Anne”
Constructed by:
Barbara Wolff, Newton, IA
Quilted by:
Barbara Wolff
Completed:
 2016
Techniques Used
Machine piecing and quilting. Gift for new baby.

Laura’s Quilt Completed

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Projectbed quilt
Size:
Approx. 75″ X 92″
Reference/Pattern: 
 Traditional (unsure of name of block)
Designed by:
Barbara Wolff with Laura Wolff
Constructed by:
Barbara Wolff, Newton, IA
Quilted by:
Barbara Wolff
Completed:
 2016
Techniques Used
Machine piecing and quilting. Hand applique. Yo-yos. EQ7.

Notes: For Christmas, 2015. This block was a challenge for me.

Beach Quilt Completed

Design by Nancy Johnson-Srebro

Design by Nancy Johnson-Srebro

Projectcrib quilt
Size:
Approx. 25″ X 32″
Reference/Pattern: 
 Block Magic by Nancy Johnson Srebro
Designed by:
Nancy Johnson-Srebro, “Campbell’s Beach House to the Rescue”
Constructed by:
Barbara Wolff, Newton, IA
Quilted by:
Barbara Wolff
Completed:
 2016
Techniques Used
Machine piecing and quilting. Gift for new baby.

Blooming Tulips

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Projectcrib quilt
Size:
Approx. 29″ X 45″
Reference/Pattern: 
 Block Magic by Nancy Johnson-Srebro
Designed by: “
Springtime in Pennsylvania”  Nancy Johnson-Srebro
Constructed by:
Barbara Wolff, Newton, IA
Quilted by:
Barbara Wolff
Completed:
 2016
Techniques Used:
Machine piecing and quilting
Notes: Used nylon (invisible) thread for all quilting, Artists’ Paintstiks for stripes on watering can, and pre-washed the batting. Highly quilted but not stiff. Lots of texture. For new baby.