Completed Quilts

 

 

 

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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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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

 

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Project:  Bed quilt
Size:
Approx. 76″ X 92″
Reference/Pattern:  
60 Pieced Quilt Borders: Mix & Match by Judy Laquidara
Designed by: 
Judy Laquidara
Constructed by
Barbara Wolff, Newton, IA
Quilted by:
Barbara Wolff
Completed:
 2015
Techniques Used
Machine piecing, quilting
Notes: Christmas 2014 gift for Chris.

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Project:  Bed quilt
Size: Approx. 66″ X 83″
Reference/Pattern:  Traditional
Designed by: Barbara Wolff
Constructed byBarbara Wolff, Newton, IA
Quilted by: Barbara Wolff
Completed: 2013
Techniques UsedMachine piecing, quilting, hand-dyed blue fabric
Notes: It’s a heavy quilt. Flannel backing. Christmas gift for Mike.

 

022510_1438_FromtheArch1.jpgProject:  Wallhangings
Size:
Approx. 25 X 25
Reference/Pattern: 
Double Wedding Ring/Traditional
Designed by: 
Barbara Wolff
Constructed by
Barbara Wolff, Newton, IA
Quilted by:
Barbara Wolff
Completed:
 2002
Techniques Used
Machine piecing, quilting, machine applique
Notes:
Piecemaker’s Quilt Guild had a challenge for its members to exhibit at a quilt show. Three requirements for the quilt were drawn from a hat: double wedding ring, pink, and the theme of peace.  I chose to put parts of the Peace Prayer by St. Francis of Assisi on the doves. I won!

 

022310_0401_FromtheArch1.jpgProject:  bed quilt
Size:
Approx. 
Reference/Pattern: 
 
Designed by:

Constructed by:
Karen Clark, Newton, IA
Quilted by:
Barbara Wolff
Completed:
 2000
Techniques Used
Machine piecing, quilting
Notes:
This was made for a school auction.  I barely remember quilting this. Probably because I had done so many that year.

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IMG_1274Projectcrib quilt
Size:
Approx. 30 X 38
Reference/Pattern: 
 Kids Undercover by Thimbleberries
Designed by:
Lynette Jensen
Constructed by:
Barbara Wolff, Newton, IA
Quilted by:
Barbara Wolff
Completed:
 2001 & 2010
Techniques Used
Machine piecing, quilting
Notes:
The duck fabric was the cutest version of the rubber duck I’ve seen, but it’s not around anymore. I had enough for two quilts, but not enough for a third like this. This pattern was made  twice. Given as gifts.

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Laura’s Castle
Designed by ?
Pattern from Quiltmakers’ All-Time Favorites, Fall 2002
Constructed and Quilted by Barbara Wolff-Newton, Iowa
Completed Summer, 2008
Approximate size is 54 X 44 1/2

Quilt Archives 021Projectcrib quilt
Size:
Approx. 48″ X 58″
Reference/Pattern:  At Home with Thimbleberries Quilts
 by Thimbleberries
Designed by:
“Raining Cats and Dogs” by Thimbleberries
Constructed by:
Barbara Wolff, Newton, IA
Quilted by:
Barbara Wolff
Completed:
 2001
Techniques Used
Machine piecing, applique, quilting, and hand embroidery
Notes:
 Made for neighbors’ new baby and again several years later for friends at church.

Quilt Archives 020Projectwall hanging
Size:
Approx. 31″ X 31″
Reference/Pattern: 
The Easy Art of Applique by Mimi Dietrich
Designed by:
“Welcome to Baltimore” by Mimi Dietrich
Constructed by:
Barbara Wolff, Newton, IA
Quilted by:
Barbara Wolff
Completed:
 2000
Techniques Used
Machine piecing and quilting, hand applique
Notes:
 This was for the living room. Note, I haven’t done any hand applique since. I’m proud of the fact that I finished it.

Proud LilyProjectcrib quilt
Size:
Approx. 43″ X 55″
Reference/Pattern: 
Quiltmaker, Sept/Oct, 1998
Designed by:
” Dancing Bears” by Ann Champion
Constructed by:
Barbara Wolff, Newton, IA
Quilted by:
Barbara Wolff
Completed:
 2000
Techniques Used
Machine piecing and quilting, hand embroidery
Notes
for friends’ baby

quilt-archives-018Projectbed quilt
Size:
Approx. 78″ X 90″
Reference/Pattern:  
At Home with Thimbleberries Quilts
Designed by:
” Sticks and Stones” by Lynette Jensen
Constructed by:
Barbara Wolff, Newton, IA
Quilted by:
Barbara Wolff
Completed:
 2000
Techniques Used
Machine piecing and quilting
Notes

quilt-archives-017Projectbed quilt
Size:
Approx. 80″ X 104″
Reference/Pattern:  
Thimbleberries Guide for Weekend Quilters
Designed by:
” Piece of Cake” by Lynette Jensen
Constructed by:
Barbara Wolff, Newton, IA
Quilted by:
Barbara Wolff
Completed:
 2000
Techniques Used
Machine piecing and quilting
Notes

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Projectbed quilt

Size: Approx. 91 1/2″X 114 3/4″
Reference/Pattern: 
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Designed by

Constructed by:
Barbara Wolff, Newton, IA
Quilted by:
Barbara Wolff
Completed:
 2000
Techniques Used
Machine piecing and quilting
Notes:
This was a block-of-the-month that members of  Piecemakers Quilt Guild took part in. I think I did the whole quilt in six months with my mom helping me sew the binding on just minutes before displaying it at the show.

The fabrics are reproduction prints.

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Project: wallhanging

Size: Approx. 38 1/2″ X 38 1/2″
Reference/Pattern: original
Designed by: “Blessings” by Barbara Wolff
Constructed by: Barbara Wolff, Newton, IA
Quilted by: Barbara Wolff
Completed: 2000
Techniques Used: Machine piecing and quilting, machine trapunto, machine applique, fabric folding technique by Rebecca Wat from her book Fantastic Fabric Folding, and broderie perse. Quote from Rumi, “Wherever you place your foot, there rests a blessing.”
Notes: When I was in the  Piecemakers Quilt Guild, they decided to get in the quilt show business. As part of that show, they wanted a little challenge that the members could be a part of and then display.

The challenge was to use the print fabric which we were all given a half a yard, if I remember correctly. The only other rule was that it had to measure within a certain range. Challenge won! I received a $25 gift certificate for the local fabric store.

I’m happy to say that I think my meandering stitch has improved since this quilt.

 

 

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A couple of years ago I painted in the words so they could be seen better

Here is a closeup of the center that I took today.

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Project: bed quilt
Size: Approx. 120″ X 120″
Reference/Pattern: Quilting from the Heartland by Sharlene Jorgensen/traditional Log Cabin
Designed by: “Log Cabin Star” by Sharlene Jorgensen
Constructed by: Barbara Wolff, Newton, IA
Quilted by: Barbara Wolff
Completed: Started 1996 in Waukee; finished 2000 in Newton
Techniques Used: Machine piecing and quilting
Notes: This was a beastie, and it was quilted on a little domestic machine.

Proud Lily.comProject: wall hanging
Size: Approx. 38″ X 38″
Reference/Pattern: Quiltmaker, May/June, 1996
Designed by: “Posy Baskets” by Marla Stefanelli
Constructed by: Barbara Wolff, Newton, IA
Quilted by: Barbara Wolff
Completed : May, 1999
Techniques Used: Machine piecing and quilting, and applique
Notes:

proudlily.comProject: crib quilt
Size: Approx. 39″ X 57″
Reference/Pattern: Quiltmaker, May/June, 1996
Designed by: “Peek-a-Boo Bears” by Terri Grant
Constructed by: Barbara Wolff, Newton, IA
Quilted by: Barbara Wolff
Completed : May, 1999
Techniques Used: Machine piecing and quilting, hand applique and embroidery
Notes: Gift for friend’s baby

proudlily.comProject: wallhanging
Size: Approx. 27″ X 62″
Reference/Pattern: McCall’s Quilting, June, 1998/traditional
Designed by: “Mama’s Birthday Bouqets” by Janice Davis
Constructed by: Barbara Wolff, Newton, IA
Quilted by: Barbara Wolff
Completed : May, 1999
Techniques Used: Machine piecing and quilting, hand applique
Notes: For my mom for Mother’s Day

proudlily.com square in squareProject: Twin-size bed quilt
Size: Approx. 58″ X 85″
Reference/Pattern: Traditional Square in a Square
Designed by:  
Constructed by: Barbara Wolff, Newton, IA
Quilted by: Barbara Wolff
Completed : May, 1998 for Mike’s birthday
Techniques Used: Machine piecing and quilting
Notes: Mike (hubby) has limited specific taste: Symmetry, solids, black, blue, gray, and maybe tan which is kind of pushing it. The print on the fabrics is very subtle.

Here’s the quilt up close after many, many washings. With a six-month old and four-year old by the time I  finished, I only meandered, but clearly I should have put a design in the center squares. Used invisible thread and 100% cotton batting which has made it quite flat. It’s pretty lifeless-looking today.

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Quilt Archives 006Project: crib
Size: Approx. 36 X 47
Reference/Pattern: Quiltmaker magazine, Sept/Oct ’96
Designed by:  “Hide and Seek” byTheresa Eisinger
Constructed by: Barbara Wolff, Newton, IA
Quilted by: Barbara Wolff
Completed : August, 1997
Techniques Used: Machine piecing and quilting
Notes: I made this while expecting our second baby Laura. The bears on the fabric are having a tea party. At the time I was not aware that there is a difference in quality of fabric between say Walmart, JoAnn’s, and quilt shops. But the fabric from Walmart in this quilt has held up fairly well through many years of washing.

quilt-archives-005Project: Wallhanging
Size: Approx. 30 X 30
Reference/Pattern: Mariner’s Compass Quilts by Judy Mathieson/mariner’s compass
Designed by: “Costa Rica Cartwheel” by Judy Mathieson
Constructed by: Barbara Wolff, Waukee, IA
Quilted by: Barbara Wolff
Completed : March 1997
Techniques Used: Procion dyed fabric by Barbara Wolff, freezer paper piecing, machine pieced and quilted.

Notes: This was an ambitious project. The freezer paper-piecing method is not like foundation paper-piecing method. You don’t sew through the paper; it’s there to help with precision. I don’t know for sure where I went wrong, but the thing does not lay flat; it bulges in the middle. Someday I’d like to try this again.

Quilt Archives 004Project: crib
Size: Approx. 45 X 36
Reference/Pattern: Beginner’s class by Mabeth Oxenreider at The Quilt Block, Valley Junction, IA/Nine-patch
Designed by: Mabeth Oxenreider?
Constructed by: Barbara Wolff, Waukee, IA
Quilted by: Barbara Wolff, domestic machine
Completed : January, 1997
Techniques Used: machine pieced, hand applique, machine and hand quilted

Notes: Knowing there’s always more that can be learned, I took this class. There’s a little of everything. What was totally knew to me was the applique and the mitered binding. The mitered binding was a fairly knew technique at the time I believe. Gave it to my sister-in-law since she likes purple.

star-sashed quilt, 1996

star-sashed quilt, 1996

Project: Wallhanging
Size: Approx. 45 X 53
Reference/Pattern: Singer Quilt Projects by Machine/star-sashed
Constructed by: Barbara Wolff, Waukee, IA
Quilted by: Barbara Wolff
Completed : June, 1996
Techniques Used: machine stitched and quilted
Notes: This was a gift to my mother-in-law. She has since passed away and my father-in-law moved to an apartment; it has come back to me. It did make its theatrical debut in one of the plays my sister-in-law worked on.

Below was the first version of the pattern, but the piecing wasn’t very good. I’m glad I still have it because it can be used for quilting practice.

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There was actually a quilt I made between this one and the first. I still have it, but it’s really ugly. It’s used for things like dragging large pieces of furniture across a floor or picnics.

It’s sized for a double bed. Scrappy. Partially hand-quilted, partially machine quilted. This is where I learned that I don’t like to do hand quilting. The pattern for the quilting is clamshell. Even though I hadn’t started free-motion quilting yet, the clamshells were large enough to quilt with a presser foot and straight-stitch setting.

First Quilt, 1996

First Quilt, 1996

Project: Bed
Size: Approx. 80 X 82
Reference/Pattern: Singer Quilt Projects by Machine/string-pieced
Constructed by: Barbara Wolff, Waukee, IA
Quilted by: Barbara Wolff (center tied, border machine-quilted)
Completed: March, 1996
Techniques Used: muslin foundation for piecing, center tied with yarn
Notes: For a short time my son was going to move to a queen-sized bed until Mike could make a toddler-sized one. His sister was already in the crib. Anyway, this quilt hooked me into making more.

quilt-archives-003Type of Project: Wallhanging
Size: Approx. 16 X 23
Reference/Pattern: Quilting from the Heartland 300 Series/tumbler, traditional
Designed by: Sharlene Jorgenson
Constructed by: Barbara Wolff, Waukee, IA
Quilted by: Barbara Wolff
Completed: February, 1997
Techniques Used: Machine piecing and quilting. I think I used a template for the tumblers. My notes don’t say and I’m pretty sure I hadn’t tried paper-foundation piecing at this time.
Notes: The fabrics used were leftovers from the above bed quilt.

These photos really have a vintage look. This was before digital cameras and I wasn’t that great of a photographer.

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