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.

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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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Something New

I’m taking a short break from the baby rattles. This is where I’ve left off: I’ve quilted the foxes and drew in some leaves with a water soluble pen.  So now I’m thinking of stitch-in-the-ditch on the rattles. Probably should have SID first, but when I started the foxes, I had in mind a kind of overall design-which I can still do.

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Another avid quilter and I are going to offer a beginners’ quilt class at church. Each of us is making a quilt or two of the same pattern for inspiration. I’m using fabrics I’ve had in my stash FOREVER. One is little boy sailors and the other is little girls having a tea party.

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Many years ago I did a one-day camp for kids at the YMCA.

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That’s my little girly on the far left.

The camp went well since I took the time to really plan. Planning is uncharacteristic for me.