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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Three Projects

The first three months of this year have been busy, so my project schedule is a little off. I have three different things going, and I think I’ll just put it all in one post.

Laura’s quilt has gone through a slight change. Having gone through frustration with making this block, I asked Laura if we could do something different. At this point, I think she doesn’t care but would just like a quilt. She did say she wanted a different border. I went back to finish the original block I had started with the chosen fabric, and it doesn’t look too bad. I’ll just do the whirling wheel or whatever its official name is. There’s only seventeen more to do.whirling wheel

My other project is to make purses for myself and the Christmas Bizarre. Rather than have two different designs for each color which would make 10 designs total, I’m just going to have two different designs for all the colors. Also, I’ll just make all the quilt tops for all the purses at once, then assemble the purses at once. I’m feeling a little relief about that.

purple purses

There’s a trend going on in the quilt world to bust through stashes of fabric. Because I’m just soooo trendy, I decided this would be a good idea. Having so many books, fabric, buttons, ribbons, embroidery thread, etc.; all needs to be put to good use for practice, experimentation, and give-aways.

designed by Nancy Johnson-Srebro

designed by Nancy Johnson-Srebro

frog with border

frog text

text hand-embroidered

Deviled Eggs

Sent this to Big Sis for her birthday along with a book. She bought four chickens this past spring, and it has been fun to hear about them and watch them. It’s a fabric “plaque”. Not really a quilt, but there is quilting around the white flowers, and there are three layers: backing, thick stabilizer, top. It’s 8 1/2 X 11. The quote was found on Pinterest.

Stay warm.
Barbara

 

Proud Lily

Happy Halloween

A little classical music to celebrate the day?

One of my favorite scary movies without all the gore.

Note: It looks as if there may be an issue with the two links above. You can go directly to ImaginativeConservative.org to see the articles on classical music for Halloween and the movie Signs.

What should we make of Halloween?

And then…from Fr. Barron.

 

Here’s something I made for my niece and nephew a couple of years ago.

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