A Few Small Things–FINISHED

The three baby quilts I was working on for the past month or so are now FINISHED!

All three were quilted on Friday, bound Saturday/Sunday and will soon be with the intended owners–my parents–for future gifting.

I feel very successful.

First up is Construction. It is based on a FREE pattern found HERE: http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/quilt-patterns/wall-quilts/warm-breeze

Second is Floating Stars.  It is based on 4″ squares with the contrasting stars scattered here and there.  Nothing fancy, but I really like the colors and simplicity coordinated with the backing.

And, to wrap up this batch, Cars.  Thanks to Sew Fresh Quilts for their darling design ideas–the pattern is for sale HERE: https://www.etsy.com/listing/535802933/car-quilt-block-pattern-pdf-instant?ref=shop_home_active_32

SO, unless a baby pops out unexpectedly, I think that is all my baby quilts for the year.  My goal was 10 and this is a total of 11.  YAY!

Crayola Geese

The Crayola quilt for charity is complete.

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It is my fourth attempt at long arm quilting.  And you can tell.  My lines aren’t confident and some of my points are loopy, but practice is the only way to learn.

DSC00744I do like the layout and the challenge of working with the fabric as it came.  The variety of grey background fabric gives it some texture and the pieced border makes me happy, too.

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Overall, I call it a success…isn’t that a synonym for a-project-that-I-learned-from-and-is-now-finished?

Quasar, At Last

This quilt started a LONG time ago, with a block tutorial designed in…2011.

(‘Cause the link doesn’t work sometimes, for some reason:   https://weddingdressblue.wordpress.com/2011/07/21/quilt-block-tutorial-quasar/  )

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Well, with much thanks to Linda  for the quilting, it is a quilt at last.

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This is definitely a step in a new direction for me, both in color and design–asymmetrical, funky and FINISHED!

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Finished feels good.

Pinwheel Construction

So many of you asked after the pattern for the pinwheel quilt.

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Just to lead you further into temptation, here is the finished top.  Nine blocks resized to 12″ each.  The original pattern is based on 16″ blocks and can be found HERE: http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/quilt-patterns/wall-quilts/warm-breeze

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The resize wasn’t too hard.  Just as a hint, the small squares start out at 2″ each.

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I hope you will enjoy making one of your own.  This one should be a finished quilt in a week or so and I’ll share the final product then.