Show And Tell Time

Seeing quilts makes me happy…that is why I share tutorials and ideas here in the first place.

And many of my readers very kindly share their creations to add to the quilting happiness in the world.

Patricia made this Twinkle Baby quilt for her grandson.


Maryann created a Hundred Patch way back in 2014, but I didn’t post the picture correctly.  Here it is at long last for your viewing pleasure.


Here’s another Hundred Patch, this one created by Karen.  I never get tired of seeing them.

Susan has finished her Desert (Calico) Rose quilt.  Including the binding that never seems to end.  I love it!

Karen made a LARGE (King Size) version of Film at Five.

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Paula has been handing out hugs by the hundreds–TWO Hundred Hugs quilts.  So happy!



Carol made a K-Quilt.  She said she gets lots of compliments on it and I believe her!


Tutorials for all of these quilts can be found in the TUTORIALS tab above.  Have fun!  Keep quilting!  Share more pictures!


Irish Star Quiltalong: Progress Update

Many of you reported on your progress, and some sent pictures.

Neralie (a beautiful name) in Australia has already finished a small one!  And she has another planned.  It took my breath away to see one finished.  Amazing!


Ruth has been cutting and cutting–two days worth.  Her color scheme is so pretty!

Meloney is sewing blocks–she has 46 of 81 chain blocks complete.  Her color scheme is very controlled and will be striking.

P1010404Randy’s also has controlled colors…and she has a very nice design wall.


Claire created this solids-only beauty at her Fall Retreat using 3-inch squares.  It finished at 45″ x 45″.

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And here is part of Mel’s–looking good on her design wall.  Even with such a tight color scheme, it is anything but boring!

If I missed your picture, I’m sorry.  Don’t be afraid to point it out and I will try again.

Now, back to sewing!

Show And Tell–That Happy Time

Seeing your projects made using WeddingDressBlue tutorials makes me very happy.  So happy, in fact, I share the pictures with all my readers.  Which encourages them to make more projects.  Which they share with me.  Which makes me happy again.  Yep, this entire blog is a conspiracy of quilting and happiness!

Here is a striking version created by Charlene of Calico Rose using black background fabric.  It makes the “arrow” secondary pattern show up much more, don’t you think?   I like the piano key border, too.

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Moira built this nice variation on Build-A-Baby.  I like the corners.


Linda has a finished Calico Rose top, too. She conquered those borders!


I am particularly honored that Gaby chose Hundred Hugs as her very first quilt.  She is off to a great start in the joyful world of quilting.


Bonnie’s Calico Rose is FINALLY (her words, not mine) finished.  She did a nice job and is waiting for the next quilt along.  I really need to get one put together.

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Yvonne is working along on a Film at Five.  It started out to be a baby quilt, but just kept growing.  She is using all black in the “filmstrip” sashing.


And, finally, Martha has been stitching away.  She shared three quilts:  Calico Rose, Film at Five and Stutter Steps.  All darling baby-size versions.




Thank you all for sharing and for supporting WeddingDressBlue.  I have been very quiet lately, but I am on Spring Break this week and have several things I hope to show you soon.  In the meantime, you all keep sewing for me!


Show And Tell Time, Courtesy Of YOU!

Getting pictures and stories of your WeddingDressBlue inspired creations is one of my favorite parts of having a blog.  Your kindness and creativity and generosity are inspiring and humbling.  Here are a few recent examples.

Faye created and donated this String Twist top.  Quilters are the most generous people.


Mary has finished a Growing Up Odd quilt top.

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A Twinkle Stars from Ann in the UK.  Notice her careful color coordination of stars and surrounding scrappy squares.  Impressive!


Jules made a My Size Stars for a Canadian-born Aussie baby.


Cindy made a Build-A-Baby for Adina.

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A tested and approved version of Fading Charms by Linda and her assistant!


You will find the tutorials for each of these designs in the TUTORIALS tab above.  Keep those pictures coming!  I love to see what you create.

Thankful For Finished Quilts

Before leaving town to visit family for the Thanksgiving holiday, Sparkle Jane and I worked really hard to get several baby quilts ready for binding.  Ten hours in a car is a great time to stitch.

We took six quilts with us and returned with six finished.  YAY!  This brings our 52 in 2015 count up to 43 complete.  There are several more waiting in the wings.  I really think we will make it before the end of the year.

If you look closely many of you will see donated pieces of fabric lovingly shared.  THANK YOU!

You can see all the finished quilts and read more details on the project in the 52 in 2015 tab above.


Six Squared Rainbow

Sometime in 2011 I started sewing together rainbow colored 2″ squares.  Over the next years I mentioned the project from time to time.  HERE I had three blocks finished.  HERE it made a Works in Progress List.  HERE is another update.  The top was completed in 2013.


Well, the whole thing is done now.  Took me long enough.

But it is worth the wait–I LOVE THIS QUILT.

And, look at the backing–totally unnecessary gorgeousness.


Tara did a great job on the quilting.  I sent her an ugly little sketch, and she sent me back this!


I have no idea what I am going to do with it, but I am certainly relieved to be a the end of this particular rainbow.


ps–The quilt finishes at about 80″ square.  I am not doing a tutorial for this one.  It has been too long and I am ready to move on.


The Calico Rose Quiltalong was a success beyond my wildest dreams.  How do I know?  Because all of you keep telling me so by sharing your pictures of finished work and works in progress.  They are all so beautiful it makes me want to start another one!

Here is some inspiration…

Karlai has a beautiful color scheme and wonderful quilting, too.

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Charlene shared her top.  She had such a good time that she has convinced two friends to give it a try.  They are cutting and collecting 2″ squares.  YES!  Spread the quilting obsession…

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Julie worked her way to a beautiful finish and used some leftover squares to make matching pillow cases.  What a clever idea!  Around here I sometimes say there is no leftover fabric, just fabric that hasn’t been used yet!


Emma has a finished top (currently seen doubling as window covering).  I like the pops of orange.


Veronica did the large (7×7) size and says it fits her queen size bed perfectly.


Thanks to all for sharing their lovely work.  If you have a quilt or an update, send it along!