Practice Blocks Make A Quilt

My next major quilt is for one of my grandsons (the family building a house) and it is tentatively called Climb On.

I had an idea but wanted to make sure it would really work and not be too tedious.

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So I made a block.

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Well, that was fun.  What about a few more.

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OK–with this many, I may as well keep going.  It WOULD make a cute baby quilt.

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And, here I am.

Should finish the top this week and will start working on the real thing soon.

Rice Filled Heating Pads

One of my goals for 2019 is to make a Non-quilty project between quilts.  Here is my first for the year:  Rice Filled Heating Pads.  If you don’t know about these, they are wonderful.  Just rice in a bag, basically, heated briefly in the microwave. Warm, weighty, soothing and non-electrical.DSC01357

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to Sew4Home for this fine tutorial: https://sew4home.com/projects/pillows-cushions/microwavable-rice-filled-heating-pads

I especially like the fill directions.  My first thought was to pour from the side and somehow make it all close up nicely…this is much better.

Two cozy pads of different sizes to fit the need.

If you are not familiar with Sew4Home, consider stopping by for NON-quilting tutorials and projects of all kinds.

Ah, sweet feeling of comfort and…Success!

Show And Tell

It is so inspiring to see your creations using WeddingDressBlue patterns and tutorials.  Thank you for sharing them with me:

Nina in Sweden made this smaller size Growing Up Odd quilt. She says, “This quilt is sized for a baby and will be given to a shelter in one of the slum areas in Rio, Brazil that focus on young pregnant girls that have no home, giving them education in purpose of them standing on own feet with their child/children. They are sent there by a Swedish born priest that is connected to this shelter and visit Sweden regularly and takes quilts our local Guild makes. Our Guild makes 10-15 quilts a year to every newborn baby.”  What an honor!  I am glad to help support such a cause in my small way.

Growing up odd no 1 made by bettybus

Bonnie made TWO Irish Stars quilts–Baby Stars and Violet Stars.

Liz added some sashing to her version of Flight Path.

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SewYummy made these delightful versions of Hundred Hugs and Cross My Heart.

AND, she made a Calico Rose, which was quilted mostly by her husband.  Good man!

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And Mel has been making all sort of things–love her Irish Stars variations.




Nikki made a Film at Five which will be donated to a service person in the local VA Hospital.

IMG_3526I just LOVE show and tell time.  Thanks to all who share and all who visit.  I never imagined when I started sharing my quilting that so many friends would join me.

Shine On Top Complete

A quilt for my grandson and upcoming tutorial is now a complete flimsy.

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You may recognize some of the same black and white fabrics used in my recent house quilt.

At 80″ square, it is tough to have enough room inside during the wet, snowy weather.  At night.

But you get the idea.