That Baby Quilt

A car ride with Husband on Monday night gave me time to stitch down the binding, so That Baby Quilt is complete.  The inspiration came from here: http://piecesofcontentment.blogspot.com/2011/02/fresh-flowers-quilt.html

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Again the colors on the front were chosen to complement the back.

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The back itself is pieced to use up the last little scraps of the frog fabric.  We do what is necessary with really good fabric.

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I am so pleased and I hope the new family will be, too.

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Prepared: National Quilting Day

Today is National Quilting Day.  While there are many things on my To-Do List besides quilting, I am very hopeful that some quilting will happen.  That is why I am prepared.

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This is going to be a baby quilt. Hopefully it will be most of a top by the end of the day.

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This is still going to be Miss Jenna’s quilt. Hopefully it will be basted and partially quilted by the end of the day.

But, it will all depend on errands and gardening, which must be done first.  Wish me luck!

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An Idea Of Where This Is Heading

Two more Christmas quilt blocks are finished.  With eight complete, it is possible to lay things out.

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I am so excited!  Sometimes I get what I think is a great idea, but once it is moving it turns out to be a not-so-great idea.  This one, though, looks like it will work.  Yep, I like where this is heading.

Miss Jenna’s Quilt Top Complete

While a finished top is generally good news, unfortunately, the wedding is this weekend.

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Maybe if I had a longarm, it could happen.  But, I don’t.  And that is OK.

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Even the prospect of a late quilt cannot make me too unhappy, though.  I really like the way this quilt has turned out. Still scrappy, for sure, but a very tight, and a bit more subdued, color scheme than my typical work.

I really hope she  likes it!

A Quilt Block By Any Name…

Many of you asked what pattern I used for Miss Jenna’s quilt.  I didn’t know if it had a name…I had seen something similar and just made it work.

However, it turns out that it does have a name, and it is an old and common block:  Buckeye Beauty….or…a lot of other names, like

Double Four Patch
Gay Scrap Quilt
Give This One a Name
Going to Chicago
Hour Glass
Jacob’s Ladder
New Four Patch
Northern Lights
Railroad
Railroad Crossing
World’s Fair
Railroad
World’s Fair

More information here: http://www.generations-quilt-patterns.com/buckeye-beauty-quilt-block.html  and here: http://www.quilterscache.com/B/BuckeyeBeautyBlock.html

Mine is based on 2-1/2″ squares and 5″ squares for the HST sections–squared up to 4-1/2.

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I think what makes Miss Jenna’s quilt look so different is the use of three colors.  It is a great block by any name, and at least we all know.

Jolly Christmas Quilt-along Update

You may have noticed the sidebar button for the Have A Jolly Little Christmas quilt along sponsored by Sew Fresh Quilts.  Click on it!  The blocks are great! (Even though these pictures aren’t.  I think my camera has been dropped one too many times, or something.)

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I have made three blocks so far–one stockings and two mittens.

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All of these pieces are for the Christmas bow block.

Yes, these blocks are not for the faint of heart, but they are not impossible.  Just read carefully, cut carefully and watch seam allowances.  I am planning a different sort of layout and will keep you posted as it develops.  The finished quilt will probably be a present for my parents.   They are really patient with my constant gifts of quilts.