Monday, January 30, 2012

1st Quilt Finish of 2012

Here it is, all quilted and bound, my first quilt finish of 2012. It is a pattern of Kathleen Tracy's, who is doing a mini-quilt each month this year. Since I love participatory quilt projects, I was all in for this one!
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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Pink Lemonade

I have finished my top, Pink Lemonade, from Lori's quilt-a-long. I almost gave up on the yellow because I wasn't sure how much I liked it with the pink but now I'm glad I stuck with it. The yellow came from my stash, like the rest of the fabrics, and fortunately I had about a yard of it. That limited my choices. I will quilt it in a simple fashion, starting tonight! Thanks, Lori!
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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Crosses Mourning Quilt

One of my goals for 2012 is to make one small quilt each month, inspired by Kathleen Tracy of A Sentimental Quilter. Followers will make a quilt every month from one of her books. The first one is Crosses Mourning Quilt from Prairie Children and Their Quilts. Since I have several of her books and love to make little quilts, I am on board with this project!

Another goal is to work from my stash. So far, so good.
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Friday, January 6, 2012

Log Cabin from Civil War Scraps

Well, Barbara Brackman's block-a-week celebrating the 150th anniversary of the civil war is over. Every Saturday morning in 2011, I looked forward to a new block, which I usually made on Sunday or Monday. This past Sunday, New Year's Day, I gathered up the pile of civil war reproduction fabrics that have been sitting on the floor next to my sewing machine. I sorted them by color and put them away in my stash. I set aside any "scraps" and began cutting them into 1 1/4" strips. I immediately started sewing them into log cabin blocks, pictured above!

Of course I will finish my Civil War 150 quilt. All the blocks are done but I have to go shopping for some sashing fabric and that could take a few weeks. In the meantime, I will work on my Civil War Log Cabin. Happy New Year!
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