Posts in category "Quilting the quilt"

Baby Farm quilt - part two

Farm fabrics are a great choice for a baby quilt because they are gender neutral.  I liked the easy way this quilt fell together, not only is the pattern really well designed but I have been making a lot of these!  If you’ve missed the previous post you can read it here!  I am just... Read more »

Farm baby quilt - part one

I finished not one but two farm baby quilt tops, great, yes?  Yes, for the tops, but I have no idea how I am going to quilt them.  I think the space quilts really spoiled me, it was so easy to quilt stars and moons.  I have tried drawing all kinds of farm animals and... Read more »

University of Illinois Quilt - stroller edition updated

Oh yes, the University of Illinois Quilt for Zara’s stroller is all done!  Did you miss the blog entry where I showed how I made it?  You can check it out here.  I loaded it on the longarm and let it sit for a day while I thought about how I wanted to quilt it... Read more »
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Borders make the difference

Borders can make all the difference in a quilt top which just doesn’t seem right.  My heart quilt was way too “hot” – it just seemed so extreme once I put the heart blocks with the black and red lattice/cornerstones.  Do you remember the heart blocks?  They were featured in this blog.  Then I showed... Read more »

Hand quilting or machine quilting?

Hand quilting or machine quilting is a choice which faces many quilters.  I don’t think there is any one answer, I just think it all depends.  Depends on what, come one, spill Ms. Blogger!  It depends on you, the quilt and what is available to you, oh curious quilter.  Let’s examine why I choose whether... Read more »

Making easy peasy boy quilts - part two

Hip hip hooray, I finished this little cutie and it is on the longarm. let me show you how I got there! Remember all the framed squares we had and the lattice blocks with corner stone blocks?  They made up quickly and then I put them out to make sure I still liked them.  (Really... Read more »
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Rocking chair cushions completed, quilting continues

I am continuing to work on the nursery, I am in charge of the sewing projects. My daughter and her husband found a rocker on Craig’s list which they purchased, sanded and painted yellow. Today I finished making the cushions for the rocker. I thought this would be a quick project but I was wrong... Read more »

Modern baby quilt on Longarm with red snappers

I was able to load the “modern” baby quilt onto Gladys the Gammill pretty quickly, hurray! I have been pretty motivated to sew because that baby is coming in less than a month. I want to get a few more things done so I can just enjoy her once she gets here. Here is the... Read more »

Yellow & Grey hearts all quilted, now for the border

I am in some sort of manic quilting craziness right now. I dream about the yellow and grey quilts and do work on them. Son of a gun, when I wake up, none of that work is actually there. I didn’t even go to the swimming pool this morning, I was so excited to sew... Read more »
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Thomas Train Engine apron complete, back to Quilts

It is rather enjoyable to make a quick project and they don’t get much quicker than a child’s apron. That cutie is all finished, I just have to mail it off. I have a fair amount of scraps which I am hanging onto but I can’t imagine when I will use them. This is the... Read more »
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