Posts in category "Quilts in progress"

What to do with leftover Plus blocks

I have a pretty cool problem right now up in my sewing room. I am wondering what to do with leftover plus blocks. Cub plus blocks to be precise. I may have overdone it while working on the Cubs quilt. I looked at all of those leftover blocks and divided them into two piles. Each... Read more »

Cubs Quilt Top is finished

I was on a sewing tear tonight. I had been inefficient in the afternoon and resolved to get going! After dinner I went up to the sewing loft and just kept sewing and sewing. My husband was watching a program that I liked listening to so I just kept going until a bit after midnight.... Read more »

Designing and Sewing a Cubs quilt top - part 2

Designing and sewing a Cubs quilt top makes me happy every single day. I spend more time on this quilt top than I have on any quilt project in a year. I can’t wait to get up the stairs and try to figure out where I want to put blocks. I am also juggling size... Read more »
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Step 1 of designing a Cubs quilt

I don’t know if you heard but the Cubs won the World Series in November of 2016. My husband is a huge fan and had been waiting for this moment all his life. I started collecting fabric during the season but didn’t even wash it until after the last out. Now I am free to... Read more »

How to complete a top for a Christmas quilt

A few weeks ago I published a post on how to start a Christmas quilt. In my head I would then zip through it, publish a top post and then the whole quilt post. I was thinking a week, tops. Or 5 weeks, yikes! But here I am finally with a how to complete a top... Read more »

How to start a Christmas Quilt

I’ve decided that two projects going on at the same time is the way to go. If it works out, I may even add in a third one. I can only make so many tooth fairy pillows at a time. I decided to make a Christmas quilt for Henry and make it up as I... Read more »
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Will buying their fabric jinx the Cubs winning the World Series?

Chicago has two baseball teams and the one I prefer has not won a World Series since 1908. My parents were not big baseball fans so games were not a tradition for me. Once I started teaching at Rich East HS, I had a French club and to encourage membership we took all kinds of... Read more »

Quilt top from the pulse quilt leftovers

Last month I finished and donated a Pulse quilt for those impacted by the horrific massacre which took place at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida. When I was all done, I had some cool remaining blocks and fabrics. I was thrilled to be able to create a quilt top from the pulse quilt leftovers.... Read more »

10 Emotional stages of making a quilt

I try to make a quilt each month. I don’t always achieve that goal but it’s what I strive for. The process of making a quilt starts with inspiration and  fabric, goes through cutting, piecing, quilting and binding. On paper that is a fairly straightforward continuum. However, I think that in addition to the physical... Read more »
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Orphan block guild challenge - Help!

I need some help with my upcoming orphan block guild challenge. I am not seeing the possibilities in the leftover blocks I received. I am a tiny bit uncomfortable calling them orphan blocks. So I may invent other nicknames as I go along. Should I abandon them and use my own. Accck! These are the... Read more »
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    My passions are quilting and sewing. Add to that French, Spanish, books, swimming, travels, new restaurants, yoga and chocolate and you have me. All of these are best shared with family and friends. Except for chocolate, don't touch my chocolate. You can email me at QuiltingSewingCreating@gmail.com

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