Posts in category "Quilts in progress"

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 »

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 »

DIY Halloween quilt top is finished - tutorial

One of my sewing goals for 2016 was to use the leftover Halloween blocks I had to create quilts for both of my grandchildren. This was also a 2015 goal when I first made the blocks but hey, they will be ready for this year’s celebration. How do I know? Because one Halloween quilt top... Read more »

Pulse Quilt top is finished - quilts for Orlando

I wrote last month about the quilts for all those affected by the horrific attack at the Pulse Nightclub in Miami. In that post, I vowed to make some heart blocks. But I changed my mind and decided to make a quilt instead. I know, I know, I should keep my promises. But let me... Read more »

Modern Jungle Quilt Top Completed

I love that the Modern Jungle Quilt Top is complete, what a wonderful feeling. I rarely complete a quilt top too quickly and this was no exception. I would like to offer the explanation that it was because I had no pattern, I was just making it up as I went along. But I have... Read more »

Progress on the Modern Jungle Quilt

I started a new African jungle quilt over a month ago. You’ve probably forgotten about it, yes? No? If you missed it you can read it here. We all probably thought it would be wrapping up about now. But life happened and my focus on the quilt changed. I’ve decided that I want it to... Read more »

New African Jungle quilt - part one

I am quilting the Nala and Simba quilt which means I have to have another quilt to play with. I like to always have 3 – one on the Longarm,, one on the design board and one in my head. Right now my head is full of African quilts and fabrics. I even bought the... Read more »

Nala and Simba panel quilt part two

Zara is not waiting patiently for her quilt but I guess she is learning something about how much I like to take my time. I did finally finish the top, woot woot! I am not sure if you read part one but this is the Nala and Simba panel quilt part two. Let me show... Read more »

Nala and Simba panel quilt part one

A while ago I wrote a post about a box of free fabrics I received from The Fabric Society. In that box was a panel featuring the Lion King Cubs. I finally got around to starting that project, thank in no small part to my granddaughter really wanting me to sew it already! I am... Read more »
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