Saturday, February 27, 2010

Caleb's Quilt-Let's Play Cowboys and Indians Quilt

It's finished! This is the 1st quilt that I have started for our grandson (to be born July 1st) since we found out that he's going to be a boy! His name will be Caleb and this quilt is named Let's Play Cowboys and Indians. The quilt looks bluer in person. The following is a detail shot of the quilt. All the fabrics came from my fabric stash.
And last is the label.

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Latest Project

This is a UFO from last year. I hope to get it quilted, bound and labeled over the weekend. I've made several of these quilts and have given them all away. I'm keeping this one. The inner border fabric is also the binding fabric.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Label day!

These 3 quilts are officially done! This an ABC quilt for baby boy Alley. It was made with a panel that was given to me. I love the way this quilt turned out. I decided to make these labels with the printer. I found the cutest font in Word and used it on all the labels. I framed the label with leftover binding and hand stitched the label down.
This is a jungle panel challenge quilt., it's another quilt for baby boy Alley. The top was made with a panel and 3 other fabrics. I cut the borders off the panel (see the backing for the panel) and then cut the top into squares. I cut squares from 2 coordinating tone on tone prints. I made 9 patches with the squares. Then I cut the 9-patches into 4 pieces. I rearranged the 4 pieces and pieced them back together. I needed more fabric to completet he top so I cut larger squares from a print that coordinated with the panel. I staggered the largers squares and added a border of pieces all around. This was a FUN quilt to make!

This is the back with a strips added from a coordinating border print.

This is the label.

Shooting Stars is a FUN quilt! Several years ago we have a guild block of the month that was this design. The block of the month was just a block with the quilt below all the stars are pieced together in one large design. The background fabric is an adorable light pink with small birds all over it. I found 2 tone on tone fabrics that coordinated with the birds. This was a fun, quick quilt to make.

This is the label. Baby Brown will be born in mid March. She will be the 3rd grandchild of a good friend of mine.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Noah's Quilt in progress

This is what I have so far. I was having a little trouble deciding on a pattern for this fabric. This quilt is for Noah and the fabric has a Noah's ark theme. I saw this technique on a youtube video several months ago. It came to mind to me a few days ago. I found these great Northcott tone on tone prints to go with the focus fabric over the weekend. The backing will be the yellow print and the binding will be the blue. This was a lot of FUN. I'll be making this block again! I started with strips.
Then I used a template I had to cut the shape out.

Here is a finished block. I love the effect!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Let's Play Cowboys & Indians!

Here is what I have so far. This is a setting that I like because of the effect it creates. I think the top is too long. Behind the top is a baby quilt, you can see that even without borders the top is a little long. If I was making this for a child I would probably just add borders to it. But, it's for a baby so the last design row is going to be taken off.

Yesterday, we found out that our next grandchild will be a boy. Today I started a quilt top for him. The name of the quilt will be "Let's Play Cowboys & Indians". I'm looking forward to seeing how these fabrics work together.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


the kids called after the test today
our newest grandbaby to be born in late June or early July will be a BOY!

now I'm going to have to change gears and start working on boy quilts
I had several girl quilt tops started

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

baby quilt top-waiting on baby Alley

This is the baby quilt top I finished piecing last night. I've been wanted to make a pieced border from blocks pieced into the top for a long time. I worked one into this quilt top design. It was fun, I'm planning to do it again soon. We're waiting to find out what the sex of our next grandchild will be. We should know it by this time tomorrow.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

February update

We got out mini tower back and hooked up today. It's good to be able to use it again. I've been really busy making and quilting baby quilts. It seems that just about everyone I know is having a grandbaby or is going to have one. The quilt below was make for the baby daughter of a co-worker of my daughter-in-law. This was a fun one to quilt. The quilt below was made for the grandbaby of a dear friend of mine. The grandma loves green, trees and leaves. I quilted leaves all through the quilt. It's a simple quilt with a great jungle print fabric and 3 green fabrics.
The quilt below is for the grandbaby of another dear friend. This little one should be born about the 1st day of spring and we know that she's going to be a girl.

The shot below is part of the backing of the above quilt. I thoroughly enjoyed quilting this one. This was something that I had been wanting to try for quite a while. I love the way it turned out.

So, I'm back in business. It's good to have the computer working again. I've got several quilts in various stages and I'm looking forward to spring!