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Archive for August, 2012

Wonky Stars

I just realized that I never wrote a post about this quilt!  How could I not write a post about this gorgeous, girly quilt?!As many of you may have realized I am smitten with Heather Bailey’s “Nicey Jane” line of fabric.  When we began thinking of moving Catherine to a big girl bed a year ago,  I had grandiose ideas about making her a quilt for the antique twin bed she would be in.  Well, she ended up getting the queen bed once we decided that the guest room would become my sewing room (Score!) and I had absolutely no desire to make her a queen bed quilt.  For real, if I’m going to make a queen bed quilt it will be for moi! I had already made a lot of these wonky stars so I just turned them into a large baby quilt.  It’s the perfect size for a toddler bed and it’s currently for sale! 

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Rows of Ruffles

I fall in love with every quilt I make.  After spending time picking out fabric, finding just the right pattern, ironing, cutting, sewing, more ironing, quilting, etc. it’s hard not to.  But this one?  Guys, this one is my most favorite.  Ever.  And by that I mean EVER.

After perusing Pottery Barn Kids I became a bit inspired by a few of the girls’ quilts I had seen.  I knew exactly what I wanted to make but hadn’t had the time to create it yet.  As luck would have it I had a loyal customer contact me to make another baby quilt. Her only requirements were that it needed to be lavender and white.  Ta daaaa!  The perfect opportunity to make my quilt!I read many tutorials about making ruffles, etc. but could never find exactly what I was looking for.  So, I made the pattern and method of ruffle stablization myself.  I love how it turned out.  I’m thinking this would look super cute for a Christmas stocking too!This quilt is the size of a stroller quilt.  I used Warm and White 100% cotton batting.  The fabric used on the back of the quilt is one of the ones used in the ruffles.  Hopefully you all love it as much as I do!

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I finally made a t-shirt quilt! It is for a graduate of Sweet Briar College, Class of ’99.  (Go Vixens!)  The picture looks a little bit blurry because the breeze kept blowing the quilt.  You get the idea anyway, I hope.  Sweet Briar’s school colors are pink and green.  It’s an all girls school so that just makes sense, right?  I used a pink and green stripe fabric for the back and binding and I quilted all over with a free motion stitch.

Disclaimer: Some of the t-shirts were a bit warped and I couldn’t get them to straighten up before interfacing them.  I still think it’s a gorgeous quilt that represents a lot of memories for a pretty awesome person.

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