Let’s Talk About Quilts

Hi! I know, it’s been a few days again. I have been very busy working on quilts and other stuff, though. I think it is time to catch up on what I’ve done there…

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I got this one back from the quilter on Christmas Eve. It has already been given to its new owner. I gave it to Jen’s brother Matt. I love this and need to make another one, though. It’s just stunning with the colors of green (close to teal) and black. I like the plus and minus values with the color coordination, as well.

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The skill builder quilt came home on Christmas Eve as well. He did great on fixing up the center star that I had such difficulty with. It has been sent home with its new owner, as well. It went to my friend Meg. From her words, she loves it and uses it often. That makes me smile.

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My favorite quilter of all time very nicely covered up the goofs on my part.

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And “Flower Patch” has been sent to its new home. Mom should expect the baby any day and I even created a pillow to go with it.

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It’s a baby quilt but big enough for a twin bed. Mom and baby can share it and, as her soon-to-come daughter gets older, it can go on the bed. The pillow made from leftovers is handy for a nursing mom and later can decorate the room.

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The big block 9-patch is perfect for showing off these beautiful colors and I actually bought another set of these fabrics. I couldn’t not. They are very beautiful and I want to make another quilt, identical, for myself.

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I had a small bag full of 5″ green squares in a variety of color hues and patterns. I put this together rather quickly to show off the beautiful yet jumbled mess. I added a 4.5″ border of white to frame it and then used some of what was left from my quilt store to add a smaller second border.

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It looks just right in the spare bedroom downstairs. I could ask for a little longer on the sides but this is perfect as a twin quilt. I can’t wait to get it to the quilter and back so I can change the color of this room. I’ve also had several requests for this quilt to go to their home. I’ve declined all of them, as yet. We are calling this one, “Going Green.”

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Two years ago or more, I created this quilt. I loved the mix of colors and have always called this quilt, “Piano Key Stair Step.”

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As you can see, I have learned a lot since I originally made this. My squares line up a lot better, now. Most of the time, anyway.

My brother in Connecticut was making noise that he wants a quilt made by me. He doesn’t care what it looks like or how it is made – homemade is better than store bought. I think, when this one is quilted, I’ll send it to him. I hope he can ignore all the mistakes – it was several years ago that I made this.

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I was trying to decide which back to use and, in the end, picked green. I love the way it contrasts so sharply.

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I forgot to get a picture but I picked this tan on white to go as a border and back on the quilt top I made with my mom in Oklahoma.

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I made this quilt top last weekend. It’s called, “Her Choice.” The fabrics and initial few blocks were not made by me. I was given this set and went with what had been started by the lady before me. I used most of what she had and couldn’t figure out her plan for what pieces were left. This is a good sized lap quilt and I think I’ll hold on to it when it’s done being quilted. I recently realized that I’ve given so many quilts away and haven’t kept one for our house. We only have one in the living room. We need at least three!

I am going to sign off here. My mouse got coffee spilled on it (by me) and isn’t working quite right and it is throwing off everything I try to do. There is more to show you! More news about quilting! I’ll be back with it when the mouse is dry again.

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