Prizes for Family Reunion

It is always good to have an extra quilt around that can fill the need when asked.  When the call came to ask if I was making a quilt for this year’s Wash Bailey Family Reunion I was ready.  The lasagna quilt was done except the quilting; therefore, this is number three on the list of projects to be completed.  Finished size 77 X 58; made from one large or two small jelly rolls or 2.5 inch strips if you are using scraps or cutting your own roll.  I made the strips from fabric on hand.  It took about two long evenings to put the top together and another two evening to do the quilting.

Scrap Buster – the two smaller pieces were made this week to be added to the collection of prizes.  Made from materials on hand.  Purple one is 24 X 28 and Green and Gold is 26 X 27.

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A Comfort Quilt

A family friend is having major surgery next week and his wife requested that I make a comfort quilt for him.  This should bring warmth during the healing process.  The Rail Fence pattern went together quickly.  The backing is blue flannel; finished size 65 X 58; took about 18 hours to complete. Number two on the list of projects to be completed.IMG_1166

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Starry Night

This quilt was requested.  Now that it is complete it will be going home to Florida.  With Black, White and Red being the major criteria for the quilt, I used the star patterns taught in Kimberly Einmo on Craftsy.  I added free-motion design around the center along with star patterns stitched between the blocks with red thread.  I tried using sulky thread but there were problems with that brand breaking.  Finished size is 75 X 76. Number one to be completed on the project list.

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A Place to Work

Having a space dedicated to your work is crucial.  I declared that I would not create any new pieces until the existing quilts were finished.  The tables are pushed together to give space for the quilts to rest while I do the stitching.  The following are results of two weeks of work.IMG_1138

Quilting Space

Quilting Space

Wedding Gifts

When it’s time for gift giving I love making something special for the occasion.  I made a table runner for the bridal shower and later was able to finish a wall hanging (three leaves) IMG_1091for the wedding gift.  In the rush to complete and wrap I forgot to take a photo of the completed table runner.  I was able to capture a quick shot at the shower.  Both pieces included blue tones that fit in the brides color scheme.  Wall hanging size 22 X 14.  I used techniques for appliqué  from one of my quilting classes.  Both patterns were found on All People Quilt, great website.

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Women’s Retreat Quilt

I finished this quilt for First Baptist Church’s Annual Women’s Retreat.  They will sell tickets and the drawing will be held at the luncheon on April 30th.  I enjoyed using the star pattern from Craftsy.  Kimberly Einmo provided easy to follow techniques for cutting and sewing the star points.  I stitched the quilt using free-motioned circles that I have been practicing on paper.  I like the results.  Finished size is 89 X 69.

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