Sunday, November 17, 2013

DWM Finally!!!

I can't believe my last post was on 10/23.  My how time flies!  Work has been keeping me plenty busy these days but I've found some time to get some much need quilting therapy.

I've been making baby quilts :)  I LOVE baby quilts.  The husband hasn't been working for a while, and I though hey it doesn't cost me anything to make these as I have it all right there in my sewing room so why not get busy and see if you could see a quilt or two.  I know I'll never get the cost of the materials and the time. But hey, I won't get anything at all if it sits in the closet all nicely organized!  Also thinking about quilting services too.  Quilting is my favorite part of the whole process.

So, here I have 3 finish and 3 tops done.  The first three are Jelly roll quilts.  All there were based on the Strip and Flip Tutorial which can be found here.

This is the left overs from my Budding Nine Patch (seen later in this post).  Simple, quick and fun!

Contempo Pantograph - Urban Elements
Baby Jelly Roll - Rainbow
Baby Jelly Roll Rainbow - back
Next is  little girl quilt, I had a jelly roll and add a couple of solids and was able to get two out of all that.   This one uses one of my favorite pantographs - Splat by Anne Bright.  This Jelly Roll sat in my closet for well over a year and finally put it good use!  Love the colors.

Splay close up
Splat Front
Splat pantograph
Splat Back - cozy flannel
And the second one from the same jelly roll.  I did a free hand  all over swirl on this one.  The quilting goes so fast with free hand.

Free hand Swirls front
Free hand swirls detail
Love the texture of the swirls
Swirls Back
And then there are a few tops together waiting to be quilted - On the frame right now, without a single stitch in is is Budding 9 patch.  I have the eq7 file that I'll post in the next week or two on the tutorials and EQ7 tab

Budding 9 patch.  
And of course there are baby quilts - the first two are from Kate Blakesley and can be found here  Super quick, super fun and looks great!!  A boy and a girl version
Girl Marmalade Squares
Boy Marmalade Squares
And the last one is my favorite :)   I used the left overs from this one for the Boy Marmalade Square.  This is New Port Beach pattern from Judy Martin. I've made this quilt, twice before and I just love. Quick easy and makes such a statement! I LOVE the colors in this one.  I'm actually making two of these.  15 fat quarters, a little background fabric and you get 3 quilts, nice!!
New Port Beach
Well those were a lot of bright and more modern looking fabrics eh? How about this one for some more traditional quilting.  I finally finished the last of the 8 pointed starts !!!  WooHoo!  I honestly don't think I will ever make a 7 inch unfinished 8 pointed starts and put little tiny 4 patches in it!  Nope, not gonna happen with me ever again :)  But I like it so far.  The last border is really suppose to before all those 8 pointed stars, but mine came out a little bit smaller, so swapped the placement of the border and all is good again.
Common Bride
And there we have it, ahhhhh.  Linking up with the usual sources of inspiration and quilty goodness.

Patchwork Times

Fresh Poppy Design


  1. Well, when you post - you post!! Look at all the goodies and the quilting as always is just the iceing.

  2. Congratulations on all your finished. Love them.

  3. WOWSER! You've been busy and they look great, especially all the quilting done too. I have that common bride pattern in to do, maybe someday.

  4. OK, now I feel like a piker. I don't work outside the home (or inside either) and I have only one quilt completed, or even started. Your baby quilts are great and I love the quilting. And I can't imagine making all those 8 pointed stars. I have made one and that was enough for me. ;-)

  5. Love making Baby sized quilts. It is fun to see them DONE quickly. Thanks for sharing the cuteness.

  6. Your Common Bride is way toooooo gorgeous! Drool making for sure!!

  7. Beautiful, as usual for you. If you start quilting for hire, please let me know. I love what you have done on QOV, and these, of course.

  8. What a diverse group of quilts! The boxy quilting pattern is very striking. The jelly roll stripes show how different a quilt can look depending on the fabrics. That blooming nine patch....and, ohhhhh! The Common Bride is uncommonly beautiful!

  9. It's great to see another "Common Bride" out there. I felt like I was the only one insane enough to work on this project! Great work!!

  10. The little girl jelly roll quilt with Splat quilting is by far my fave out of the bunch!!

  11. wonderful quilts and quilting the common bride looks like a treasure

  12. Glad you are back to blogging. Great baby quilts. And, thanks for the panto names. What batting do you usually use You get really good definition on your quilting.

  13. Wow! when you decide to make quilts you sure get them done quickly. All are so amazing. Love the quilting on all those baby quilts. Love the cheerful colors in the jelly roll baby quilts. The Newport Beach is so awesome too! I feel like I have been at a quilt show! I did miss you by the way. I found myself thinking about you wondering where you have been.

  14. fun, happy, bright & cheery - all of them - wonderful!

  15. Whew. I'm exhausted after reading your post. Love all the pictures and your finishes are great. Thanks for telling what you quilted on your quilts. It helps to see the designs that I've never heard of before. All your baby quilts are just wonderful.

  16. Beautiful quilts Sue and you should definitely be quilting for others!! Thanks for sharing.
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