Sibling Rivalry: Quilt Edition

My sister-in-law gave me some cute boy scout fabric which was leftover from a quilt she made for her son. So I whipped it up into the quilt above, and gave it to my son (AKA First Middle Child) for his birthday.

It is birthday season at our house, as all four of my children have their birthdays within a fifty day window every year. Since First Middle Child’s birthday was in the middle, my daughter (The Oldest) saw the quilt and realized that she had to have one for her birthday, too. Unfortunately she told me this on the evening of her actual birthday. There may have been tears. Maybe.

So I benevolently let her pick a couple of fabrics, and make me a pinterest board, and this quilt is the result:

I saw the plaidish version from Kitchen Table Quilting and loved it immediately. My daughter is currently obsessed with Buffalo Plaid, and I thought this would be a nice nod to her interest. She really wanted to use that specific piece of Minky on the back, so we did it even though it wasn’t a perfect color match. I made up a rose quilting pattern, and she loved it. I think she even forgave me for the quilt being a few weeks late after her birthday.

Now Second Middle Child is lobbying for another quilt for himself. He already has his baby quilt, and he adopted three other boy quilts I have made for my boys in general. Thank goodness The Baby is too young to care!

New WIP

I am working on another little quilt in my spare time. And by spare time I mean the laundry I usually complete on Monday is still sitting in baskets on my bed waiting to be folded because I was quilting instead. It’s the corona virus pandemic. We all have to do what we have to do to SURVIVE!

Anyhoo, here are some pictures. It is all quilted and just waiting for binding. I have the binding ready, but my dearest, best friend Bernina and her baby walking foot are in the shop being repaired.

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Corona Quilt WIP

A few years back my friend Sariah made the cutest mountain quilt. I can’t remember what she called it, but HERE is the pattern. I have wanted to make a scrappy version of it every since. Now that the entire world is quarantined, and many of the quilt shops are closed, I got my chance!

Another lady in my quilt guild had done the pattern in the form of lanterns and it hung in our Peach Days community celebration last year.  I loved how she arranged her blocks, and I was thinking of finishing this one similarly. Then I looked at it and realized it looks like the Corona Virus! Well, after a few weeks of homeschooling, deep cleaning my fridge, reading every book in my house, and worrying about all of my friends and family getting sick I decided a big nope on that pattern for this time frame.

 

IMG-7499(1)I played around with it until I had a bit of a color gradient, and decided on a sunrise pattern. This is a side view, and I’m working on a time lapse of the process to make it.  I still have to do the outer borders, which will also be scrappy.  I can not wait to share it when it is done.

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UFO Finish – Thanks Corona Virus

I finished my Christmas quilt, and one other!

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Before the quarantine my friend gave me a bunch of cool textured fabric for baby blankets. I started on a pink and quuilt with squares right away, but got sidetracked. Since I’ve had more home time, I finished it up. What do you think of the busy floral binding? I like it a lot. Thank you Ruth!
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WIPS and other things

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Hello friends, this is a quilt I just finished. It was inspired by two different beauties I saw on Pinterest.  You can see the first one here, and the second one here.  I couldn’t find the pattern on Sassafrass lane for the first one this time, but I could swear it used to be there. I did the polka dot binding on a whim, and now I have second thoughts about it, but oh well. I love the idea of a mountain and sky scene. This one is so basic. I might try another one in this style in the future.

Below are a couple of pictures of my works in progress.  I found a cute stack of 5″ pre-cuts that I’m making into a small quilt with blue for the negative space. Here you can see me chain stitching away …IMG_7291
And I am so excited to have put this Christmas quilt together at last. I don’t know how many years it has been since our Quilt Guild did this block exchange. We each made 12 of the same blocks, a 12×12 & a 6×12 or two 6×6’s.  We did it in gemtones, and I loved how it turned out. It is very unusual in that the styles are all quite different, but it reminds me of all of my quilt guild friends, so it will be a treasure for me. I plan to bind it in a solid black.  Hopefully before Christmas, haha.
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