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My Quilt for Japan — Ready to Ship

This was a really different quilt for me — more like the table toppers I make than my quilts.  To me, the Polartec fleece batting makes it a feel a little more like a comforter than a quilt, but that’s probably a good thing.  The old Everglaze chintz for the backing has been in my…

Krohn Family Crossword Quilt

The Krohn Family Quilt for my niece, Jennifer, is finally done — my March project for Allie’s “Christmas Through the Year” club. I will probably take a break after this and focus on wedding stuff. It’s a good feeling, though, to know I have 3 gifts in the Christmas bank. Originally, I had planned to…

Cottage Doll Quilt — Finished

For some reason, I cannot think about a quilting pattern until a top is completely done. I sit there staring at the top….go look at some pattern books….sketch a little….begin stitching a design….rip that out….stare at the top. This can go on for an amazingly long period of time. In the case of this doll…

Vintage 9-Patch Crib Quilt – 1930s

The idea of purchasing a finished quilt had never crossed my mind. I’ve bought lots of tops, blocks and pieces, but a completed quilt….never. Why would I do that? I’m a quilter (not a collector), and although I have lots of vintage fabric, I always plan to use it to make quilts and don’t think…

Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Emily’s Bride Quilt

Here is my entry for this year’s Blogger’s Quilt Festival.  I had planned to post my re-make of an antique Album Quilt but, unfortunately, I am not quite done with the quilting. This is a bride’s quilt I made in 2006 for my daughter, Emily.  She wasn’t engaged at the time, but now she is.  …

Vintage Zig-Zag Nine Patch Quilt Top

In the past two weeks, I have purchased three vintage quilt tops — two finished and one unfinished. One was extravagant ($130) and the other two more reasonable ($40), although certainly not a steal. The top I’m showing you today is one of the $40 tops and the first one I have received in the…

Vintage Embroidered Baskets Quilt Top

This top was purchased on ebay a couple of years ago, and it was so cheap — $20, including shipping. It’s difficult to determine the age of the top since there are no prints. If I had to guess, I would say 1930s or 1940s just because of the color and weight of the green…

Grandmother’s Flower Garden Doll Quilt – Tied

Several readers suggested that I tie the little Flower Garden quilt, and that idea really appealed to me. I’ve never made a tied doll quilt before, and I thought it would be fun to try. The top, backing and binding are vintage fabrics — the batting is an old flannel sheet. Although I’m fond of…

Strawberry Fields Doll Quilt

The Strawberry Fields Doll Quilt is finally done. I decided to use feather designs — a continuous feather in the pink zig-zag, and some made-up feather designs in the blocks, side setting triangles and corners. I just drew all the designs as I went without a template, so they are a little primitive. In retrospect,…

Sunshine and Shadow Doll Quilt

This is the only Amish style quilt I’ve ever made — a Christmas present for my mother-in-law, Gail, in 2002. It was a departure from the 1930s style quilts I was making at the time, but I was interested in trying the contrasting stitching in the quilting. I do think it turned out rather well,…

Blogger’s Quilt Festival

This is my entry for Amy’s wonderful Blogger’s Quilt Festival. It’s the first quilt I posted about when I started my blog. Nobody actually read my blog back then, so I thought I would bring this little quilt back into the spotlight because I loved making it. A Quilt for Julie Martha Dellasega Gray, 2008…

Mourning Jack Quilt

Yesterday we had to euthanize our 14 year old cat, Jack, who was diagnosed last year with liver disease. I just finished this little mourning quilt, which is named for him. The blocks were made with mourning prints and shirtings from this quilt top. The border is new, and the binding is constructed from antique…

Appliqued Butterfly Quilt

These butterfly wings and bodies were purchased on ebay in 2002, along with the Crazy Baseball blocks used to make this quilt. I assume they were made by the same quilter, since several of the fabrics are the same. The newspapers on the back of the Baseball blocks were dated 1943, so I guess that’s…

Baby Doll Quilt

The quilt for Baby Doll is finally finished. BD is the youngest daughter of my blog friend, Ann at Nifty Needle, and she needed a “blanket” for her doll. I think she is going to like this sunny yellow quilt made with 30s scraps. The prints in the top and the yellow fabric are vintage…

Cross Variation Doll Quilt

This quilt top was really a drag to quilt. On a doll quilt, I try to get my quilting stitches as small as possible so they fit the scale of the piece, but it’s hard on a top with this many tiny seams. The same thing happened when I originally quilted the Mariner’s Compass doll…