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March 10, 2019
I Am Enough Quilt Along Top Finish from A Ditchin' Time Quilts


Finally finished this quilt top!  I have loved making all the squares. I am using all my mom's old fabric from her stash that I inherited when she passed away.  Every time I look at this quilt it reminds me of her.  It reminds me of all the things she made of these fabrics.  It gives me such happiness to see this come together.  

Check out Havel's Sewing Blog for their wonderful sewing tools and batting! There you can find this pattern, designed by Melanie from Southern Charm Quilts. Just such fun! Details here!







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February 21, 2019
Kingfisher Quiltalong Top Finish from A Ditchin' Time Quilts


Finally finished my quilt top of the #kingfisherquiltalong !  You know how much I love hand appliqué and this quilt did not disappoint!  If you want to join this quilt along, even though it's over, head over to the blog "Stitched in Color" and you will get all the details and directions.  That's what I did, I was late to the party, but it doesn't matter because it's on-going! 





I will binding it with this purple!  Can't wait.  Love Love Love all this fabric by Art Gallery Fabrics called  Flower Child Fabrics by Maureen Cracknell.




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February 17, 2019
My Meadow Quilt by Michelle McKillop from A Ditchin' Time Quilts


This square is my favorite! 





Pictures of my quilt in progress.  The pattern is the Meadow Quilt  by Michelle McKillop for the Jen Kingwell Designs Collective.  I bought the pattern and I am making it myself.  Here is the pattern, you can buy it here! 

This is their quilt photo

Listed below are photos of my finished flower squares:






I can't wait to put all the squares together!  I will keep you posted.  




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January 5, 2019
Home Sweet Home from A Ditchin' Time Quilts



Quilt finish for my work daughter Kait who just moved into her first home with her new hubby.  They were recently married and now they have their home.  I found this adorable quilt pattern on Etsy and just had to purchase it.  Find it here!   

Kait and Nate



My goal was to try to include their chihuahua babies in the quilt.  Found this fabric on Spoonflower and just had to get it!  Find it here! 





Home Sweet Home.  

I hand quilted this and then added some boro stitching with some DMC thread.  It ended up looking like the road.  Love ...

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December 18, 2018
All White and Cream Baby Jane Quilt from A Ditchin' Time Quilts


My cousin is having a baby!  She requested an all white and cream quilt.  I racked my brain to try come up with what kind of quilt I could make that would hold my interest.  I decided to make a mini Dear Jane quilt.  I have made a Dear Jane before and since this one would be little, it would be a Baby Jane Quilt. 


Here is the quilt finished in the baby's room.







I always sign my quilts with a hand embroidered label.  Check out my quilt label tutorial!




  
This was my quilt at the baby shower.  It ...

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December 17, 2018
I am Enough Quilt Along update from A Ditchin' Time Quilts

We're already on our 6th block.  This one is the scallop border.  Our 5th block was the trip around the world.  Love these patterns.  I am using my mom's old fabric stash so everything in this quilt was her fabric.  She passed away 5 years ago so none of this fabric is new.  Every time I look at these fabrics, I remember something she made before.  It gives me such happiness.  Love Love Love.






Boris is helping!



Check out Havel's Sewing Blog for their wonderful sewing tools and batting! 
There you can find this pattern, designed by ...

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November 28, 2018
Marble Lap Top Sleeve from A Ditchin' Time Quilts






Marble requested by my niece who has her entire dorm room decorated with marble.  


I used this video for directions:







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October 13, 2018
I Am Enough Quilt Along from A Ditchin' Time Quilts

Hi everybody!  I am taking part in Havel's Sewing Quilt Along.  Melanie Taylor from Southern Charm Quilts designed the quilt and gives us directions.  Here is my first block:




This is all we know about what it will look like!  It's a surprise.


Moxie always helps!



Block 1 is the color wheel

I hand appliquéd the color wheel on top of my background fabric after I tacked down the lace.  

These are my fabrics I selected for the quilt along.  They are ALL from my mom's stash including fabric from her night gown. (see below)

my late ...

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October 10, 2018
Kingfisher Quiltalong from A Ditchin' Time Quilts

I wanted to share my progress with you on my #kingfisherquiltalong !  I have all my #hexies done and I am working on appliquéing all the hexies onto to my quilt top.  I decided to piece the diamonds together first so I they didn't stretch.  You know how much I love hand appliqué so that is the plan for now.  If you want to join this quilt along, even though it's over, head over to the blog "Stitched in Color" and you will get all the details and directions.  That's what I did, I was late to the ...

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August 16, 2018
T Shirt Quilt in Loving Memory from A Ditchin' Time Quilts




This is my coworker Lindsey.  She lost her brother several years ago to cancer at the young age of 19.  I wanted to do something for her so I asked her to bring me in his tee shirts.  She finally brought them to me a few months ago and today I gave her this memory quilt.  We exchanged a few tears and then hugs. 
















This was the picture my friend posted on her facebook page where she wrote this: 

On the anniversary of my brother leaving too early I have been gifted the most amazing present. Thank you ...

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August 13, 2018
Save those memories with a baby clothes quilt. from A Ditchin' Time Quilts


One of the most fun quilts that I have made in a while is this adorable quilt made out of some saved baby/children clothes.  I was commissioned to come up with a quilt for my friend who wanted a quilt made from her two daughters clothes.  She wanted something very classic with white in it and this is what I came up with!  I did a stacked coin quilt with white sashing.   




my friend Julie and her family


Annabelle

Riley

 
I backed each potential piece of flannel/stretchy tee shirts/sleepers with 801 Pellon interfacing so it wasn't ...

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July 16, 2018
Wedding Gift Quilt from A Ditchin' Time Quilts

quilt label
This is how I sign my quilts.  If you look back at all my quilts, I always try to do something different on my quilts to make them special.  For a tutorial of how I make my quilt labels, check out this post here.




My present to this sweet young lady is the awesome Amy Butler quilt.  The pattern for this quilt can be found on a PDF here: "You complete me" using her Soul Mate fabric.  How perfect for this new bride to be!  Their wedding is in October.  I can't wait for the wedding.  It ...

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June 13, 2018
Surgery for Bear from A Ditchin' Time Quilts



This is Bear.  He has no hair.  A well loved security buddy for 4 year old Alyssa.  My friend Pam brought him to work for me for some minor surgery.  The operation went well.  He received some thread sutures and two PINK band aids.  


 Bear before Alyssa pulled all his hair out.


Post op

Recovery


Bear in scrubs

Bear has been repaired enough to last for a little longer. 

Alyssa is very happy to get Bear fixed! 
You can tell by the smile on her face!




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June 5, 2018
First time long arm quilting! from A Ditchin' Time Quilts


This is Vladimir.  He is one of my 3 Siberian Forest cats.  He loves to get under the quilts I am working on while they are in my lap.  In this instance, I am binding it and he is hiding underneath. 

This quilt is something I threw together in one evening with left over fabric from a much bigger project I am working on.  It's Amy Butler's Soul Mate fabric  but the pattern is her Lark Quilt on her website.



This ladder is very special to me!  It was my granddad's ladder.  He passed away about 3 ...

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April 13, 2018
Surfboards and Palm Trees Hawaiian Quilt from A Ditchin' Time Quilts

My Hawaiian Quilt ~ a wedding gift

Congratulations to Jess and Keegan and their new life together.  After their wedding, the headed to  Hawaii for their surfing honeymoon.  I usually make a quilt as a wedding present but time did not allow me to make it ahead of their wedding.  After they posted tons of pictures on their IG page of their wonderful honeymoon, I had a great idea to give them a honeymoon memory.  I would make a Hawaiian quilt, a challenge since I had never made before.  An internet search led me to Pacific Rim Quilt Company and I ...

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December 24, 2017
Handmade Christmas Stockings from A Ditchin' Time Quilts


This stocking was fun to make and it only took a few hours.  Using some of my mom's old buttons from her collection will make this gift for my niece special because she will appreciate some of the parts coming from her (God rest her soul!).  

Thanks to Nancy from her Etsy Shop DoSmallThingsWLove for the pattern.  Go here to purchase your pattern. 


Lindsay
I used painters cloth for the stocking base and lined the front of the bags with batting for weight.  





These are my design.  They were made for a brother and sister.  Elleigh and Remington (Remi ...

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December 22, 2017
Horse Lover's Gift from A Ditchin' Time Quilts


This is a Christmas gift I made for my friend Trish who loves her horse Lizzy.

Embroidery and a little machine applique allowed me to pull this together.



I used a painters cloth cotton canvas.  It was washed and thrown into the dryer.  I used it for the front and back of this pillow.  I love how soft this fabric ends up after it's washed.  I use this cloth to make my own cover for my ironing board so I always have some extra pre-washed and ready to go.  I also used this cloth for a table cloth on ...

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November 2, 2017
Elephant Mini Strip Pieced Wall Quilt from A Ditchin' Time Quilts


Mini Wall Quilt
Strip Piecing 
Elephants
(thanks to Dana for the inspiration from her blog Stormy Days)


Made with boy colors


Made with girl colors
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Happy Birthday to these sweet babies,
who were once my patients in the NICU. 
 ONE YEAR OLD!
God Bless them both!!! 




And this was them 1 year ago....



Thanks to their mommy for sharing these
pictures with us!  

Moxie modeling the quilts!




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September 1, 2017
Rose Gold Sparkle Quilt Reveal from A Ditchin' Time Quilts


This is an adorable quilt made exclusively from Riley Blake's Sparkle Rose Gold collection.  I just love it.  My niece Lindsay requested a rose gold themed quilt for her dorm room.   I searched high and low and found out this fabric was just released!  I searched for it everywhere and found someone who was releasing it early.  I grabbed some up and enjoyed working with this lush fabric.  I got the idea from Christopher over @the_tattooed_quilter.  I used the entire collection with some white solid Moda Bella and I couldn't be more thrilled.


 


Lindsay sent me a snapchat ...

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