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July 26, 2017
"A Walk In the Woods" Two Baby Quilts Done from Pink Doxies

Finished, Bound, Mailed & Delivered

Actually, the quilts are just on their way, but the babies themselves have arrived. I was told by another blogger that having the quilts there within the first year was a reasonable goal, but hitting the first week was remarkable. I was hoping for sooner, but later worked, too, since the twins' arrival was a bit early.

They are not identical quilts. The pattern and quilting are individual, and they even feel unique. The organic, wavy lines made this quilting looser, softer, and a bit loftier. I will absolutely use this style again--I just love it ...

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July 24, 2017
Christmas In July Blog Hop For Windham Fabrics from madebychrissied

Ellipse Quilt Pattern by

I'm delighted to be joining Windham Fabrics today on Day 1 of their Christmas in July 2017 Blog Hop, sharing their brand new Bread and Butter Joy holiday collection.
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July 23, 2017
Looking at Life Through a Window from Midget Gem Quilts

Last week was sheds, poetry and Falling Leaves, this week I am back to windows again and quatre foil blocks. You may remember, I am taking part in one low key bee this year. The #beeabee2017 bee is organised by Anneliese whom I was with in my first ever bee.

Yesterday I received a lovely parcel, two lovely parcels actually. Now I can use the phrase I heard recently in a podcast "a PARTY in my mail box". Or rather a party on my hall floor after the parcel dropped through the letter box. It doesn't quite have the ...

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Saturday's Song: Slow Stitching. Stash Report from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Saturday's Song

My dear, you are not alone......

Slow Stitching
The weekend's slow stitching started on Friday for me!  I've made quite a bit of progress hand quilting this panel baby quilt.  Maybe 10 more minutes and I'm done!  Afterwards, I'll be machine stitching the borders, binding and off to it's new baby!

This quilt has been glue basted and is ready to be tie quilted.  Hopefully both quilts will be ready for binding by Monday!  

Stash Report
How exciting to finally be in the "black" for my yarn usage!  I finished and delivered ...

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July 21, 2017
Little Spring Splendor {Finished Baby Quilt} from Little Bunny Quilts

This quilt is finished and ready to snuggle! My finished baby sized version of our Spring Splendor pattern was a quick and easy quilt!

The quilting was quick and easy -- I chose to do an all over loopy meander. Not terribly exciting or involved, but perfect for a baby quilt.

I used blue flannel for the backing to make it extra cuddly.

The binding is the bright blue print. I learned a hard lesson a few years back when I bound a flannel-backed quilt with a flannel binding and will never, ever do that again!

Now this quilt will sit ...

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Polka Tot from McCall's Quilting

Polka Tot 600px 300x300 Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Polka TotQuilters love baby quilt patterns! So it’s no surprise that Abigail Dolinger’s Polka Tot baby quilt from the August/September 2015 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts proved to be a quilter favorite. With simple blocks, adorable polka dot fabrics, and fun border treatment, it’s a real winner!

But what could be even bigger and better than a baby quilt full of polka dots? How about a twin size version of the same design? This week’s Friday Freebie is the twin size Polka Tot quilt pattern!

Download the FREE Polka Tot twin size quilt pattern now ...

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July 19, 2017
Dogs in Sweaters from A Quilting Sheep

Something I rarely do is buy a kit, but when I saw this quilt hanging up in a local quilt shop, I had to have that exact same one. Seriously, it's so awesome!! 

Those glasses!!! 

 When it is all finished, it will go to a baby boy. I will have to make it again! 

Size: 53" x 63"

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Adding A Giraffe to a Baby Quilt from Magpie Quilts

Sometimes when discussing a custom quilt with a customer, an extraordinary idea comes through. This was a repeat customer who had already received one of my chevron quilts for her grandchild. When she found out she was expecting another grandbaby, she came back to Magpie Quilts. We talked about another chevron quilt and before I got started, she asked for something with giraffes.
 I didn't find any giraffe fabrics that would work with the chevrons (animal prints are often directional and that doesn't work for this pattern). But I did find a great print of fabric for a ...

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July 18, 2017
Baby Play Mat Tutorial from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

DIY Baby Play Mat

Baby quilts are the best of all worlds, aren’t they? You can choose to make yours a simple basic design that will show off a gorgeous print, or you can showcase intricate piecing that you might not have the time to do with a full size quilt. Why not make a spin on the usual baby and make a quilty baby play mat instead? It’s important for babies to do tummy time everyday and a textured quilt is the perfect place to do it! 

Baby play mats are the perfect place to get creative ...

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Pinwheel Ducks from Quilt Fabrication

Pinwheel Ducks is a finish!

Pinwheel Ducks quilt

For a scrap quilt, I really love how this turned out! Notice in the design, there is a square on point of dark teal pinwheels, with an inner ring of pale aqua pinwheels. And the very center - a square of that cute duck fabric!

Remember the numerous sizes of pinwheels to start with?

different sized pinwheels

A little bit of the scrap duck fabric used as sashing helped to bring them up to size. Here's a pic of several different widths of sashing.

sashing to bring up the size of blocks

The pinwheel quilting is an easy arc in all the aqua areas, with seeds ...

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A Small Herd from Wedding Dress Blue

My cousin and his wife are expecting, and my mother asked me to make them a special quilt:  COWS!


It is a small herd, but I love it.

If you want to make a special quilt, but not so many fiddly blocks, consider this quilt.  The ideas was inspired by Deedee and her quilt of valor HERE:


The cow block is a pattern from Sew Fresh Quilts and can be purchased HERE:


The rest is 3-1/2″ squares.  The finished top measures 36″x37″.


That ...

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July 15, 2017
Twin Baby Girl Quilts from Pink Doxies

Twice as Nice

Oh, no, not twins for the same person, but my chance to do a second set of twin girl quilts this year! The first set was for 4 year olds, but this set is meant for soon-to-be's. While the first set was made-to-order and needed to be very close to identical, this set was a gift from Auntie Julie, and I could do whatever I wanted. I wanted them to be similar, but distinctly different.

I started with the Moda line, "A Walk In the Woods." One of the floral graphic prints caught my attention when ...

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July 14, 2017
Vintage Lone Star Baby Quilt from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

Yes, another baby quilt. :) And, yes, I've made a few using this pattern. Here's the link: Lone Star Baby Quilt I wanted to put these tiny floral prints together in a baby quilt.  I know that differing the scale of fabrics is recommended in order to bring life to a quilt, but I just wanted something very soft and sweet and old fashioned for this quilt. Jackie used a pantograph called

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July 13, 2017
Little Spring Splendor {Top and Tips} from Little Bunny Quilts

After sharing about my baby-sized Spring Splendor project last week, I hustled this weekend and got the entire top completed and ready to quilt! Here are the four individual blocks:

As you can see in these blocks, I used four different blue and green fabrics for my "lozenge" pieces, an orange/gold for the accent color, and then the four patches within each block match. In the original Spring Splendor Quilt, all of her four patches were scrappy, rather than matching within the same block. Just a fun way to change up a pattern and give it your own twist ...

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July 12, 2017
Liebster Award! from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Liebster Award!
Guess what?  Nancy at Grace and Peace Quilting nominated me for the Liebster Award! 

Liebster is a German word with many meanings some of which are sweetest, valued and kindest.  This is an award given to bloggers from other bloggers! You can discover more information here! Thank you so much, Nancy!  

As part of the process, I'm going to answer a few questions so that you can get to know me better!

If you could meet one quilting personality, who would it be?
I don't know a lot of the bigger names in quilting, but I ...

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July 11, 2017
Oh Baby! {Spring Splendor Pattern Remix} from Little Bunny Quilts

Our July Island Batik Ambassador theme is baby quilts! I am at a time in my life where I make and give away a lot of baby quilts to family and friends, so this is my kind of theme.

One of the things I've also been working on behind the scenes is reworking some of our original Honey, Bunny, and Doll patterns with alternative sizes. This month I'll be working on a baby sized version of Spring Splendor which will be added to the current pattern!

The original version of this quilt, made by my sister, is a ...

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Fiesta Fun – A Whole Cloth Baby Quilt from Needle and Foot

I have such a bright, cheerful quilt to share with you!  This is the second time I have made a whole cloth baby quilt for a customer. The first time was last fall, when I did the elephant quilt.  Check it out here for the details. I very much enjoy making these. This quilt was a simple project because there is no piecing involved. My customer really loved the Mexican Dress fabric from Art Gallery Fabric’s Fiesta Fun line. This is actually the second time I have used this fabric line in a baby quilt.  The first time was ...

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July 9, 2017
Slow Stitching and Saturday's Song. from Faith, Trust and Breast Cancer

Slow Stitching Weekend!
Here's my projects!
I was in the mood to make dishcloths!  
Here is one from scraps of some I gave away.  I used Lily N Cream white with purple tulle cut into 1" strips.  Yes, you're right, they do get a bit stinky after a day or so.  I simply use a new one every day!  :)  All the more reason to make more!  :)

I made four as gifts, but forgot to take pics of them!  

 A new baby means another new baby quilt!

This little panel deserves it some 
hand quilting......

 Too cute?  Right?

Of ...

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July 8, 2017
Strip Pieced Baby Quilt finish! from Pamela Quilts

I've had a busy week in my sewing room.  I'm gearing up to work on some custom quilts using baby clothes and needed to get some loose ends tied up before I get myself going on those.  But before I get into that - let's have a winner for my giveaway from Monday!  I had 16 people leave a comment on my blog post, so I went to and plugged in the numbers...and the winner was comment number three!

Congrats, Mary O - I sent you an e-mail so you can let me know where to ...

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June 28, 2017
Such a Sweet Finish from Needle and Foot


I have a finish to share with you this morning!  I began this little quilt a couple of months ago when I had the Sweet Tweets fabric (by Kim Schaefer for Andover) in stock.  There was a panel fabric with these fun critters and I made both a quilt  top and three stuffed blocks out of it (with a few pieces to spare!) I wanted to wait a bit before finishing the quilt though. I sold out of the rainbow stripe that I wanted to use as a border.  I  knew Kim Schaefer was coming out with a new line ...

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