A New Quilt – Starry Eyed

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It has been since months since I posted on this blog, but happy to report that it hasn’t been a year since I quilted. Maybe I will post some of the stuff I completed during the interim later, but for now I want to show you what I have been working on this weekend. I started to make a quilt for my brother. This is for his birthday, but it will of course be a bit late since it is on February 2nd. I am really pleased with my progress so far. I got the entire quilt cut, the strips sewn together and two of the star blocks completed.

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I really love the colors of this quilt. The green, blue and blacks will look great in his house. He requested the cream background. It is great to have a project that you want to work on. I can’t wait to get back at another block tomorrow. The pattern I am using is Starry Eyed by Angela from Fussy Cute, it is available as a free pattern on Moda Bake Shop

Obviously I picked my own fabrics and since the pattern called for pre-cuts, I figured out how much yardage I needed.  If you are interested in making this quilt, but don’t want to use the charm packs and layer cakes contact me and I will be happy to provide you with the yardage.

 

My Kingdom for a Toad

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I have FINALLY finished a project!  It has been months since I finished anything and months since I have posted about my quilting.   Below is a picture of the recently finished quilt, “My Kingdom for a Toad.”   This is not my design, but I did select the fabrics and I did make a minor modification.  The crowns in the corners were not part of the original pattern.  I added them to hide a mistake.  I want to enter it in my local quilt guild quilt show in March, but I knew that I would get killed for the mistake so I decided to cover it.  I am still going to lose points for my free motion quilting, but at least it will get entered now.  I know that a lot of people will not enter a quilt into a show unless it is perfect, but I enter for the fun and to give the attendees more quilts to look at.  It will make someone smile and that is important to me.  So I hope this makes you smile as well!

Happy Quilting!

Paula

Baseball Quilt – update 2

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I have started to add the blue sashing to the baseball quilt. Here are pictures of the first two rows. The sashing between rows is not sewn, just placed there. I had a heck of a time with these, for some reason they didn’t line up very well. I am pretty sure that it was because I didn’t square my blocks correctly. One of these days I will get that.

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Hopefully I can get some more done tomorrow before the big game. GO PACKERS!

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Baseball Quilt Update

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I accomplished my goal this weekend. I got all 80 blocks completed in the baseball quilt that I am working on for my dad. Here are the 80 in the order they will be sewn together.

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Next step is to cut the blue fabric for the sashing. I am planning on making it 2 inches. I will continue the work throughout the week. I would like for the top to be finished by the end of next weekend. Actually to be finished by the time of the Packers vs. Bears NFC Championship game, I can’t miss that. Go Pack Go!

Baseball Quilt

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Last April when my parents were visiting my Dad asked me to make him a quilt.  Well, he called it a blanket, but I know what he meant.  He wanted the quilt to have a baseball theme. I was going to make it for Father’s Day, but that didn’t happen.  Then I thought I could do it for his birthday in August, well that did happen either.  No worries there is always Christmas.  Yup you guessed it, it didn’t get done for Christmas either. I was starting to think that it would never get made, but I am happy to report that progress has been made this weekend.

I am designing the quilt myself. I picked 4 different baseball fabrics as the centers of the blocks. I then chose color that matched. I wanted it to be a tasteful baseball quilt. Here are the fabrics before starting:

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I am designing this quilt myself. Here are the first 40 of the 80 total blocks I plan to have.

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There will be some blue sashing in between the blocks. Right now I am just placing them out where I want them. The tan corners of the blocks are to represent the 4 bases in a baseball diamond. Here is a close-up of some of the blocks.

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Well back to quilting…