Blast from the Past: Quilting July 2011

I’m doing a little series of posts that feature old blog posts.  I have been going back and looking at them.  It’s been fun.  I started blogging in June of 2009…WOW.  Over ten years.  I’m so glad I’ve kept the blog as a diary of sorts…today I’m telling you about projects I finished in July of 2011.

I finished Kalissa’s Crumb Quilt.  This was the first real crumb quilt I ever made.  I had so much fun with it!!

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It was my first real leap into making wonky free-form letters too.  I wrote, “Kalissa Georgia” and “Dream Big” on her quilt.

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I know the quilt looks pretty random.  In reality, it’s made of blocks.  I alternated between fussy made crumb blocks and regular crumb blocks.  The fussy blocks all have a heart, nine patch, or some unique feature to them.

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You can read more about the quilt HERE.  You can find a tutorial to make the blocks HERE.

I had gone to Country Threads and had seen this…I bought the pattern back then…

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Can you believe I finally finished the project this year???  Oh my, ten years is a long-term project!!

You can read about the shop tour HERE.  Oh, I miss that place.

I went on my very first quilt retreat in July of 2011 too…see??
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It was a retreat that Bonnie Hunter was the featured presenter.  Kelli went with me and we had a great time!

We worked on Pineapple Blossom…

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and My Blue Heaven only I did mine in red.

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Kelli and I both went on to finish our quilts.  My Pineapple Blossoms is in the photo below.  Sorry for the poor picture.


…and here is Kelli’s finished quilt.

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Kelli did her My Blue Heaven as a scrappy quilt.  This is her’s…

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…and mine was done in reds.   Here a link back to see mine.

Both are free patterns on Bonnie Hunter’s site.  You can find them HERE.

I started Bonnie Hunter’s Cheddar Challenge.  I made many cheddar bow tie blocks as leaders and enders for a year.  Then I stopped as I didn’t know how I wanted to set the blocks.

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Then I heard that the quilt might be put into a book…so I waited for that book to come out.  Imagine my surprise when I only had 132 blocks and I need 729 for the quilt!

I didn’t finish the quilt until 2018.


You can read about it HERE.

The color is really washed out in my pictures.

I finished Kelli’s last year…She had started the bow tie quilt at the same time I did.


I was busy making patterns for Accuquilt.

This one turned into a free pattern.  You can find it HERE.

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This one turned into a free pattern you can find HERE.

Snowflakes

 

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I was working on a tumbler quilt.

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I didn’t finish that until two years later.  Read about it HERE.

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That’s all the quilting that happened in July of 2011.  I was busy in the garden and didn’t have much time to quilt!!  I think the same will be true this year too.

6 thoughts on “Blast from the Past: Quilting July 2011

  1. Donna

    I love seeing what you’ve done in the past. And of course, reading how long it took to finish some of them makes me feel better! LOL!
    I’m going to attempt a tumbler block…I have a feeling it may take a looooong time!
    Love and prayers

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  2. Hedy

    I made a quilt from Civil War fabrics that were a tumbler block from a Bonnie Hunter challenge. I used 5” charm squares but at the retreat, everyone else was making small ones. She told me I had to make 2 because mine were so big! Well, I finished that quilt and my friend fell in love with it. I gave it to her but some days I miss it. My 5” tumblers were beautiful. All your quilts shown today are beautiful and I’m amazed at how many pieces there are in them. I’m not a person who enjoys small piecing and I won’t do it but I do enjoy looking at yours.

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  3. Kate

    I enjoyed seeing all those beautiful quilts. I still get amazed how beautiful quilts come together from those little pieces. Great job by all.

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  4. Dianne R

    UI like your curved binding on the tumbler quilt. Did you hand stitch the binding on? All your quilts are beautiful. I think you accomplished plenty in 2011. If I finish big quilt in a year I feel like I accomplished a lot. Between work, chores, gardening, and watching grand children, I don’t fit in much quilting time.

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