Blast from the Past: Quilts from January 2010

I’m starting up a little series of posts that feature old blog posts.  Kalissa and I have been going back and looking at them.  It’s been fun.  I started blogging in June of 2009…WOW.  Ten years.  I’m so glad I’ve kept the blog as a diary of sorts…today I’m telling you about the quilts I made in January of 2010.

First off let me say…I had no idea I’ve made as many quilts as I have.  Every time I go back and write one of these posts, I’m always amazed.  I apologize in advance that the photos are small.

I made this table runner.  It was fun and easy to make.  The center was a fabric that was printed like that.  All I had to do was add the borders and the star blocks on the corner.  This was a Country Threads project.  You can read more about it HERE.

ChristmastableRunner

I made this quilt for Kramer’s oldest sister.

DorothysQuiltShe has had a fondness for birds so I picked this to make for her.

DorothysQuilt-3You can read more about it HERE.

I went on and finished the mystery quilt that had wrapped up…this one…CarolinaChristmasFINISHED
This was Carolina Christmas.  This quilt went on to live at my daughter Kayla’s house.  This was my first mystery.  I haven’t missed one since then.  I would really love to go back and to the ones before this.  They are still free patterns on Bonnie Hunter’s website.  I’ve purposely tried to not look at many of the pictures from those mysteries so in case I want to them, I could and still have a bit a surprise to them.

Carolina Christmas went on and was published in one of Bonnie Hunter’s books…I believe one of the Scraps and Shirttail books.

You can read more about that quilt HERE.

I finished this quilt.  It was also a mystery quilt.   This one done by Country Threads.  I have no idea what happened to this quilt.

CountryThreadsMysteryThe mystery clues were released in their newsletter over the course of a year.

You can read more about this quilt HERE.

I was busy making the Miss Rosie Schnibble patterns.  I had made this with leftovers from a previous quilt.  This one was called Cindy Lou Who.

SchnibbleCindyLou
You can read more about it HERE.

I also made this Schnibble.  I am not sure which pattern this was.

SchnibbleMadeline
I added borders onto many of the Schnibbles I made and turned them into baby quilts.  I gifted many for benefits too.  I seriously don’t think I have any left.  You can read more about this one HERE.

I made this simple snowball quilt. I know you’re looking at thinking it’s not a snowball quilt.

snowball-1
Maybe this photo will help.  Can you see I have a square black block and made a flip corner on each of the four corners?

Snowball-2
After that I got super ambitious and laid down a serious amount of thread to machine quilt this.  Variegated thread did the work here.  Can you believe I spent 9 hours on quilting this.  I think my quilting machine was fairly new and I wanted to test the waters and see what I could do.
Snowball-3
Now..I’m lazy and do mostly edge to edge quilting.  I might have to make another of these quilts.  It would be great for gifting as the piecing part is so quick.  You can read more about this quilt HERE.

I have had such a great time going back and seeing the quilts I made back then.  I don’t keep a photo book that has them in so this is especially nice.  When I see the photos now I remember how scared I was to make the mystery quilt…now it’s another quilt to me.  I am not nervous about tackling one.  I hope if you’re a new quilter that you will have the courage to stick with it.  Time and practice, like any hobby, really makes a difference.

6 thoughts on “Blast from the Past: Quilts from January 2010

  1. Mary Ann Mettler

    Beautiful quilts from the past. Nice you have a blog to look back. The quilting looks painstakingly pretty but I can see how it too 9 hrs.

  2. r

    I love that green quilt you made for Kramer’s sister! That is just gorgeous. So you have made a quilt in greens before…

  3. Janet R

    I like looking at your previous quilts. 2010 was before I started following your blog so these are new to me. The snowball quilt is different than ones I’ve seen and I like it.

    Thanks for sharing.

  4. Judith Fairchild

    Enjoyed the blast especially the black snowball quilt’s variegated quilting pattern you used. Well done.

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