Category Archives: Blast from the Past

Blast from the Past: Matthew’s Quilt

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.

I thought I’d show off a quilt I made in September of 2009 in today’s post.

I was working on a baby quilt…I was asking sashing advice HERE.

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…here’s what I ended up with. Continue reading

Blast from the Past: Quilts from August 2009

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’s Blast from the past features the quilts I made in August of 2009.  I was really busy quilting then.  At the time I wasn’t working a “regular” job.  I was keeping up with my Making Learning Fun website.  You can find that HERE if you’ve never checked that out.  I used to take children’s books and make early learning printables that went the books.  I loved the job and still maintain the website but found I needed more of regular paycheck so I went to doing childcare and the blog.  I would work on the website for part of the day and do what I wanted the rest of the day.  I loved it.  We lived at the old farmhouse at the time so the pictures are fun for me to look back and reminisce over.

Anyway….onto today’s post.

quilt-now
This is from Heather Mulder Peterson’s book Living Large.  If you are a quilter check out the book….I’ve made several of the quilts in there.  The quilts are all layer cake (10 inch square) friendly, which I love!  The quilt was made from a fabric line called Cotton Blossoms by Thimble Blossoms. The full blog post about it is HERE.

Next up I made a quilt for my great nephew Micah.
micah-quilt
I had found a sheet at the thrift store and loved the trucks on it.

micah-nameI fussy cut them out and then sewed solid pieces of fabric to them.  This was so fun to make.  It’s one of the first improv quilts I made.  You can read all about the quilt HERE.

Kelli made this next quilt… Continue reading