Blast from the Past: January 2013

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 2009…WOW.  Over thirteen years.  I’m so glad I’ve kept the blog as a diary of sorts…today I’m telling you about things I was working on in January of 2013.

I’m warning you in advance, I was all over the place in January of 2013…grab a drink and read along.

We had a quilt featured on Moda Bake Shop.  It was called Neighbor Girl because I made and gifted it to out neighbor girl…at the time it was Regan, Kalissa’s best friend.  You can read more about it and find the free pattern HERE.

I had a finish on my… Nine in the Middle quilt.  You can read about it HERE.  The pattern is from Bonnie Hunter’s bookAdventures with Leaders & Enders: Make More Quilts in Less Time!

This one is still in my house and has been a true favorite of mine.  I still remember making it and still love it.

Kelli was working on this quilt top…


Darn, I can’t remember the name of it.  It was a quilt from American Patchwork and Quilting.  I made one too and just love it.

This is another of Kelli’s quilts…
This one I was longarming for her.  I think this might be Gingerbell from Miss Rosie’s Quilt Company.


I was being a really good mom because this is yet another quilt I machine quilted for her.  This is an Atkinson Designs quilt…named Slideshow I think.

Kelli was here for a sewing day.  That’s Kelli in the pink and Kalissa in the gray.  Kelli ended up slicing her thumb with the rotary cutter.


I had made some crumb quilt stars and was trying to figure out a layout to make a baby quilt.


I had longarmed one of my own quilts…this is Pineapple Blossom.  It’s a free Quiltville pattern.

I got it finished and bound.  Sorry about the small picture.  This was a fun quilt to make.

I had fabric that came in for our Moda Bake Shop project Oink a doodle Moo.  You can see the THREE baby quilts we made and get the free patterns for them HERE.

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I was experimenting with a Tumbler Ruler and made this mini table runner.  I still have it and use it every day.  I keep it under the keyboard at my desk.  You can read about it HERE.  If you’re interested in the ruler I used, it’s THIS ONE.

If I remember right, I used 2 1/2″ strips to make the tumbler table runner.  Oh, I’d love to make one again.  Hmm.  It would be a great leader and ender project.

I was busy working on the mystery quilts at the time.  It was Easy Street.  I happen to have made two that year.  I did one green version with extra blocks…

…and made one in this version with borders.  You can see I was auditioning borders.


This isn’t a good picture but this was Kelli’s version of the mystery.

I had a lot of projects started and I was trying to make a plan to finish them.  This was me working on Criss Cross Applesauce.  That’s in the Scraps & Shirttails: Reuse, Re-pupose, Recycle! The Art of “Quilting Green” book.  This is a family favorite.

This is Hand Me Downs.  It was in the Scaps and Shirttails I book.


I was trying to figure out fabrics for it.

“Cactus Patch” is also in Bonnie Hunter’s book, Scraps & Shirttails: Reuse, Re-pupose, Recycle! The Art of “Quilting Green”.


I had started working on this quilt.  It later went on to being published in a magazine…I can’t remember which one…Quilter’s World maybe.


My husband and I bought this bed at an auction.  This bed is now fixed up and in out spare bedroom.  You often see this when we take pictures of quilts in this room.

Ruby, my beagle, was a still pretty new to us.  We had gotten her the previous November.  Kalissa and I both ended up really sick.  Ruby did her best to “take care of us”.  First, she nursed Kalissa…


Then she nursed me. Quilt in the picture is Roll Roll Cotton Boll.


Oh, I loved that dog.


…and that’s what was happening at the Kramer house in January of 2013.  Now you can see why I said I was all scattered.  I had so many projects I was thinking or working on.  It sounds like that part of me still hasn’t change!

7 thoughts on “Blast from the Past: January 2013”

  1. Bonnie Hunter did do a Tumbler leader and ender using 2 1/2” strips one year. She used a Dresden plate ruler to cut out the shapes. I’m still working on mine. I doubt it will ever be a bed-sized quilt. I’ll make a bed-sized quilt using 4” tumblers. Some day.

    1. UGH. I have not idea how many fat quarters were in the bundle. I made the quilt 10 years ago. I wish I could tell you. Does the pattern say how many?

      1. Cynthia from Nebraska

        It says you used a particular fabric line bundle. I can’t quite see them well enough in the picture to count how many!

  2. Your Oink a Doodle Moo quilts are how I found you. I had a jelly roll and googled it and your site came up. The rest is history, I’ve been hooked ever since.

  3. Susan from Michigan

    The quilt Kelli is holding and you’re looking for the name, looks to be Odds & Ends by Jill Reid in APQ June 2010. That version in the magazine did not have cornerstones.

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