Blast from the Past: May 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 May of 2013.

I had a quilt on the frame. It was my daughter Kelli’s quilt. I did some custom quilting in the setting triangles. This was back when I was braver about custom quilting. I hope to get brave again! HA!

I finished my Cactus Patch quilt. It was on of the first-er quilts I made with shirts. I just loved making this. I was able to use up some solid colored scraps I had too. So fun! You can read more about the quilt HERE.

I was working on completing some quilt tops for charity. Here are two I did.

You can read more about them HERE.

Here are two more quilts I finished for charity. You can read about them HERE.

Here is another charity quilt I finished. You can read about it HERE.

Here are three more that I finished…You can read about them HERE.

Here are more charity quilt finishes… You can find out more about them HERE.

I have no idea how I finished all of these charity all in a single month. I certainly couldn’t do that now…but now I have grandkids and am blogging a lot more. Read about the next one HERE.

Here is another. You can read about it HERE.

I was finishing quilts like crazy for charity. Here are two more. You can read about them HERE.

There are even more charity quilt finishes. I’m impressing myself with all of these finishes. I don’t remember doing so many!! You can read about the next two HERE.

Even more… Read about them HERE.

Even more…oh my. Read about them HERE.

I started making my very first double wedding ring quilt. This was a wedding present for our son. You can read more about it HERE.

Kelli and I had a quilt that was featured at Moda Bake Shop. You can read more about it HERE and you find the free pattern HERE.

We had this quilt published in Quiltmaker. I believe Kelli has this one at her house.

Kelli and I submitted this block and quilt design as part of Quiltmaker’s 100 block magazine.  That’s when Carolyn from Quiltmaker contacted us and asked if we would be willing to have our quilt featured in the July/August issue of Quiltmaker.  We were shocked and excited all at once. You can read more about the quilt HERE.

My daughter Kelli finished up this quilt. Both of us made the same quilt. You can read about the quilt HERE.

I finished my Nine-in-the-Middle Quilt. I would happily make this quilt again. It’s a favorite of mine. Read more about it HERE.

I made some “mistake” blocks and ended up having enough for a baby quilt top…

Some had sent me a quilt to finish for charity. It was an eye spy quilt on steroids. The lady and her husband frequented quilt shops and they searched for prints that would correspond to each letter of the alphabet.

In the center row there is the letter “H”…in the following blocks are a house, hearts, Halloween, a hippo, a hexagon, and a horse. If you are ever interested in doing something like that, HERE is a listing of prints you might want to look for.

I finished my Hip to be Square Quilt. It’s my own design. You can get the free pattern HERE.

I finished my Hand Me Downs quilt. The pattern is Hand Me Downs from Bonnie Hunter’s book, Scraps & Shirttails: Reuse, Re-pupose, Recycle! The Art of “Quilting Green”. You can read more about it HERE. I would love to make some star blocks like this again!! You can read more about the quilt HERE.

I bought this vintage quilt at an auction. I love it but later went on and sold it. Hmm. It sure is pretty. You can read more about it HERE.

WOW!! WHAT A BUSY MONTH. I sure wish I had the energy I had 10 years ago now. I would love to have the time and energy to do everything I did back in May of 2013. Nowadays, my shoulder could never handle all of that time at the longarm. Rather than be sad I can’t do that now, I’m going to be happy that once I could!!

10 thoughts on “Blast from the Past: May 2013”

  1. Hi there, Joe, I am interested in the alphabet quilt. I saved the list of alphabet letters and Fabrics to look for. In each square, did they have the actual alphabet letter? I hope you understand my question thank you have a blessed week, Cindy.

    1. Some did have the actual alphabet letter but most didn’t…just things that had the letter as the first sound..A Apple, airplane, arrow, etc.

  2. I remember some of those quilts. Hard to imagine 10 years have gone by. Seems like so many less. I’m thinking of all the people that have benefitted from those quilts, and many more, for the past decade! Thank you for all you do!

  3. Katherine Gourley

    All the quilts are great. Someone must have chained you to your sewing machine to accomplish making all those quilts in one month.

  4. I’m exhausted just looking at all the quilts! Quilting was definitely your superpower, Jo! You might not have the energy to make all those now, but you still manage to achieve lots of different things in a day, let alone a month!

  5. Wowzer! You were a demon quilter! I can’t believe all you got done! What was the pattern of Kelli’s quilt. I’d love to see it.

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