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.

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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.
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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……but I had a pretty big part in it so I thought I’d add it to the list of August 2009 quilts.

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It is Charisma fabric by Moda.  The pattern was published in a magazine some time ago.  It’s an American Jane design.  It is actually not a difficult pattern to sew.

I did the machine quilting on it…and did the binding.  You can read the details about that quilt HERE.

This one was a quilt along project.

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Amanda Jean over at Crazy Mom Quilts provided the pattern and the inspiration.  It was a fun project.  When I originally started it, I was a bit sad that I didn’t have fun bright colors like others used.  I just had Civil War reproduction fabric scraps…so that’s what I used.  I ended up LOVING it.

I got brave with my quilting on this one.

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This one was gifted to what is now one of my childcare grandmas.

You can read all about it HERE.

Those are the quilts I was working on 10 years ago.  How fun is it that I have the blog and can look back and see them all?  I’m so glad that Kramer, before he died, suggested I do some “blast from the past” blog posts.  It’s so good for me to go back and look at the happy times.  It reminds me that I need to make happy memories now too.

7 thoughts on “Blast from the Past: Quilts from August 2009

  1. brenda nelson

    my blast from the past memory is of Karl”?” in the tractor”?” bucket putting up your satellite dish on the roof at the farm. That’s what I call “make do with what you got”. I had just started reading your blog and loved your tell it like it is attitude. Been reading ever since, and wish you were my neighbor.

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  2. Anita Barra

    I agree with Brenda-love to be your neighbor. What a nice town you live in also. Thank you for sharing. I enjoy reading your blog every day and look forward to your thoughts on life. I take care of my 3 young grandchildren every day so I enjoy reading of the activities you do with the little ones in your care. Best wishes to you and your family.

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  3. Judith Fairchild

    Oh yes! I relate to making all the new babies in the family quilts. I decided to do that back in ’86 (I think) I made one for my 1stgreat great nephew. Machine pieced but hand quilted. I justed a large thread spool for an even quilting pattern. It came out ok. But hand quilting is Not for me. I’ve tried it enough to know for sure. I do enjoy your blogs all of them.

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