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. Donna

    Fabric and patterns have sure changed in 10 years, haven’t they? I enjoyed your blast from the past :-)

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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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