Blast from the Past: Quilts from March 2011

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 of 2009…WOW.  Over ten years.  I’m so glad I’ve kept the blog as a diary of sorts…today I’m telling you about projects I finished in March of 2011.

We were the feature on Moda Bake Shop with our Chain of Faith quilt.  Of all of the projects we’ve ever done for Moda Bake Shop, this is likely the most popular.

It was done with a Moda fabric line called Collections for a Cause:  Faith.  The fabric is long gone..but my, it was pretty.  The pattern is still here though.  You can find it HERE.

We had many blog readers send a picture of their own version and we have shared them here.  If you’ve made one and want to share it, please send an email, we’d love to see it!

I was busy making star blocks for my Hand Me Downs quilt from Bonnie Hunter’s Scraps & Shirttails: Reuse, Re-purpose, Recycle! The Art of “Quilting Green”.
HandmedownsThese blocks were so fun to make.
You can read more about it HERE.  I did a little video that showed how to place your stripes in the block so they would go the same direction.  You can watch that video HERE, or you can press the play button.

I was working on this quilt…
Making Ends Meet quilt.


I was debating about borders. As I was looking at it, I never saw the obvious until I got a comment from reader Beth.  She said, check out the block in the bottom corner, it’s twisted.  WOW.  She was right.


That was an awesome save on Beth’s part.

I was working on this quilt.  That’s my old midarm machine.  I’m so glad I have my APQS Millenium.  This was destined to be Karl’s graduation quilt.  YES, it’s been 10 years since Karl graduated.


The quilt is a free pattern from Judy at Patchwork Times…Here’s a link for Connect the Dots.

I finished up my Hopscotch, Butterscotch quilt.


It’s from Bonnie Hunter’s Adventures with Leader and Enders book.  This quilt gave me a few hassles but ended well.  I like it.

Kelli was home for a sewing day.  Here’s the start of the quilt she was working on…

I thought it was WONDERFUL.  I made a quilt using the same pattern some time ago.  The designer is Open Gate Quilts and can be found in the Cottage Collection Book.

When Kelli said she was doing blacks and browns, I wondered how that would look but honestly, it’s nice.


Here’s a peek at mine….if you want to see the original blog post about it you can see that here.

I was busy cutting up shirts…

I was also busy with paper piecing.  I managed to get five diamond blocks done.


Here’s the story that goes with the accomplishment.

Kramer had been out farming and SLICED through his middle finger on his left hand.  He cut through tendons.  Saturday was an afternoon at the ER…then Monday was an ENTIRE day at the hospital seeing doctors and eventually surgery.  I sat and waited….and waited and waited stitching the entire time.  Each diamond takes a bit over an hour…I finished five…that was LOTS of waiting.

Kramer’s finger never did work the way it should.  It was a big disappointment to him.  I never did finish the quilt either.  Maybe…someday.  It’s definitely a L-O-N-G term UFO.

That was what was in my quilting world 10 years ago…I just love going back and checking out what I was doing back then.

3 thoughts on “Blast from the Past: Quilts from March 2011”

  1. Hand Me Downs is still on my bucket list. That book of Bonnie’s is my favorite. I hope to make all the quilts in that book. I have probably made about half of them. I love reading your blog, but so many of the quilts you show I want to make!!! I am definitely a squirrel when it comes to making quilts!

  2. What a fun review, I should try that…it’s always inspiring to see old work you’ve done, both to see how you’ve progressed and styles have changed but also to maybe try again!

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