Blast from the Past: Quilts of December2010

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 December of 2010.

I didn’t finish any project in November of 2010, but in December, I finished a lot!!

I had finished my Crab Apple quilt.  The quilt is from Bonnie Hunter’s Leader and Ender book.  You can read more about it HERE.

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This quilt was a challenge for me as I:
had to paper piece.
I put the sewing machine needle through my finger sewing the blocks together.
broke the needle threader on my machine making the quilt.
I had a HUGE shredding thread problem when I tried to quilt it.
I had issues with the binding fabric not matching and going on a hunt to find matching binding.

I was busy working on the Quiltville mystery.  That year it was Roll, Roll, Cotton Boll.  It’s likely one of my favorite quilts I’ve ever made.

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It was my first time ever to make string blocks.

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At the time, I didn’t love them.  Now, they are a favorite!

I was busy making gift bags with batting scraps and my Accuquilt Go.  You can check out this video to see how I did that.

You really don’t need an Accuquilt to make them…just a way to make cut circles.  A ruler like this will work.  Find it HERE on Amazon.

I was also busy making baby toys with my Accuquilt Go.  Here’s a video to show you how.

I was on a big roll with my Accuquilt Go.  REALLY BIG as I had another video showing how to make a hot pad holder with a larger tumbler die.

Again, you don’t need a cutter to make this.  You could free form a tumbler block or you could use a regular ruler like THIS found on Amazon.

I finished this quilt…

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It has long since been gifted and I don’t know who to.  I made it as part of a Crazy Mom quilt along.  You can find the pattern HERE.  This would be a great leader and ender project.  You can read more about my quilt HERE.

Kelli and I had this quilt featured on Moda Bake Shop.  You can find the free pattern HERE.

Hoot-Gracie

Here’s the quilt in an older Moda fabric line, Basket of Flowers….

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I did another Accuquilt video on how to make this golf tee flower pincushion that fits into a spool of thread.

These would be super quick and easy to make to add to a gift.

I think all I did in December of 2010 was make Accuquilt videos as I made this one to make this “Joy” banner.

This one to make an ornament…

and this one to make a curtain.

It was a cute curtain!!

Curtain

I finished this quilt.

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The pattern is from Judy over at Patchwork Times.    It’s a free pattern and still available by following the link.

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This quilt is made with a jelly roll so if you have one around that is looking for inspiration, this might be the pattern you need.  You can read more about my version of the quilt HERE.

WOW.  Was that ever a busy, busy, time sewing in December of 2010.  I can only wish to have that many videos and to accomplish so much.

5 thoughts on “Blast from the Past: Quilts of December2010

  1. LuAnn Martinson

    I would like to see a bigger picture of the quilt in the picture from your “Family Day” post. The quilt that is by the TV mounted above the toy storage area. It looks like a 9 patch with 4 red squares in each block. I love all of your quilts!

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    1. Jo Post author

      The quilt is Criss Cross Applesauce. I will feature your question in an upcoming “Ask Jo” and tell you all about it.

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  2. Carmen Montmarquet

    I always wondered if wool could be used to cut with Accuquilt cutting machine, now I know, thanks for sharing these fun videos!

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