Blast from the Past: Quilts of November 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 November of 2011.

I started paging through the blog post and realized that I didn’t do a lot of quilting in November of 2011.  Reading through the posts I could see that it was a busy month on the family front.  Kalissa and Karl were still in highschool.  Both of them were in the school play and it was the last two weeks of play and the performance.  That was always a crazy time in our lives.  I don’t miss the days when the kids were in school.  The funny thing is that I thought I was crazy busy back then.  Now I’m even busier with even more things to juggle.

Kelli had sewn this quilt top and I machine quilted it for her.  We later went on to make it a free pattern on the blog.  It’s still here and still free.  You can find it HERE.

You might remember me saying that 2022 is going to be the year of getting my scrap buckets under control.  I could easily make a quilt like this…different colors maybe.  Hmm.  It uses 2 1/2″ strips…I have plenty of them!

Kelli and I were busy sewing on… the Perkimon Daydreams quilts we made.  This one wasn’t quite finished but close to being a top.  Kelli and I had so much fun making these together.


It’s an AMAZING quilt!!  We had three more rows to go on this one…then another whole quilt. We were making four of them.  We do have all four tops sewn but Kelli’s is not machine quilted.  We have had so much fun working on these…check us out herehere,  here and here.

Typically when I showed Kramer a quilt he’d say…”cool”.  Not this time.  He said, “now that one I really like….that one is really cool”.

I ended up jumping ahead and found the pictures of when this was finished.  This is actually the third one these quilts we made.

You can find the pattern in Bonnie Hunters Scraps & Shirttails: Reuse, Re-pupose, Recycle! The Art of “Quilting Green”.

Here’s a picture with Kelli and I with the first two Perkioman Daydreams quilts…


People say that some quilts are “scrap busters”.  This one is the granddaddy of scrap buster quilts.  We threw everything into this.

Kelli has the last top at her house.  She wanted to piece a funky backing for hers and has yet to do it.  Someday when the babies aren’t so little!!

Kelli was busy working on this project.  I don’t know if she ever finished it.


Here’s what I was working on…


I finished this project.  It hangs in my sewing room.

Dash Away all is a project I designed when I was collaborating with Accuquilt Go!.  It is now a free pattern here on the blog.  Find that free pattern HERE.  You can read more about it HERE.
I also had the big finish of my Crumb Quilt Crumbalong.  You can read more about the reveal of my Crumb Quilt HERE.

At the time I promised this to my first grandchild.  I had no idea at the time making it, my youngest kid was 16 and the quilt would wait for five years and she’d have the first grandchild.

I had so much fun making this…


Here’s the whole quilt.  I really love it.  At first I thought the letters were too big.  Now I think they are just fine.

Here’s another view.


I had started the mystery quilt.  That year it was Orca Bay.

That’s what I was busy with in November of 2011!

4 thoughts on “Blast from the Past: Quilts of November 2011”

  1. I do love your Christmas Star quilt and hope to make one some day. I don’t collect scraps anymore but I’m sure there’s a way to buy a little at a time!
    Thanks for the trip back in time.
    Love and Prayers

  2. Beautiful quilts. One can certainly see why Kramer said, “now that is one I really like….” The alphabet one is so cute also. You and Kellie can be quite the team!

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