Blast from the Past: Quilts of September 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 my quilting in September of 2011.

We had a quilt featured on Moda Bake Shop.  Oh, I loved this quilt.  The fabrics were a favorite of mine.

You can find the free pattern HERE.

That’s our old farm dog Pepper in the picture.  She was a good dog…not much of a poser though.

I ended up gifting this quilt to my great niece.  I’d happily make this quilt again!

I used my Accuquilt to make the project in the photo below…
This was designed to look like a present and act as a guest book.  Don’t you think it would be cute for a wedding or baby shower?  Guests sign in the outer white border area.


You can find the free pattern HERE.

I was on a kick that I wanted a spare sewing machine.  I decided to start looking at Goodwill and thrift stores with the hope of finding one.  I found Mildred.  You can find her story HERE.
I know many of you would love to have a sewing room like I have now.  I earned my space after YEARS of sewing on the dining room table or in tiny bedroom spaces.  I’m so thankful for what I have today.  I’m wondering if we were making Perkimon Daydreams quilts.  Could be.

I no longer have this machine.  I ended up gifting it to a new quilter.  It was a good machine.  I love drop-in front bobbins.  I think that’s likely because that is what I learned to sew with.


Speaking of looking for vintage machines…
My husband Kramer had just bought my Featherweight sewing machine for me.  Can you believe he got it for $5 at an auction??

I seriously still can’t believe the whole story.  You can read it HERE.

I was on the hunt and found the magazine that Bonnie Hunter had her Jamestown Landing quilt in.  It was in a magazine before it was in her book String Fling.  Find the book HERE.  I LOVED making that quilt.
If you read the blast from the past with my August quilt finishes you might remember seeing my original crumb quilt.  I ended up having so much interest in the quilt that, after some pressure, hosted a quilt along.

Of all of the quilts I’ve ever made, this is high on top of the favorite list.

I’m tempted to make one again…in fact, I’m seriously thinking about it.

For the crumb along I broke it into a new block each week.

Directions #1- Gathering the Supplies

Directions #2-Flying Geese BlocksFlyingGeese-6

I had many wanting to make their flying geese blocks a little more interesting.


Find the advice on setting the flying geese blocks HERE.

If you read THIS BLOG POST it tells how to make the hearts.


Directions #3-Stars

While I was making the blocks in shirt prints, I also branched out and tried to make a quilt using my reproduction scraps too.


Directions #4- Nine Patch and Four-Patch and “regular” Crumb blocks

By the end of the month, this is how far I had gotten on the quilt.

What fun.  Seriously…I’d love to make another and just might.  I have some motivation to make one but I’ll tell you more about that on another day.

That wraps up what I was sewing on in September of 2011.

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

  1. I hadn’t started quilting back then.
    This week my computer threw up a photo of me starting my 5 acre native edible food forest 8 years ago. Little Guy was in it and I miss him. Sent me down memory lane! A good thing cuz I was moaning about my lack of progress finishing out my partially underground she shed… but I have progressed a lot in 8 years. In celebration, I started sewing!

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