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.

SophiesBouquet
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!

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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.

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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.
Bomb
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.

Mildred

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??

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

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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.
JamestownLanding
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.

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

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

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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.

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Find the advice on setting the flying geese blocks HERE.

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

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Directions #3-Stars

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

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

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

CrumbQuilt
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. Rebecca

    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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