Category Archives: Finished Projects

A Quilt Finish: It’s a special one

I took some time and sat down and finally did a project that has been waiting for me since Christamas.

I pieced a backing that was gifted to me…

I worked really hard to sew it together so the seam wouldn’t show.

I ironed it…

…and then I loaded it on the quilting frame.  You haven’t seen this quilt before.  I didn’t make the top.  Take a look.  Can you Continue reading

Quilt Finish: Kelli’s Half Logs

When I was at Kelli’s shortly after the boys were born, I was up and down the steps and this quilt caught my eye.  I had machine quilted it for Kelli some time ago and sent it home with her to bind…after all, it was her quilt.

I saw that she hadn’t gotten it bound so I put it in the truck and took it home.  On Saturday I got it bound.

If you are unsure on how to bind by machine or want a refresher, you can check out my Youtube video HERE.

I asked Kelli about the quilt…she doesn’t remember a pattern and thinks he might have made it up.  It looks like it was made from a fabric line and that’s our only clue.

The blocks are basically half log cabin blocks.  Each big block has two matching blocks.

I do remember that when Kelli gave it to me to quilt, there was no outer border on it.  I told her I thought it was a little small without an outer border.

Then the quilt sat at my house in the flimsy pile.  I just didn’t have a fabric that might work for it.  The fabric line had “expired” and we couldn’t find more of the fabric.  I finally came up with this border fabric.

Of course, there was… Continue reading

A Quilt Finish: Karl’s Quilt

When I last left you on Karl’s quilt, I have machine quilted it…

…and it was off the frame.  I even had bound it.

All that was left was the picture taking…Here it is!

This is all simple squares cut at 6 1/2″.  All of the fabrics are recycled men’s shirts.

In a previous post, a blog reader had asked if I have a “pattern” to laying out the blocks.  The answer was Continue reading

A Quilt Finish: Georgia’s Doll Quilt and a Binding Video

Yahoo…I am still on a roll finishing quilts.  I am loving all the sewing I am squeezing into my life.  It makes me happy.  Speaking of happiness, today’s quilt finish really makes me happy.

Here it is…It’s Georgia’s doll quilt.  Kelli had asked me to make a doll quilt for her birthday.  Here it is…all finished!!

Here is the back.  It’s a cute little fairy print fabric leftover.  The purple was perfect.  The heart was made from fabric from a gingham apron with chicken scratch stitching on it.  So cute!

The quilt is supposed to mimic Georgia’s own baby quilt.  Here is a picture of
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