Friday, October 23, 2020

COVID-19 Batik Scrap Quilt #3

 More pandemic sewing -- and more batik scraps. No pattern; I just did my own math. Finished in early May 2020.

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backing and binding

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

COVID-19 Batik Scrap Quilt #2

 It's amazing how much one can accomplish when sitting at home for days on end. I finished this quilt in April of this year. Another one from my batik scraps. It's based on this quilt that I saw on I didn't use charm packs, just five-inch squares that I cut from my batiks.

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It has a very scrappy backing...

Monday, October 19, 2020

Working Through My Batik Scraps -- COVID-19 Batik Scrap Quilt #1

Another quilt finished in March of this year, at the start of staying home with not much of anything else to do. It's amazing how quickly a quilt can be put together when all one does is stay home and away from people.

This is based on a quilt I saw online somewhere. I made up my own measurements and then went through my batik scraps. There were plenty to choose from (and some left for even more quilts). I liked this one a lot, so it spent the last six months on one of our sofas.

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binding and scrappy backing

Friday, October 16, 2020

More Catching Up With 2020 Quilts

 I finished this quilt back in March, and it's in the hands of its new owners, friends of the family who had an anniversary in June. The free pattern is Bonnie Hunter's Strip Twist quilt (click here for the pattern), and it's one that I've made at least two times before. Easy, peasy. This one was from a Stonehenge jelly roll that I picked up at a great price at a quilt guild's yard sale a couple of years ago. (The colors are much better in person.)

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binding and pieced backing

meandering quilting

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Still Going Through Stash

 Yikes, we are halfway into October, and I still have several 2020 quilts to blog about!

This is made from a pattern called Chain Reaction (found free on Moda's website by clicking here). I made a smaller version (20 blocks) than the one on the website (42 blocks). All of the print fabrics were from various pieces in my stash, all about the size of a fat quarter. The background is Robert Kaufman's Kona White.

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backing and binding

quilting closeup

Friday, September 4, 2020

Bright Baby Quilt

I'm finally getting around to posting about quilts that I've finished in 2020, and my goal is to post about all of them by the end of the year.

This is a baby quilt that I finished in January 2020 for a new addition on my husband's side of the family. When I was deciding on a design, I was told that the mother liked sunflowers and that the family raises bees, so I found the perfect backing fabric first and then worked on a pattern for the front. I found a few inspiration ideas for a sunflower block on Pinterest and drafted my own layout for the one I liked best. The assorted white on white, yellows, and striped binding fabric were all from my stash, but I did have to buy the green and brown.

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The parents sent me an adorable photo of the quilt's owner with his quilt, so I think they like it!

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Fun "I Spy" Quilt

Here's a quilt that I finished in December 2019, all made with fun fabrics in my scraps. Many of these fabrics were used in many of my quilts over the last 20 years. The pattern is called Jelly Sandwich by Fons and Porter. I didn't buy the pattern; I just figured it out by watching a video. I couldn't make the link to the video work on the blog, so if you're interested, just do a Google search on "Fons and Porter Jelly Sandwich", and you'll see the video.

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closeup of the meandering quilting

backing and binding

And more photos showing the fun fabrics...