Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Not Quilts, But Still Fabric Fun!

I made these fabric postcards for three friends early in 2020. I browsed Pinterest for some ideas and made my own patterns. These turned out so fun that I wanted to keep them for myself!

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Monday, October 26, 2020

A Favorite Pattern

This is the umpteenth quilt I've made using the fun Quick Strippie pattern from It makes a wonderful quilt for a child. This one was finished in May 2020, and I have another identical top waiting to be quilted...hopefully soon.

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backing and binding

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