Tag Archives: Quilting

Borders Added to the “Out of Africa” One Block Wonder

Adding a 2 inch cream, a 3/4 inch orange, and a 5 inch gray border made the quilt top just about the right size for a queen sized bed, about 96 inches by 99 inches all told. Next up is … Continue reading

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Design Wall Work on “Out of Africa”

Going from this box of 228 half hexies . . . . . . to a quilt top is quite a process. Here’s a short video of how I did it! The original fabric:

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Starting with a Clean Slate . . .

As Shakespeare noted, “’tis not so deep as a well nor so wide as a church-door, but ’tis enough, ’twill serve.” My new “design wall” sewn from two 3-yard lengths of white flannel is a little wonky, but I think … Continue reading

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Out of Africa One Block Wonder

Recently, I joined a group on Facebook called “One Block Wonder Quilt Forum.” I had made a couple of One Block Wonder quilts quite a few years ago, and this group sparked my interest in doing at least one more. … Continue reading

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Winter Place Mats, etc.

I made a set of eight place mats for my daughter’s Christmas gift. I used three fabrics from a coordinated line. I simply layered the backing fabric, batting, and front fabric and free-motion quilted the yardage on my long-arm. I … Continue reading

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“The Lady of Shalott” Completed

Here she is: my completed “The Lady of Shalott.” This was a 3 month BOM designed by Ricky Tims I started making in September 2014. The center with a scroll quilting motif: There were eight of these star points with … Continue reading

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Half Square Triangle – Fat Quarter Tutorial

In a previous post I promised a tutorial for making lots of half square triangles (HST’s) from fat quarters, so here goes. First, I would like to emphasize that accuracy is of the utmost importance, in marking, sewing and cutting. … Continue reading

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Autumn Trails

I just finished this little quilt about a week ago. It is from a pattern by Lori Smith . I bought the pattern in a great quilt shop in Paris, IL, Lori’s Pins and Needles while visiting my daughter last … Continue reading

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One Block Wonder

Inspired by quilts seen in Maxine Rosenthal’s and Joy Pelzmann’s “One Block Wonder: Encore!” Close-up of quilting in borders Original fabric used as backing Hollow Cube

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