Hooray! This was a swap inspired by one of Bonnie Hunter’s quilts, started several years ago, and finished today. My most recent commitment to finish this quilt can be found here: https://ponderingitall.blog/2019/10/17/2019-4th-quarter/ Some random things I learned with this project are (1) think about preferred finished size before assembling the top, I had to add… Continue reading Ohio Stars
For a sound track to this post, I recommend https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUPGxVCIvrI After so many years of working on this and setting it aside and working on it again, I am so pleased to show you a completed quilt! The blocks were designed by Carol Doak 2012-13 for her yahoo group, which recently migrated to a new… Continue reading It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!
The wedding quilt was finished on time! This is a Jaybird pattern, Sweet Tooth. Each block is named after a kind of candy, the border segments are named for ingredients for baked goods. The couple likes aqua so the quilt started with those fabrics. Then some other colors snuck in, just for fun and contrast.… Continue reading Wedding Quilt Bliss
Here it is, the finished yellow and blue quilt to honor the high school graduation of a niece. I really like this pattern by Christa Watson, you can see another version here: https://ponderingitall.blog/2018/12/31/big-boy-quilt/ The commitment for this quilt was most recently made here : https://ponderingitall.blog/2019/07/15/2019-3rd-quarter/ It is great to have this quilt done and gifted… Continue reading Class of 2019 Second Quilt
Two quilts are close enough to being done that I made binding this week. Luckily, I am better at making it than I am at photographing it. Both quilts are to be delivered over Labor Day weekend, they might be ready in time!
I have been sharing images of this quilt in various stages of completion since last fall. It is done and ready to share with the graduate. She requested a quilt with yellow, black and blue fabrics. She also expressed interest in secondary patterns. Thanks to a windfall from a raffle at my guild several years… Continue reading Class of 2019 First Quilt
The Quilt of Valor presentation is tomorrow, I finished this quilt yesterday. So excited to honor my friend, a Viet Nam veteran who plays guitar. He regularly shares his gift at a local coffee house and other venues around town. Most of the quilts at the ceremony will be red, white, and blue. That’s OK,… Continue reading Success-Two Days Ahead!
As you may recall, I was going to take a class on ruler work with a domestic machine and make some doll quilts for further practice. That post is here: https://ponderingitall.blog/2019/01/18/2019-1st-quarter/ I did take a ruler work class, such a fun and useful technique. The class was taught at Quilt Addicts Anonymous, using rulers designed… Continue reading Doll Quilt Success!
As I was sorting through my jewelry, I kept running across earrings and a necklace or two from my Christmas collection. Now they are living together in their own Sweetpea Pod. And I have an extra one ready for someone else! So cute! Here is where it all started: https://ponderingitall.blog/2019/01/18/2019-1st-quarter/
The Big Boy quilt is done! I used Christa Watson’s pattern, Out of the Box, featured in the December 2018 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting. Upon opening it, my grandson announced it had a spider web and rolled around in it. High praise from the 3.5 year old world! Here we are with his… Continue reading Big Boy Quilt