quilts

a quilt for olive

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  Every once in a while I make a quilt for someone I love. Nothing typical. Nothing orderly. Nothing ordinary. Crooked is quite better. It kind of just...

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paris quilt – complete

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paris quilt – complete

  My Paris quilt has finally found itself quite done.  Imperfections it must have. for an imperfectionist this girl is.   one square was quilted with lines rather than swirls. can you see it?           i have loved working with these fabrics from my trip to Paris. but back to old sheets it is. this girl hasn’t another project in mind. i really don’t. the habit of being slow and present has altered my views on all things crafty for now. we will see when another vision for a quilt finds itself lopped into my head. but...

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Vintage sheet strip quilt – another tutorial of sorts

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Vintage sheet strip quilt – another tutorial of sorts

    This girl has created a happy little tutorial of sorts in case one is quite interested in making something of the like for ones self.     It all begins with the cutting of sheets into 5″ strips. Begin by dividing all your strips into semi-even piles. One doesn’t have to do this, but I had a couple fabrics that I had smallish pieces of, and of course, they were my favorites. I wanted to make sure they were spread evenly throughout the quilt. I decided I would do my quilt in four chunks. That way the whole...

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a quilt of 30 years

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a quilt of 30 years

  A quilt of 30 squares has begun for to a good man this girl has been married for 30 very good years. So 30 fantabulous years later, married man finally gets some quilt goodness for his very own self. Since off to Paris this girl will soon fly, and since busy preparing for Paris goodness this girl has been, and since this mamma knows her family she will greatly miss, which means squeezing in all the fun possible with their sweet little selves she has been every minute doing, and since the sun has been shining and my corner of the...

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Married man quilt

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  Alas. The beginnings of a married man quilt. And just so you know…  Things might get a little wonky at paisley and lace as this girl has begun her adventures in blogging a la iPad and apps, in hopes of being quite able to do such lovely stuff as the journey to Paris with the ladies of Warmth Company is under foot, for away from married man’s techie magic this girl will...

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lazy girl quilt – the complete tutorial

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lazy girl quilt – the complete tutorial

Improv Lazy Girl Quilt Tutorial This girl has combined every little baby step posted along her happy yet longish quilty way into one, completed, step by step tutorial for all lovers of creative endeavors. But after accomplishing this lazy girl quilt from beginning to end, this girl has decided one must not be really very lazy at all to embark on such a project, whether improv like this not so little dandy, or rule-following like Denise Schmit’s beautiful version. I happen to not be a rule-follower in all things crafty. An...

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a lovely lady, a little girl and a quilt

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a lovely lady, a little girl and a quilt

I know a lovely lady. I love her bunches. She is my dear one’s sister-in-law so we are nearly family. Sometimes she feels like a sister, sometimes she feels like a daughter, but, always she is my dear friend. She is soon to bring baby girl into our lives. This girl made lovely lady and baby girl a quilt.       This girl eagerly awaits your arrival, new little...

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an adventure was had by a boy and a quilt

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an adventure was had by a boy and a quilt

  A season or two ago, this girl began a quilt:   This poor oversized quilty quilt was fashioned out of fabrics not nearly my favorite but with a gee’s bend improv shapey shape I love. Sitting in my wee little studio pinned in its grand quilty sandwich and ready to go, day after day after day, looking quite sad and neglected because made of bold, vintagy fabrics it was not this unloved blanket of goodness slowly began to creep it’s way into this girls heart.   A glimmer of hope for this humble lovely as quilting...

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Simeon’s Quilt – Loved

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Simeon’s Quilt – Loved

This boy and his momma made a quilt:   He made all the different shaped doggy squares. You can see this boy was a tiny bit younger when this project he began: I put them together:   **** I always take another quilt of the desired size and lay it on my bed. Then I arrange the squares on top. It’s my small-house version of a design board. Simeon had a big say in the design process here. After arranging them, I cut and pieced in the brown negative space, or sashing. A lot of up and down from my machine to the ironing board, then...

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Down the Rabbit Hole Quilt

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Down the Rabbit Hole Quilt

  Do you remember this quilt? It has indeed been a while and I have neglected to show its final state. It has embroidery, applique and machine quilting. I really had no plan to begin with other than the inspiration given by this Gee’s Bend quilt for the quilty front: and it just went from there. I chose to do embroidery because I had 2 camping trips planned, and now that I don’t have little ones to chase, I quite wanted something quilty to busy myself with, so I ironed on the applique details before our trip commenced, and...

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