Three Cat Quilts

Debbie didn’t make just one cat quilt but brought me three for quilting, all are going to be gifted to the cat lovers in her life. For two of them we chose the paw print panto “Puppy Paws”. The third one had musical cats, so to mix it up a bit we went with music notes for quilting.

Cat Naps

Cat Naps

Musical Cats

Musical Cats

Together Furr-Ever

Together Furr-Ever




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Bonnie Hunter Spools Challenge Quilt

Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville has lots of ideas on how to use up scraps and is particularly fond of the “leaders and enders” method. Back in 2013 she came up with a leaders and enders challenge featuring the spool block. Lisa put together this scrappy top with tiny spools, and I quilted it with a simple pattern called “Celtic Scroll”. The quilt is so busy that it didn’t need any elaborate quilting. Didn’t it turn out just wonderful?

Bonnie Hunter Spools




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Quilt Show Impressions

What a great show! It was a lot of work, especially for me with all the different hats I was wearing as guild president, merchant, doing the registration and having quilts in the show but it was also a lot of fun and quite successful. I think we had the most visitors to one of our shows ever, we ran out of ballots for the viewer’s choice, and the number we printed was based on previous years. We had quite a stack left over from the last show four years ago. The merchant’s mall was quite busy too, a constant stream of visitors coming through. I didn’t have much time to look at the quilts in the show but I came early on Saturday morning to take a few pictures. Click on the images for a bigger view.

Booth


Quilt Show 1


Quilt Show 2


Quilt Show 3


Quilt Show 4


Quilt Show 5


Quilt Show 6



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PieceMaking in the Valley Quilt Show 2022

If you have been wondering what happened to me, it’s all good. I just haven’t had time to post here because our quilt show has been keeping me very busy. I not only did the registration for the guild and printed all the lists and cards but also foolishly registered a quilt that wasn’t even halfway done yet in early September. But I finished everything right on time, and the show will open tonight and run through tomorrow. If you are in the area, please stop by and say hello.

Quilt Show 2022



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Violets

This lovely quilt was pieced by Liz. It is one of those that I can stare at for hours, and my brain will come up with all kinds of secondary patterns. I just love this kind of quilt, made up of fairly simple blocks but clever placement and fabric choices give the eye so much to discover. Liz chose a simple swirly pattern called “Constance” to finish her quilt.

Violets


 



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Hunny Bunnies BOM – Block #10

And suddenly it’s October, and the last quarter of the year begins. We still have summer weather with pretty hot temperatures (by our standards) forecast for the whole week. On some level we certainly deserve this because June was so cold and wet but on the other hand it is not exactly normal and we really need some rain. But it is good for my butternut squash that has struggled in previous years and is doing exceptionally well now. I have seven more on the vine that need another two or three weeks without frost to be ready. And I gambled and planted a third crop of bush beans, and the first ones are ready to be picked now. After all my complaining in the beginning I have to admit that the garden season turned out quite well in the end.

Our bunny friend is also busy in the garden this month but not tending to flowers or veggies. The garden fence needed some maintenance, so he grabbed a brush and a can of paint and is doing his best to cover it with an even coat of paint without making too much of a mess. The last blocks are a little more detailed/complicated, so feel free to simplify or embroider small details. Once again the pattern will be available for free download until the end of the month and move to the pattern store when the November block is realeased.

067-10 Hunny Bunny #10


EDIT: If you missed the free download in October, Block #10 is now available for purchase in the pattern store.



EDIT: Auch Block 10 ist jetzt auf Deutsch/in metrischen Maßen im Pattern Store verfügbar.





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Strippy Diamonds

Here is another quilt suitable for Jelly Rolls, this one was made by Denise. Aren’t the colours just lovely? And if you take a step back and/or squint, the layout seems to become almost three-dimensional, with half of the blocks floating above the others in a gentle wave. Or maybe that’s just the way my weird brain works but I absolutely love it. The batiks Denise used have floral and leaf patterns, and since green is the dominant colour in her quilt, we chose the leafy design “Jasper” to finish her project.

Strippy Diamonds


 



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Key Lime Pie

Here is another quilt made by Lillian. Aren’t the colours just striking? I love how the black strips pull it all together. The quilt didn’t need elaborate quilting, and Lillian chose the modern design “Taj Mahal” to finish her project.

Key Lime Pie




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Grapevine

This quilt in purple and pink was made by Lillian. What an excellent design for Jelly Rolls! Lillian liked the modern look of “Champagne Bubbles”, and all those quilted circles work nicely with the straight lines of the pieced top.

Grapevine




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Nine Patch Stars

This cheerful quilt in bright colours was also made by Bonnie. I love this pattern, it can easily be used for a scrap quilt, and it is also one of those that shows secondary designs when you look at it long enough. In fact it has been a while since I quilted this, and I wondered why I called it Nine Patch Stars because I couldn’t see any stars at all… until my brain figured it out and presented me with Ohio Stars that have a Nine Patch block in the centre. The quilting design Bonnie chose for her quilt is called “Constance”. 

Nine Patch Stars




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Hummingbirds

“Hummingbirds” is a lovely quilt in soft colours made by Bonnie. She chose the design “Ginger Flower” to finish her project. Once again I would like to point out that the quilting is not as visible in reality as it seems in the pictures. It does not take away from the quilt itself, there are some tricks to make it more visible in pictures.

Hummingbirds




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Beach Glass

“Beach Glass” is a Trip Around The World quilt made by Penny, using an assortment of batiks. Aren’t the colours just lovely? The pattern we chose for quilting is called “Felicity”, and its curves and up and down movement create the feeling of gently rocking waves.

Beach Glass




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