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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Preemiequilt Collection

Even though I haven’t been to Germany since the beginning of Covid, I am still sewing preemiequilts. These eight are from 2020 and 2021. I am hoping to visit my mom again next year, and hopefully I’ll have eight more little quilts ready by then. I usually have one feature fabric that I buy on sale and use for the back and outer border, and then make up the rest from my leftovers and stash. The NICUs prefer to have just a few seams and not too much quilting, so I usually just stitch 4 inch squares together and quilt through them diagonally.

Preemies 1


Preemies 2



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Ball Games

Here is another of Peggy’s quilts, this one has a sports theme. The pattern she chose for quilting is called “Celtic Scroll”, and I really like it for sports quilts because with a bit of imagination it looks like baseballs. Or tennis balls. Or even hockey pucks, I have used it on a hockey quilt before, and it looked fabulous. Okay, not like an American football, I admit that, but the fabrics in this quilt have baseball and basketball motifs in addition to football, so for Peggy’s project it was a great choice.

Ball Games




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Springtime Waltz

Peggy made this lovely quilt in pastel colours as a gift for a little girl. The pattern she chose for quilting is called “Whisper”, a basic scroll pattern that works great with most quilts. Because people have been wondering I would like to point out that I edit my pictures to showcase the quilting. In reality the quilting is much less visible and doesn’t take away from the pieced top.

Springtime Waltz




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New Pattern: Monkey Pillow

I made this little pillow matching the Monkey Business quilt quite a while ago but then got sidetracked by having too much going on at the same time. I am now working on cleaning up all the different projects I have been working on, trying to take a more focused approach. I used to only work at one project at a time, and I am not sure when and where I strayed but I am determined to get back to my old ways because it works so much better for me. Anyway, I have finally published the pillow pattern, and I have also created a bundle for those who never had a chance to download the Monkey Business blocks last year when they were free.

PPP-068 Monkey Pillow


059 - Monkey Business Quilt PPP-059





Für beide Produkte ist auch eine deutsche Version mit metrischen Maßen verfügbar, und auch hier gibt es ein Bündel zum Sonderpreis.




 



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Another Scrap Donation Quilt

I finished another scrap quilt that will be donated to my guild’s We Care program, and I managed to sneak the top into the quilting queue. For a scrappy quilt pretty much any pattern works, and I felt like trying out a new floral pantograph called “Hawaiian Vacation”. I took the pictures before I put the binding on but it is all finished now including the label and will be donated in September. I have already started the next one, piecing it by using the leaders and enders method. It always amazes me how quickly a top comes together when I consistently do this.

Renate's Scrap Quilt




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Strippy Squares Scrap Quilts

Carol is busy using up her scraps and ended up making not just one but two of these scrap quilts. I like how she framed the blocks and put sashing in between, it organizes the “chaos” of all the different fabrics and draws attention to the individual blocks. Lots of quilting designs work with scrappy quilts, and Carol chose “Ground Cover”, a leaf pattern, for the first quilt and “Ginger Flower” for the second.

Strippy Squares Scrap Quilt


Strippy Squares Scrap Quilt (2)




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Fall Flowers

This quilt was also made by Maureen, and again I love looking at it, waiting for the secondary pattern to emerge. Maureen is a very accurate piecer, and it is always a pleasure to work on her quilts. The pantograph we chose is called “Melange”, a nice mixture of fairly traditional quilting elements that work well with this quilt.

Fall Flowers




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Around The Square

Maureen made this quilt showcasing a floral fabric. I love how the chain pattern emerges when you look at it long enough. All these straight lines and sharp angles needed a curvy, flowing pattern to finish it, and we went with “Whisper”. It is a basic scroll pattern, and I especially like it because it is not as structured and symmetrical as many of these patterns are. Yes, I know… it’s weird that I say this considering that I am usually all about symmetry 🙂 But I really like how it flows across the quilt in a seemingly random manner.

Around The Square


 



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