Monday, March 18, 2013


Due to visitors, etc., I've been sewing regularly, but not finishing anything.  I've been trying to find time to pin-baste, but now have 4 quilts waiting!
 Here are the first 3 finished quilts.  The top one is a pattern from Quiltmaker, but made completely from my stash and looking totally different from the original!  The flowered fabric below it, is the pieced backing, which was also made from left-overs.  The second quilt it a Noah's ark quilt, with plain backing.  I picked up the panel, a wide border print and a coordinating stripe for binding at my local quilt shop up north in the fall.  The final quilt, also made from my stash, uses a yard of Paddington Bear fabric, with the blue and red fabric added.  This is made using the "disappearing 9-patch pattern, and I picked up the blue checked flannel for the backing.

This has been my final large project of the winter season.  I used the Dusk to Dawn pattern by Judy Laquidara from Quiltmaker magazine, but chose my own fabrics.  Most I managed to find on sale, but I did pay full price for two of them!  This quilt took lots of sewing, but I worked through the "units", and once they were done, the two blocks went together quickly.  It is draped over my ironing board, and is half-way through its final pressing before basting!  I probably won't get all these finished before we head north, but since I don't have a great place to pin-baste large projects there, I like to have some ready to quilt when I arrive home.  For me, quilting season is every season!
Check out all the creativity shared at Judy's blog, Patchwork Times.


  1. Wonderful quilt. I love the rich colors. Hopefully you can get it basted :)

  2. gorgeous quilts. Lovely patterns, I hate basting. I have several in my to quilt pile myself. :)

  3. Beautiful quilts.. I love the design of the Dusk to Dawn quilt.

  4. Well, you have been busy. I guess you will be puttiing that needle to good use in the months to come.


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