Cheri’s Patriotic Tumbler Block Quilts for Twin Grandsons

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Patriotic Themed Tumbler Block Quilts

Parents and grandparents of multiples can probably relate to Cheri’s dilemma. She wanted to make quilts for her grandsons. Normally, this would be a fun and easy project. But because her grandsons are twins, the quilts can’t be exactly the same and they also can’t be too different. Cheri, I can certainly appreciate your struggle!…

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Pastel Floral Quilt by Nancy is Beautiful in its Simplicity

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Nancy's Pastel Floral Quilt

One of the great joys about what I do is the chance to see so many different quilts by so many different artists. I’ve seen everything from machine embroidered artwork, to hand stitched red work, from simple blocks to complicated mariner’s stars. Every quilt has a beauty regardless of the direction that the artist chose…

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Nancy’s Patchwork Sampler Quilt

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Patchwork Sampler Quilt

How sweet is this patchwork sampler quilt Nancy asked me to quilt for her? I’ve had the opportunity to see many different sampler quilts over the years. I still believe sampler quilts and blocks of the month are a great way to learn piecing. New quilters get the opportunity to learn in small bite sized…

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Mary Jo’s Sampler Quilt: a Good Example of a Classic Design

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Mary Jo's Sampler Quilt with spring greens and butterflies

We have all seen a sampler quilt. These quilts contain many different blocks to create a beautiful modge podge of color just like Mary Jo’s sampler quilt. These quilts also had a purpose beyond being pretty. Before the internet and a plethora of quilting books and magazines, a quilter would make and keep a single…

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Kathy’s Polka Dot Pineapple Block Quilt

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Pineapple block quilt with bright polka dot fabrics

The Polka Dot Pineapple Block Quilt. Try saying that one three times fast! 🙂 Isn’t Kathy’s pineapple block quilt just fabulous? I’ve had the pleasure of quilting Kathy’s quilts for a few years now and each one is so delightful. We must have the same taste in fabric, color, and pattern because I want to…

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Joanne’s Harley Davidson T-shirt Quilt

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What do you collect when you travel? Joanne's friend collects Harley Davidson shirts and asked her to make him a T-shirt quilt. Here's how I quilted it!

Can you imagine having the opportunity of traveling the world? What souvenir would you buy to commemorate each of those destinations? Some buy snow globes, or magnets, or postcards. One gentleman bought Harley Davidson t-shirts. In total, he collected over fifty of these shirts but lacked any way of displaying them. That is where Joanne…

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Anita’s Tessellating Pinwheel Variation

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Take a look at Anita's quilt with tessellating pinwheel blocks. She asked me to quilt this with a swirly edge to edge design to mimic the motion in her top.

Have you ever owned something that needed a cover or container and then you found one you had for something else and it fits perfectly? Isn’t that the most satisfying feeling? Tessellations always make me feel the same way. A pattern, especially a complicated one, that fits so snuggly with itself that no gaps and…

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Linda’s Spiderweb Quilt

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Linda made this playful Spider web quilt for her granddaughter and asked me to quilt it with an edge to edge design. We found the perfect design that carried that spiderweb quilt theme!

Today I have a really interesting quilt to share with you. Linda has a granddaughter in the theater program at her high school. According to her, seeing a spider web in the theatre is good luck, so what better quilt to make for her than a spider web quilt? For those who haven’t seen one…

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Helen’s Memorial Quilt

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Helen made this beautiful memorial quilt. It is made up of a grandfather's blue jeans and plaid shirts. It is quilted with the Turbulance pantograph.

When someone you love passes on, it can be difficult to know what to do with what they leave behind. Somethings have value outside of sentiment and can be kept and be useful as is, or be sold. Somethings which may have been useful while they lived, now find themselves obsolete or just redundant to…

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