Sunday, June 21, 2020

The Rainbow Double Irish Chain Quilt

I'm definitely a slow quilter! I'm not sure when I started this quilt, but its been at least 2 1/2 to 3 years. 

Here's the finished Rainbow Double Irish Chain Quilt and my first finish for 2020.  Wow, its almost July!

So what's next?

I've been doing some repairs on a couple of really old quilts for a relative and I'll be showing more about them in a future post.

But if you know me, you know I love scrappy quilts, or quilts made from clothes.  This is one of the quilts I am doing some work on and it has inspired me to make a similar quilt for my almost 13 year old grandson.  I envision the quilt with lots of plaids, stripes and light weight denim.

I think it would be an easy quilt to make, which always a bonus for the slow quilters like me!

 Happy Quilting!

This post is linked to:  Oh Scrap! at "Quilting is more fun than housework.

Monday, March 2, 2020

A Little Quilty Update

Here are some Quilty Christmas Gifts from my daughter:

I love this, but it should also say, "Check Twice, Sew Once".  This morning I sewed two rows of the quilt top shown at the bottom of this post completely backwards!  I'll be un-sewing that tonight!

This is a daily calendar and on each day of the year there's a different quilt block or project.  Love this too!  I get too many ideas that I don't have time to do though!

Some fat quarters!  Can't wait to make something from them.

I'm making progress on the Rainbow Double Irish Chain quilt that I have been working on for quite a while.  I only need to sew the rows together and the top will be finished.

I took a break from quilting since the first of the year.  Its time to get back to work in "Debbie's Quilting Room"!

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

The Unicorn Quilt - The Last Quilt For 2019

I worked right up until Christmas and finished this quilt which is a Christmas gift for a 3 1/2 year old:

Here are pillow cases to match this quilt and the 2 previous quilts.  All 3 are going to siblings.

Here are the 2 previous quilts.

We will celebrate Christmas with these three children tomorrow, the day after Christmas.

I am so glad to have these quilts done and am ready to move on to something else...... or maybe just take a break from quilting for a while!

Merry Christmas!

Sunday, October 27, 2019

A Quilt Finish - Blue and Green Many Trips around the World

This "Many Trips Around The World" quilt is for one of my Grandsons.  The pattern is from Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville website. 

I love the Fall background in these pictures.

On to the next quilt!  Pink, turquoise and lavender unicorns.   I'm planning to finish it by Christmas, Lord willing!

I am linking this post to Monday Making at the "Love Laugh Quilt" blog; to TGIF Friday at Alycia Quilts.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

A Quilt Finish - Kindergarten Art Quilt

I am happy to say I am finished with this quilt, except for a label!  Its different than any quilt I've ever made.  I would describe it as bright, bold, and striking.  It looks like basket weaves.

Here's the original art work.  The quilt looks a lot like it! I should have turned the quilt the other way when taking the picture so it would match, but then it would have dragged on the ground. 

This picture shows the backing fabric.  It was the only fabric I could find that would work and it turned out to be perfect.  It has the same pattern as the front of the quilt, just no purple and red.

Now on to the next grandchild's quilt.  Here's a sneak peek.

I am linking this post to Monday Making at the "Love Laugh Quilt" blog; to TGIF Friday at Alycia Quilts. and Finished or not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Slow Sunday Stitching - Binding!

Today I am slow stitching the binding on the back of the "Kindergarten Art Quilt".  I am so excited to be so close to finishing it!  Can you believe these colors?  Its not my normal kind of quilt, but I love it!  It will be so bright and cheerful for a 6 year old.... the 6 year old who designed it with a blue ribbon winning art project!  

This was a simple pattern.   Not sure if it should be classified as a "Rail Fence" or a "Basket Weave".  I'll be posting pictures of the finished quilt in a few days.  

I should have been finished with it weeks ago, but just couldn't get motivated to work on it.  But later today it'll be done.  The quilting motivation bug has bitten me pretty hard.  I've already made progress on the next grandchild's quilt!  And dreaming of all the projects I want to work on.  Its been a while since I laid awake at night with quilting on my mind, but like I said the quilting bug has bitten me.

I'm linking this post to Kathy's Quilts "Slow Stitching Sunday."

Monday, July 29, 2019

Weekend Quilt Activity - The Kid Quilts

I finished pin basting the Kindergarten Art Quilt and began the machine quilting.

I also worked on pulling fabric choices for the next two quilts. One for our 3 year old granddaughter:


And one for our 5 year old grandson:

I bought a few pieces of the fabrics and then pulled matching pieces from my stash.

There's a whole lot of quilt activity going on around here!!!