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Island Party with a Hurricane Warning
Little did I know that one of my blocks is the maritime flag for storm warning! It's the red block with a dark center at lower left. This pattern was fun to make and the checked binding adds just the right degree of playfulness. Loop the Loop by Urban Elementz is the longarm design in variegated thread, which shows up well on the unbleached muslin backing.
I saw these awesome tutorials on YouTube with Lorie Nunemaker using Walmart Pioneer Woman Placemats and I had lots of fun. I discovered Iron-0n Vinyl too! OMG what great stuff. So wonderful to line bags with and easy to use. I also found a vendor from Etsy to buy YKK zippers at wholesale prices. I also used some clear vinyl on the project bag. I found that it is much easier to use much longer zippers for easier installation.
A Judy Niemeyer quilt pattern made from a kit. It is made from batiks and is totally paper-pieced. Her quilts are always a challenge for me, but this is one of her easier ones. I’m hoping to get it to my sister tomorrow. Crossing my fingers that she likes it.
Blackbeard Pirates Sail Away Quilt
I've been "hoarding" a layer cake for about three years that has lots of pirates and ships and jolly rogers and sharks--lots of stuff a little guy would find interesting. The ideal opportunity came up a few months ago to put this fabric to good use. I made this quilt using a pattern from Missouri Star Quilt Company (Thank you, Jenny!) for my good friend Marsha's first great grandchild, Sullivan. I got to meet Sully and his mom in Rogers AR while there for a needlework seminar. The video from 2013 is called Sail Boat Quilt, and it's also in a BLOCK magazine.
Octopus Garden MSQC Charms on Point
I just finished this MSQC Charms on Point quilt top for a friend's grandchild. I love the colors in this Octopus Garden layer cake. I added a pop of green for the small border. These were leftover 5 inch squares from previous Charms on Point quilt. I love how different borders change the look of a quilt. Previous quilt pictured also. I changed my borders from the tutorial since I like smaller borders.
My sons girlfriend has a little girl. She is the cutest little thing. Whenever we go anywhere in the car she likes to play I spy. I found some cute fabric and an exciting pattern on Pinterest that was a 9 patch. I decided to start with Canyon’s quilt first. I found a train pattern by Lori Holt.
This was an original design for a veteran's quilt donation. I had an extra odd-sized square from another quilt and built this one around scraps from the first. The quilting was inspired by the placement of the appliqued stars. Lots of fun. Though not a large quilt, it was a challenging and fun project.
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