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I fell in love with this block the minute I saw the tutorial. I had this layer cake of batiks and decided to cut up some white fabric to go with it and off I went. I am not going to put any borders on it and I decided to quilt it in a meandering pattern with a variegated thread.
3 Dudes quilt
My girlfriend, who does not sew or quilt, bought a jelly roll at a quilt show and I said I would make her the lap quilt on display at that booth. Fast forward 6 months, and I tell her I will start her quilt. She paused and asked if it could be bigger for her bed. Well, as we know it takes more than a jelly roll to make a queen size quilt. So I started hunting for more fabric of the same line. Buying FQs here and there. Than I found a store that sold all that collection. Bonus. She then looked at patterns and chose the 3 dudes. It was a long quilt to make, and frustrating with all the seams to match. But the top was done. It is 103" square. I will also make pillowcases and cushions to match. She just has to decide on the backing and I will rent long arm for a day and get it done.
Sweet Pea Quilt
I saw this kit at MSQ and knew that it was the perfect quilt for my daughter Robin. When Robin was a baby and all through her childhood her grandmother (my mother) always spoke of her as “my sweet pea” so finding this kit with these sweet little flowers, lovely colors, and soft flannel fabric was just perfect. Making this quilt gave me a chance to give Robin something to preserve those sweet memories of her grandmother. The kit is Sweet Pea Flannel by Rachel Shelburne for Maywood Studio. The quilting and binding were completed by MSQ and they did such a beautiful job. Although this is my fourth quilt, I’m still a newbie to the quilting process and feel lucky to complete the quilt top! MSQ has worked their magic each time and made my beginner efforts look so much better than I could imagine and for that I am most grateful.