Genevieve's Baby Quilt - Quilting Detail
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Baby Quilt for Genevieve

As my previous entries (Monkey Business and Falling for Fall) alluded to, I had a busy fall! It was so busy that I am seriously late in completing a baby quilt for little Genevieve. Thankfully her parents were warned ahead of time and they are still excited to work with me! Yay! Genevieve's mother and I went fabric shopping in...

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Falling for Fall - Quilting Detail
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Falling for Fall

I have wanted to make a quilt for my friend, Beth, for quite a while. I finally got the opportunity to go fabric shopping with her late this summer, and she picked out a beautiful selection of colors that reminded me strongly of gorgeous fall color. Because the colors and fabrics blended together so well, I immediately thought about the "Four Square"...

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Butterfly Baby Quilt - Quilting Detail
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Butterfly Baby Quilt

Baby quilts are so fun to put together. It is also a real treat to be able to go fabric shopping with the expectant mothers - there are so many wonderful fabrics to choose from! It quickly became obvious that the large butterfly print was going to be the major focal point for this quilt. Finding other butterfly fabrics...

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Lillie Mae - Completed Front
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Lillie Mae Baby Quilt

Subtitle: I am going to be an auntie!!!! My brother and his lovely wife are expecting their first child, a baby girl, in late September. We are all so excited and looking forward to meeting Lillie Mae. With so many quilters in the family, she is going to be covered with blankets. What a lucky lady! I found some fabric that...

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Christmas Placemats -Quilting Detail
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Christmas Placemats

I'm starting to think about creating items to make available for purchase. In that vein, I have been buying specialty fabric at after season sales. I just finished a set of 4 Christmas themed placemats. Maybe one day I'll have enough backlog of quilts and quilted items (like these placemats) to open an Etsy shop. Who knows! Regardless, I...

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Modern Stained Glass - Quilting Detail
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Modern Stained Glass

I finally went back and did something with my UFO blocks that I made in 2008. Yay! I pieced them together (using left over Kona solid fabrics from the QuiltCon Block challenge) in preparation for getting my new sewing machine. I wanted a lot of open space so that I could focus on free motion quilting. I call this quilt "Modern Stained...

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Quilt with Solar Flare
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Quilts

QuiltCon Block Challenge – Quilts for Austin Children’s Shelter

I made 3 blocks for the QuiltCon Block Challenge, and they are part of quilts that are going to be donated to the Austin Children's Shelter. I was not able to view these quilts while I was a QuiltCon, but I've found images of some of the quilts online. Below are two that have a block that I made...

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Roundabout - Quilting and a Peak of the Fun Backing
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Roundabout for Lauren

I am super excited to say that I've completed my first quilt of 2013. As mentioned in previous posts, I am working through some of Weeks' and Bill's amazing patterns in "Quilts Made Modern". Over Thanksgiving, I got to visit with my lovely sister-in-law, Lauren. I really wanted to make her a lap quilt, so we went fabric shopping!...

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Lovely Dinner Setting
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Placemats for Steph and Todd

My sister-in-law and her significant other have a beautiful fiestaware collection. They did not have placemats for their dining, and I got excited about making them lovely placemats to coordinate! They requested 4 placemats, and after playing around with several ideas, I decided to make each placemat a brilliant color in the hopes they could mix and match their...

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Transparency Quilt - Just Right!
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Transparency Quilt from “Quilts Made Modern”

As I mentioned in my last post (Modern Mystery Quilt), I have several quilt projects in the works using Weeks' and Bill's book "Quilts Made Modern". I just completed my first project - the transparency quilt. I have been wanting to make a large quilt for my bed at home to replace the quilt I made at the beginning...

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Modern Mystery Quilt - Quilting Detail
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Modern Mystery Quilt

Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr, authors of Quilts Made Modern and pioneers in the modern quilt movement, designed a modern mystery quilt that was revealed in six weekly installments beginning September 12, 2012. I followed along and had fun making this mystery quilt and busting some of my fabric stash. I have several new quilt projects in the works, and...

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Completed Placemats
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Placemats

I've been meaning to make a quick set of 4 placemats for a while. I stumbled on a placemat pattern from Alissa, a Modern Quilt Guild member, and before I knew it, I had 4 placemats. Yay! A word of advice when quilting these placemats - it is really easy to pull the horizontal line around if you quilt with vertical lines like...

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