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Showing posts from February, 2009

Crib Quilt for Charity

Like all quilters, I have accumulated a few UFOs (unfinished objects). When I first started quilting, I worked on a sampler quilt using pink and blue fabrics. I only completed a few of the blocks and have long since lost the sampler quilt pattern. I moved and longer wanted a quilt in these colors for my bedroom. So what to do with the sampler blocks? After seeing my Birds in the Air block, a friend suggested finishing it as a crib quilt and donating it to our local Women's shelter. Great suggestion! I used MyWebQuilter .com to create a pattern for this little quilt. This is a picture of the actual quilt. MyWebQuilter .com has a new quilt pattern gallery. You may copy quilts from the gallery to access the pattern, learn how to use MyWebQuilter .com and/or use gallery quilts as a starting point for your own quilt design. I put this little quilt in the gallery. Check it out! Happy Quilting.
I was reading a blog today where the blogger was working with a cute cow fabric...she says... "I was hoping to make two simple, alternating quilt blocks in contrasting colors for baby's undeveloped eyes. But I can't find a decent pattern to contrast with this block that I do like. Here's my first block attempt (it doesn't work at all but I really wanted to find a way to use the cow print and polka dots)." This is a PERFECT application for MyWebQuilter .com! I tried her first block option in MyWebQuilter .com and agree with here that it just isn't right. The strips take over and the cute cow fabric gets lost. I came up with two possible options using MyWebQuilter .com. Simple sashing with the cow fabric with black for the sash intersections, keeps the focus on the cow fabric. You could easily test different sash fabrics, such as the pink polka dot, using MyWebQuilter .com I also like combining her blocks with a simple 4 patch quilt blo

Valentine's Day Hearts & Diamonds

Several weeks ago, I posted an example Hearts & Diamonds quilt design created in My friend Glenna and I both made wall hangings using this design. Thi s is Glenna's. She used multiple red batiks and cute heart buttons to embellish the quilt. On my Hearts & Diamonds wall hanging, I used a pink metallic bat ik in the background and quilted it with silver metallic thread. (Every girl should get some silver with her hearts and diamonds on Valentine's Day!) Use today to design and make your own version Hearts & Diamonds quilt! Post a comment on this blog with a picture of your Hearts & Diamonds quilt and you will be eligible to win a free subscription.