Yesterday, my hubby’s cousin received a belated birthday/Christmas present from me via UPS! My second Postage Stamp Quilt – Dancing Nines, 1,728 Charms! Jeannine was on my Bucket List of quilts to make and I was excited to give it to her. And coincidentally, she’s having surgery this week so it’s also a long distance hug from us.I love scrap quilts and Quiltville is a great source for them! This quilt is based on Bonnie Hunter’s free pattern called Dancing Nines. I chose to use my collection of postage stamp 2″ charms from The Curious Quilter swaps and I didn’t add the borders. I loved quilting this with freehand orange peel in the nine patches and big pebbles in the sashing.
I’m ready to start my third PSQ if I can decide on the next pattern!
As 2014 comes to an end, I’m thankful to those who have partnered with me to finish their projects and looking forward the many I have waiting for me to start in 2015!
My longarm year in review:
66 customer quilts+20 charity quilts+12 my quilts+2 quilt easy videos=a great year!
We’ll see you next year!! You can like, follow and check up with me here, too!
Happy New Year!
Matching pillow case and travel pillow for Gabby and Kai
I can’t stop making pillow cases and travel pillows!
Olaf flannel for Jordy and Character Toss for Anabel
It all started at Thanksgiving, I made Jordy and Anabel Frozen fabric pillow cases to give to them at our family reunion.
Cyclones for Alex and Jack, Hawkeyes for Aria, Mickey for Landon, Big Trucks for Jordy
Before I was done, I had six travel pillows and three pillow cases, enough to give to every single digit child at our reunion.
Frozen for Anabel and Jordy, Star Wars for Libby and Rachel, Hawkeyes for Haley
I kept going and by Christmas another six were made!I’ll be heading back for more pillow forms! The travel pillows are a great size for all ages so I’ll be making many more!I’m in love with this Mimosa fabric from Windham! Who wouldn’t like that?!
If I keep making them, I’ll have to open and Etsy shop to start selling them!!
Stay tuned for my recap of 2014!
If I’ve counted correctly,this is Tummy Time quilt number 5 this year! And Gavin is Wyatt’s cousin! It was fun to make 2 quilts for my friend’s grandchildren.The center strings are a red flannel with lots of brights and novelties. The batting is Quilters Dream Puff, quilted with one of my favorite freehand quilting designs, Overlapped Looped Spirals using Superior SoFine! #50.Gavin was an early baby so I was quilting this one after he was born which allowed me to stitch his name into one of solid strings!
January is retreat month so I’ll be starting another one to be prepared for the next one!
In September, I found out my niece, Ashley was pregnant and that we were having a baby shower for her when our family gathered for our annual Thanksgiving adventure. I was sure I wouldn’t be able to get a tummy time quilt done and that I’d send it to her when the baby was born in March. Not so!! Normally, my Tummy Time quilts are bright and scrappy, however, I knew Ashley was using a Tone it Down palette for her nursery and I decided to work with that. I had a Moda charm pack called Road 15 that I added two soft peppered cottons to make this sweet Tummy Time quilt. The quilting is a simple soft grid and the batting is Quilters Dream 100% cotton.I found the perfect backing fabric in my stash, (smiley face) and here’s my usual quilt wrapping. I love it!The baby shower was last week and here’s the beautiful mommy to be!
Why my baby quilts are called Tummy Time quilts – About six years ago I made a baby quilt for my niece’s baby Gabriella and when I gave it to her, she said, this will be perfect for Tummy Time, along with an explanation of what tummy time is. Light bulb! Since then, every baby quilt I give is called Tummy Time, with a note explaining that these are not heirlooms but quilts to use and abuse!
I’ve added a new video to my “Quilt Easy” series, check it out here!