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!
Ashley and Travis are married! We’re back from their Nashville destination wedding! I was honored to present the newlyweds with a quilt, “Love Birds”, while we cruised up and down the Cumberland River enjoying great scenery and awesome southern food!
Thanks to Facebook pictures, I knew Ashley would like a black and white themed quilt. When I saw a version of this quilt, I knew I could change it to fit Ashley and Travis’ black and white decor.
The flying geese blocks are black/white fabrics with three aqua geese scattered around. The background fabric is several white and white on white fabrics. The color variety among the white is more obvious in the bright August sunlight. The quilting is simple undulating rows I call Shifting Sands.
The back of the quilt is pieced with the leftover flying geese, making the quilt reversible.
Just for fun, I added a little piece of aqua fabric into the binding, angling the seams like a flying geese block. I positioned it near the bottom corner where the quilt is all white. I love it!
I used a silver marker to label the quilt near the aqua sliver.
Four babies and a wedding, done! Never fear, I’m still designing and sewing quilts, there’s always next year!!
Thanks! Linda 🙂
Here’s a link to purchase this pattern, originally published as “Snow Geese” by Jean Nolte in Fons and Porter Easy Quilts. I did not follow the pattern construction methods for making flying geese or the layout of the background fabric. I basically re-wrote the pattern! Do you do that?
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Another check for my Quilting Bucket List! I’m late giving Mary her birthday present but better late than never, right?! My quilt guild had a show this year so I delayed giving it to Mary so it could be on display. Here’s the proof!
And yes, that’s Drew and Abby’s wedding quilt on the right, they had to wait for their quilt, too! Mary’s quilt is my original design using a design wall to place the blocks. Very simple, really shows off the fabrics. Here’s a couple detail pictures of the quilting.
The Quilter’s Dream Orient batting drapes well and has that wonderful antique look after washing. It’s really evident from the back.
Now, on to the next one! Thanks for visiting!
This quilt might look familiar! Check out a post from April 2011! Did I mention that we had enough fabric to make four of these quilts? I sent one to Christal in April and this one went to my dear friend Sherri who got married this summer and just celebrated her birthday in August! In fact, her comment , “This would look good in my house”, about my bedroom quilt inspired me to make these blue and yellow quilts. As luck (haha) would have it, I just happened to have yards and yards of the blue and yellow flower print in the border and backing. I was going to make a dust ruffle, or pillow shams to match mine, (another haha)! Sherri’s quilt has a different narrow border and backing but otherwise, it’s pretty much the same. I still love this quilt! I think Candy might still have her fabric, maybe I’ll swipe it! Enjoy the pictures, I look forward to hearing from my friend when she gets her package!
Another Bucket List Quilt
border and block detail
corner middle quilting design