Welcome to My Quilting Nook

I am so glad you decided to stop by and have a look at a few of my quilting attempts.  I sign up for just about every quilting class I can to learn all I can about it.  I hope to spend my retirement years making beautiful quilts.  Of course, that will be a long time away. 

I hope you enjoy your stay and will return soon to see more projects as they are added.

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This was my first attempt at quilting.  I did it probably around 1980.  The name of the pattern is "Cathedral Window".  I learned how to make this quilt by watching Georgia Bonesteel on PBS. I used different prints in browns ranging from light to dark and natural colored mock eyelet fabric.  I used pieces of the fabric left to make the sawtooth edging around the outer edge of the quilt.


This is my second attempt at quilting  (hand quilting, this time).  I did this one probably around 1985.  Once again, I watched Georgia Bonesteel on PBS to learn the technique. The name of this quilt is "Grandmother's Fan".  I pieced it using natural, brown, and rust colored fabrics. The blocks were put together in strips of 4 blocks, quilted, then the 5 strips were put together and slip stitched on the lining side.  This method really made it easy to work with.  I really enjoyed watching her segments but I do not find them anymore.  I think she still has several books in publication though. quilt1
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I made this quilt during a quilting  class (Feb., 2000). It is made with nine patch blocks and hourglass blocks and was  machine quilted.  I used a high loft batting. So, you can imagine it was difficult getting it under the presser foot and maneuvering it around.  I am using this on the bed my son sleep in when he's home from college.  So, I didn't want it to be too frilly.  I don't like pillow shams -- I knew my son would keep them thrown on the floor.  Instead of shams, I made a piece that lays across the pillows using some of the hourglass blocks with some borders added. I made curtains from the same material that I lined the quilt with. 


This was my last quilting project (Feb., 2001).  This quilt consist of 4 6" blocks of the following:  Pinwheel, Spinning Spools, Log Cabin, 3D Bow Tie, Baskets, Sawtooth Star, & Heart applique and the following 3 12" blocks: Card Tricks, Drunkard's Path, and LeMoyne Star.  The Nine Patch block was also taught in this class but I decided not to use it in this quilt.  This class had the most wonderful ladies in it and I enjoyed it very much.  I can't wait for the next one.

 I'll probably save this quilt and use it for a baby quilt for my grandchildren when that time comes.

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This is a wall hanging I made for my son when he bought his new house.  I used burgundy, hunter green, taupe, and white-on-white as the background fabric for the stars.  The center star  is a 12" paper pieced block.  The corner stars are 6" blocks and the green stars are 4" blocks.  Also used in this wall hanging is flying geese blocks around each green 4" star.  I really enjoyed working on this project.  I thought it came together rather nicely.


The name of this quilt is "Mystery Quilt".  I pieced this quilt while I was active in a local quilting guild.  We were told how much fabric to purchase of a light, medium, and dark fabrics and what size piece to cut from each piece of fabric.  We were given this each week by the project coordinator.  None of us knew what the quilt would look like until we were finished.  I had it machine quilted and added praire points for the binding.  I thought it turned out really nice. quilt5
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The dinosaur quilt is a baby quilt I made for my grandson that was born in August. His room is decorated in dinosaurs. I added colorful borders to embroidery blocks, added an inner yellow border and an outer bright green border.  I then sent it to a friend that machine quilted it.  It was quilted by the piece with a scroll designed quilted around the outer border.  It turned out beautifully.


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Tulip Block Swap April, 2001


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