Laura’s Quilts

My older daughter (That’s Sis, if you read my other blog)  caught the quilting bug! She does beautiful work, and seems to be better at focusing,  i.e. finishing one project up before she starts another, than I am! Here are a couple of little things she made me. She’s also made scads of baby quilts, several full sized ones, zipper pouches, sewing kits, and table runners!

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Here’s her gorgeous Ricky Tims convergence quilt!

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And a quick and easy Missouri Star herringbone table runner.

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Easy Strip-Pieced Log Cabin Table Runner Class

I read about strip piecing log cabin blocks and was amazed. I had a French General jelly roll and decided to try it. Easy! I taught a class at Hall to Wall in Warren too, and we all learned lots. I also made placemats from an Ambleside jelly roll. image image image image Yimage image image image

Carthage Quilt Show

I was in Carthage last spring to judge at a UIL choir contest. What a pleasant surprise to find their quilt show happening! image image image image image image image image image image image image

St. Mary’s Quilt Show

Plantersville, Texas has been famous for the Texas Renaissance Festival a long time, but now they have a new claim to fame: the St. Mary’s Quilt Show! It debuted this year and promises to be a spectacular event every year. (It was April 24-25, 2015; not sure if they’ll keep the same weekend every year.)

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French General Table Topper

After I made the shop sample for The Vintage Owl, the owner told me to pick out some fabric for a trade- I got this gorgeous Moda French General layer cake and jelly roll! I searched Pinterest and all over the Intraweb, and decided to make a giant half-square triangle star. I did free motion wavy-line quilting and bound it using a faux piping trick I learned from Ricky Tims. I’ve taught a class on it too– it works up super quickly and easily! PS you can also make a small table topper using charm squares, or cut your own size!

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I used layer cake squares and a jelly roll strip on the back just to make it more interesting.

And here’s a small one I made from charm squares. The blue floral print was from the Grandmother stash from the 80s! Looks like it was made specially for this fabric. image image

Here are projects from my classes. I always love seeing how different each one turns out!

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Sweethearts Wall Hanging

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I needed a small project to make for our Guild’s silent auction, so I decided to make the same project for our 2 family reunion auctions too. I used my Bella Solids layer cake to make a 3×4 grid, and Fleurologie for the hearts. I believe I used steam-a-seam fusible then used a 1×1 zigzag and monofilament to appliqué. Then bordered and bound, and embroidered for accent. Oh except now it’s called big-stitch quilting!

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Simplicity Class Sample

When I met Jim and Dorrie at Hall to Wall in Warren, I asked about classes. They didn’t have them because Dorrie was still several months away from retiring and they couldn’t squeeze them in. I quickly volunteered and teaching classes has been so much fun! This Simplicity 3- Yard quilt pattern was my first one.

i made up the sample, and realized (after the border, as you can see) that I’d put in one of the 4-patches backwards! I ripped it out though, and fixed it. The class was loads of fun!

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