Thursday, May 19, 2016

Two Small Quilts

Every year our guild makes small quilts for Teddy Bears for Christmas Cheer Fund.  These are really neat to make because they are small and don't take a lot of time to make.  I like to piece so I often make a small quilt with a lot of piecing involved.

Little Boy's Toys

I found this on Lyn Brown's Blog.  Notice that one of the boats is
facing the wrong way.  So cute.
If you check out her blog she a lot of small quilts for dolls that are free.

Baby Buckaroos

I bought an ebook on line from Martingale Publishing and this little quilt was in it.
I bought this fabric a few years ago when I visited my brother in
Tallahassee and didn't realize that it was tailor made for this quilt.  I made some magic 9 patch blocks in red this time.
I had made this quilt before but used blue 9 patches.
I think I like the red better because it sets the fussy cut squares off.
I actually sold this quilt yesterday.
I think it was the first one I have sold since I started quilting 10 years ago.
A friend called and asked if I had a quilt for a boy for her to take to a baby shower this weekend.


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

New Quilt Patterns

I try not to make the same quilt twice because I like to try new patterns and blocks.  

This block starts off with a lot of half square triangles and I was wondering where the double pinwheel was.  It wasn't until after I put the blocks together that you can see the double pinwheel.
The green pinwheel in part of the block and the red one is made
when the blocks are sewn together.
You can find this block at

This quilt is made with half square triangles.  I just used scraps and a background fabric.
The first border has a gold thread through it and so does the outer blue border.

I found this pattern at

This is a quilt that I always wanted to make and I found a pattern to make it scrappy.  I didn't use as many scraps as the pattern called for, instead I put extra white squares for some of the scrappy ones.
Her website is  There are lots of new blocks and videos on this site.