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Friday, June 14, 2013

Big Red Tractor quilt top is done!  It was a really easy and fast one to make.  This is the second time I've used a panel and found that it is not straight to the grain of the fabric.  Is that common with panels?  I had a heck of a time with the large pieces as they were really wonky just trying to cut them out.

Don't know how I'm going to quilt it other than outlining the pictures in the large blocks, just need a simple fill in the red areas.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

One big post....

What's in the works and what's finished?  Well, a couple of tops finished on the Completed Quilts and Tops tab and a whole lot in the works!  Three quilts for my great-nieces and nephew and a wall hanging for their mother and father, who is in the Army, and my niece asked for a Patriotic quilt to hang on the wall.

I have the Judy Niemeyer "Agave Garden" pattern but doing it in patriotic colors with some added stars. I took the blank outline from the pattern and scanned it, then used MS Paint to fill in the colors.

For the 3 kids I sent their mother a link to a fat quarter fabric site and asked that they each pick out a fabric they like.  One girl chose April's Garden so I designed this for it.

The next girl chose D'Amore Sunkissed and I saw there was a quilt kit with that fabric at Hancock's (so I cheated).  I ordered more of the fabric so I could make it a good bed-sized quilt and added in the stripe for a border.

The little boy chose Big Red Tractor!  I found that there are some panels in that fabric line and another line that has 15" panel blocks so.... I designed this to use them.

All of the fabrics have been delivered so there is a lot of work to be done!  Of course, I can't just work on three or our things at once so..... Traveling Turtles!  These are just so cute and fun to work on.  It's a pattern by Amy Bradley.