Another Baby Quilt, a finish and a question

sarah minky

Another of our friends had a baby last week, this is number 9 for them! Every baby needs a new quilt so of course I had to make one for her. I had this fabric in my stash, I loved it at first sight. I love turquoise and red together and I thought they would be a nice alternative to a traditional pink baby quilt. I also had this gorgeous minky that matched the turquoise so that sealed the deal!

sarah with calves

I did very simple straight line echo quilting following the inside of the piecing 1/4 inch.  The pattern I used was a swoon block that I found a tutorial for online.  Don’t mind my babies, I guess they wanted in the picture, too.

color block

I also quilted this top that I have had finished for several months.  It was a kit that I bought to practice on when I got my Bernina 830 and Grace frame.

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It is so easy to use I really didn’t need practice pieces, but I did use it to try a new quilting design that I had gotten a while ago. It is called “Natalia’s Let it Snow” and I got it from It is a very dense and complicated design with lots of little loops and points.  It was perfect for this quilt with its simple piecing.

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I have also finally finished the top of my Medallion quilt. If you remember I started this quilt as part of a quilt-a-long back in July. Between having kids home, running out of grey fabric and family vacation it took me way longer than I expected to finish the top. This is the first quilt that I have made for myself and I love it.

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Now I am having a completely different dilemma. I have no idea how I want to quilt it!!  If you are interested you can check out the other quilts made during the quilt along and see some of the stunning long arm work that the ladies have done. So now my dilemma, do I try to design a quilting motif to use with my Quilt Motion software, do I have someone else do it for me or do I just do a panto design on the whole thing? I think for now it is going to sit and let me think about it for a while. I have other projects filling up my mind that are ready to come out, but if you have any quilting ideas be sure to let me know!!

Have a great day!



Hot Off The Frame

DSC_0003I just finished three more quilts for Pine Needles Sewing Center in Cedar Rapids. These are quilts that another lady has pieced and they have given me to do the machine quilting work. All three of these quilts are samples of kits that will soon be available for purchase so they get to join the gorgeous array of other quilts on display at the store.


This is Twist-N-Turn, I knew as soon as I looked at this one that I was going to some sort of circle pattern, all the dots and circles in the fabric just begged for it! I quilted it with a pattern called bubbles in white So-Fine.


This sweet quilt is made using the dessert roll size precuts. It is out of a pattern book that Pine Needles will be featuring at future events.


I quilted this using a pattern called Budding with white So-Fine thread.


This is Orange Squeeze and the pattern is also from the book I mentioned above.


I quilted this with the pattern Daisey Chain in white So-Fine.

When I took these back to Pine Needles they sent me home with three more so I better get to work!

Let me know what is your favorite.


Hollys Quilt

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This is a quilt that I got to do for Holly.  I absolutely love it!! She told me it was a fat quarter project she got off Pinterest. She bought the fabric as a bundle at her local quilt shop.

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She was not quite sure what she wanted and had this pattern as one of her choices.  From the back you can see the detailed pattern. I used gray thread that matched the border and stood out from the blocks.

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Here the sunlight really makes the quilting stand out in this picture. I only have one regret about this quilt, that I didn’t make it. Good Job Holly!

Jeannas Quilt



On Easter Sunday my cousin Jeanna was here from Minnesota and brought me this sweet quilt to do.  I just love it and so does Regan, she was very disappointed that I had not made it for her!


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I used an all over pattern called paisley playtime and Jeanna provided me with some very pretty variegated pastel thread.

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I really like how it turned out! The pattern is light and flowing and doesn’t take away from the darling design of the quilt.  I can wait to get it to Jeanna.