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A quilt for baby

Many months ago, I pinned this tile design as an idea for a quilt. It’s perfectly suited for a quilt – randomly placed squares of all straight lines. The white kite fabric is a hand-me-down from my sister, who once … Continue reading

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“C is for Chloe” quilt

My dear sister lives in the tundra (as Ryder fondly calls Michigan), so I figured she would appreciate a cozy lap quilt for her birthday. This quilt is made out of upcycled t-shirts, so it’s super soft and cuddly for … Continue reading

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Narrow-line quilting

I’ve been playing with some narrow-line quilting lately. I love the geometric look and the tiny pops of color. I was a bit stuck, however, as to what to do with the patchwork pieces I ended up with. The patchwork … Continue reading

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My First Quilt: Finished!

I have to say, making the binding for my quilt didn’t take nearly as long as I had anticipated. After I had the 2″ wide strip of fabric, I drew a line in pencil all the way down the middle … Continue reading

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My First Quilt: Quilted!

Over the weekend, I finished the quilting step of my first quilt. The book has a great suggestion to roll up the quilt, so just the part you’re quilting is exposed. This was really helpful for fitting the bulk of … Continue reading

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My First Quilt: Sandwiched & Basted

Taking up all available floor space in my craft room, here’s the robot quilt sandwich – quilt top, cotton quilt batting, and the backing. I combined two fabrics from my pile of thrifted sheets to make the back. I hand-basted … Continue reading

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My First Quilt: finished quilt top!

Yay! Now for the next step – basting and quilting the quilt. First I have to figure out where to buy batting, though. And what fabric I want to use for the back. I have a feeling this is going … Continue reading

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My First Quilt has a face!

I have to be honest, I wasn’t entirely sure about this robot quilt for the first few rows of blocks. Then his face appeared out of four blocks, and I was reassured that it is really cute. I’ve decided to … Continue reading

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My First Quilt: Making Progress

Making progress – 9 of 30 blocks done (unless I decide to lengthen the quilt, in which case I’m only at 9 of 35 blocks done…). Toes shown for scale.

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My First Quilt: Choosing the Fabrics

My first step in starting my first quilt was to figure out which fabrics to use. I wanted to stick primarily to what I already had on hand, mostly so I don’t feel bad about spending money on new fabric … Continue reading

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