Plus Quilt Finished

I’m so happy I finally completed this quilt today. I started it late August in preparation for my daughter’s new room. I used many fabrics from an Alison Glass color sampler pack and added in other fabrics from my stash. It took longer than anticipated to finish and I’m glad it’s finally on her bed.
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I used this large print on the back and already made curtains for the windows to match.
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The room is aqua and I love how all the saturated colors look on the bed.
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I hand quilted around each plus. At times I considered quilting more, but I think it emphasizes the design and gives it a nice soft drape.
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It measures 70 by 90 and I used 4 1/2″ squares

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Scrappy Trip Around the World

Another recent baby quilt. I managed to finish this one in a month.
It was fun to make the scrappy trip around the world blocks with the tutorial from here. I only used five colors in each block because I didn’t want the blocks to be as big.
I hand quilted on the diagonal through the squares and did a baptist fan design in the border, all with purple thread.
It measures 36 by 46.

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Spring Harvest


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First Blooms 2017

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Snow came late this year with heavier snows in March and April 1st. Our crocuses were finally up on April 5th and are waiting for more sun to open. Little hands were excited to find them.
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We also found one snow drop and one winter aconite pushing up through the mulch. Sun and warmer temperatures are predicted for next week. We look forward to many more blooms to come!
First bloom 2016: March 10
First bloom 2015: April 13
First bloom 2014: April 14
First bloom 2013: March 31
First bloom 2012: March 19
First bloom 2011: April 4

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Candy Coated

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This quilt was a gift for a one year old’s birthday. It was a quick project scrap based on the Candy Coated Pattern in Sunday Morning Quilts. It finished 36 inches by 45 inches.
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I rarely machine quilt and when I do, I feel like I’m ruining the quilt top. However, I hardly have time to piece a top, let alone hand quilt these days so it was machine quilting for this gift. I used a free-motion foot and quilted in wavy lines, but the stitch length is uneven and there are jagged points when I stopped to re-position the quilt. But once it’s washed and loved it won’t really matter.
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