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Sawtooth Doll Quilt

Barbara’s doll quilt is finished. One quick dip in a tea bath was just enough to tone down the bright white to match the border that I selected after I’d made all the blocks. My quilts are always done this way — never completely planned at the beginning. The quilting is diagonal in the blocks…

Antique Album Quilt Top — Remade

The top is finally done, and I am so happy with it. The reproduction striped sashing reminds me of the original sashing (which was rotten), and the antique fabrics from my stash fit in well with the original prints. Here, once again, is the original top. And here is the revised top, which is quite…

Embroidered Basket Quilt

The basket quilt is finally done, and I’m very happy with it. You might remember that this quilt started out with a print border, but I just wasn’t happy with it. After I decided to do the blue floss quilting on the white border, it seemed like a good idea to add some blue quilting…

Vintage California Tablecloth Quilt

Gordon and I decided to forego the usual Christmas gifts since we just finished a remodel of our kitchen.  Of course, I have to give him some little presents, so I decided to make him his own little quilt to use on the couch. Because we lived in California for 11 years and our kids…

Rail Fence Baby Quilt

This little quilt was made with scraps from vintage floral sheets and pillowcases which I purchased on Etsy.   The fabric is mostly 50/50 polyester and cotton blend — it’s very soft, but not as nice to sew with as 100% cotton fabric.  Because the patterns are so similar and there was no way to create…

Embroidered Baskets Quilt Top

This is the funny little quilt I was struggling with a few days ago when I asked for help, then removed the post because I had an idea.  I was going to give this to one of the pregnant teachers at school, but because it’s almost all vintage fabric (except the narrow blue border), I…

Ferris Wheel Quilt Top

All of these blocks were completed some time ago — I just needed to sew them together and add additional applique pieces where the blocks meet. This is a large quilt (84″ x 98″) which is going to work well on my ridiculously thick mattress. It will look much better when it’s quilted and I’ve…

Crazy Baseball Quilt

These block pieces were purchased on ebay in 2002.  The fabric scraps were hand stitched to a foundation of 1943 newspaper pages.  The stitches were not as close as I would have liked, but I couldn’t figure out how to go over her stitching.  In the end I just removed the newspaper — then soaked,…

Flower Garden Applique Doll Quilt

I wish I could remember where I saw this quilt pattern. It must have been in one of my books, but now I can’t find it, of course — this is always a problem for me. The original quilt may have had 2 petals, because I vaguely remember my husband telling me it would look…

Rob Peter to Pay Paul Doll Quilt

There are many quilt patterns referred to as RPTPP — two of the most common are the one that looks like Orange Peel and this design, which is essentially a set of 4 Drunkard’s Path blocks. I first saw this quilt in one of my books from the 70’s — Once Upon a Quilt —…

Postage Stamp Basket Doll Quilt

This little quilt was made for my sister, Sally, in 2004. The basket design is based on a USPS 13¢ stamp series issued on March 8, 1978. I think I remember that the 4 stamps were connected with all of the handles toward the middle, which is the set you usually see for this block.…

ABC Embroidered Quilt Top

This top was finished a few days ago, but I just got around to photographing it today. You’ll have to take my word for it that it looks much better in person. This is a hard quilt to photograph — for some reason the embroidered blocks always look sort of washed out (especially the lighter…

Quilt-in-a-Day — Baby 4-Patch

I’ve never been much interested in the quickie quilt thing and could not imagine why anyone would want to make a quilt in a day. What would you do with all the quilts you were making unless maybe they were being made for a hospital or a charity. I already have more quilts than I…

9-Patch and Snowball Quilt

This was the first quilt I made from vintage fabric. The prints are more 40’s and 50’s so the colors are brighter than some of my other quilts. It’s entirely hand pieced, which is unusual for this pattern since it’s an easy pattern to sew on the machine. When I began to seriously quilt again…

Yellow Duck Quilt

The little duck quilt is tied and bound and ready for my friend’s new baby. Thank you everyone for your suggestions on the floss colors. I hadn’t thought about using two different colors of floss, but (because of your comments) that’s exactly what I ended up doing — red in the sashing and yellow everywhere…