green racing stripes

Finished: Green Racing Stripes

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While I had Sarah quilt Tsuru Swoon and Cascade, I decided to also send her this quilt top that had been waiting to be quilted since last winter. It is a take on a jelly roll race cut from various yardage and scraps I had. Basically I cut a reusable shopping bag’s worth of 2.5″ strips and sewed them together …

carlaFinished: Green Racing Stripes
Gaggle of Gosslings

Finished: A Gaggle of Goslings for do. Good Stitches

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My quilt for do. Good Stitches has an official name – “A Gaggle of Goslings”. It was completed with the help of the Nurture Circle of do. Good Stitches using the no-waste flying geese method.     I quilted it with straight lines 1.5″ apart using King Tut 40 wt variegated blue thread. It is machine bound using a zigzag …

carlaFinished: A Gaggle of Goslings for do. Good Stitches

Finished: Schoenrock Cross Pillow

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I’ve been quietly working away on a Schoenrock Cross (one of my bucket list items!) and made it into a pillow for the Montgomery County, MD Modern Quilt Guild Modern Art Challenge Swap. I was given one of Van Gogh’s “Almond Blossoms” by Susan as my inspiration. I don’t know her very well, but she brought the book “Pillow Pop” …

carlaFinished: Schoenrock Cross Pillow
stripes squared

Finished: Stripes Squared

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I’ve been working toward a deadline, and I made it! It is May 31 and I have finished five quilts in the last 5 weeks. The aforementioned Spring Sunrise sister disappearing nine patches, Kaleidoscope, HST Journey, and now Stripes Squared. This concludes my baby-quilt making binge. I only have one quilt top left to quilt, my jelly roll race quilt, …

carlaFinished: Stripes Squared

Finished: Spring Sunrise

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Spring Sunrise, a disappearing nine patch for twin girls is finished! I made 40 nine-patches out of my scraps, all with white centers. Then I cut them into 160 5.5″ squares and spilt them up – 80 per quilt, so the quilts each finish at 40″x50″. I think of them as two halves of the same quilt. Spring Sunrise is …

carlaFinished: Spring Sunrise

Blogger’s Quilt Festival: Kaleidoscope

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If you’ve come from the Blogger’s Quilt Festival, hello and welcome! My name is Carla and I’ve been quilting for about eight months now. I’m really enjoying it, and I’m thrilled to be participating in my first Blogger’s Quilt Festival! My entry is Kaleidoscope, a quilt made for two friends from college and their baby, due in just a couple …

carlaBlogger’s Quilt Festival: Kaleidoscope
HST Journey

Finished: Kaleidoscope & HST Journey

carla Finished in 2013, Finished Projects, Quilting 4 Comments

I have not one, but TWO finishes to share tonight. Why two? A wise woman once said done is better than perfect. I struggled to get half of my HST Journey quilted a few months ago and it’s been sitting in a pile ever since. If I’m honest with myself, I was never going to wrangle it through a second …

carlaFinished: Kaleidoscope & HST Journey