Sharing Quilt Projects #22

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Whenever you make something using one of my tutorials or patterns I would love to see a photo of it and then share it with others. This is always so inspiring to me and others!

It is time for another Sharing Quilt Projects post, this is number 22.

Working on a puzzle

Now this is something I never thought I would be doing! My mother in law who is 100 has always loved working on puzzles. We picked up one that had 300 pieces as we didn’t want to get too hard of one for her. Turns out she is much, much better at puzzles than we are!

First Bob started working the puzzle with her and then we took turns. Clarice would say her shoulders were really hurting but…..she didn’t want to quit! I would much rather be quilting than doing a puzzle but I had to admit that was more fun than I thought it would be. We forgot to take a picture when the puzzle was finished but I’m sure we will put it together again. We only worked on it two days! I’m going to stop at Goodwill and see if they have any puzzles!

Working on a puzzle

My Quilt Projects

I’m not spending much time quilting right now but I did manage to work on two different projects that I think you will find interesting.

Rail Fence Place Mats

The Rail Fence placemats are quilted and cut out. I couldn’t resist putting them on the glass table to see what they looked like. Now all I need to do is cut some bias binding and finish them. These make beautiful placemats for a round table and are the same size as my Country Placemats. The table runners haven’t been quilted yet.

Placemats on table

Quilty Box

I recently purchased the March Quilty Box and have been working on one of the quilt patterns. I know that some of you have purchased the same box and if you haven’t started making yours, I just want to share what I’m doing.

I picked the quilt called Olivia’s Star because it is bargello which I love doing. This one however has strips that are cut less than an inch wide. Something I did was to stay stitch around the diamond shape before I trimmed the block to help it not stretch.

Piecing the bargello blocks
Bargello quilt blocks

There is a template included in the box that you can use on either pattern.

Template included in Quilty Box
Template for diamond block

I think I would have preferred to make the other quilt as the pieces in the blocks are bigger. I made 4 blocks and then decided I didn’t want to make anymore but I knew I needed to complete the quilt top or the blocks would sit in a drawer forever. You need to add your own background fabric and luckily I had a dark blue batik that matched perfectly. With 4 blocks I could make a pinwheel design by cutting 4 background triangles the same size as the blocks with setting triangles.

Bargello blocks
Setting bargello blocks

Remember I said the strips were tiny? This is a nickel laying on top of the block. See how tiny the pieces are?

A nickle placed on the quilt block
Nickle on the quilt block

Here is my completed quilt. It is about 30 inches squares. My points don’t match up perfectly but I’m happy with it.

Wall hanging made with 4 blocks
4 Bargello blocks

Quilt Projects Shared With Me

It is always so much fun to see all of the beautiful quilt projects that you are making! I have all kinds of beautiful quilt projects to share with you this time!

Patchwork Rabbit

Margo made this beautiful wall hanging using my Patchwork Rabbit pattern, great job!

Patchwork Rabbit wall hanging
Patchwork Rabbit

Kim also made this neat Patchwork Rabbit wall hanging and matching mug rug.

Patchwork Rabbit wall hanging and mug rug
Patchwork Rabbit and mug rug

Fabric Basket and Granny Squares

Suzanne shared this beautiful table topper made from the Granny Squares tutorial and also made a fabric basket to match. Looks perfect for Spring!

Fabric Basket and Granny Squares
Fabric Basket and Granny Squares

Christmas Logs

It is never too early to start thinking about Christmas! Juliet made this beautiful wall hanging using the Christmas Logs tutorial.

Christmas Logs wall hanging
Christmas Logs wall hanging

River Scraps

Take a look at this beautiful River Scraps quilt that Phyllis is making. She used the same brown fabric in each block for a neat look.

Thank you everyone for sharing your quilt projects made with my tutorials and patterns!

Connie with her dogs

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  1. Larissa Wangarodskaya says:

    Конни, я люблю получать и читать ваши письма! Вы очень интересно пишете обо всём! И мне кажется, что у вас есть прекрасный литературный талант! Прошу вас: пишите побольше о вашей жизни, доме, природе, родных и близких вам людях! И при этом размещайте побольше интересных и разных фото обо всем этом! А ещё всегда интересно смотреть на ваши работы, которые вы шьете! и которыми вы всегда делитесь со всеми нами! Спасибо вам за все!

  2. I love puzzles. Look up this solid white 1000pc one on Amazon, the comments are hilarious, people either love it or hate it.

  3. Loved seeing Juliet’s Christmas Logs wall hanging. I think I’ll make one. I’m so looking forward to Christmas this year.

    BTW, Dollar Store has a fantastic and extensive puzzle selection for ~guess what??~ $1 each. And since they’re brand new you can be certain all the pieces are there. When I’m done with mine I drop them off at our adult activity center.

  4. Carol Kussart says:

    I love the bargello! Your country placemats are very pretty too. One place you might check for puzzles is Dollar General. I get 1000 piece ones there for $5 which is pretty cheap. They have puzzles with less pieces too.

  5. Love the look of the Rail Fence Place mats and the Orchid,
    You 2 look very concentrate on the puzzle, good luck, I’m working on one for more than 2 years. One day I’ll finished.

  6. Kathleen Kingsbury says:

    Awwww, that is so sweet! I hope when I get to be 100 that my kids will put a puzzle together with me! I love jigsaw puzzles. My daughters do not, though. However, one of my son-in-laws does enjoy them, so I bet he’d accommodate me in my older age!

  7. Linda Humphrey says:

    Me again! I’m sorry you didn’t enjoy working on the batik stars. I love working with bargello – always get something striking. But you did start with a very involved pattern. Next time try something with a simple wave.

    1. I do love bargello just not one that has as tiny pieces like this one.

  8. Linda Humphrey says:

    Hi Connie! I’m like you I’d rather be quilting than work on a pu9zzle, but they are strangely compelling. I can’t walk past one without searching for a piece and a place to put it. So I don’t understand people who can leave them going for days on end; I always need to get it done! But it’s nice that your MIL enjoys them even now. She looks pretty good for 100 – may we all be so engaged then.
    I love looking at other people’s work and was particularly interested in the River Scraps. I’m working on that one now between 4-H and the T-shirt quilts I’m working on. My shoebox full of mini charms has found a home so it’s really scrappy.

  9. Glenda Bilinsky says:

    I really enjoy seeing other quilters projects. It’s great to see the different colour choices for the same projects. I am always looking for inspiration.
    God Bess you for the time you are spending with your mother-in-law, your a wonderful lady. Kindest regards from Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada 🇨🇦