The weather here in Iowa has been hot! I go up to my quilt rooms in the morning and work for a bit until it gets uncomfortable.
My Quilt Projects
Sometimes I can’t seem to concentrate on just one quilt projects so I get several of them going. I’m still working on the large Jewel Box quilt blocks but I also decided to pull out something I was working on in December of 2017. Where does the time go!
We had just redone the walls and carpet in the spare bedroom for my granddaughters and I wanted to make matching quilts.
I had purchased two kits from Craftsy called Fruit Slices and finished one but then got busy with other things. I sure miss buying fabrics from Craftsy!
Small quilt room
Below you can see the one that was all pieced, the other once was in the box on my table. Fortunately I had all of the blocks already pieced and even the borders!
I am using the stair rail in the hallway between my two rooms upstairs while I piece the quilt. My design wall is full and….there may be one or two quilt projects underneath my second Fruit Slice quilt.
My plan originally was to have both beds have the same quilt on them. Now that we have moved I will probably put each bed in a separate room so it won’t matter anymore. I’m still waiting for my first-floor quilt studio, we just have to sell the river house.
For accountability, I just went outside and took a photo of both Fruit Slices quilts.
Since I don’t have beds to put the quilts on right now, I have a feeling these won’t get quilted for a bit. They are beautiful! You can’t purchase the pattern right now but Angela Walters has a video where she makes it. I have a link for it in my first blog post.
Take a look at the first Fruit Slice quilt on the twin bed.
Update: Thank you Nola, for finding a link to purchase the Fruit Slices quilt pattern since Craftsy/Bluprint no longer has it. You can buy it from the designer.
Now I’ll work on finishing the last of my quilt blocks for our bedroom.
Our internet has been terrible that last few weeks and it is frustrating. I think that is why I’ve been spending more time upstairs quilting.
Bow Tie placemats
I finished up the tutorial on the Bow Tie quilt placemats and shared our new front doors. I love my new open front porch!
Yesterday Builder Bob and I worked in the basement finally removing a huge, ugly worktable. We had to cut into pieces just to be able to move it and get it up the stairs. This house is over 100 years old and the only thing we use the basement for is storage.
Quilt Projects shared with me
Here are some of the recent quilt projects made from my tutorials and patterns that have been shared with me.
Janis from New Zealand made two baby quilts using my Midnight Glow tutorial. Aren’t the colors and fabrics perfect for a baby!
She actually made the quilt twice and you can see how each one looks different.
Jacob’s Ladder Box
Elizabeth sent this photo of her beautiful Jacob’s Ladder Box quilt. It was fun to read her email about the photo of her quilt. How neat that she is on a boat and I’m so glad the quilt didn’t come loose. Can you imagine it flying away over the water!
Photo of your baby quilt pattern that is now made up as we are on our boat sailing off the west coast of BC ( Canada) and the Bimini was the only place to hang it. Hence the black line in the middle – shadow of the boom.
Patricia shared her cute little basket with me some time ago. Actually she made it as an Easter basket and I love the addition of the handle. Be sure and take a look at my fabric basket tutorial.
We all love sharing photos of our pets on quilts.
Pat took this photo in 2017 and recently shared it with me again. I remember the first time she showed sweet Jack on her Petunia Strings quilt. Rest in peace Jack.
Miss Sadie and Mr. Mickey have been spending most of their time taking it easy. Miss Sadie is 14 years old and this week we noticed she is having more trouble breathing and has been coughing.
She will be going to the veterinarian on Monday and hopefully, we can find out how she is doing. She has a heart murmur. We can’t go in with her so I don’t exactly know how this will work. Poor little girl.
I hope you enjoyed this post and if you have made any quilt projects with my tutorials or patterns please feel free to share them with me.
I also love seeing your pets!