Showing posts from July, 2020

Weekly Finish #3-#4: Two More Quilts For Kids 2020

Yay!  Two more finished quilts for Quilts For Kids. This pattern is Warm Wishes which was first introduced by Quiltmaker magazine in 2000 as the quilt for Project Linus Make-a-Blanket Day (you can see all of the free patterns here ). For a free pattern that will show you how to make 4 crib-size Warm Wishes quilts using one queen-size batting, click here .   I bought the Halloween print fabric years ago and it's from South Sea Imports.  The green print has the dogs in costumes and the purple fabric has bears also in costumes.  I think these prints are stinking cute! The backing is also a Halloween print called Skelanimals from David Textiles.  I found this print last October at M & L Fabrics. They had tons of Halloween fabric and I stocked up.  Aren't these "skelanimals" adorable? These quilts measure 36" x 47" and I quilted them on my short arm Mega Quilter on the Inspira frame.  I had not used my short-arm for sev

Weekly Finish #1-#2: First Quilts of 2020

It's hard to believe that more than half the year is gone.  In spite of everything going on, t ime just zipped by and before I knew it July was upon us.   I decided it was time to get back to my quilting, and here are my first  two quilt finishes of 2020 -  the start of a new decade of quilting. I posted about these kits from Quilts for Kids here .  And, after all these years, they are FINALLY completed and ready for shipping. Yea!  I have one more kit to do so that's my next project, and I can't wait to get started on it. Because these quilts will get a lot of use and washing, they need to be well quilted.  I quilted these on my regular short-arm sewing machine and decided to try my hand at free-motion quilting.  They are not perfect but they are made with love.   That's two down and many more to go!   Quilting makes me happy and it keeps my anxiety down during these difficult times.  So u ntil next time... Happy Quilting