Sewing Shenanigans

29 07 2016

This past month I’ve been sharing my sewing space with my visiting daughter, Trinity, and granddaughter, Krystine. Would you like to see the progress they’ve made on their projects?

Trinity finished a queen size Americana star quilt for her sister. She became quite adept at making half square triangles while completing the sixteen 16” blocks. I love the subtle contrast of the regular black print in the tan shirting sashing fabric as well as the scrappy “Piano Key” border. Trinity cleverly created a patchwork column to enlarge the backing fabric.

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Trinity also made a baby quilt for her dog-sitter who is expecting a baby girl in September. She was inspired by the Who Loves You owl print designed by Michele Scott for Northcott. The squares on the owl print panel measure 8,” so she cut 3” squares for the “Nine Patch” alternate blocks. (If you’d like to make a similar quilt and you live near Loving Stitches in Fayetteville, NC, you’ll be pleased to know that all the fabrics were purchased there.)

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In addition, Trinity is making 12” blocks for Lori Holt’s “Vintage Farm Girl” sampler.

IMG_0003 (1)Krystine worked diligently to complete 50 “Nine Patches” and 49 “Snowball” blocks for her full size quilt in fall colors. The tone-on-tone fabrics coordinate so nicely; I would love to make a similar quilt for myself. And now that her “fall” quilt is nearing completion, Krystine can begin planning a winter/Christmas quilt using the basket of fat quarters she won at the guild meeting last Sunday. (The FQ theme this month was “Christmas in July.”) Lucky girl!

Don’t we all feel as happy as Krystine when we complete a quilting project?

As they depart for home in Texas, both Trinity and Krystine have to be proud of all the quilting projects they worked on during their visit!

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5 responses

29 07 2016
Marie Krause

Wow! They managed to get a lot done. Good for them. I know you had something to do with how well they all came out and the hot weather a reason to stay inside and sew?

30 07 2016
Luann Myers

I know you all had a great time getting g so much accomplished. Saw you in Lovingstitches on Thursday morning. Sorry I didn’t get an opportunity to speak to all of you.

30 07 2016
Mary Ed Williams

Great quilts and what fun you all had! Where is the pattern for Americana star? You know, of course, that I see a QOV in the making!

22 08 2016
scrapmuffinquilts

How fun to have family time sewing together. It was great that so much was accomplished and their quilts are wonderful!

10 05 2017
Dinosaurs say “Raaarh!” | abyquilts

[…] We celebrated, yes, but we also quilted up a storm. I quilted a fall quilt that granddaughter Krystine finished piecing this summer. Click on the picture to enlarge it; you’ll see the leafy edge to edge […]

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