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Faerie Quilt

The faerie quilt is finished. So girlie and so cute. I hope my friend’s baby loves it!

Ashley pieced the other quilt for another pregnant friend and is mailing it to me so that I can quilt it. I love all these new babies!

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Fairy Quilt Blocks

My latest sewing project. Sometimes it’s fun to make super girly quilts. I love the crazy quilt style of the blocks… it’s super easy to make. I have three blocks completed and at least four in progress. I need twelve total for the pattern I’m doing. While I cut and sewed, I listened to Oscar Wilde’s The Portrait of Dorian Grey which counts for the book challenge I’m doing.

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Owl Quilt

Hand-appliqued, machine-pieced and hand-quilted.
I borrowed the owl template from Amazing Mae.

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Whale Quilt – In Progress

Another applique quilt in progress.

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Monkey Quilt v2.0

After making a monkey quilt for my Goddaughter, I decided I needed to make one for myself. It’s just too cute. Here is the first monkey in progress:

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Green Elephants

Inspired by a quilt from Red Pepper Quilts, I decided to make my own version and spice it up a little. After discovering applique, I can’t seem to get enough of it. I borrowed the elephant template from Little Birdie Secrets.

This quilt is in progress:

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Monkey Quilt

For Christmas, I made my Goddaughter, Raven, a monkey quilt, because she is my little monkey. I saw this monkey quilt and fell in love with it. It’s just too cute. So I decided to make my own. I drew a monkey, scanned it into the computer, and printed it. Then I cut all the pieces apart and traced them on the different fabrics. I purchased an applique book at a rummage sale for a quarter and used it to teach myself how to hand applique. The stitch I use is ridiculously easy. I didn’t want to deal with folding over the edges of each piece (before I appliqued it) so I used Stop-Fray stuff to keep the edges from fraying. After piecing it, I hand-quilted around the monkeys and around each block. In the empty blocks I quilted bananas and stars.

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Starry Night

This quilt took me three years to make (working on it off and on). First I printed out a picture of Van Gogh’s Starry Night. Then I drew a grid on it and broke it into a ton of squares. Each square is two inches and the quilt is just ginormous. I tied the quilt with clear nylon thread because at the time, I did not know how to quilt. I finished the quilt just in time for my best friend’s wedding. She is an artist and so I designed this quilt for her. Two years later, however, most of the nylon ties had popped and the front was coming apart from the backing. Having learned how to quilt in the mean time, I decided to take it back from her and finish it properly. I removed the binding, backing, batting, and nylon ties. New backing, batting, binding, and a beautiful quilt job complete restored the “painting” to a better condition than it was originally. It’s my masterpiece quilt.

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