Simple Patchwork

I finished the simple patchwork quilt I started at the end of September. It's a testament to how quickly time passes that I thought I had just started this a few weeks ago, imagine my surprise when I went to look up the link! 

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I am so happy with it! It worked out to be 48.5" square. I pieced and quilted it on my new machine, and it was so much easier than I thought it was going to be. One huge difference? A walking foot – those things are so neat!

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I quilted it just like the little when I got those letters? I still need to get the peg things off of them. I have a few in my house now, oh the things I will spell once I get these cleaned up. Anyway Tuesday didn't mind helping me (and being restrained), as long as I gave her a clothespin:

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She absolutely could not go out here on the ground (besides the tall "grass" there is still lots of construction debris, and it's wet). She's the reason I had to put on my wide angle lens. One second she's here:

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And then she is here:

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Hehehe. 

  • CEARA - Oh Tuesday (and Amber), how I love thee! I also love the polka dot squares on that beautiful quilt! Nice job!
    October 29, 2009 – 7:14 amReplyCancel

  • Julie - Absolutely love the quilt, and September wasn’t that long ago… I can’t remember when we started the circle quilt, and I still haven’t finished it! Tuesday just keeps getting cuter!
    October 29, 2009 – 7:28 amReplyCancel

  • carla - I love the quilt and especially the backing. I’ve had the quilt bug bad since I made the quilt for my daughter’s nursery. Maybe after the first of the year I’ll make another one.
    October 29, 2009 – 7:41 amReplyCancel

  • sarah - the quilt turned out SO good! i love the quilting on the diagonal…and that lovely lilac cherry backing fabric! great job!
    and miss tuesday…look at her go! we need another craft day (before christmas?) so i can see the crawling in person 😉
    October 29, 2009 – 9:02 amReplyCancel

  • April - ok, so totally NOT a quilter, yet anyway, but I have a question. When you say you put the join on….I assume this means that the quilt is wider than the average piece of fabric, so to get the proper width for your quilt, you had to “join” two pieces together. I know, I’m a genius people….but i just have to check, b/c sometimes I think I understand things and I don’t and I’d really like to start making blankets for big people and NOT just babies…..and so then do you just sew them together with a small seam allow and press it open flat?
    October 29, 2009 – 2:23 pmReplyCancel

  • Emily - I love that backing fabric – very cute!
    October 29, 2009 – 6:35 pmReplyCancel

  • Amber Lee - Ah the circle quilt, maybe we should get together and both finish ours!
    October 29, 2009 – 10:29 pmReplyCancel

  • Amber Lee - Yes, the quilt is wider than a piece of quilting cotton, so you have to seam two pieces together. I did press the seam open, I’m not sure if that’s how most people do it, but it worked for me!
    October 29, 2009 – 10:30 pmReplyCancel

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