Quilting Fun

While I love the satisfaction of finishing a quilt, it isn't the only way to have fun with quilting. Fun also comes from the great outings with girlfriends, shopping expeditions with Grandma, or just sitting in my "thoughtful spot" chair perusing magazines and books. The thrill of the next project waiting just there on the horizon...

2011 Quilts

Note to viewers: I consider a quilt top as a finish. I plan to get these tops quilted eventually, but for now my priority is making quilt tops. I understand that many quilters would never consider an unquilted top as a finish, so I wanted to clarify.

Midnight Stars Doll Quilt
Designed by Lori at Humble Quilts Blog
(January 28, 2011)

Dressmaker's Quilt
(February 13, 2011)


Stars and Stepping Stones
(February 20, 2011)

Broken Dishes - Design by Kaffe Fassett
Made entirely of Kaffe Fassett fabrics
(April 6, 2011)


Prom Dress for DD Emma; finished April 25 (or therabouts)

May was to become the month for accessorizing. I needed to get my porch ready for Emma's graduation party and for the bridal shower two weeks later for a dear friend's daughter. In addition, the family room was really lacking in comfortable throw pillows, so I made accessories to coordinate in that room, too.

18" porch cushions - finished mid-May, 2011
"Provence" throw pillow for porch - May 26


I will call this tablecloth a finish, but all I had to do was hem it! ha! May 26.

Bench Pad for porch - May 25
Settee cushion for porch - May 27.
Chair cushion for porch - May 27

Bench cushion for porch - May 27
16" throw pillow (Thimbleberries pattern) for family room - May 25


16-patch pillow for family room - finished May 29

A table topper for the family room coffee table; pattern from Thimbleberries book called Laura's Garden. Finished May30.


Emma's Bento Box purple and gold quilt of batiks. Top finished Saturday, June 11, 2011.

Long Road Home quilt top finished June 27, 2011.


Blue Portugal Quilt Top; finished July 12, 2011; fabrics and pattern by Kaffe Fassett.

This is called Economy Blue; Kaffe pattern and fabrics; the quilt top was finished on July 27, 2011.
Kaffe Fassett's Pastel Floral Parade (which I erroneously called Pastel Garden the entire time I was making it); finished on Weds., August 10, 2011.


I'm calling this one Vincent. There's a story behind this quilt. See post for that. Cut out the blocks for the 4-patches on Sat., August 13 and finished the borders on Sat., August 20. One week. It was really easy; I should have finished it more quickly; it was the week we finished the Historical Society Book, so that took a lot of my available time.


Finished the Yo-Yo Table Runner in mid-September.


Razzle Dazzle was a mystery quilt made for Terry's retreat in October. I made this in September.

Started and finished on Friday, December 26.
Pattern is called Super Simple Tote, featured in Quilts and More magazine, Winter 2009.

French General Stars or Rouenneries Stars.
The pattern is September Stars by Thimbleberries.