October 18, 2014
All the Documents and Clues in One Spot
Quilt Photo Info
If you have photos of your mystery quilt please email them to me. I can hardly wait to see them.
I will continue adding photos as I receive them.
Please let me know where you live. In the interests of privacy I would like to put a label on each quilt photo with your first name and your home. eg. Cindy C. from Seattle, WA, or Linda from Oregon. Whatever you are comfortable sharing.
Any questions? Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
In celebration of Valentine’s Day 2014 – Available in 5 sizes:
This is a repost of a pattern from 2011.
Pictured is the baby quilt size.
Click HERE to Download Free Scrappy Four Patch Heart Quilt Pattern (.pdf)
Doll Quilt – 22” by 22” (56cm by 56cm)
Baby Quilt – 49” by 49” (125cm by 125cm)
Comfort Quilt – 76” by 76” (193cm by 193cm)
Twin Quilt – 76” by 89.5” (193cm by 228cm)
Full/Queen Quilt – 89.5” by 89.5” (228cm by 228cm)
Individual Heart Block – 5” unfinished, 4.5” finished
Scrappy Four Patch Heart Block – 9.5” unfinished, 9” finished
Made for my Granddaughter’s Third Birthday – February 24
This one is a twin size for her big girl bed. The backing is made of red Minkie and is very snuggly. I made the background from scrappy lights.
59” by 59” (152 cm by 152 cm)
Made for Gracie.
Instead of making lots of tiny, setting triangles I use squares. Then I do the quilting. When the quilting is done I trim the squares into triangles and then do the binding.
Click HERE to Download Jelly Roll Posies for Baby Free Quilt Pattern (.pdf)
Coco’s Baby Quilt – 50″ by 58″
My friend, Melissa Erickson, had a treasured 30 year old baby quilt. She took it with her to college and to Europe when she went to play professional basketball abroad. Melissa’s quilt was made for her by her godmother.
She was recently asked to be baby Coco’s godmother and decided to pass her baby quilt to her new godchild. She called me and asked if I would update her baby quilt for Coco. Coco is the daughter of one of her dear friends.
Melissa’s quilt was made from squares of a synthetic fabric, probably polyester. The white squares were made of brushed nylon and these were the only parts that were too worn to be used in the new quilt. The quilt was in amazing condition considering all the love it had received over 30 years.
I took Melissa’s quilt apart. When I sewed it back together I added some squares of Hawaiian fabrics to the pastel colored squares from the original quilt. When I made the border I alternated squares of flannel backed satin (available at Joann’s) with squares of Hawaiian fabrics. I used a cuddle fabric (similar to Minkie) for the quilt back. The original quilt had been sewn together with a cotton/poly blend thread that lasted in perfect condition. I may rethink using cotton thread in future quilts. Of course I have thousands of yards of cotton thread which I will use up first.
I hope the new quilt will last another 30 years.
I knew Melissa would miss her baby quilt. I took the backing for her quilt, added the same backing I had used on Coco’s quilt and a Hawaiian fabric binding so she could have at least part of her original quilt back to love.
In 2008 I made another quilt for Melissa. You can check out the pattern here.
Melissa’s 30 Year Old Baby Quilt
Coco’s Baby Quilt
Melissa’s New/Old Quilt