2015 Fall Mystery – All Clues Available HERE and VIEW Mystery Quilt Photos

Fall Leaves by Pam Link

To See Photos – Click on Tab at the top of the blog that says

Photos – 2015 Fall Mystery

Please email me photos of your mystery quilt top and I will post it also.   carterquilter@gmail.com

I like to respect everyone’s privacy so I will post your photos with your first name and your location which can be city or state or country.

Thanks to all of you who participated.  This includes those who sewed as well as those who enjoyed viewing the photos.  Cindy

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You can download all clues combined into one document.

 Click HERE to Download All Clues in One Document

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OR You can download each clue individually:

Click HERE to Download Fabric Requirements and Cutting Directions

Click HERE to Download Pre-Mystery Sewing Task

Click HERE to Download Clue #1

Click HERE to Download Clue #2

Click HERE to Download Clue #3

Click HERE to Download Clue #4

Click HERE to Download Clue #5

Click HERE to Download Clue #6

If you have any questions please email me at carterquilter@gmail.com

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2015 Spring Mystery – All Clues Available Here, View Mystery Quilt Photos

Daffodil

 

To See Photos – Click on Tab at the top of the blog that says

Photos – 2015 Spring Mystery.

Please email me photos of your mystery quilt top and I will post it also.   carterquilter@gmail.com

I like to respect everyone’s privacy so I will post your photos with your first name and your location which can be city or state or country.

Thanks to all of you who participated.  This includes those who sewed as well as those who enjoyed viewing the photos.  Cindy

 

Click HERE to Download 2015 Spring Mystery – All Clues in One Document (.pdf)

OR Download Each Clue Individually

Click Here to Download Fabric Requirements and Cutting Directions for the 2015 Spring Mystery (.PDF)

Click HERE to Download Clue #1 (.pdf)

Click HERE to Download Clue #2 (.pdf) 

Click HERE to Download Clue #3 (.pdf)

Click HERE to Download Clue #4 (.pdf) Updated 3/2/2015

Click HERE to Download Clue #5 (.pdf)

Click HERE to Download Clue #6 – The Final Clue (.pdf) Updated 3/2/2015

 

Scrappy Four Patch Heart Quilt – Happy Valentine’s Day 2014

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

From Ina C. who did an outstanding job.  Thanks.

Ina C

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.

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Updating a 30 Year Old Baby Quilt

Coco’s Baby Quilt – 50″ by 58″

Click HERE to download free baby quilt pattern (.pdf)

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.

https://carterquilter.wordpress.com/category/star-quilts/melissa-erickson-quilt/

Melissa’s 30 Year Old Baby Quilt

Coco’s Baby Quilt

Melissa’s New/Old Quilt

Charmed Dutch Nine Patch Quilt

Available in Three Sizes

Lap/Baby Quilt – 41″ by 41″,  Twin – 68″ by 95″,  Full/Queen – 95″ by 95″

Scrappy and Non-Scrappy Options.  Great for Charm Packs

This quilt was donated to a cancer fund raiser.

It is backed in fleece and is very warm and cuddly.

Click HERE to Download Charmed Dutch Nine Patch free quilt pattern (.pdf)


Military Nine Patch (also for kids)

Click here to download Military Nine Patch free quilt pattern (.pdf file)

Option A available in two sizes – Comfort – 61″ by 77″, Twin – 77″ by 93″

Option B available in two sizes – Comfort – 59″ by 74″, Twin – 74″ by 89″

This pattern was originally written by Valerie Davidson, one of my online quilting friends, in 2007.  She has given me permission to publish her design and rewrite the pattern and share her quilt photo.  The quilt in Option A is Valerie’s quilt.  When I made the quilt (Option B) I modified it to add a simple, pieced border.  The blocks are scrappy and came from a group swap.

The photo below is a quilt made by Wayne Rhodes.

You can check out his blog and see many more gorgeous quilts.

Thanks for sharing Wayne.

http://waynesquilts.blogspot.com

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