Jelly Roll Posies for Baby

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)


Scrappy Spring Tulips

Click HERE to Download Scrappy Spring Tulips free scrap quilt pattern (.pdf)

Available in two sizes – Lap/Twin 69″ by 69″ and Full 87″ by 87″.

The tulip blocks are 16″ finished.

I made the quilt on the left to be used in a benefit for a family in need.  I made the quilt on the right for my friend, Marie’s, mother.

Click Here if you would like to use this quilt as a MYSTERY QUILT

To see photos of other quilts made with this pattern please click the link below.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/carterquilter/sets/72157610934802071/

Given to CharityMade for my good friend Marie's mother

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

Hearts and Butterflies for Valentines’s Day

Click HERE to Download Hearts and Butterflies Free Quilt Pattern (.pdf)

The block is 24″.  The pieced border adds another 6 inches (3 inches on each side).

One Block – Doll Quilt or Small Baby Quilt – 30″ by 30″

Two Blocks – Table Runner – 30″ by 54″

Six Blocks – Comfort Quilt – 54″ by 78″

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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How I Taught My Grandchildren to Quilt – Tips and a Pattern

A fun pattern and tips to introduce a child to quilting.

I helped two of my grandchildren – ages 6 and 8 – to make this quilt.

Here is how we did it.

This quilt and experience are child tested and grandmother approved.

Child Size – 58″ x 70″   (148 cm x 178 cm)

Click Here to Download Free Kids Can Quilt Pattern and Tips (.pdf)


Scrap Happy Heart Quilt

Available in (4) sizes

Baby Quilt – 46” by 46” (117cm by 117cm)

Comfort Quilt – 60” by 74” (153cm by 188cm)

Twin Quilt – 74” by 88” (188cm by 224cm)

Full Quilt – 88” by 88” (224cm by 224cm)

Click HERE to Download Scrap Happy Heart Quilt Pattern (.pdf)


Scrap Happy Heart Block and Doll Quilt Pattern

Scrap Happy Block – 12″   (12.5″ unfinished).

Scrap Happy Doll Quilt – 20″ square (20.5″ unfinished)

Click HERE to Download Scrap Happy Heart Block and Doll Quilt Pattern (.pdf)

Option A with 2.5″ scraps

Martha Kopec block.  Thanks for sharing.

scrappy heart Block Martha Kopec

Option B (Displayed in a Doll Quilt) – uses 4.5″ squares

Scrap Happy Nine Patch

Using up some of my 2.5″ squares.

74” by 90” (188 cm by 229 cm)

It has now gone on to its owner.  My friend, Marie Chestnut, quilted it.  We are giving it to a friend who is starting chemo.

It is backed in flannel.

Click HERE to Download Scrap Happy Nine Patch Free Quilt Pattern (.pdf)


Happy String Flowers for Baby

Baby Quilt or Lap Quilt – 43″ by 50″  – (109 cm by 127 cm)

This quilt was originally presented as a mystery quilt in 2009.

I converted it to a pattern so it can be downloaded in one document.

This quilt top was made by Betty Cruikshank.

Click HERE to Download Happy String Flowers for Baby (.pdf)


Flowers in My Windows

Full Quilt – 98” by 98”, Twin Quilt – 77” by 98”,  Comfort Quilt – 77” by 77”

Metric – Full Quilt – 249 cm by 249 cm, Twin Quilt – 195.5 cm by 249 cm,

Comfort Quilt – 195.5 cm by 195.5 cm

This is a good pattern for Charm Packs.

This quilt was originally presented as a Mystery Quilt in 2010.

I donated this quilt to a cancer charity auction.

For those interested in the Water Lily fabric.

Flower of the Month Club – July – Water Lily #2824 by Ro Gregg for www.northcott.net

Click HERE to Download Free Pattern (.pdf)

Here is a photo of a quilt made by Betty C.  Thanks for sharing.



Happy String Flowers

Available in one size for a Comfort Quilt – 62″ by 74″ (158cm by 188cm)

This quilt was a mystery quilt in 2009.

Mystery quilt clues are no longer available.

I donated the quilt to a cancer charity auction.

It is now available as a pattern in one document.

Click HERE to Download Happy String Flowers (.pdf)

Lovie Quilt with Tags

Available in one size – 11″ – 12″ square

This quilt is designed for babies to take with them and love.

The different textures of the tags and the fabric on the top and bottom of this little quilt are designed

to help develop their sense of touch and also to give them something soft and comforting to have with them.

Click HERE to Download Lovie Quilt with Tags Free Pattern

Hugs and Kisses for Baby

Available in 1 size – Baby Quilt – 52″ by 52″

Celebrating the one year anniversary of my blog with a quilt for my granddaughter due next March.

Made with Hawaiian fabrics.

The Kisses are in cool colors and the Hugs are in warm colors.

Great pattern for Fat Quarters, Fat Eights and/or 5″ Charm Packs.

Click here to download Hugs and Kisses for Baby free quilt pattern (.pdf file)

Ocean Waves

Available in three sizes – Twin –72″ by 90″,  Full – 84″ by 90″,  Queen – 100″ by 100″

Directions included to make it a scrap quilt or a 2-Color quilt.

My friend is currently finishing up a wedding quilt in red and white using this pattern.

I will have a photo of her quilt to share very soon.  /Cindy

Click here to download Ocean Waves Free Quilt Pattern (.pdf file)

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Hawaiian Waves for Baby

Available in one size – Baby Quilt or Lap Quilt – 52″ by 52″

This quilt is a gift for my granddaughter.  I love how the center design of the quilt forms an “O” for Olivia.

Click here to download Hawaiian Waves for Baby free quilt pattern (.pdf file)

Scrappy Fall Leaves

Scrappy Fall Leaves free scrap quilt pattern (.pdf file)

Available in three sizes – Lap – 65″ by 65″,  Twin – 74″ by 92″,  Full/Queen – 92″ by 92″

Donated to Habitat for Humanity in Detroit, Michigan for a fund raising event.

To see photos of other quilts made with this pattern please click the link below.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/carterquilter/sets/72157611014645598/


Sister’s Choice-Scrappy and Bright

Available in one size – Comfort Quilt – 69″ by 69″

This quilt was designed with the help of my blog visitors.   You chose the blocks and the borders through participating in polls.   I like the results.

Since I could barely think up one name I decided to just name it the one name.   Quilt names are not my strength.

I gave this quilt to a good friend.

Click here to download Sister’s Choice-Scrappy and Bright free quilt pattern (.pdf file)

Hawaiian Heart Block Pattern

Click here to download Hawaiian Heart Block free quilt block pattern (.pdf file)

Available size – 12″ by 12″ (12.5″ unfinished)

Made for my friend, Tracy.   It is a contribution to a quilt Tracey is making to cheer up a friend who is suffering right now.

The fabric was purchased in Hawaii while on vacation with my husband in 2009.

Hawaii Heart

Sentimental Scraps

Available in five sizes – Baby – 46″ by 54″,   Lap – 70″ by 70″,  Twin – 78″  by 94″,  Full/Queen – 94″ by 94″, King – 110″ by 110″

Click here to download Sentimental Scraps free quilt pattern (.pdf file)




Melissa Erickson Quilt

Available in one size – Twin/Full – 76″ by 88″

If you ever need some uplifting and joy in your life you can get it from Melissa.    She is a 30 yo ex-Univ. of Washington and professional basketball player who has been diagnosed with Lou Gehrigs disease (ALS).

I made her the quilt last year with help from my friends who donated fabric and helped with the sewing, quilting and label.  These great friends are Kaylin Francis, Marie Chestnut and Michelle Brown.  The fabric was donated by the Washington State Internet Quilters.    She loves sharing her quilt with her kittie, Tommie (a girl).

To read more about Melissa you can check out her awesome blog.   I am sure she would enjoy some visitors and comments.

http://www.melissa-erickson.blogspot.com/


Click here to download the Melissa Erickson free quilt pattern (.pdf file)

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Scrappy Heart Block

Click HERE to Download Scrappy Heart Block free quilt block pattern (.pdf file)

Available size – 12″ by 12″ (12.5″ unfinished)

This pattern is a special request from my friend, Teresa in Indiana.

Below in the middle is a photo of Teresa’s heart block quilt.. made especially for her dog Roxy.

Below on the right is a photo of my friend, Kim’s quilt, using the scrappy heart block.


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Scrappy Spring Tulips Baby Quilt

Click HERE to Download Scrappy Spring Tulips Baby Quilt free scrap quilt pattern (.pdf file)

Available size – 42″ by 42″

My good friend, Marie (http://chestnutsquilting.com/) , made this quilt for a baby that is on the way.    She wanted smaller baby blocks and wanted it less than 44″ wide so she didn’t have to piece the back.  The new block size is 11″  (the original is 16″).    I love it.  The grandmother died recently and the fabric is from her stash so this is a very sentimental quilt.

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Scrappy Squares and Bars

Click HERE to Download Scrappy Squares and Bars free quilt pattern (.pdf)

Available in two sizes – Lap – 54″ by 66″, Full/Queen – 90″ by 90″

To see photos of other quilts made with this pattern please click the link below.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/carterquilter/sets/72157611014638392/

Scrappy Spring Mystery FloralScrappy Spring Mystery RWB

 

Scrappy Split Rail

Click HERE to Download Scrappy Split Rail free scrap quilt pattern (.pdf)

Available in five sizes - Baby40″ by 52″(12 blocks), Lap – 52″ by 64″(20 blocks), Twin – 76″ by 88″ (42 blocks), Full – 88″ by 88″ (49 blocks), Queen/King – 100″ by 100″ (64 blocks)

To see photos of other quilts made with this pattern please click the link below.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/carterquilter/sets/72157611193676871/

I made the quilt in the middle for my friend, Renee, from scraps from her stash.  Our friend, Mary k, quilted it.  I call it “Renee’s Quilty Memories”.  Renee and her family call it “Scraps”.

I made the RWB quilt for PFC Patrick E. Coggins, Jr and Mary k quilted it.   Patrick is the son of a friend.

The baby quilt was donated to Florida tornado victims.

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Scrappy Lilies

Click HERE to Download Scrappy Lilies free fat quarter quilt pattern (.pdf)

Available in four sizes – Lap 48” by 48”,   Twin 64” by 80”,  Full  80” by 96”,  Queen 96” by 96”

I made this quilt for my niece’s husband, Thomas who loves it.  Thomas uses it while watching TV and takes it with him when he visits overnight!

A Quilt for Thomas

Deutsche Übersetzung (German Translation) – Scrappy Maple Leaf Quilt

Vielen Dank Beate Schlack.

Es ist schön eine internationale Beziehung zu pflegen und quiltige Ideen mitteilen zu können.

Quilt – Twin Size 71″ by 82.5″  (ca.  180cm x 209 cm)

Bitte hier klicken um die Anleitung als PDF Datei runter zu laden.

Scrappy Maple Leaf Quilt

Deutsche Übersetzung (German Translation) – Scrappy Fall Leaves Quilt

Vielen Dank Beate Schlack.

Es ist schön eine internationale Beziehung zu pflegen und quiltige Ideen mitteilen zu können.

Lap – 65″ x 65″ (ca 165 cm x 165 cm),   Twin – 74″ x 92″ (ca. 187cm x 233 cm),

Full/Queen – 92″ x 92″ (ca 233cm x 233cm)

Bitte hier klicken um die Anleitung als PDF Datei runter zu laden.en

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Baby Windows – Mystery Quilt – Spring 2010

Clues will be posted here February 25 through March 5, 2010.

Click HERE to Download Clue #9 – THE FINAL CLUE

Click HERE to Download Clue #8 (.pdf)

Click HERE to Download Clue #7 (.pdf)

Click HERE to Download Clue #6 (.pdf)
Click HERE to Download Clue #5 (.pdf)
Click HERE to Download Clue #4 (.pdf)

Click HERE to Download Clue #3 (.pdf)

Click HERE to Download Clue #2 (.pdf)

Click HERE to Download Clue #1 (.pdf)

Click HERE to Download the Fabric Requirements Document (.pdf)

Click HERE to Download the Pre-Mystery Cutting Directions Document (.pdf)

NOTE:  Please download the Fabric Requirements again.  I have modified them slightly.

Also.. after making my quilt I had a great lesson learned.

Buy 2 yards or meters of the fussy cut fabric.. it is much easier.

The pattern will work with one yard so if you already have your fabric it will still work.

I made mine with one yard since I didn’t feel like finding that fabric online (I bought it on vacation in Oregon a while back).

This quilt is available in one size:

Baby Quilt – 42” by 42”

Metric – 108 cm by 108 cm

I bought one yard of pirate fabric, found some coordinating fabric in my stash and challenged myself to make a baby quilt pattern.

This is a good pattern for fabric that has 8″ panels or has a border print like the pirate fabric that can be fussy cut.


Flowers in My Windows – Mystery Quilt – Spring 2010

Clues will be posted here February 25 through March 5, 2010

Click HERE to Download Clue #10 – THE FINAL CLUE!
Click HERE to Download Clue #9 (.pdf)

Click HERE to Download Clue #8 (.pdf) REVISED Mar. 5, 2010
Click HERE to Download Clue #7 (.pdf)
Click HERE to Download Clue #6 (.pdf)
Click HERE to Download Clue #5 (.pdf)
Click HERE to Download Clue #4 (.pdf)

Click HERE to Download Clue #3 (.pdf)

Click HERE to Download Clue #2 (.pdf)

Click HERE to Download Clue #1 (.pdf)

Click HERE to Download Fabric Requirements Document (.pdf)

Click HERE to Download Pre-Mystery Cutting Directions Document (.pdf)


For those interested in the Water Lily fabric

This fabric is several years old.

Flower of the Month Club – July – Water Lily #2824
by Ro Gregg for www.northcott.net

This quilt pattern is available in three sizes:

Full Quilt – 98” by 98”, Twin Quilt – 77” by 98”,

Comfort Quilt – 77” by 77”

Metric – Full Quilt – 249 cm by 249 cm, Twin Quilt – 195.5 cm by 249 cm,

Comfort Quilt – 195.5 cm by 195.5 cm

This is a good pattern for Charm Packs.

I will be making all of my 5” squares from my Water Lily fabric.

My background will be scrappy neutrals. My accent will be scrappy green batiks.

Happy String Flowers for Baby Mystery – March 13, 14 and 15, 2009

This will be my only mystery quilt pattern for 2009.

Click here to dowload Clue #8 (.pdf file)

Click here to dowload Clue #7 (.pdf file)

Click here to download Clue #6 (.pdf file)

Click here to dowload Clue #5 (.pdf file)

Click here to dowload Clue #4 (.pdf file)

Click here to download Clue #3 (.pdf file)

Click here to download Clue #2(.pdf file)

Click here to download Clue #1 (.pdf file)

Click here to download the Pre-Mystery Cutting Directions (.pdf file)

Click here to download the Fabric Requirements (.pdf file)

Available in one size – Baby – 43″ by 50″ (109cm by 127cm)  (Suitable for beginners and more advanced quilters)

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If you have any questions you may post them here in the comments or send me an email.

2008 Spring Tulips Mystery Quilt

Two sizes available -

Lap/Twin – 57” by 57” with border – 69” by 69”
Full– 75” by 75” with border – 87” by 87”

This quilt is also available as a regular pattern at this link:

Click Here to See Quilt as a Regular Pattern

Click Here to Download the Fabric Requirements (.pdf)

Click Here to Download the Cutting Directions (.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)

Click Here to Download Clue #5 (.pdf)

Click Here to Download Clue #6 (.pdf)

Click Here to Download Clue #7 (.pdf)

Click Here to Download Clue #8 (.pdf)

Click Here to Download Clue #9 (.pdf)

Click Here to Download Clue #10 (.pdf)

Click Here to Download Clue #11 (.pdf)

Click Here to Download Clue #12 (.pdf)

Sweetheart Mystery Quilt – Final Clues

Thanks for joining in.

I will post photos of both of my quilts later this evening.

I am also looking forward to your photos.   The best part of the mystery for me.

…………. Cindy

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42” square – Baby quilt or lap quilt

 

Option A – Two Color Quilt

Clue #1

Click HERE to Download Clue #1

Clue #2

Click HERE to Download Clue #2

Clue #3

Click HERE to Download Clue #3

Clue #4

Click HERE to Download Clue #4

Clue #5

Click HERE to download Clue #5

Clue #6  -  Final Clue

Click HERE to download Clue #6

Clue #7  – Final Clue

Click HERE to download Clue #7

Sweetheart Mystery 2 Color Quilt Cutting Directions.

Click HERE to Download Cutting Directions for the 2 Color Quilt (.PDF File)

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Option B – Scrap Quilt

Clue #1

Click HERE to Download Clue #1

Clue #2

Click HERE to Download Clue #2

Clue #3

Click HERE to Download Clue #3

Clue #4

Click HERE to download Clue #4

Clue #5 Final Clue

Click HERE to Download Clue #5

Clue #6 Final Clue

Click HERE to download Clue #6

Sweetheart Mystery Scrap Quilt Cutting Directions

Click HERE to Download Cutting Directions for the Scrap Quilt (.pdf file)

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Fabric Requirements

Option A – 2 Color Quilt

1 ½ yards dark colored fabric, can be a print or a solid color.

1 yard lighter solid colored fabric

Option A

Option B – Scrappy Quilt

Option B

(60) 3” scrappy squares

(30) 2.5” scrappy squares

1 ¼ yards light, solid colored fabric

½ yard darker colored fabric, solid color or a print