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Intro to Penmanship (Blogger's Quilt Festival 2010)

For those of you who are my seven regular readers of domesticat.net, this post isn't for you; this post is a rehash of some previous posts, plus photos, for the Quilt Bloggers' Festival. It's for a lot of people who didn't see this little quilt while it was in progress.

Oregon Trail

Date: 
27 October 2010 to 12 May 2011
Recipient: 
Amye S.
Pattern: 
Diamonds
Level of completion: 
Completed and given away

Another rescue quilt top! Most of the quilt tops I see on ebay don't interest me that much. Most of the ones I can afford are one of these:

  • standard-country-quilts
  • cheap-and-disintegrating
  • beautifully made and priced accordingly

Every now and then, you get lucky; Primrose was grossly mislabeled and available for a beautiful price as a result. This quilt falls into another category altogether: damaged but salvageable.

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Tea and Roses

Date: 
23 September 2010 to 12 October 2010
Recipient: 
Kendal
Pattern: 
2x+2y squares tiling
Level of completion: 
Completed and given away

This is another quickie baby quilt -- quickie because this little girl was just born, and babies don't stay babies for long!

This quilt is an odd combination: the gentle florals of Liberty fabric with the unusual patternings of mathematical tilings. Okay, it's odd to anyone else but ME. Here's the pattern I'm using to make this quilt:

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Linus

Date: 
23 September 2010 to 28 February 2011
Recipient: 
Rick and Jessica's daughter Phoebe
Pattern: 
Goose in the Pond variation
Level of completion: 
Completed and given away
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This quilt definitely wasn't planned, but sometimes, when life hands you not-matching lemons, you grab a sharpie and a glass of tasty booze and say, "Fine, how can I make this work?"

Well, it didn't really happen like that. If you read "But it's awesome when it happens!" then you know the story: the tale of two pinks that didn't work together, and the call to Margo at reproductionfabrics.com to say ACK SAVE ME PLZ. With a small application of my credit card, fabrics were acquired.

Lucy-Goosey

Date: 
13 September 2010 to 22 September 2010
Recipient: 
Tim's niece
Pattern: 
Goose in the Pond
Level of completion: 
Completed and given away

My first commission! Tim, who got Lost in Translation, asked if I'd be willing to pick up a small quilt commission for a niece due in just a few months. I agreed. Something for a girl, but he left the fabrics and the pattern up to me.

The Kissing Thief

Date: 
11 July 2010 to 7 August 2010
Recipient: 
me!
Pattern: 
Stripes for the back, simple squares for the front
Level of completion: 
Completed and given away

This is just a quick little entry for a quick little quilt. I'm going to make a few simple, easy lap-sized quilts for our living room, so we can discard a couple of old polyester blankets that have outlived their natural lifespan. I'm wanting to spend more time practicing my quilting, so having a few quilts that I'm keeping means I can practice my stitching on a non-critical project -- I have two coming up that are heavily dependent on the quality of the quilting stitches, and I needed some practice time.

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