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Two things….

What with all the post Quilt Show things with which to deal and yard & garden projects starting to take over, I’ve had very little time for quilting. Both of these items were started before our Guild’s Quilt Show and one was finished in time for the show.
That was the Queen’s postage stamp wall hanging. It’s a small one, only 18″ x 22″, the size of a fat quarter. There’s a reason for that. At the beginning of each of our Guild’s seasons a challenge is issued; we members can choose to participate or not. Last fall the challenge theme was related to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee; for $5 we were provided with a fat quarter that had to be used in some way in our project.
I received permission from Royal Mail, Stamps & Collectibles to reproduce an image of the Queen in my quilt project. I simply free motion quilted the image on my HQ Sweet Sixteen and enhanced it with a few fake jewels. I did a practice sandwich first primarily to decide the focus point of the outward rays.

In the weeks leading up to our Guild’s Quilt Show our local Mall let us use an unoccupied store space for a display of quilts that were not on display at our Show. During that time we members held a three day sewing bee there; the one day I spend stitching I learned how to chain piece a log cabin block. How did I not know that technique before?? With Guild supplied fabric, batting & backing I stitched up this 39″ x 55″ quilt, suitable for a child I think, and destined for our Community Quilts.
I ruler quilted it on my HQ Sweet Sixteen, picking a design that was quick & easy & finished quickly.


A 3 Yard Quilt


A couple of our Guild members curated some of the fabric that had been gifted to the Guild and bundled much of it into packages of three one yard cuts each of coordinating fabrics, perfect for making quilts using one of Fabric Cafe’s free 3 Yard Quilt patterns. This quilt is made using the EZ Patch 3 Yard Quilt Pattern offered free a few years ago.
It was quick & easy to put together and took only about two hours to quilt; it couldn’t get any simpler than that! We’ll keep it for our Community Quilt display at the Quilt Show in March and the Guild display at our local Mall prior to the Quilt Show then it will be off to fill a local need.
Pieced and quilted by me.

Finally….a year later…..’s finished!


I began this wall quilt in a freezer paper applique class taught by one of our Guild members in a weekend workshop in February 2022. I’d had the pattern for years and pulled all the fabrics from my stash where they were just waiting for this project.

Between now and then life got in the way; gardening time arrives early here on the west coast, then I broke a bone in my foot which kept me in a non weight bearing cast for about eight weeks….well, you understand. Our Guild has an upcoming quilt show in about a month so that was incentive to finally finish it. I am so pleased with it. Unfortunately you can’t see it in the photo but the quilting in the white background blocks is done with Sulky Holoshimmer ( a sliver metallic nylon/poly thread) and a silver metallic thread in the black background blocks. The outer border also has silver metallic accents. It’s quite effective in the right lighting.

The pattern is Winter Pines by Kay Capps Cross. I double batted it with Hobbs 80/20 as the bottom layer and Hobbs washable wool as the top layer. I pieced it on my domestic Bernina and quilted it with my Sweet Sixteen sit down long arm. It was a fun pattern and I’m now a fan of freezer paper applique.

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