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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Life's a puzzle...... on: December 11, 2007 04:02:27 AM
Ok...here's the thing with this one.....I saw one of these quilts up at the bloomsburg fair back in October and wanted to make one, but I couldn't find any free patterns online......so, I made my own pattern up.  I used Excel for that.



It was extremely easy and fast to make.  When I quilted it, I just outlined each puzzle piece and did loops on the solid black border.   It's lap sized.....I made it for my gf's mom who does puzzles with her grandaughters as a Christmas present.

Thanks for looking.

Candace
2  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Sampler quilt - Traditional Print on: December 04, 2007 07:20:48 AM
I participated in this craftalong in 2006 http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=71050.0  and did a traditional version and a kid version of the blocks.

I threw together a kid print quilt from some of the blocks earlier this year.  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=151855.msg1508066#msg1508066

Here's the traditional version that I put together to be given as a Christmas present.



You can't really tell in the pic, but I outlined each block according to the style of it.  It came out better than I expected.

Thanks for looking!  I hope ya'll like it.

Candace
3  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Jordan's Birthday Quilt on: October 24, 2007 10:29:55 AM
My gf's niece, Jordan, and I share a birthday, and I wanted to do something special for her this year, so I let J pick out 18 different fabrics.  After laying them all out, this is what I came up with.  It's a really busy quilt, but to a 10 yr old, it's perfect.  Thanks for looking.  Smiley

4  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Baby Quilts on: September 25, 2007 10:30:01 AM
My gf's sister is having a baby in a few months and we're not sure yet what she's having......So, since I had some free time now, I decided to make 2 quilts....One for a girl and one for a boy....Hope ya'll like them. 


Front of the girl quilt



Back of the girl quilt


Front of the boy quilt


Back of the boy quilt

5  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Sampler Quilt - Kid's Print on: February 11, 2007 12:21:47 PM
I participated in this craftalong for a while last year but I had to drop out when life got crazy.  

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=71050.0

I used some of the pieces that I had made to make this quilt for my girlfriend's 3 yr old niece.  I was Very pleased with the results and it was def the hit of the party....at least with the grownups anyway.....lol

You can't really tell in the pics, but I quilted each block individually, based on the design of it....

Thanks for looking.....Candace





6  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Log Cabin on: February 11, 2007 12:13:10 PM
Hi everyone!  Here are a couple of pics of a Log Cabin lap quilt that I made for my boss and his wife for Christmas.  It lays flatter than it appears, but because the dogs kept laying on it everytime I put the quilt down, I had to snap the pics fast.  Thanks for looking......Candace Smiley



7  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Girls, Girls, Girls! on: January 10, 2007 02:12:11 PM
Ok, so about a year ago, I bought a bunch of fabric to make a quilt for my teenaged nephew.  I wasn't sure what to do with it until I came across this quilt on here.

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=72483.0

So, after seeing that quilt, I sketched out my idea for this quilt at dinner one night......And here's what I came up with.....







The pictures don't really do it justice.....The blues really stand out in the pics......The main theme is pinup girls.

I'll be sending it out to him this week as a late Christmas present.........Candace Smiley
8  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Cow Quilt on: September 25, 2006 10:45:24 AM
Here's a quilt that I have been working on for my niece for Christmas this year.  She LOVES cows (the white print).  The black print is called Cats & Rats.



Here's a close up of one of the corners.  In each square, I stitched a flower....I'm not sure if you can see it clearly or not.



Thanks for looking.

Candace
9  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Lavendar Dream Quilt on: July 14, 2006 04:14:27 PM
I finally got around to finishing this quilt.  I've had the top done for a few minutes.  It's 2 1/2" x 5" (finished size) rectangles, arranged in a zig-zaggy/modified rail fence design.  I am going to give it to my cousin for Christmas this year.  

When I was trying to come up with a name for the design, my 13 yr old daughter suggested purple puke, but I didn't think it had the right feel to it. lol  

Anyway, here are the pics.  I hope ya'll like it.

Candace





10  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Somerset Quilt on: March 17, 2006 07:49:23 PM
I started this quilt in August of last year.  I was in line at the local craft store and just started flipping through a quilt magazine.  This pattern caught my eye.  I picked out colors that would compliment my bedroom.  The flowers on the border fabric are Magnolias (the state flower of MS, which is where my husand and I are from.)

I call this one my "Quilt of a Thousand Mistakes."  lol  Man, did I do tons of things wrong on this one.  The pieces didn't go together just right.  I didn't square off each block.  The rows came out funky. The borders didn't lay in right. I thought I could hide most of the problems when I sewed everything together, but as you all know, that doesn't really work.  After getting the top sewn together, I even realized that I had mixed up the color order on the red/maroon blocks.  By that point, I was in a pretty bad mood and my husband was begging me not to set fire to the quilt....lol 

The magazine called it "Somerset" and also said that it this pattern is based on the traditional Independence Square block. 

After I got started on this one, the quilting bug bit me and I put this one to the side and started working on other quilts to give as Christmas presents to my several family members.   I wasn't in as much as a rush with this quilt, because it's for my bed.  I told my husband that I would have it ready before the end of winter and even though the snow is gone, I am still technically ahead of schedule.  Winter doesn't end for a few more days. Wink  Oh, and to top it all off, I shrunk it more than I had hoped in the dryer.

Here's a pic of the whole quilt.



And here is a close up of the bottom left corner.  I freestyled the loopy quilting design in the lighter border.  I figured that I had already done so many things incorrectly on this quilt that trying my hand at that couldn't be any worse. Smiley



We'll just call this one my "Learning Quilt."  My husband just said to call it "Well Overdue."  lol

I hope ya'll like it and thanks for looking.

Candace
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