A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
November Crafting Tips & Tricks: Check out Kittykill's latest DIY video, How to Make Glowing Wax Globes!
Total Members: 314,630
Currently Running With Scissors:
174 Guests and 3 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1] 2  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: John Deere Baby Quilt and Star Baby Quilt (pics!)  (Read 4651 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
« on: January 06, 2009 03:03:57 PM »

I was browsing this forum and thought I would share a couple of quilts a friend and I did this year. 

The first is the star quilt.  This was our first attempt at a real quilt for both of us.  We even had to research the binding before we did it.  The pattern was supposed to be paper piece but pfffftttt  we just pieced it Cheesy  Turned out great. 

The second quilt we did started a fabric hunt for a quilt for a male coworker.  He's a huge John Deere fan.  I called my friend from the states to ask "Do you think his wife has a sense of humour??  Cuz I"m looking at John Deere fabric!"

I thought it was going to be a tacky joke kind of quilt but it turned out quite nice! EVerything was John Deere even the backing.

Well, that was after we unstitched the table cloth from it.  :/  As we were machine quilting, it was getting tough and suddenly the machine stopped.  We thought it was just thick where the seam was.  Then we looked under the quilt to find taht the flannel pulled up the linen tablecloth and we had sewn a good 6 inches onto the quilt  Embarrassed  We laughed so hard.  And he has a great story to tell about his quilt.

« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2009 03:47:53 PM »

Absolutely LOVE the stars quilt, and can absolutely identify with the John Deere/tablecloth story.....just when I think I'm making AMAZING progress, I realize that I just sewed whatever it is to my pants leg, or whatever  Roll Eyes
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 6799
Joined: 19-Jan-2006

View Profile
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2009 03:56:52 PM »

I, too, absolutely LOVE the star quilt!!!
Offline Offline

Posts: 49
Joined: 05-Jan-2008

"and ideas are bulletproof."

View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2009 04:43:25 PM »

Of course the stars are Teh Loverly!

But big kudos for taking a JD theme and turning out such a nice quilt! JD is on everything here. They use the logo in pink on baby onesies for little girls. JD is very hip. LOL But that quilt turned out splendidly! Nice work!

Offline Offline

Posts: 484
Joined: 14-Jan-2008


View Profile
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2009 05:54:48 PM »

the star quilt is beautiful.  I like when things work out nicely when you don't do them the way you're "supposed" to...great job to both of you on both of these awesome quilts!  Cheesy
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2009 06:19:46 PM »

Great job on those stars! The points look perfect....which is NOT EASY as I am sure you know!  Wink

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.   ~Pablo Picasso

Looking for small but interesting scraps to make I Spy Quilts for my kids...will swap other fabric or ??
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2009 07:53:23 PM »

Thanks all Smiley

If anyone is interested, here is the original pattern for the stars.  I loved the way that they're not symmetrical. 

For the baby quilt, I just enlarged the size of the squares and reduced the overall  size of the quilt.

Yarn or Fabric
Offline Offline

Posts: 6175
Joined: 25-Mar-2005

CraftyDeb ... reincarnated and renamed

View Profile WWW
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2009 10:45:08 AM »

I really love that start quilt - it looks especially fantastic!  Very sharp - no pun intended!

I am collecting quilts, afghans & blankets for those that lost their homes.  Pm me!
CraftyDeb website
CraftyDeb Designs etsy
tons of sewing & quilting tutorial links[/url
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2009 05:24:43 PM »

I liked both quilts!! I want to take the time and make a nice quilt.  It would have to be a easy pattern for me.lol!!!  Great job!
Mistress Jennie
Tutorial Contributor
Jewelry and Trinkets Moderator
Craftalongs Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

~*Harry Potter Craftalong Headmistress*~
Offline Offline

Posts: 10152
Joined: 30-Sep-2008

Beware the power of my Sonic Seam Ripper!

View Profile WWW
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2009 10:21:15 AM »

I'm in love with you little star quilt!

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
Ah, fall!
Meatless Monday: Black Bean, Butternut and Spinach Skillet
@Home This Weekend: Clipboard Photo Display

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.