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July 10, 2023

Quilts I have made this year 2023

Let me start out by saying, I have been absent from this blog for so long and I don't have a good reason why.  Life just happens.  I am not sure how consistent I will be going forward but I am definitely going to do the best I can.  My family moved 6 years ago to San Antonio Texas, which by the way I love!, when my husband retired from the US Army. That is when this blog took a very big back seat.  Now that life is still chaotic, I thought I would start it up again.  Please bare with me I am relearning how to do this.  

So that being said lets get into the meat of why I posted today.
I have been quilting a lot!  My family is always looking for me first in my sewing room.  I have made several quilts and I wish to share them with you.  Here it goes enjoy.

This first one is the back of my Moda Blockhead 4 quilt. Each pattern came in two sizes, 4 1/2" and 9" finished. For the back I used all the left over fabric scraps and extra material to make the backing. As you can see I had a lot left over. I made it for my son and his wife for Christmas/wedding. I used the fabric line called "Hey Y'all" by Ali K. This is the back of the quilt.

This is the front of the quilt. I am showing it off at my Quilt Guild. I really love this setting it is so fun.
This quilt is from Fat Quarter shop Charm Pack Challenge. It was super easy and I worked on it during our "one" winter day we had in February.  
This quilt was a block of the month that my Quilt Guild Castroville Quilters & Stitchers did in 2022.  Each house has a different scrappy six inch quilt block.  It was featured on Sew Special Quilts News Letter for show and tell.
This is the back of my Five Dollar Basic quilt 2022 from Sew Special Quilts, a store in San Antonio Texas. I it uses Tulla Pink Fabrics.  
The front of this quilt is so bright and fun. I used a scrappy boarder and Binding. It fits a queen bed. I is so fun and bright. 

Fat Quarter Shop has a sew along called Sewcialites.  This is the second one they have done. It is a free pattern  that comes in three sizes, 3", 6", and 9" finished.  I choose to do only the three inch sizes.  Ouch! it was fun but frustrating at same time. 
This is the back of this sewcialities quilt. For the stripes down the back and the boarder I used all the scraps left over.  To make these stripes I sewed the scrapes on register tape.  Super easy. It's the size of a baby quilt.  Its so bright and fun.
Next this fun quilt was made for one of my daughters. She is 16 soon to be 17 and is in total love with bug buses.  I found this quilt pattern on Etsy.  She loves orange, yellow, green, blue and brown.  This is lap quilt size.
Last one so far this year is this baking quilt.  My neighbor Lana is a fabulous baker and she gives me free samples all the time so I made this for her. Most of the patterns come from the  Farm Girl vintage quilt books 1 and 2 by Lori Holt.  I doubled the size of the four of the blocks.  The some of the patterns I got on Etsy and others off Bee in My Bonnet site. 
I am working on more quilts as we speak.  I have not finished my Riley Blake Designs Block Challenge quilt. It is on my design wall. I just started collecting patterns for a gnome quilt, that should be fun too. 
I am doing 2023 $5 basic quilt and we just got block 4 last week.  It is holiday season so I am looking for more quilts to do.  Sometime this year Blockhead 5 will start and I am planning on doing that too. 

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