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Upcoming Quilts

I have been asked to post the quilts I've designed for our Quilt clubs raffle quilt this year and the Quilt I designed for my Beginner Quilting Workshop... so here they are

This is the raffle quilt design... it is really pretty in the fabrics we chose for it. Each of us made 2 blocks and we all used the same background and…


Added by Chris Bell/IA on February 17, 2010 at 11:21am — 13 Comments

Harley Davidson Quilt

2/16/2010... Well friends, it has been a long time since I've had the time to get on here... between Quilt Club and then I'm also doing a beginning quilters workshop once a month as well... Things are coming along with the Harley Davidson Quilt.. It has to be done March 1. Today I put the 2nd side on... I've started designing the foot drop section and shouldn't have any problems getting it done on time... Here is a photo.. it is so big now that it is hard to get a good pic of it... …


Added by Chris Bell/IA on February 16, 2010 at 11:55am — 88 Comments

My T-shirt Quilt Process

Okay... like I've said many times, I'm no expert, but I've had several ask me my process and so here is how I do it.

1. Rough cut all the T-shirt designs leaving as much area around the design as possible.

2. Square up each T-shirt again leaving as much area around the design as possible, but making sure that the design is approx. center. They won't be square, some will be wider than other, some will be longer than others, etc, etc.

3. Use Fusible Interfacing to… Continue

Added by Chris Bell/IA on August 27, 2009 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

Nearly Insane!!!! Definately Insane!!!

(If you click on the picture, you can enlarge it so you can see the piecing better)

This is my Nearly Insane blocks to-date! The last one in the 3rd row and the last row are blocks that will be cut 1/4" from the center diagonal to be used as side setting triangles and corner triangles... I've made two of most of them to… Continue

Added by Chris Bell/IA on August 5, 2009 at 8:44pm — 12 Comments

Basket Trail

This is the quilt that our quilt club made and hand quilted for a raffle to be held September 10th. It is Queen Size (81 x 96). Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00... Anyone interested can send me a check : Chris Bell, 612 South Kennedy Avenue, Madrid, IA 50156... You can make checks payable to "Madrid Heritage… Continue

Added by Chris Bell/IA on August 2, 2009 at 9:26am — 10 Comments

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