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To Applique or not to Applique?

I've finally finished the top to my Great-niece's baby quilt.  She's two-months old, but I don't think she will notice I'm a bit late.  The quilt is 54" x 54".  My original plan was to appliqué a pink flower in the lower right-hand corner of the quilt, to add a bit of whimsy to the otherwise monochromatic quilt.  Please look at the pictures below and let me know your opinion.  The flower is going to be simplified if I do it, to have fewer but larger petals and larger bases, so they are…


Added by Neldon on August 16, 2015 at 11:41pm — 7 Comments

Nephew's Graduation and Wedding Quilts

My nephew graduated from High School 3 years ago and I will give him his graduation quilt Thursday night, the day before he gets married.  The quilt is below.

On Friday, I will give him and his bride their wedding present, which of course is another quilt.  The wedding quilt is below.…


Added by Neldon on July 12, 2014 at 6:33pm — 12 Comments

Graduaton Quilt(s)

This is the "Somersault" quilt.

The quilt was made from two Bali Pops.  The back was chosen in under five minutes.  I had to finish the quilt by the weekend and only had one chance to buy the backing fabric.  Entered the quilt store five minutes before closing, chose the fabric, had it cut, paid for it, and was out the door by five after.  I think the backing…


Added by Neldon on June 28, 2013 at 12:00am — 10 Comments

Great Nephew's Baby Quilt

I made this for my first great nephew. His mom decided to do his nursery with a red accent wall and using planes in honor of her father who died a few years ago, and who was a Life Flight nurse most of the time she was growing up. I made arrangements with Life Flight to take pictures of the plane her dad flew in as a nurse and then used Photo Shop Editor to remove the hanger and other planes before printing the plane on a printable fabric. Since my great nephew is named after his grandfather…


Added by Neldon on October 13, 2011 at 1:00am — 10 Comments

Electric Quilt Question

I am trying to design a baby quilt for my great nephew, who is due in one month.  I want to use 6" and 12" blocks, but can't figure out how to add both sizes using electric quilt.  If I set the quilt to 6" finished blocks it won't let me add a 12" that covers where 4 - 6" blocks would be in the quilt.  If this makes any sense, and you can help, I would appreciate it.  Obviously, I have put off making this quilt as long as I can!

Added by Neldon on March 27, 2011 at 11:35pm — 2 Comments

Visiting L.A.

I will be visiting Los Angeles this weekend and would like to know of any quilt shops worth visiting. Please let me know if you know of one and the address.


Added by Neldon on August 31, 2010 at 10:08pm — 1 Comment

Help! In over my head!

I am trying to figure out how to do the back for a quilt for my parents Christmas. The 'green' top is the front of the quilt. I want to use the striped fabric for the back of the quilt but have one row of the green fabric with the 'ovals' going across the quilt about 20 inches from the top. The only way I could think of doing this was to piece the back of the quilt in rows of blocks (brick pattern), Using 8.5" x 6.5" blocks for a finished block of 8" x 6". There must be an easier way? Any… Continue

Added by Neldon on November 15, 2009 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments

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