Sunday, August 3, 2014

Opening My Quilts

This is the first box of quilts that I've opened.  It has a couple of UFOs and some finished quilts.  The first one I found is Peppermint Twist from Remembrances by Jo Morton.  I love this little quilt.  I hope to hand quilt it.  

This quilt is from a round robin I was in a few years ago.  I did the center block from an Edyta Sitar pattern in the book Hop to It.  This one and the one above were spray basted and then after a time folded and packed away in a box.  They are going to have to be taken apart and pressed to get the wrinkles out.  

These three are finished table toppers for Valentines.  The top one is made from small string blocks.  The link to my heart strings tutorial can be found here.  The bottom left is a red work heart that should have been set on point in another quilt.  I re-purposed it into this quilt as you go table topper found here at Sew We Quilt. I used the same technique in my Halloween Dresden Table Topper linked below.   The bottom right is made from half square triangles.  That post can be found in my post Heart Strings Alternative here.  

The Halloween quilt as you go topper below top left is made in the same way as the redwork heart quilt as you go table topper above.  The tutorial for the Halloween Dresden Table Topper is in my post here.  It was part of the Wicked Blog Hop over at Sew We Quilt a couple of years ago.  The bottom right is a little table topper from 1" finished half square triangles.  The bottom right table topper is made from my tutorial:  Turning Squares into an On Point Quilt tutorial found here.     

The flags are from the Little Quilts All Through the House book.  The flying geese table topper is just something I made.  My tutorial is here.

I have also linked to all of these tutorials on my side bar.  

The table runner below is from an old leaflet that I no longer have.  If anyone recognizes the pattern, let me know.  The little tumblers are from a give away that I won on Kathy's blog (Inspired by Antique Quilts).  The other little quilt is from a quilt along by Lori at Humble Quilts blog.

I hope you are enjoying a nice weekend and taking some time to stitch.

Thanks for stopping by!  


  1. Fabulous.Great show and thanks for sharing your tutorial!

  2. Such fun finding projects as you unpack. I love peppermint twist!

  3. Awwwhh! That was so lovely I am sad it is over. Beautiful quilts and adorable little quilts. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Now that is the kind of unpacking I would enjoy!

  5. Congratulations on your completed move and on being able to begin finding things. For the last 25 years I've not had to move more than a couple of hundred miles at a time (although the move before that was 1400 miles), and I never get completely organized afterwards!

  6. I'm enjoying your quilt show. I remember some of them from when they were first made. More to come?

  7. Wow - the first box of quilts you opened is certainly a treasure trove!

  8. What fun! Isn't it just like Christmas to open up these boxes? I love Peppermint Twist - I made 2 of them - one for my aunt and one for me. She made the 2 applique centers, and I pieced the blocks and hand quilted them both. Great memories!

  9. isn't it fun to revisit quilts you have made! I loved that first quilt and so glad your going to hand quilt it.
    I enjoyed your show and tell !!!!
    so glad your unpacking and getting settled again

  10. How fun to find all these treasures but Peppermint Twist is awesome. Is it a pattern or in a book ? I'm a sucker for retro pink.

  11. Someday, I am going to get around to making one of those Jo Morton quilts like you have in the works. I had forgotten about the design.


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