Quilt Practice

4:23 pm quilting, sewing

I had planned to start a tutorial on how to sew pajama pants, but apparently, the quilts had other ideas. ;)   I can’t find the pictures of the pajama pants in progress, but I can easily find the pictures of the quilt blocks, and quilts that I have been practicing recently, so I can share those with you.



These are a couple of settings that I was playing around with when practicing the Orion’s Star quilt block pattern. This pattern is one of Eleanor Burns’ patterns, and I just love it because it combines a star block with the Log Cabin block.  Although I finished the quilt top, I don’t quite remember which setting I decided on, so I will have to take a picture and share that with you soon.  This quilt has not been quilted because I plan on hand quilting it, and I am still working on hand quilting another practice quilt.  Of course, I tend to have several projects going at one time, so I might get this one put together with batting and backing and start quilting it as well.


The picture above is a quilt that I made for my oldest grandson a few years ago.  It was also a practice quilt, but I kind of like how it turned out. The quilting isn’t the best, but thankfully, my grandson didn’t care about all the quilting mistakes! ;)

I am off to enjoy some beautiful weather today and since it is nice enough to be out and about, I just might have to visit a local quilt shop or two for some much needed “fabric therapy”. ;)

Happy Sewing!  And Happy Quilting!


5 Responses
  1. Donna :

    Date: April 7, 2013 @ 10:44 pm

    A star log cabin. Different. I like it!!

    I finished my Scrappy Trip Around the World quilt top yesterday. It is 74″ by 74″. Now I have to decide if I want a border.

    Quilting/sewing is fun, isn’t it!!

  2. Belinda :

    Date: April 8, 2013 @ 12:51 pm

    Donna, this is an Eleanor Burn’s pattern, and I just fell in love with it when I saw it. I have been having fun learning Flying Geese, Sawtooth Star, and the Log Cabin pattern, so this particular design was the best of all those worlds. It was a fun top to make, and I will make another one sometime. Your quilt tops are always beautiful, and I am always amazed at your creativity, and that you can quilt such large quilts on your regular sewing machine.

    Yes, quilting/sewing is lots of fun! And good therapy, too! ;)

  3. dvbt :

    Date: April 11, 2013 @ 4:37 am

    I am continuously searching online for tips that can facilitate me. Thx!

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