Marsha’s Science Fair

I did this quilt a really long time ago… like, wordpress says I started this draft for a post a year ago.  Oops.  I’m really bad about blogging the quilts I’ve finished for others.

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I did this Science Fair quilt for Marsha.  Aren’t the colors gorgeous?

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I can’t remember a whole lot of the details on this one, so it’s going to be mostly photos.

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The back of it is pretty, isn’t it?

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I know that this quilt was one of the first ones I did the topography quilting on.  This may have been the quilt I fell in love with that design on.

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Details (that I can remember):

Pattern: Science Fair by Jaybird Quilts


  • Orange Peel in many of the blocks.
  • Some blocks have stars & wavy lines.
  • Topography quilting in the negative spaces

Orange + White Houndstooth

I like quilting for Maggie.  She’s usually pretty okay with me quilting whatever I want to on her quilts.  This quilt, she told me she wanted “happy” quilting.

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We decided on this loopy design going from point to point.


Pretty cute, right?


Approximate Size: 70″ x 102″

Pattern Used: Houndstooth Quilt by V & Co.

Quilted: Loops in alternating directions following the piecing design.

Thread: So Fine#50 – I think the color was #451.

Batting: Quilter’s Dream Cotton – Request Loft

A Photo Quilt

Linda picked up my business card and contacted me asking if I could make a “photo memory quilt”.  She wanted this quilt to be for her daughter’s bridal shower.  All of the photos include her daughter.

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We met at my favorite local fabric shop, Modern Makers, to discuss our plan for the project and choose fabric.  She wanted the colors of her daughter’s wedding to make up the quilt.  Purple, orange, and platinum.  Elizabeth was awesome at helping us choose the fabrics that I made this quilt from.

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Linda sent me a quilt she had found that was similar made by someone else.  It was a trip-around-the-world pattern, so that’s what we went with.

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It went together easy enough.  The trickiest part to deal with was my design wall being too small to hold the entire quilt at once.

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The quilting design was an orange-peel on every square except the photographs.  The photographs are outlined in a stitch-in-the-ditch pattern to avoid any deterioration because of needle holes.


Quilt Pattern: No pattern used, just a Trip-Around-the-World

Fabrics Used:

  • Photographs were printed using spoonflower
  • Orange: Moonshine by Tula Pink – Static Dot in Tangerine
  • Dark Purple: Moda Grunge – Egglplant
  • Light Purple: Paint by Carrie Bloomston – News Print in Not Pink
  • Grey: Paint by Carrie Bloomston – Painted Solid in Schmutz
  • Backing: I think it was a Modern Solids, not sure of the exact color name.

Thread: So Fine #50 – Color #504

Batting: Quilter’s Dream – Dream Cotton

Approximate Size: 75″ x 85″

Quilting Design: Orange peel on all squares except the photographs.  Photographs were framed in a stitch-in-the-ditch.

Susan’s Double Nine Patch

How cute is this little baby quilt?

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I’m not the official title of this pattern, but it’s a nine-patch within a nine-patch.

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This is the backside of the this cute little quilt.  I love the extra nine-patches added in the strip down the back.

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And how fun is it to see the quilting that is in line with the front side show up on the back?  I love the way it looks so linear on the back, but appears so curvilinear on the front side.

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I can’t remember which batting we used in this quilt for sure, but I’m guessing it was a polyester.  Isn’t the puffiness fabulous?

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Each of the nine squares in the smaller nine-patch blocks got an “X” across it. The solid squares in the bigger nine-patch blocks got a different version of the straight line quilting.  There is an “X” going corner to corner and another pair of “X’s” going from the edges of the smaller nine-patch’s seams.

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I love the way this quilt came out.


Pieced by: Susan MacDonald

Thread: So Fine #50 – 487

Approximate Size: 41″ x 41″

Tammie’s Zippy

Do you know what’s exciting for me as a longarmer?  Seeing the quilts that I’ve worked on for other people go out into the world.  I was really excited to when Joni’s Cabbages & Roses won a ribbon at the fair.  It’s really fun now to see that Tammie’s quilt “Zippy” has gone on to become a Moda Bake Shop recipe.

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This wasn’t exactly a surprise to me that it was going.  I knew that from the beginning.  It’s just fun and exciting to see things like that happen for the people I quilt for.

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Tammie & I decided that some wavy lines would make the perfect background texture while still making the quilt nice and snuggly.  We went for the orange peel in each triangle of the zippers & I love the way it turned out.

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I didn’t realize until now that I don’t have a photo to show you of the entire quilt.  I only took up close shots of the quilting.  You’ll have to visit Tammie on her blog (craftytammie) for a photo of the whole quilt.


Quilt Name: Zippy

Pieced by: Tammie Schaffer

Fabric used: Elementary

Pattern: Zippy now available in Moda’s Bake Shop

Thread: So Fine #50 in a white to match (I didn’t write down the exact color)

Approximate Size: 47.5″x59″

Quilting Design: orange peels in zig zags, wavy lines in white.

Joni’s Cabbages & Roses


The was a big quilt.  It’s approximately 95″x94″ in size and made up of a ton of white space.  Sorry for the awful photos.  I have a really hard time photographing large quilts, so there’s not a ton in each photo at once.

Front -- Center

When Lesley brought this quilt to me to do for her mom, she said they wanted something similar to the way Angela Walter’s had done on the Moda Bake Shop pattern.  It’s a little intimidating to be asked to quilt something similar to Angela.  I LOVE Angela’s quilting.  I am a student in the majority of Angela’s craftsy classes.  I own most of her books (can’t wait for her latest book to get here!  I got a confirmation that it’s shipped!) and they are often the first I go to when I need an idea on how to quilt something.  It’s just a little scary when someone asks you to do something with a quilt like her because she’s SO GOOD at what she does.  I can try to replicate her work all day long and my swirls will always look like my swirls and not like she did it.  Anyway….  I did as close to the Angela version of this quilt as I could get while still making it my own stitches.

Front - Feathers

Once I got started on this quilt it was a lot of fun to do.  There were loads of white space to fill up with feathers and swirls & I hope I did it justice.


Here’s a few up-close shots of the quilting.


Pieced by: Joni Latham

Approximate Size: 94.75″x93.5″

Pattern Used: Cabbages & Roses on Moda Bake Shop

Thread: So Fine #50 – Colors #403 & #413

Batting: Warm & White

Quilting Design: Custom quilting featuring feathers in the border, shell shapes in the center blocks & ribbon candy in the red. 

And check out Lesley’s post about this quilt on instagram.  Joni entered this quilt into the North Central Kansas Free Fair and it won Best of Fair!




Ann’s Modern Patchwork Giraffe Quilt

I love the modern quilts. I love how they appear sleek and simple, but are still soft and quilty.

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This quilt was made by my new friend, Ann.  Ann & I didn’t know each other until the first time we met to exchange this quilt, but we now see each other at guild meetings & are constantly running into each other at the fabric store or other quilty places.  Aren’t quilt friends awesome?

Anyway, Ann made this quilt for to her future grand-baby who has yet to be adopted.  Lots of details about the baby are still unknown, like the gender, so the nursery theme decided upon was giraffes.

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When I met with Ann she had specific types of quilting she wanted in each area.  I think she nailed it with her choices.  I especially love how the patchwork strips turned out.  The quilting is kind of an echoed square chain.

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How cute are the animals?  Love it!

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In the main negative spaces we did a quilting texture to mirror the fabric.  It’s just a wavy line back and forth.  It added such a nice texture and Ann told me that it puffed up so nicely after being washed.

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The back had a strip of the patchwork, too.  I love fun backs, don’t you?  I like to think they are kind of a secret.


Approximate Size: 36″x 48″

Thread matched the white.  

Batting was Quilter’s Dream Cotton

I love how this little quilt went together & Ann told me her daughter-in-law is in love with it.  I hope the new baby-to-be gets loads of use out of it and has fun looking at the animals his grandma put into it for him.

Have a fantastic Easter weekend!