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A Quilt From Melinda Anstead's Studio - Dylan's Big Star Quilt!

Posted by Christy Dillon on

Melinda shared the story of this lovely young lady and her first quilt! Dylan received a sewing machine for Christmas last year, and has been coming to Melinda's studio since January to learn to sew. She turned 10 in late spring and has made lots of small items. They decided a great summer project would be for her to make a quilt!

Dylan chose Big Star by Jenny Doan and then shopped for all her fabrics. She put the entire top together and Melinda quilted it for her. Her choice of designs was Fast Feathers Edge-to-Edge. Melinda enlarged the pattern slightly and used ten stitches per inch, since Dylan had chosen navy blue minky dot for her backing. Of course, being 10 years old, the thread had to be hot pink!

We'd like to say thank you to Melinda and Dylan for sharing their beautiful work! We were floored by how beautiful Dylan's first quilt turned out, and look forward to seeing her future projects!

And we love the idea of getting kids involved in quilting! Christy Sr is currently making a quilt with her oldest grandson, Davin. To make it fun, they chose Star Wars fabric and a simple pattern, the Wonky Trim Square by Creative Grids. The same pattern we used to make our Pokemon quilt!

A Quilt From Rett Lewandowski's Studio - Applique Table Runner

Our friend Rett does such beautiful work, and she recently shared this table runner with us! She used a single repeat of our Seeds of Change Edge-to-Edge 1 to quilt the blocks on either side of the appliqued flower block.There is echo quilting around the flower, with a small flower sashing to finish the border. [...]

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A Quilt from Karen Luther's Studio - Solar Eclipse Wall Hanging

August 21, 2017 will be an out-of-the-ordinary day! A total solar eclipse will cut diagonally across the continental United States from Oregon to South Carolina. Those living in the 70-mile corridor making up the path of totality will experience day becoming night for 2-1/2 minutes.And what better way to celebrate this extraordinary event than with [...]

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More of your pictures!

Periodically we take the opportunity to say "Thank You!" to all our customers who have shared pictures of our patterns stitched out on quilts. We have a few recent ones shown below to serve as inspiration for your next quilt. Your creativity and expertise in crafting these works of art is amazing, and we are [...]

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A Quilt From Rett Lewandowski's Studio - Pieced Wallhanging

Our friend Rett sent us these pictures, and we are so pleased to be able to share! A friend made this quilt using the "County Fair" block, available free online (http://quilttherapy.com/?p=10554). Rett told us that she used two layers of Hobbs Heirloom 80/20. She loves to see full, fluffy, plump feathers!!! She wanted to do [...]

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A Quilt From Debbie Best's Studio - Table Cloth!

Debbie liked our new pattern, Springtime Waltz, so much, she was inspired to create a quick table cloth for her brunch! She used two panels for the center, an inner 2.5" border, and an outer 6" border. Then she cut a scalloped edge at 5.5" with another color of thread (for easy trimming). The finished [...]

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A Quilt From Our Studio - Fish!

We loved the sea theme in our customer's quilt and wanted something special to make the fish stand out. Although many of our patterns could have worked here, we were exceptionally happy with the choice of our Delphine Edge-to-Edge 1. The large pearls in this pattern look just like bubbles, and the swirls look like [...]

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A Quilt From Our Studio - Pokemon!

This quilt was made by both Christy Sr and Christy Jr for Christy Jr's little boy, Aaron, who just loves Pokemon! It's a great quilt to make for children or grandchildren, and all you need is the Wonky Trim Square by Creative Grids. The Wonky stars are very easy to make! You can feature any fabric [...]

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A Quilt From Our Studio - Broken Lone Star

This Broken Lone Star raffle quilt was made by a member of Cloth Peddler's in Stephens City, VA that I (Christy Sr) quilted. The patterns were used or redesigned from our Swirling Suzie set and are all available on the website.I started with the border of this quilt and redesigned a Triangle and a Border [...]

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Your Pictures!

We wanted to take this opportunity to say Thank You to all our customers who have shared pictures of our patterns stitched out on quilts. We have a few recent ones shown below. Your creativity and expertise in crafting these works of art is amazing, and we are very honored to be a small part [...]

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