Scrappy Queen Bee

The Queen Bee is always getting scraps and partially made quilts from other quilters. If I remember correctly some of the blocks were already made. Members of the group made more pinwheels and Jackie added sashing and sewed it together.

Feeling Groovy is the pantograph.

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Panel Magic

Carolyn made it adorable quilt using a panel. It’s a great quick solution when you need a quilt for a child.

Quilted with Wildflower pantograph.

The addition of the rainbow fabric really makes it sparkle.
Minky Backing

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Someone’s UFO

The Queen Bee often ends up with someone’s stash or partially finished quilt tops. This beauty is just 36” x 45” with little 1 1/4” squares. It’s well done and lovely. With all the fabric I have in my stash, I just didn’t have anything for the backing that didn’t take away from the delicate quilt top. So I found the flower fabric at Hobby Lobby. I think the quilter would have approved.

Quilted with Fantasia pantograph.

Showing backing fabric with quilt top.

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Let It Snow Quilt

Although I’m glad we have left winter behind, I was delighted to quilt this Let It Snow quilt for my friend Liz. The panel is such a happy one and reminiscent of the old days.

The present pattern is from Lisa Alley of Bear Hug Quiltworks. She gave a lecture at our Sandhills Quilt Guild and Liz attended the class on working with panels.

Let It Snow

Because I felt a medium to light color thread on the black would be distracting and a black thread wouldn’t work for the present border, I decided to do light custom. The black background is medium meandering with snowflakes and outlining motifs and truck parts. Each present has different designs from diagonal lines to swirls and ribbon candy. The light grey background background is quilted with loops and holly leaves. The four corners have a poinsettia motif.

Snowflake Meandering

Poinsettia in the corners

Present quilting

Holly and loops

Stitching areas of the truck and tree gave dimension to this area.

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A Wise Owl

Maybe not so much. I knew when I picked up that new piece of clear tablecloth fabric and a dry erase marker that I needed to put blue tape around the edge. You really want to be aware of the edge of the plastic. But I didn’t. I am happily drawing ideas, changing my mind and drawing again when, OOPS, my green marker ran off the plastic and made a mark on the quilt. I can’t adequately describe the knot in the pit of my stomach.

It’s a small mark on the line of stitching where the straight line quilting is on the brown border. It is small but it’s there. Luckily the quilter is a friend and very loving and kind. Here’s a picture of the quilt after she fixed it. See the single leaf in the upper right hand corner of the brown border? It’s covering my mistake.

I used McTavishing and swirls for the background quilting. I simply quilted around the flaps and parts of the owl. There’s feathers in the multi-colored squares and piano keys in the outer border.

Cute child’s quilt and well done.

Next post I’ll show you how I use plastic tablecloth and talk about the benefits. I think you already see the downside! Lol. Thanks for stopping by.


Baby Fever

With one baby born in March into the family and another on the way, I suddenly had to make something other than a quilt for a baby. I saw a cute crochet baby hat on a blog That’s So Julie,, and couldn’t resist making the one with bunny ears. There’s also a bear ear, bow, and ear flap one.

I used yarn of two different weights which I had and that created problems, but that was my fault. The pattern is easy and well written. Here’s a picture of the hat.

With bottom edge turned up.

And here’s James wearing his hat. Good thing I didn’t wait another week to mail it or Mom wouldn’t have been able to get it on.

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Elephant Baby Quilt #2

This one was for a new grandson. Colors were gray and yellow. I didn’t have time to custom quilt this one so I used the pantograph Feather Fancy. I should have used gray instead of yellow for the balloons and strings. When you are standing back from the quilt, you don’t see the yellow strings.

I had the same panel I used on the other baby quilt back.


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