One pattern – slice and dice

Slice and dice fish
fish head, fish head, roly poly fish head

I love this pattern.  Magic Slice and Dice is where you take four 4 1/2″ strips, place them on top of each other, cut 4 1/2″ squares and then turn the squares.  All are identical but facing different ways.  You can take the ugliest fabric and turn it into a beautiful quilt. The best thing, you sew it in rows, slice it, flip it around and resew.  It looks like it is sewn on the diagonal.  I have made about 6 of these – fish fabric, large flowers, asian and others.  Try it.

Baby Quilts

Easy baby quilt
Baby blanket for a Fire Captain’s baby

This was really one of the easiest quilts to make.  It’s basically squares and rectangles.  It took little time to make and since a coworker just bought a new long arm, she did the work for free so she could practice.  I used my Vermont Teddy Fire Bear for a focal point.  I then made 2 more with the same design to present to a firefighter whose wife was expecting twins.  Since I knew his were going to be boys, I used firefighter style fabric.

 
Baby Blankets are quick, easy and always appreciated.
 
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Hello world!

My favorite thing to do is to work with fabric.  I started quilting over 20 years ago by taking a class through the city.  We did the basic sampler.  I have been hooked ever since.

I started quilting on my great aunt’s 1957 Singer.  I used this extensively until I finally purchased my first Featherweight.  My first batch of quilts were finished by doing the stitch in the ditch.  Until I took a class, I never considered having my quilts professional done on a long arm.  I now finish my own on a long arm unless it screams out for custom quilting.  I have a friend that will do the custom work and she is fabulous.

Baby Quilt
Bought from Quilt in a Bag

I loved this fabric line.  I made this for my cousin’s grandson. After 4 yrs, he still sleeps with it.

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