Puzzle Quilt

Hi – I found this Free Pattern at Jukebox Quilts. It is so easy and all you need is 10 fat quarters, some freezer paper, a little fabric glue, and your imagination.

Kelly Abbott Gallagher runs Jukebox Quilts and I met her at a Crazy Quilt Conference in Omaha. She and her husband are the Midwest dealers for Gammill Long arm machines.

This is one pattern you really need to pay attention when sewing the blocks. I have made two of these and it really is an easy pattern. Plus I read that some autistic children love puzzles so this is the perfect quilt for them or actually any child.

Have fun with your fat quarters while making this.

Thanks for reading.

ABC 123

I love this design.  J Frisch takes each letter and does a fabulous job.  The first time I made the quilt, the colors were a bit more subdued with pastels.  Last time, it had a circus theme.

This year, it is bright and colorful.  I put a red minkee backing and did the quilting on the longarm.  Minkee fabric is so soft and inviting.  The nice thing is the quilting really shows up.  The longarm pattern was ABC 123.  Some quilt stores carry this line – I bought mine online

Even if the nervous parents don’t use it as a blanket, it makes a nice wall hanging so add a sleeve on the back or offer to add one.

Thanks for reading.  I may just have to make another one.  So many babies at work.

Quilts and Causes

I have made a few quilts using this pattern.  It’s a simple 2 block quilt.  One is a snowball and the other is a square within a square and is set on point.  The pattern I use if found in a Trudy Huges quilt book. 

Now there is a rummage sale in Buena Park going on 4/21 & 4/22 at the Buena Park Police Station (6650 Beach Blvd) to help out one of their Explorers.    The Explorer proram gives people a chance to find out about the Police Department and to assist them with administrative work, greeting the residents/business owners, etc.  One of their explorers is going through some major medical problems and the Explorer Post is hosting a Raffle/Rummage sale this weekend from 7am-pm for 2 days.

I had this quilt finished and thought they could raffle it off.  Made up with cute lil’ cowboys/cowgirls and horses, with accent fabric of horseshoes and bales of hay.  The border fabric is boots, hats and stars.   I quilted it with hats, boots and stars to complement the fabric designs.  If you are in the Orange County area and need toys, furniture, clothes, jewelry, electronics, etc…. please stop by.

Thanks for reading.