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    Fleur-de-lis Flourish

    This quilt was one of my first appliqued quilts. I still really do not like applique (machine or hand), but the way my friend Jo-Anne taught me, makes it a little bearable by hand. The applique pattern is from Sue Garmen. The fabric is a line from French General – French General Favorites. It has small Fleur-de-lis all throughout the fabric – I felt it was perfect for the quilt. Being in Hawaii influenced my quilting style, as did being around my quilt bee group, the Sassy S&B (stitch and bitch) Quilters. I probably would have never tried this quilt without the support of those ladies, especially Jo-Anne – thank you!

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    Lucky Stars

    For throwback Thursday, I am sharing a quilt that I made about 19 years ago. It is the setting of one of my most favorite photos of my daughter when she was a baby. The fabrics are various Moda Marbles in pastels. I was part of an online quilting group. We had a birthday FQ exchange where we sent a FQ of the person’s choice. I didn’t know if I was having a boy or a girl but something told me that I wanted to use these fabrics for a baby quilt. The pattern is Lucky Stars by Atkinson Designs. A good friend of mine quilted it for me as I was still very new to quilting.

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    Petal Power

    This quilt was made for my “work wife’s” first grandbaby. When I first heard she was going to be a grandma for the first time, I knew that I wanted to make her gandbaby a quilt. She shared that it was going to be a girl and Petal Power by Me and my Sister Designs had just released. The pattern is Trifles by Its Sew Emma. It was a really easy sew. I finished the top in a weekend. I then was able to make the backing and pillowcase the next weekend. I bound the quilt over a couple of weeknights after work. I always like to make a matching pillowcase. I usually make my baby quilts a bit larger – so that they fit a toddler. I make the matching pillowcase so that the baby can drag it around and love on it for a long time. In anticipation of getting more quilts finished this year, I ordered 25 of these labels. I love using the sweetwater labels, but they usually don’t have the…