Saturday, March 5, 2016

Some of my quilts from our quilt show....


Our quilt show last weekend was wonderful.  So many beautiful quilts, most of them hand-quilted.  If you'd like to take a look at what was there, you can check out our In-Stitches Blog.

So, instead of old quilts, I'm going to share some of my own that were in our show. I've designed most of them. My daughter and I joke that we've never completely made a quilt from a real pattern. We just can't do it somehow!

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LeMoyne Star Pinwheel
Debbie MacInnis
Chehalis, Washington
2015
56" x 56"

LeMoyne Star Pinwheel Debbie MacInnis

This first one is called LeMoyne Star Pinwheel and the inspiration came from an 1830 quilt. It's 56" square and I used the Mill Book Series Circa 1852 fabric line from Moda.

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Friendship Civil War Sampler
Debbie MacInnis
Chehalis, Washington
2015
Friendship Civil War Sampler Debbie MacInnis

This one is a friendship Civil War Sampler. My good friend Annie and I each made one, both of us making 2 each of half the blocks, and then we swapped. It is based on Barbara Brackman's Civil War Sampler project on her blog a few years back. We've had a great time! If you'd like to see the story of the quilts, you can read about it on our Civil War Quilting Sisters blog.

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Miniature Civil War Sampler
Debbie MacInnis
Chehalis, Washington
2015
23" x 29"
 Miniature Civil War Sampler Debbie MacInnis

This may look a little familiar to some of you.  After making the quilt for my daughter-in-law -- which became our 2015 Block of the Week project -- I really wanted to do some "little" work. So I made a mini replica of the original quilt using 3" blocks and identical fabrics. I gave it to my granddaughter for Christmas. Her first words were, "Mom, it's just like yours!" Made my day. The size on this is 23" x 29"

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Little Blue Baskets
Debbie MacInnis
Chehalis, Washington
2015
30" x 30"
Little Blue Baskets Debbie MacInnis

This is another "little" that I designed, "Little Blue Baskets." Its inspiration came from a pink and green basket quilt from 1858. It measures about 30" square.
I now wish I had made it bigger, because I love it!

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Colorado Log Cabin
Debbie MacInnis
Chehalis, Washington
2015
72" x 96"
Colorado Log Cabin Debbie MacInnis

This is my largest hand-quilted effort to date. I made it for my son in response to his asking me if I'd make him a quilt. Of course, I said "Yes!" Especially because I was secretly plotting to make him one, anyway!
I first saw the pattern in a quilt book in 1998 or so. It's called "Colorado Log Cabin." I loved it and really wanted to make one --and it never left my "someday list."
It's pretty big. It measures about 72" x 96". I lived under it for months as I was quilting it!


Thanks for joining us today!

Happy Quilting!!





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