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Princeton Jct./West Windsor, New Jersey, United States
I am the wife of a wonderful husband and the mom of 3 super adult kids. I happily taught preschool for 25 years and now spend much of my time indulging in my "Quilty Pleasures."

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Show & Tell Tuesday

Show & Tell Tuesday

I have two quilts to share today.  

One was made from a pattern in a book and the other I sort of made up myself.

Spider Web





My Spider Web quilt pattern came from the book:

Day & Night Quilt


This book is readily available at many quilt shops or HERE at Barnes & Noble. 

 The pattern for the quilt I made can be found on page 68.





I completed Spiderweb in 2011 and it measures 55" X 72".





Grandmother's Medallion 



I don't have a pattern for this quilt but it is made with 36 traditional quarter

 Dresden plate blocks turned in different ways to make the desired pattern. 

 I added three borders.

 I purchased this fabric in Lancaster, PA in 2009



I used a muslin fabric on the back and I quilted it with blue thread.  If I could do this quilt over I would use an ecru thread.  I also notice that my tension was not great.  My quilting has certainly improved.

Until Next Time.....Happy Stitching!!!

Sharyn

2 comments:

  1. I love both of these. The spider web, I can't decide if I am looking at pie wedges together or a white cross set into the bock. My eye keeps going between the two. I have been playing with some Dresden blocks but didn't come cross that pattern anywhere. very nice. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Both of these quilts are lovely. My first quilt was dresden plate so I am a bit biased towards it, but both are great.

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