SAO Quilts and other Projects Finished in 2010

Posted By on June 19, 2016

In 2007 I finished 17 quilts. In 2008 I finished 19 quilts. In 2009 I must have been completely crazy – it appears I made 34 quilts in 2009. So, did I slow down in 2010 – well, maybe a little bit – I made 27! Here we go with the photos!

#1      FLOWERS OF HOPE (48″ x 62″) was made and quilted by me for the victims of the tsunami in Japan.  As it turned out, I didn’t have confidence in my ability to quilt so I was embarrassed to give it away – so I picked another quilt to donate.  I kept this one.

Flowers of Hope

Flowers of Hope

 

#2       MAIN STREET HOUSES (81″ x 96″) was a block swap with four friends.  My daughter, Jan Stark, has this quilt and it lives in Corona Del Mar, CA.

MAIN STREET HOUSES

MAIN STREET HOUSES

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#3     STAR STRUCK (65 1/2″ x 65 1/2″) is a Bonnie K. Hunter Design that I started in a class with Bonnie in Williamsburg, VA with the CPQG.  It was a wedding gift to my nephew, Dustin,  and Amy Albertson (and given that Dustin is in the Coast Guard, this quilt has had multiple homes!)

STAR STRUCK

STAR STRUCK

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#4     RAISING CANE  (50″ x 51″)  is a Dorothy Young design for A Pocket Full of  Mysteries that I donated to the babies in ICU.

RAISING CANE - A Pocket Full of Mysteries

RAISING CANE – A Pocket Full of Mysteries

#5      OSCAR’S WALL HANGING is a small quilt (28 1/2″ x 28 1/2″) that I made for Kerry Albertson for her nephew, Oscar’s 2nd Birthday!

OSCAR'S 2nd Birthday WALL HANGING

OSCAR’S 2nd Birthday WALL HANGING

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#6      BLAKE’S MILKY WAY (69″ x 82″) is made from Augusta Coles’ Cutting Bee workshop and was given to my Grandangel Blake as a High School Graduation gift.

BLAKE'S MILKY WAY

BLAKE’S MILKY WAY

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#7  BABY BOY COOK RAG QUILT (44″ x 54″) was made from cozy flannels for my grand-nephew, Mason Cook, and this quilt lives in Kansas!

BABY BOY RAG QUILT for Mason Cook

BABY BOY RAG QUILT for Mason Cook

 

#8     MODA SELVAGES (76 1/2″‘ x 90″) was  a Quilter’s Corners block of the month project and was given to my Grandamgel Brennan Stark for his high school graduation.

MODA SELVAGES

MODA SELVAGES

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MODA SELVAGES

MODA SELVAGES

 

#9  BABY GIRL RIBBON WEAVE is a quilt (48″ x 61″) that I donated to the babies in ICU.

BABY GIRL RIBBON QUILT

BABY GIRL RIBBON QUILT

 

#10      CAROLINA CHRISTMAS STARS  (61″ x 77″) is a Bonnie Hunter design but I put one of the blocks together to makes this quilt and the OTHER block I made into another quilt that I called Carolina Christmas Poinsettia!  This was quilted by A NEEDLE RUNS THROUGH IT.  It has found a home (with the matching pillow) with Grandangel Leanna Epps, Christmas 2016.

CAROLINA CHRISTMAS STARS

CAROLINA CHRISTMAS STARS

Carolina Christmas Bonnie Hunter by sao June 2010

 

#11  Here is the CAROLINA CHRISTMAS POINSETTIA (the other block in Bonnie K. Hunter’s Carolina Christmas quilt.)  Pictured below is my dog Pepper and cat Daisy May HELPING.  This was quilted by A NEEDLE RUNS THROUGH IT.  Also this quilt has one of my INTERESTING pieced backs.  This quilt has not found a forever home yet.

Carolina Christmas Poinsettia

Carolina Christmas Poinsettia

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#12  The NEW YEAR’S EVE 2009 MYSTERY quilt (44″ x 49″) was designed by Ann Smith.  I donated it to the babies in ICU.

NYE Mystery 2009

NYE Mystery 2009

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#13     CHICKENS, CHICKS and CHERRIES (43″ x 43″) was a group exchange with quilting friends at Quilter’s Corner.   We each made 5 blocks of the same chicken and mine was the black one who was eating.   It was quilted by Sara Parrish.

Chickens, Chicks and Cherries

Chickens, Chicks and Cherries

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#14     AMIMAL HUGS was donated to Downey’s Quilts for Kids Organization.

Animal Hugs DOWNEY QUILTS FOR KIDS ORG

Animal Hugs DOWNEY QUILTS FOR KIDS ORG

 

#15     LILA SCOTTY QUILT  (38 1/2″ x 29″)  was made for  and donated to the babies in ICU.

LILA SCOTTY QUILT

LILA SCOTTY QUILT

 

#16     ABY’S QUILT was made for my nephew dog.  I hand quilted it because I wanted to learn how to hand quilt and I figured the dog wouldn’t mind if my stitches weren’t perfect.  The quilt lives in Kansas City, MO with Aby and my brother Fred.

Aby's Hand Quilted Quilt

Aby’s Hand Quilted Quilt

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Aby with the family

Aby with the family

 

#17     PEACEFUL HOURS  (73″ x 87  1/2″) is a quilt designed by Michelle Pease and quilted by A NEEDLE RUNS THROUGH IT.  This quilt has not found a forever home yet.

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#18     COUNTRY PIECEMAKER’S BLOCK OF THE MONTH QUILT (44″ x 61″) designed by Sandie and Catherine.  It does not have a forever home yet.

Country Piecemaker's Block of the Month

Country Piecemaker’s Block of the Month

 

#19  SUMMER STARS (61″ x 84 1/2″) was the Summer Mystery designed by Ann Smith and quilted by Sara Parrish.  It was a wedding present for Jessica Ward – my great niece and it has a home in Arizona. 

Summer Stars - Summer Mystery - Ann Smith

Summer Stars – Summer Mystery – Ann Smith

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#20     30’s CLUB STARS (64″ x 81″)  was made as a monthly block project of the 30’s Club at Quilter’s Corner.  It was quilted by A Needle Runs Through it.  It does not have a forever home yet.

30's Club Stars

 

 

#21   THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS (26 x 26) was a Piece and Plenty Challenge – quilted by Sarah Parrish and gifted to my sister-in-law Elaine Albertson in Kansas City, Missouri after it was displayed in the Virginia Quilt Museum September 3 – December 18, 2010.  The snowmen represent my brother Fred, sister-in-law, Elaine and their two sons, Eric and Joey Albertson.

These are a Few of my Favorite Things

These are a Few of my Favorite Things

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#22     PUMPKINS GONE WILD is a panel that I hand quilted.  Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and I will keep this one to decorate with every year!

Pumpkins Gone Wild

Pumpkins Gone Wild

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#23          CONFETTIE (70 x 85 1/2) is designed by Augusta Cole and quilted by Val at A NEEDLE RUNS THROUGH IT.  I gave it to my grandangel, Lacy Stark,  for her graduation from Cal State Berkeley.

Confetti

Confetti

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#24  RIBBON WEAVE (58 x 70) is a design by Augusta Cole (Cutting Bee) and was quilted by Sara Parrish.  It was a donation to the victims of tornado in Joplin, Missouri, that occurred on May 22, 2011.  Pictured below, is Eddie, the recipient of my quilt.

Ribbon Weave

Ribbon Weave

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$25       MAD CITY GRANDMAMA (69 1/2 x 86 1/2) is a Bonnie K. Hunter design and was quilted by Val at A NEEDLE RUNS THROUGH IT.  It was gifted to my cousin Nancy’s husband, Robert Holmes,  in memory of her mother, Bea Holt, and other cancer victims, in 2015.

Mad City Grandmama

Mad City Grandmama

 

Cousin Nancy and Robert Holmes

Cousin Nancy and Robert Holmes

 

# 26    BABY GIRL JOYFUL FLOWERS (40 1/2 x 53  1/2) was an ICU Donation and quilted by Sara Parrish.

 

JOYFUL FLOWERS

JOYFUL FLOWERS

 

#27            SCRAPPY CHICLETS  (60 1/2 x 71 1/2) was quilted by Val at A NEEDLE RUNS THROUGH IT and was gifted to my neighbor and friend, Sallie Kirchhoff for her birthday.

Sallie's Scrappy Chicklets

Sallie’s Scrappy Chiclets

Sallie's Scrappy Chiclets Quilt

Sallie’s Scrappy Chiclets Quilt

In addition to quilts, I made four bags for my daughter, Christi Johnson Epps and

Bags for my daughter Christi

Bags for my daughter Christi

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I helped make several pillowcases for Cancer Patients.

Pillowcases for Cancer Patients

Pillowcases for Cancer Patients

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Four Generations and Shirley Albertson Owens is in the second tier of the the Sandwich Generation

Posted By on May 6, 2016

Mothers’ Day is almost here and it seems like a good time to reflect on mothers everywhere – what would we do without them? Mothers can get their title because of a biological link – or they can get their title because of a psychological and emotional link. Many mothers have human children and many mothers have pet children and SOME of us have both varieties. I wanted to feature SOME of my family mothers in my immediate branch of the family tree in honor of this special day of celebration.

I will start with my grandmothers who were so important to me. Grandma Albertson, my daddy’s mother, taught me to use a needle and a thimble.

Grandma Mary Alma Bankus Albertson with Grandpa J. B. Albertson Sr.

Grandma Mary Alma Bankus Albertson with Grandpa J. B. Albertson Sr.

She taught me to hand piece my first quilt.  She cut out all of the pieces and set it together but I sewed the nine-patches together.

The quilt that I made when I was 5.

The quilt that I made when I was 5.

 

Grandma Eleanor Reiter, my mother’s stepmother, was my role model for successful aging.  She was young at heart, a square dancer, and a hiker.  I have great memories of having cookouts in the mountains in Colorado while we were visiting on family vacations.  Grandma Reiter was also a quilter and she designed and cut out some colorful hippos for me so that I could make a quilt!  Hippos were my favorite animal!  The photo is of me, Grandma Reiter, my mother, Marjorie Ruth Albertson, and my daughter, Christi Johnson Epps.

Grandma Reiter, GG, SAO and Christi 1984 April

 

Grandma Reiter's Happy Hippos

Grandma Reiter’s Happy Hippos

Karen DuMont took my grandma’s pattern of hippos and produced a pattern for sale – Grandma Reiter would have been so proud!

Karen Dumont's hippos!

Karen Dumont’s hippos!

 

Grandma Mamie Elizabeth Hassler was my mother’s mother and I loved her dearly.  She taught me to embroider and play dominoes!  I thought that she invented chili macaroni and buttered crackers!  Here she is holding me as a baby.  I wish that I had more photos of her!

 

Grandma Mamie Hassler

Grandma Mamie Hassler

 

Here I am with my mother, Marjorie Ruth Albertson.  Oh my goodness, she was a great seamstress and a super cook – I think these skills must have escaped me, but the memories of her great dishes are engrained in my memory!  She was extremely generous and you had to be careful when you admired something that she had because she would probably just turn right around and give it to you!

 

Mother and me

Mother and me

Then there is me and my daughter, my daughter-in-love, and my daughters that I received as a gift from my husband.  All in all they have gifted me with 17 grandangels – how lucky am I!

First is Christi – my only biological daughter who gifted me with Leanna, Sarah, and Cooper Epps – my Virginian grandangels.

Christi with my grandangels, Cooper, Sarah and Leanna

Christi with my grandangels, Cooper, Sarah and Leanna

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Next is my son’s wife and daughter-in-love, Lil who gifted me with FIVE Texan grandangels, Harry, William, Vincent, James, and Shirley Anne.

Lil

Lil

Harry

Harry

Harry, William, Vincent, James, and Shirley Anne

Harry, William, Vincent, James, and Shirley Anne

 

William is graduating from high school this month – celebration time in Texas!

Jan, is a gift – and I refuse to call her a stepdaughter – she is a dear friend and she gave me SIX grandangels, Brennan, Lacy, Chase, Caden, Collin, and Jannae!  (These six are California grandangels!)

Jan and moi

Jan and moi

Brennan

Brennan

Chase

Chase

Lacy, Caden, Jannae, Collin and a friend!

Lacy, Caden, Jannae, Collin and a friend!

Caden is graduating from UC Berkeley this month – congratulations CADEN!

And I have three more grandangels (all in California) as a gift from Jolee and John (Max’s son.)  Blake, Brittany, and Brent.  Brittany is graduating from Cornell this month and Brent is a high school graduate this month!

John, Jolee, Brent, Brittany, and Blake

John, Jolee, Brent, Brittany, and Blake

 

 

QUILTVILLE MYSTERY QUILTS by Shirley Albertson Owens April 12, 2016

Posted By on April 12, 2016

Since Angela Neff was so nice to post a list of all of the Quiltville Mystery Quilts on her Facebook page, I decided to post photos of all of my Bonnie K. Hunter mystery quilts on my blog.  So here goes my Quiltville Mystery Quilt SHOW AND TELL as of April 12, 2016.

2007 Carolina Crossroads

I made two Carolina Crossroads quilt – they are both the same colors but one is king-sized!  This just MIGHT be my favorite Bonnie K. Hunter mystery quilt.

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Quiltville Mystery Charter Member Blog Button

Quiltville Mystery Charter Member Blog Button

2008 Orange Crush

Orange Crush with Grandangel James Johnson

Orange Crush with Grandangel James Johnson

 

Pineapple Crush - gifted to my nephew Dustin Albertson

Back of Pineapple Crush – gifted to my nephew Dustin Albertson

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Orange Crush Blog Button

Orange Crush Blog Button

2008 Tobacco Road

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I named mine OLD VIRGINIA ROAD and OLD VIRGINIA ROAD II and I love the flying geese border (although at the time I thought that it just might kill me!)

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This was a graduation gift to my nephew Eric Albertson

Old VA Road II

2009 Double Delight

Double Delight Mystery

Double Delight Mystery

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Double Delight Blog Button

2009 Christmas Lights (Quiltmaker magazine)

Carolina Christmas Lights

Carolina Christmas Lights

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Christmas Lights Blog Button

Christmas Lights Blog Button

2009 Carolina Christmas Star

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Carolina Christmas Poinsettia

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Carolina Christmas Blog Button

Carolina Christmas Blog Button

2010 Roll Roll Cotton Boll

Roll Roll Cotton Boll

Roll Roll Cotton Boll

Roll Roll Cotton Boll II

Roll Roll Cotton Boll II  My cousin, Janie Lynn Albertson Gray has this quilt on her bed in her guest room.

Roll Roll Cotton Boll Blog Button

Roll Roll Cotton Boll Blog Button

2011 Orca Bay

Orca Bay

Orca Bay  Back

Jan.  2012 Orca Bay 1 Sarah Basketball 061

Orca Bay 11 Jan 6, 2012Christmas Orca Bay

Orca Bay Blog Button

Orca Bay Blog Button

Orca Bay Blog Button

Orca Bay 

2012 Easy Street

Easy Street

Easy Street

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Christmas Easy Street

Christmas Easy Street

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Easy Street Blog Button

2013 Celtic Solstice

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Albertson Christmas Celtic Solstice

Albertson Christmas Celtic Solstice Back with JB and Marjorie’s Clothing Squares on the back

IMG_4730Albertson Christmas Celtic Solstice – Dan Albertson’s memory quilt

Celtic Solstice Blog Button

Celtic Solstice Blog Button

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2013 Lazy Sunday (Quiltmaker magazine)

Lazy Sunday

Lazy Sunday

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2014 Grand Illusion

Christmas Grand Illusion - unfinished

Christmas Grand Illusion – unfinished

Back of Grand Illusion

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2015 Allietare

Christmas Allietare

Christmas Allietare

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Back of Christmas Allietare

Back of Christmas Allietare

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Allietare

Allietare

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Allietare Blog Button

Allietare Clue 6 Bonnie K. Hunter Quiltville Mystery 2015

Posted By on January 4, 2016

 

The big reveal came New Year’s Eve – and boy did Bonnie K. Hunter make a lot of people all of the world VERY HAPPY. Not only did we get to see how all of our pieces were going to fit together, but we got to be VERY happy because the finished quilt is a wonderful design!

 

To see what the finished quilt looks like, go to Bonnie Hunter’s blog – just click the link below!

http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2015/12/allietare-part-6-reveal.html

Since I am making two, I am not as far along (FINISHED) as some people are (YES SOME PEOPLE ARE FINISHED!!!!!) – but I have all of the blocks kitted and about half of them made – so stay tuned for my big reveal later!

Here is my progress so far!

Allietare STAR BLOCK

Christmas Allietare STAR BLOCK

 

Christmas Allietare STAR BLOCK

Allietare STAR BLOCK

 

Christmas Allietare ECHOS OF PISA BLOCK

Allietare ECHOS OF PISA BLOCK

 

AND TADA – here are the first four blocks of each of my CHRISTMAS ALLIETARE and my ALLIETARE QUILTS!

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Allietare

Allietare

 

To see what all of the fun color combinations of the Allietare Quilts made by people all over the world, click on the link  below!

http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2016/01/mystery-monday-link-up-reveal.html

 

19 UFO’S from 2015 that SHOULD Get Finished in 2016

Posted By on January 1, 2016

Since it is January 1, 2016, the time is just right for resolutions. I am thinking that I would like to finish some of my UFO’s (UNFINISHED OBJECTS – AKA UNFINISHED QUILTS IN PROGRESS). So to make things easier, I made a list. (OK I did cheat a little bit because I do have a few more that are not on the list because I changed their category from UFO to “ABANDONED FOR NOW.”)  After looking over this list, it is once again apparent to me that I am a true Bonnie Hunter fan.  Almost everything on this list is a Bonnie Hunter design!

So for now, here are the UFO’s that made the list!

1     ALBERTSON PING PONG BALLS – this is actually Bonnie K. Hunter’s Bow Tie Challenge (see Quiltville.com if you would like to add this UFO to YOUR LIST!)  I made this with clothing that belonged to my parents – so it is a “MEMORY QUILT” and called ping pong balls because I come from a family of AVID ping pong players – and we often used ping pong balls the same color as the cheddar fabric!  When this is finished, it will belong to my son, Rob Johnson.  I feel pretty sure that this will get finished because it only needs the binding sewn on.

Albertson Ping Pong Balls AKA Bonnie Hunter Bowtie Challenge

Albertson Ping Pong Balls AKA Quiltville’s Bonnie K. Hunter;s Bowtie Challenge

 

2     SCRAPPY GRANDMOTHER’S FLOWER GARDEN is my hexie project – but even though I like it, it has been on my UFO list for a couple of years.  I am going to make an effort to make progress on it this year!  I already have a stack of these flowers made so I just need to put it all together.

Scrappy Grandmother's Flower Garden

Scrappy Grandmother’s Flower Garden

 

3     CATHERINE’S BASKETS has been a UFO for awhile now and I really should finish it – all of the blocks are made and it is a mostly red  quilt – which I really love.  It is named Catherine’s Baskets because my friend,  Catherine,  cut out the baskets with her special die!  I think the hang up for me on this one is that I don’t know how to put it together.

Catherine's Baskets

Catherine’s Baskets

 

4     TALKING TURKEY is a Bonnie K. Hunter design – all read and white – and I love it.  The problem is that I do not like to bind and that is the only thing that I have left to do on it!  SO I AM MAKING THE COMMITMENT – I WILL GET THIS ONE DONE in 2016!  I put a photo of THE BONNIE and me here too –  as inspiration.  (This was taken at her Talking Turkey Workshop in April 2014 in Williamsburg, VA.)

Talking Turkey

Talking Turkey

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5     STRATA STAR – this was started at Quilt Camp more than two years ago – and I just have to figure out how to quilt it.  

 

Strata Star

Strata Star

 

6     STRIPPY HIDDEN STARS – another one that only needs binding……….  I made up this pattern.

STRIPPY HIDEN STARS

STRIPPY HIDEN STARS

 

7     WILD AND GOOSEY – another fun Bonnie Hunter pattern.  It is addictive to work on – I just got involved in too many other projects so it sits alone in a project box for now!

WILD AND GOOSEY

WILD AND GOOSEY

 

 

8     DON’T BE GOOSEY – is another WILD AND GOOSEY Bonnie Hunter pattern made using my parents’ clothing.  It is a memory quilt in progress.  My daddy used to say “Don’t be goosey” all of the time – so it seemed like a perfect name for a memory quilt.

Don't Be Goosey

Don’t Be Goosey

 

9     ALBERTSON TUMBLERS – is another one of Bonnie’s Challenge Quilts (Tumblers to be made as leaders and enders) and I decided to do this challenge and used fabrics from my parents’ clothing. The top is close to being finished.

 

ALBERTSON TUMBLERS

ALBERTSON TUMBLERS

 

10     ALBERTSON LOZENGES – is another of Bonnie’s Challenge Quilts that I am making using my parents’ clothing….another memory quilt.  UNFORTUNATELY I HAVEN’T TAKEN A PHOTO OF THIS ONE YET!

11     ALBERTSON LOVE – yes – you guessed it – is another Bonnie Hunter design – basket weave that I made using my parents’ clothing.  It is a memory quilt in progress.

ALBERTSON LOVE

ALBERTSON LOVE

 

12 and 13     BIG SISTER – LITTLE SISTER FAIR AND SQUARE – are gifts for my new little niece, Elliott (who will be born in March) and her big sister, Camryn.  The back is minkee.  I can’t wait to give this to them!

I doubt if they would be reading my blog – but this is a surprise for both their mother and father – so I won’t post a photo here now.

14 and 15     ALLIETARE and CHRISTMAS ALLIETARE is Bonnie’s Quiltville Mystery 2015 and here are the first four blocks of each of these quilts.

Allietare and Christmas Allietare

Allietare and Christmas Allietare

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16  CHRISTMAS BOXY STARS  is a Bonnie Hunter Boxy Stars Design made with my parents’ clothing.  It is a memory quilt for my nephew Andrew Albertson.  The top is finished but I need to make a back and get it quilted!

Albertson  Boxy Stars

Albertson Boxy Stars

 

17 and 18 ALBERTSON STRING STARS 1 and ALBERTSON STRING STAR 2 – as far as I know, I made up this block – and I am not sure how I will set it together.  These will be two more memory quilts made from my parents’ clothing.

ALBERTSON STRING STARS

ALBERTSON STRING STARS

 

19    CHRISTMAS GRAND ILLUSION is my second Bonnie Huntery Quiltville Mystery 2014 – everything is made, it just needs to be sewn together.

Christmas Grand Illusion

Christmas Grand Illusion

 

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