The 24 Years Quilt and the A and B Quilt

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The 24 Years Quilt

The A and B Quilt

I’m sharing two quilts in one post because they’re very similar and I made they mostly at the same time. You can find more detail of the process through my Instagram photos (I’m @CoopCrafts there) tagged either #24yearsquilt or #aandbquilt .  First I started my colorful 24 Years Quilt, which was created to celebrate our 24th anniversary.  There are 24 squares floating around in the half square triangles to represent our years together.

24 Years Quilt

24 Years Quilt

24 Years Quilt

24 Years Quilt

24 Years Quilt

Just testing the unfinished top on the bed here, to see how the border rounds were looking.

24 Years Quilt

And then my sister in law announced her wedding — in two months!!  So my quilt was put on hold while I immediately started the A and B (Alison and Bryan) Quilt for the soon to be newlyweds.  I wanted to use the same basic design, since it seemed like good luck to base a wedding quilt on one that was to celebrate 24 years together.  I decided to completely leave out the squares since they hadn’t “earned” them yet.  ;)

A and B Quilt

A and B QuiltA and B Quilt

A and B Quilt

Eventually, they were both finished and approved.

A and B Quilt

24 Years Quilt and A and B Quilt

24 Years Quilt

24 Years Quilt

And now I begin three graduation quilts, again in a similar style.  Wish me luck!

sarahsigres

Stardust at Sunrise, A Solid Color Baby Quilt

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Stardust at Sunrise Quilt

Stardust at Sunrise Baby Quilt

Stardust at Sunrise Baby Quilt

Stardust at Sunrise Baby Quilt

Stardust at Sunrise Baby Quilt

Stardust at Sunrise Baby Quilt

Stardust at Sunrise Baby Quilt

Stardust at Sunrise Baby Quilt

Stardust at Sunrise Baby Quilt

Stardust at Sunrise Baby Quilt

Stardust at Sunrise Baby Quilt

sarahsigres

Circle Loomed Yarn Bowls

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I bought a small circle loom from Twill Textile Design on Etsy.  Although I don’t really know what to do with the finished bowls, I’ve been making them like crazy because it’s such an enjoyable, soothing activity.  Watching the colors form into slow, lazy rings is immensely satisfying.

Circle Loomed Yarn Bowls

Circle Loomed Yarn Bowls

Circle Loomed Yarn Bowls

Circle Loomed Yarn Bowls

Circle Loomed Yarn Bowls

You can find more details (including tutorials for using the circle looms) at the Twill blog.

sarahsigres

A West Virginia State Patchwork Purse

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West Virginia Patchwork Purse

West Virginia Patchwork Purse

West Virginia Patchwork Purse

West Virginia Patchwork Purse

West Virginia Patchwork Purse

West Virginia Patchwork Purse

West Virginia Patchwork Purse

West Virginia Patchwork Purse

West Virginia Patchwork Purse

sarahsigres

Upcycled Tablecloth Clutch Purses

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Upcycled Tablecloth Clutch Purses

Upcycled Tablecloth Clutch Purses

Upcycled Tablecloth Clutch Purses

Upcycled Tablecloth Clutch Purses

Upcycled Tablecloth Clutch Purses

Upcycled Tablecloth Clutch Purses

Upcycled Tablecloth Clutch Purses

I found a vintage linen tablecloth at a local antique shop and used it to make clutch purses in blue for my sister in law, pink for her Mom and her soon-to-be Mother in law.  I’m not sure when the tablecloth was made, but from researching the embroidery style, it may be from the 1950s.  It felt cruel to cut up something beautiful that some unknown person spent time making, but I decided they wanted their work to be loved and used, above all else.  The bride loves them, and they’ll be quite loved on her big day!  Maybe they’ll even be passed on to a few future brides down the road.

sarahsigres