Currently in the Works …

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Mias Baby Quilt Pieced

As I’m working on this baby quilt for a friend’s first grandchild, I’m writing up the pattern so you can make one, too.  Since it uses the same method as my Alternate Ending Quilt pattern, this will be an add-on to that pattern.  In other words, you’ll need to have both quilt patterns to complete this one.  Since I may make a few add-on patterns, this would help you avoid paying full price for small variations and wading through pages of instructions you already know.

Ideas for using this pattern:

  • I’ve ordered fabric to make this little flower quilt again as a red poppy for my family room wall.  I think it’ll have a completely different mood in bright orange-red and black.
  • A friend wants to make a larger, full sized quilt version of this.  Since she has four daughters, I suggested she may want to make four flowers, each using the colors of her daughters’ birth months.  I love the idea of a personalized family quilt.
  • Imagine sending out birth announcements with baby photographed in the middle of a pink or blue flower!

I’ll let you know once the pattern is ready!

sarahsigres

The Alternate Ending Quilt Pattern — Now Available!

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Alternate Ending Quilt Collage

The Alternate Ending Quilt pattern is now available in CoopCrafts Etsy Shop!  This pattern helps you learn a method of blending colors so that they really look like they belong with each other, placed just where they should be.  An interesting twist with the quilt is the ability to choose an Alternate Ending before completing the quilt top.  The three pictures above are all the same quilt, with just three seams left to finish!

A and B QuiltThe pattern also includes creative twists to inspire you in your own quilting, including interesting spins thrown in by pattern testers. 24 Years Quilt

Stardust at Sunrise Baby Quilt

 

While the pattern uses simple half square triangle blocks, I don’t recommend this for beginners.  It’ll be more enjoyable sewing if you’ve already developed a good understanding of work flow and order.  That said, if you’d like to try it, you can find the pattern here:  CoopCrafts Etsy shop.

Thank you, and happy sewing!

sarahsigres

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

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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

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