Three More Little Quilts Finished

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It’s been a while since I’ve posted about my quilting projects. I’m a member of a quilting ministry at one of the churches in town. We make baptism quilts (Lutherans baptize infants), baby quilts for the Crisis Pregnancy Center, and comfort quilts for parishioners experiencing challenges or transitioning into assisted care.

You may have seen some of these in progress if you follow me on Instagram.

This one is for the CPC. The focus fabric features chameleons.

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I mixed 6″ chameleon blocks with four-patches.

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After I had it all pieced, I regretted the layout. The way the yellows and reds are lined up, they draw your eye away from the chameleons. Oh, well. Chameleons do like to blend in.

 

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I had some donated fabric in kind of a Frank Lloyd Wright-ish print in odd colors that I didn’t know what I was going to do with; obviously, it was meant to be a backing.

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And this one is a baptism quilt. It started as an x’s and o’s quilt, but I could not get those x blocks together. I even recut the pieces, and it still didn’t work. So it became a crosses and snowballs quilt. The background of the blocks is a white-on-white; the sashing is a white floral print on pale lavender.

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I pieced together a backing from some odds and ends.

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Close-up of the center panel. (Pardon the shadow.)

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We like to use sheep fabric for baptism quilts, because the congregation usually sings “I am Jesus’ Little Lamb” during the service.

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And here is my newest quilt, just completed Sunday morning for a baptism this coming Sunday.

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The sheep block is a design from Farm Girl Vintage by Lori Holt.

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The other blocks are 36-patches.

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I forgot to take a picture of the backing before I turned the quilt in. I used some donated fabric featuring blue gingham teddy bears.

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I have two more quilts in progress, but I won’t post them until they’re done.

About Andrea R Huelsenbeck

Andrea R Huelsenbeck is a wife, a mother of five and a former elementary general music teacher. A freelance writer in the 1990s, her nonfiction articles and book reviews appeared in Raising Arizona Kids, Christian Library Journal, and other publications. She is currently working on a young adult mystical fantasy novel and a mystery.

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