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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

It's cool to be square blog hop

This week is the "It's Cool to be Square Blog Hop" hosted by 
the delightful Carol of Just Let Me

Today is MY DAY!  Hooray!  I am excited to share with you some of my SQUARE projects!  My interpretation of the theme mostly features square shaped medallion quilts, but I do have a few things made from squares at the end of the post.

Generally I make rectangular quilts, but some just need to be square particularly if they are a medallion type of design.

Several years back I made a couple of unique log cabin medallion quilts which turned out so so fun!

The first was made for my daughter's wedding and the second I kept for myself.  They are the very same pattern.  I love to see a pattern made in different color schemes.  Hopefully you do too because this post will feature several same design quilts.

I did not put borders on my daughter's quilt. Here it is before quilting.  It is a king size.

Here it is completely finished and displayed at her wedding.

My Christmas one was made with smaller logs, but it is the same pattern and queen sized.

For the same daughter's wedding, she helped me design a quilt that we named "Jessi's Medallion".  This is what we came up with, and of course, it is square as well.

My son loved it so much that he wanted one in the exact same colors, although, the fabrics were not the same.  His is not quilted yet.

Mom's was the most unique with a flip of lights and darks.  She purchased her fabrics in Hawaii without knowing what she would make of them.  We helped her figure out how to do this quilt out of them with the yardages she had.

 My other daughter wanted the same pattern for her wedding as well only in brown.

Marie chose purple, orange, and blue...

Phyllis made hers in brown as well.

Tracy's was so elegant!

My family enjoys sewing together, and we decided on a mystery quilt one year.  I designed something where each person could create their own 10" or 12" block.  I told them to make five of those blocks, and they had no idea what the entire quilt would look like.  It was super fun to see how they all turned out different, so let me present a few more square shaped quilts.

One of mine...I made two...

Marie's - love those stars...

Mine and Marie's side by side on a bed.  Still loving those stars she chose for her blocks.

My daughter made adorable owls ...

Felicity did a woodsy theme.  Once I saw her theme, I altered a couple of pieces and turned the next border into trees for her.  This quilt just needed trees.

I quilted some fun woodsy motifs in the border for her.

My bright one is photographed on an angle...

Below is the full photo before quilting.

Here is another square shaped medallion quilt with log cabin blocks in it as well.  We made this one for my sister in a family round robin.

A couple of years later I made one for my son and another for Mom.  They were identical and made completely from my stash.

Here is the real deal when it comes to squares in a quilt.  My aunt Joann pieced these 1 1/2" squares together into this beauty and asked me to quilt it.  She pieces to PERFECTION, so I wanted to really do this quilt justice.  It turned out to be my very favorite machine quilting EVER!

By the way, this is QUEEN SIZED, so please attempt to imagine just how small those squares are.

The back makes it almost a two sided quilt.

My final "square" addition to this post are the bags I have made from 2 1/2" squares.  They are so used and loved!

Mother's Day bags...

Retreat where we all sewed a few bags...

Bags for baby...

So, now it is time to check out all of the other "square" blog hoppers! 


May 18

May 19
Daughters of Dorinda (YOU ARE HERE!)

May 20

May 21

May 22


  1. So many beautiful square quilts! I love the variety and how a design completely changes with different color combinations!

  2. Such a gorgeous collection of square quilts; amazing! And I really love those bags too.

  3. I am impressed by the postage stamp quilt!

  4. Wow, I am overwhelmed by all those lovely quilts! You and your family are very talented!!! That postage stamp quilt is absolutely amazing! I thought, once upon a time, that I would do one... Anyway, your quilting on it is stunning! Thanks for sharing all these lovely projects!

  5. Beautiful quilts! Do you have patterns for any of them?

  6. I am exhausted just thinking about the time it took to make all those fabulous quilts! I know you are pretty quick seeing all the quilts you have done before, so you must have die cutting machines or elves to help you cut all those little pieces out. I think that first quilt is my favorite. I love those colors!

  7. Warning eye candy your ever going to see! I am just in heaven here looking at all these fabulous projects today. Jessica's Medallion in the purples is speaking to my soul. I see it was asked...but do you sell your patterns? I would so love to make that one.

  8. Seeing a quilt from the backside is ALWAYS my favorite part! Gorgeous !!

  9. ((THUMP!!)) That's me. Fainting dead away from the shock of all those incredible quilts!!

  10. wow these are all fantastic, at first I thought I loved the first one and that was it, then you kept going and they are all so beautiful!

  11. I love all those quilts. My favorites are the one in your son's colors and Marie's purple one.
    Is there a pattern for purchase? I might like to give this one a try when I get a little more experience. Thank you for the eye candy.

  12. Oh my goodness, you win on the being cool with square quilts. Wow! You've made so many gorgeous quilts and bags in incredible designs. I love them all! Thank you so much for sharing them and being a cool blog hopper with us.

  13. oh how fun to sew like this with family. i just love all those quilts and bags. thanks for sharing and for inspiring.

  14. Holy Smokes! You are an amazing quilter from the designing to the quilting at the end. Every quilt is wonderful. Thank you for sharing all those lovely cool quilts.

  15. Wow! What a jaw dropping display of quilty goodness! Such beautiful designs and I love the variety of each persons colour choices. How much fun is it that a lot of your family quilts together! 😄 Carol

  16. How fabulous, to have so many amazing quilters all in one family! You are like your own little guild! So many gorgeous quilts, I don't even know where to begin. I loved seeing different versions of the same pattern, made by or for different family members. What a spectacular legacy for the grandchildren!

  17. Oh my goodness, such beautiful and amazing quilts! I could just look at those pictures for hours! I can't begin to pick a favorite. It must be so much fun to have so many quilters in the family.

  18. Wow, all of them are so unique, yet similar. Great job on the designs!

  19. Super square quilts - such a stunning display! Thanks for sharing!

  20. I enjoyed your scrapbook of square quilts and projects. They are pretty, every single one.

  21. What an impressive collection of quilts and the fabric choices are simply stunning. I am in total awe... Love the bags also... The small squares quilt, that quilting is simply gorgeous and I to love the quilt it's probably my favorite of all the ones you showed today although I do like those also.

  22. Thank you for the great quilt show of lots of square quilts!!
    I am always facinated to see the same quilt in different colour ways ... thank you for sharing so many of them!

  23. Gorgeous quilts and bags! Thanks so much for sharing your quilts and projects!

  24. Stunning work. I love all those quilts. They are just amazing.

  25. This is an amazing collection of squares. Your collective work is wonderful.

  26. Thank you for sharing all of your square quilts and your quilts with squares. I love how the different color schemes draw attention to different design elements, even when the pattern is identical. Thanks for sharing!

  27. Wow, so many beautiful square quilts! Love all those medallion quilts, and I do love seeing the same quilt in different colors! Thanks for the virtual quilt show!

  28. So many gorgeous quilts! I can't believe how many versions there were of that one much fun to see a family that loves quilts and sews together!

  29. So many gorgeous quilts! I can't believe how many versions there were of that one much fun to see a family that loves quilts and sews together!

  30. This was like going to a quilt show! I love how each of you interpretted the pattern(s) to make such unique quilts.

  31. WOW, WOW and more WOW! Gorgeous quilts! It's always so fun to see how changing the fabrics, changes the quilt. A very talented family of quilters.

  32. Wow! You and your family could put on your very own quilt show. Your quilts are all amazing!

  33. So many gorgeous quilts. Love the quilting too. What an inspiring post.

  34. Wow! What a fabulous post of quilts! Definitely squares involved. It's amazing to see all of those together. What an impressive body of work. I really like the colors of the most recent one for your daughter.


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