Featured Member Quilts: August 7

At 24 Blocks we love to feature photos of quilts made by our readers. Quilting has such a long tradition and today’s social media gives a great way to share our creative interests. Today we’ve selected three beautiful baby quilts. We hope their fun spirit inspires.

We’d love to see a quilt you’ve made, or a treasured family heirloom quilt, too. Just upload a photo to our 24 Blocks Facebook page. Give as much information about the quilt as you can, including the pattern name and source if you know it. Any details you can share on fabric and construction would be appreciated by our readers. We love, too, hearing the stories of vintage and antique quilts, and seeing quilts made for charity, for gifts or to help keep memories alive. Happy Quilting!

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“Madefor the soon-to-be born granddaughter of a friend. Based on the Snuggly Owl pillow pattern on the Bernina website. I downsized the pattern to fit a 12” block and reworked to piece rather than layer the body. Backed in an owl print flannel.” — Cheryl Leabo

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“A circle baby quilt; it is hand and machine quilted.” — Patsy Cosby

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“Formy latest grandson. Crumb blocks…they are what I do when my scrap drawer gets full. I’ll spend a week or two free piecing scraps and trimming to 6 1/2” squares. When the time I set is over, the drawer getsdumped in the trash and I start anew until it fills up. Sometimes I start the blocks with pin wheels made from waste triangles from other projects.” — Michelle Lynch

Notice, too, that Michelle uses a graph fabric for her design wall. She has great ideas not just for the design wall, but also for keeping control of the stash. Love it!

Thanks to everyone who has shared their work with our 24 Blocks quilting community. Quilting changes with time, but we do carry on the tradition!

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