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Jessie ZeiglerComment

Well, doing this exercise in counting up my quilts, I've discovered the total number of quilts I thought I made was bigger in my head. :)


I loved this quilt. There are lots of "plus" quilts out there in the quilting industry.  However, it took a gift bag in this exact pattern to get me inspired to make this pattern that I call Plus Ones.  It's a single block repeat and using solids gave me a chance to really play up the quilting.  We gave this to friends for their wedding gift.


As so often it does, once I get a pattern figured out, I'll make it again.  This pattern I ended up making three times total: once in a 2-fabric way and twice in a 3-fabric pattern like this one.  I made this in a baby size for my friend for her first baby.


I designed this baby quilt and called it Adel Bricks.  <-- Click that link to get the free pattern.  We gave this quilt to a cousin for the birth of their baby boy.  I love a quilt top that is easily assembled in a day!


Here's the second Adel Bricks baby quilt I made.  We gave this to our friends for their third baby.  I love the wood grain quilting on pretty much everything, but especially on these little quilts.


This is the third Adel Bricks baby quilt that I made.  It's amazing how much the name personalization can add to the quilt!  This was a commission for friends of ours who had their second baby.  Safe to say I love gray fabrics and especially dig the monochome flavor of each of these baby quilts.


I made this quilt from a magazine pattern.  It was simple enough but rated extremely high on the "fun factor".  The quilting took a long time to do, but I couldn't be more happy with how it turned out.  That's the thing about quilting stitches - once the time is invested, they don't come out and the look can be enjoyed for such a long time! :) Unless those stitches meet a seam ripper, that is.


This quilt was also made as a baby quilt, which happens to be my favorite kind of quilts to make in case you haven't noticed!  I designed this pattern, but admittedly I can't tell you that there isn't one exactly like it somewhere else in the quiltosphere.  I mean, it's just squares.  I might have even made it in a more time-intensive way, but I loved the end result, so that's all that matters.  We gave this to a cousin for the birth of one of their sons.


This quilt was magical to make.  It was the first of its kind that I'd made - the diamond shapes meant lots and lots of bias edges to contend with.  I loved the argyle style but with soft baby colors.  I also decided to use a monogram to further personalize the quilt.  Add fancy-pants quilting, and it ended up being a winner!  This was a gift to friends of ours for their baby.


I made this quilt for a cousin/friends for a wedding gift.  I loved this pattern called Firedrill by Elizabeth Hartman.  


I designed this quilt fairly early on in my quilting career.  I had cut and sewn most all of the blocks together and just lost my steam on the project - I didn't have anything or anyone in mind for it and so it went on the back burner.  Then a friend asked if I would donate a quilt for a silent auction she was holding as part of a larger fundraiser for her son who will need a future medical procedure.  I told her I would donate this quilt.  This was the second quilt I had ever donated to a fund-raiser auction... and the last.  The family would have benefited the same if I would have just written a $100 check and I would have come out ahead not spending a week's worth of time/materials on it rather than on my business customers.  It was a difficult but valuable lesson to learn for the future.  It doesn't mean I love the families or causes any less, it's just from a realistic approach, quilts have a tendency to be undervalued by the general population.


I just made this pattern up on the fly to give to friends for their wedding. I do love the simplistic color palette and piecing techniques and would make something like this again in the future.


I made this quilt to celebrate my sister's 30th birthday.  She's a lover-of-mint and a modern gal, so I figured out how to cut the fabrics without a template or pattern and figured out the piecing without any y-seams and just went for it.  It took a little more color placement planning than I was used to, but I absolutely love the end result - totally worth it!  There are so many hexie quilt patterns out there that are awesome and I probably would have saved time buying one, but there is also something to be said for doing the legwork and figuring it out myself.  The learning is in the figuring.