Category Archives: Quilts

2009 Quilts


I didn’t finish many quilts this year. Instead, I spent a lot of time teaching a few friends to quilt. I also practiced batch quilting. I did a bunch of quilt tops all at one time, then a bunch of quilting, then a bunch of binding. Continue reading

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2008 Quilts


This quilt was given to Dorinda. The colors remind me of the east bay hills where she lives. This was my second attempt at freehand machine quilting. It was really difficult to get the tension right for the back of the quilt. The front looks alright though. It’s hanging on her office wall! Continue reading

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A circle in a square

These lovely fabrics are all from Robert Kaufman Fabrics. The first one I bought from Eddie’s Quilting Bee at the San Francisco Quilt Show last year. The second two I bought in Hawaii at a fabric shop in Kona on … Continue reading

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My Helper

I’ve updated MadeByVelma.com with the rest of the quilts I made in 2007. There’s a few I’ve started in the last week, but I’m calling those 2008. The above quilt, which Orson is so thoughtfully helping me with, is one that I’ve started. Continue reading

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Babylock Quilting Professional

My new sewing machine is awesome! It has a long arm for stuffing larger quilts through. It has a button that makes the needle stop down and a button that cuts the thread. It has a needle threader and I … Continue reading

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