Made By Gina's Custom Creations

Made By Gina's Custom Creations

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Quilt Magazine's Fabric Stash Quilt-Along!

I had the honor and pleasure of being asked to make a block for the Quilt Magazine's Fabric Stash Quilt-Along.  I made two quilt blocks from the same pattern, and both of them were shared on the Quilt Magazine's website, Facebook page and Pinterest board.
Here are the photos of the two blocks that I made...

Thank you to Sara B and QUILT Magazine for letting me have this opportunity!
I hope for future opportunities to do this again :o)

Friday, June 8, 2012

University of Illinois - A Shadowbox Quilt

One of my favorite quilts shops, Quilts & Quilting, in Princeton, WI, will be closing its doors this summer.  The owners have decided to retire.  So I decided to take one last class with Sandy (the owner & quilting instructor), before I no longer could.  She taught a class for making a Shadowbox Quilt.  Since I had been asked to make a University of Illinois quilt for a queen sized bed, I took the opportunity to use the class and the Shadowbox Quilt pattern to make this University of Illinois quilt...  Here are photos of some of the progress of it while in quilt class, as well as finished photos of it on a queen bed.  I like this pattern so much, I already have fabric purchased for making a second one...but using teals and blacks instead of a university theme.

Since I don't own a long-arm quilter, I have to outsource any long-arm machine quilting... Sandy from Quilts & Quilting in Princeton, WI did the long-arm machine quilting on this quilt for me.