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  • Total submissions: 14
  • Total countries: 5
  • Total provinces: 2
  • Total states: 9

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Beginners Quilt Beginners Quilt
By: Diane U.,
Ontario, Canada

When I retired from working at very stressful job; I joined our local Quilting Guild and took a beginner’s class from a wonderful teacher. This was my very first quilt; that was 4 years ago; and I’m still smitten with the journey of quilting. Thank you for allowing me to show my work.

Quilt size: width: 30" height: 46"

Cat Scratch Fever Cat Scratch Fever
By: Pamela Scoville,
New Jersey, USA

Log Cabin quilt created for my cat sitter, made out of left over scraps from previous quilts, wool batting and quilted for me by my friend on her longarm. I finished the binding on the 13th with help from the kittens who nestled under it as I was doing the hand sewing.

Quilt size: width: 92" height: 103"

davids quilt davids quilt
By: barbara woods,
Georgia, USA

my sister gave me 3 bags of scraps and i made my youngest a quilt for his birthday out of them

Quilt size: width: 72" height: 86"

Ebony And Ivory Ebony And Ivory
By: Amanda Reid,
South Africa

Ebony And Ivory…Black and white…new beginnings….for ALL kinds. The whole quilt selfmade,,,(yesterday!) Applique and machine. ALL the fabric is black and white in mixed designs. Happy flowers,birds and butterflies!

Quilt size: width: 24" height: 28"

Evolution Evolution
By: Jenny in NZ,
New Zealand

A Drunkards Path design from an old APQ magazine. Fabric’s depict for me the daily new beginnings of our world.
Sun, Sky, Moon & Water, plus Spring and Autumn Greens around the edges. Fire, Embers and the ashes cut from the scraps in the center.
The continual renewal of life and New Beginning’s

Quilt size: width: 39" height: 39"

Graduation Quilt Graduation Quilt
By: Deb V.,
New York, USA

A new beginning from high school to college. This is a tee shirt quilt that fits the XL twin beds at college. The 4 corners are appliques of his 4 major interests, marching band, golf, basketball, and boy scouts where he earned the eagle scout badge also found within the quilt.

Quilt size: width: 78" height: 96"

Hummingbirds Hummingbirds
By: Maggie Boucher,
North Carolina, USA

I am not quite done with this piece it is a work in progress, however; I wanted to share it with you all. I call this hummingbirds. I just love the Aqua blue framing each square. I hope you all enjoy this. I should be done with it next week.

Quilt size: width: 48" height: 60"

It's Hip to Be Square It’s Hip to Be Square
By: Donna Keating,
Texas, USA

This quilt was made for the birth of my darling grand-niece, Emma Lee. She is so beautiful and loving with a great beginning of life.

Quilt size: width: 42" height: 56"

Nature's Pirouette Nature’s Pirouette
By: Kris Jarchow,
Nebraska, USA

This quilt was a new technique for me, curves and freezer paper piecing. The whole piece was put together with the freezer paper on the front of the fabric so you didn’t know what it looked like until the end and you pulled the paper off. A new beginning for me in quilting.

Quilt size: width: 29" height: 29"

New Beginnings New Beginnings
By: Lynn,
Oregon, USA

This was made for a swap called New Beginnings. The sun is paper pieced in batiks, the lilies are appliqued in wools.

Quilt size: width: 18" height: 20"

Poker Run Poker Run
By: Yvonne Bamlett,
Alberta, Canada

This is a crazy quilting technique. I think it is a New Beginning for me because it was difficult to get it to fit properly and it made me realize that even though I have pieced many blocks, this one was the most challenging. The horses are scary looking, but they are supposed to be funky. They are.

Quilt size: width: 80" height: 84"

Red Table Scarf Red Table Scarf
By: Stella Nemeth,
Pennsylvania, USA

I needed a new project to get me moving in the new year. I didn’t want anything too big. I found a pattern in the most recent edition of Easy Quilts. I changed the colors and some of the piecing directions. My scarf is smaller than the one in the magazine as well. it succeeded in getting me moving.

Quilt size: width: 12.5" height: 37"

The Comfort Quilt The Comfort Quilt
By: Carole,

I wanted to make a summer quilt for our bed using a combination of fabrics that I had collected on my travels to Japan and New Zealand. I have used Japanese taupe and traditional prints along with other matching fabrics that have a textured look. The Pattern is by Australian designer Leanne Beasley.

Quilt size: width: 72" height: 72"

Watercolor Squares in square Watercolor Squares in square
By: Debbie,
South Carolina, USA

A mini watercolor created for the first week challenge for Project Quilting. I like the creative push in this theme challenge. I am free to express myself and try new things or do what I like best. I used 2 inch squares of floral fabrics to blend this table topper with batik border.

Quilt size: width: 14" height: 14"

New Beginning Quilts

26 thoughts on “New Beginning Quilts

  • January 25, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    This Gallery is so much fun. Very inspiring. A big thank you to all of you who make it possible. :)

  • January 25, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    This year I was clever an didn’t make a New Years resolution, so I can’t struggle

  • January 25, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    How am I doing with my New Years’ resolutions? Actually Great. I made a resolution to get my Sewing/Craft Room Organized. I have completed organizing my Jewelry (Beads and Things) and 3/4 through my quilting Stash. What a Job! When done I can complete all my UFO’s and start on the wish list my family and friends have requested. Elizabeth, Silverdale, WA

  • January 25, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    I don’t do BOMs because I like things to be symmetrical and even and so it would bother me too much LOL…

  • January 25, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    ooh, such a hard choice to pick my faves. I haven’t actually started a new BOM just yet – I am still to finish my HST BOM, but I have bookmarked the Lucky Stars BOM to start as soon as I can

  • January 25, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    I love your weekly contests..enjoy seeing what people make!

  • January 25, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    Hi!!! Love looking through the contests!!! I don’t make resolutions…Nope!!! Not me!!! I just always have things I want to work towards!!! So learning to quilt and use a sewing machine is on my list!!! So far so good!!! Thanks for the fun!!!

  • January 25, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    I like seeing all the creative designs in the quilts!

  • January 25, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    I’ve started the Craftsy BOM. It’s bright and colourful, and starts out easy, but will lead to some new techniques for me. Craftsy is at http://www.craftsy.com

  • January 26, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    i feel really dumb – first I can’t find an area for comments just after the weekly contest so I’m writing my questions here in hopes someone can answer them.
    I see over 30 entries but only a limited number of titles with boxes to check – my favorites are not among that list – I’m confused.
    also — at one place on the page it says only one vote per e-mail address, but then in another place it says each person gets 2 votes.
    I love this site and enjoy the contests – this is only my 3rd or 4th time to visit, but I am obviously confused.
    Oh about Block of the Months – I never do them – like someone else mentioned I really like symmetry – and just don’t like the look of “sampler” type quilts. I might enjoy doing a BOM that showed depictions of the 12 months, or the same pattern in different colors or something like that.

  • January 26, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Hi Cheryl,

    Vote on the actual blog post page, where you left the comment:


    There was an error for The Blog link, that I forgot about until I saw your message. It’s fixed now.

    You can only vote once but you can select two favourites, i.e. two boxes then hit the Vote button once.


  • January 26, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    I don’t do BOM’s because I already have too much on my plate and I like to finish what I start before going on to a new project. Sometimes that isn’t possible though, but I do finish it as soon as I possibly can. Don’t like to have UFO’s just sitting there for years.

  • January 26, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    I haven’t started a block of the month yet but would like to start a Christmas themed one. But I’ve made a crib quilt already this year.

  • January 26, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    Am presently on last 2 months of “Forget Me Not” a floral applique BOM by Esther Aliu


    Not sure how to post a link properly as am not good on computer but this is her group address
    Have made other quilts from her designs and am sure I will be doing her BOM for this year.

  • January 27, 2013 at 1:07 am

    I started BOMs like every year…Erin Russek’s Bom , Sulky, etc….

  • January 27, 2013 at 3:53 am

    ik ben nog niet begonnen met een blok of de maand maar wie weet komt dat nog

  • January 27, 2013 at 4:15 am

    i have not tried a bom yet, but am planning to make one for myself. i have found 12 lovely blocks that would go nicely together, mainly stars, and will be trying to complete this quilt step by step this year.

  • January 27, 2013 at 5:47 am

    I have indeed joined a BOM – 2 in fact. ‘Lucky Stars’ with Don’t Call me Betsy and the ‘And Sew on’ with Kristy at Quiet Play. ‘And Sew On’ is a free one. Free is always great!!

  • January 27, 2013 at 8:21 am

    I Luv this site. Looking at other people’s work & having the opportunity to vote for some ones gorgeous work.

  • January 27, 2013 at 10:18 am

    Love seeing all the different projects. Very hard to vote for just 2!
    I am not doing any BOM right now as I am finishing up 5 quilts before I start anything else.

  • January 27, 2013 at 11:26 am

    I am working on a new design for a BOM to teach my quilting students.
    Love the Nature’s Pirouette and want to try it. I will have to try and find the pattern.

  • January 27, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    Awesome quilts….. I voted… Thanks for giving this oppurtunity to vote :-)

  • January 27, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    Oh and as far as the new block of the month…. Started on one and hopefully will continue :-)

  • March 8, 2013 at 9:03 am

    I have not started a BOM but I do participate in Stash Bee and there are always fun blocks that we make for the queen bee for the month.

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