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Wednesday, January 5, 2011


My secret project, well, 1 of a few, can now be revealed!  I started this quilt over a year ago for my mom.  It truly was a labour of love.  This was a crazy/rag quilt.  Most of the fabrics in it are flannel, and there is a subtle Christmas theme to the fabrics.  This was a challenging project for me.  It starts out with creating 5 stacks of fabric, with 10 squares in each pile for a total of 50 squares.  Once you have the 5 piles, you randomly cut one vertical and one horizontal cut through each pile.  Once the stacks are cut, you 'shuffle' the stacks according to the pattern directions.  Then, the crazy part...sewing them all back together.  Anyway, here's a few shots of the process and the outcome.  My mom loved it and that's all that matters to me!  Love you Mom!

The Prep Work:

The placing of blocks (harder than you'd think):
Putting the binding on (one of my favourite parts):

And, Ta-Da, the finished project:


  1. It turned out beautiful! And just think, now that you've made one, whipping off another will be a breeze!

  2. absolutely love it Andrea! you did great

  3. Yes, Andrea, I absolutely love my quilt and realize that it was a labour of love. You must have heard me say at one time that I really liked that particular quilt pattern. Both the quilt and the Memory Book Album you gave us for Christmas spoke a wealth of love. We treasure the closeness of our family. Thanks so much for the beautiful gifts. We are so proud of you. Love, Mom

  4. That is a stunning quilt Andrea! I wish I had your patience and your gift but alas you've been uniquely designed that way. Good job and I'm sure you're mom will thoroughly enjoy it!


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