Custom Baby Block Quilts

Looking for a fun baby gift?  How about a quilt made from personalized blocks, made by friends and family members?

Visit the Gallery Tab under Baby Block Quilts for many photo examples.

Directions for making your own quilt are under the Links tab.  Enjoy!

 

 

Quilt Label on the Back of your quilt

I have added a Page under the Links tab with Information  to create a quilt label.

Why add a label, you ask?

By Margo J. Clabo – excerpt from      http://planetpatchwork.com/passtvq/tvq25/quilting.htm

“. . . Do you have an antique quilt that you think was made by a family member? How about one you got from a yard sale or an antique store? Wouldn’t you just love to know for sure who made it, and when? If those quilts could talk, would they have a fascinating story to tell? If they had been labeled by the makers, you would know the history was fact, and not just some vaguely remembered or assumed information. Do you still own one that you used as a child, or have one that was made just for you by a group of your quilting friends? Do these quilts have labels to carry their story to a future quilt lover? You see, it is not only the masterpiece quilts and the show quilts that deserve the distinction of a label. . .”

What to Include on your label:

  • Date: When the quilt was/is presented, or the period during which it was made.
  • Block Pattern name: if you know the name, or if you have created an original piece.
  • Your Name: you made it, take credit for it!
  • Your town and state
  • Name of the recipient
  • Occasion for which the quilt is made: if there is something special, like a wedding or anniversary it commemorates.
  • For some label phrases that are fun and even humorous, take a look at this website!

    http://reddawn.net/quilt/label.htm

    Enlarging a Small Design

    Have a small image that you would like to enlarge for a larger quilt design?

    Look under the “Links” drop down and you will find some easy math examples to help you enlarge and reduce designs.

    These easy butterfly designs looks nice as 3″ or 6″ blocks:

    Fussy Cutting

    These lovely blocks were made by Pat R, and are an expert example of “fussy cutting”.  Note the individual blocks and border treatment.

    Pat R 2

    Block by Pat R

    Back Home Again

    My 2009 Hoffman Challenge quilt is back home again after traveling for a year.  How fun it was to see it again!  This quilt was inspired by a 5 x 7 paper cut image made by my daughter, Gail McCormick (below). Link to her paper cut artwork:

    http://gailmccormick.wordpress.com

    Facebook Party!

    Recently we rolled out the Ruth McCormick Quilting Facebook page. Thank you to all who have already “liked” us, but now we’re asking for you to think about who you know that hasn’t done so yet. If you haven’t yet, give that little blue box on the right a good clicking. Thanks again for your support!

    Finished quilting my Double Irish Chain

    Happy Dance!

    I have completed the longarm quilting on my Double Irish Chain (made from leaders and enders), which is now 107″ x 109″ after the quilting.  See the 2010 Galleries for many more photos.

    Leaders and Enders

    Inspired by the book, Adventures with Leaders and Enders, by Bonnie Hunter of www.quiltville.com

    Made from 2″ square leaders and enders. This is the “before quilting” photo.

    Irish Chain, 111″ x 112″