My Quilts

 The Illusion quilt  -lap size or twin topper.   It started with a little charm pack gifted to me by a good friend.  I found the grey fabric at my guild meeting and it was FREE… so far all this one cost me was my time and thread(grey, too).  Finished in Dec 2016



Grandson’s Birthday:     Binding tool Star

aug2015 GS#3He said he loved “green”  and black..  (December birthday boy)

November and 2 small quilts done.

  The top quilt is made from “stash” fabric and the 5″ half hexi template.   The Black and white, is the Disappearing 4 patch (gifted to Janet L. for her friendship and support of DD#2’s Chemo appointments)

d4p N blocks oct2015

we kept the top stacking block quilt (lap size)

2015 May:   Hunter’s Star:

DSCN7756 DSCN7754twin size in blues and off white.  I just had to try something new and a bit challenging for me.  Getting all those points to match up was hard.  I did fail in a couple stars, but No One should notice because of the busy pattern.   Say hello to my QA inspector.   Smudge loves my quilts.

A finish:  2014    Grandma’s Garden Flowers:


2 years in the making, but finally finished.   Basic colors, 5 inch half-hexi template and white background & backing.

Quilts –  –  –  –  Summer 2013.


This is one of 3 orange lap size quilts I made for the PICU in St Louis. In memory of Gabe.  (shaken baby syndrome survivor)


My Patriotic Flag quilt from a fabric swap.. 2013  ( a keeper- lap size)

DSCN6312The main body of my Grandma’s Garden quilt (made with the half hexi template) is done and quilted in Shamrocks..  Twin size.  Keeper


A surprise quilt from falling charms pattern.  I used 2.4 inch strips in between the 5 inch blocks.. and quilted it with stencils.. stencilquilting

These two quilts went to DD#1  May 2012

  Flock of Geese.     Nurse panels with sayings.

TavernBlues Blocks  July 2012

  Blocks from MSQC’s floral swap..

I made a small lap quilt with a four of the “darker” blocks and My own extra 9 patch blocks.. this was gifted to a very dear friend who is having a really hard period in her life.. Hope it hugs her tight on those MOMENTs when life gets overwhelming.

Blueberry Crumb Cake

Fabric from Missouri Quilt  One Blueberry 10×10 squares package  and one jelly roll of same fabric.   Thae pattern is from Jenny’s tutorial on Double Slice..   This is a queen size quilt made in 4 sectons-head, 2 sides and main body..  took me 3 months to make  working a couple hours here and there..  Batting is 80/20 pieced together as I went.  I used a homespun blue plaid and cotton dark blue  for the backing..

Tumbling Autumn

Lap or Crib size quilt using 5″ charm packs called Bittersweet by Moda.   80/20 cotton batting and Gold & reddish remanent fabric I picked up somewhere in my shopping travels.

 Oct 2011

Homespun Log cabin 1

The original log cabin with the Red Center Square. 

finished front Oct 2011

Front: fabric from Wally World in browns & blues.. red center.   80/20 batting and additional blue shashing..  Purchased in July 2011.

My Starburst 2011 June

I have to have a Starburst of my Very OWN…so here is a Cousin to the first Starburst.. And it is MINE,, ALL MINE   .  You’ll notice alot of the same fabric is used in both the Starburst.. I just changed out the white for this RED background…!!

Love Knot 2009

Gifted, Weslaco Texas 2009

Blue and white.. This is an Applique pattern Also found in the magazine from Better Homes & Garden.   LOve KNOT quilt with large 4 patch border.. I backed it with white flannel and straight stitch quilted it..(not shown) the bottom of the border were blue & white alternating pairie points.  The Auction/drawing made over $500.00 for a good cause.

2009 Cousin Claimed – Weslaco, Tx

My first go at making a Starburst pattern  found in a magazine… American Patchwork & Quilting Oct. 2008 from Better Homes and Gardens Creative Collection.  Or head over to this “LINK”   for step by step, pictures and King-size Starburst tut.

The only reason I did it? Because it was my Grandmother’s favorite pattern  that she refused to share the How-To’s with anyone… It was her pride and “secret” on how she made it back in 1965..   My fav cousin in Tx now owns this lap size quilt.. She was quilting it last I visited her.

Pancake Pooh

This is the quilt that got me back into sewing and making More Quilts.   I saw a show on TV that made these round “pancake”  blocks.. So I fussy cut out some Pooh Characters and made a queen size quilt for DD#2 who loved the Pooh Movie.   It was her first Movie at age 3.  So for a FAMILY Memory.. Pancake Pooh was born.   2009.

11 Responses to My Quilts

  1. barbara johnson says:

    just had to leave a note…i found you from your link at MSQC… that place is the best isn’t it!!! i am GrammaBabs on there… and just posted a Mickey Quilt…
    i wanted to tell you i LOVE your work,AND you writings… we think alike… i too have seen the size 7 explode over the years of “no smoking, menopause, other stressful (make ya’ wanna eat, life crises) and life in genteral… Heck it’s 2X for me now and the boobs i always wanted… are now only good for one thing!!! DH…LOL.. hope this makes you smile… see you over at MSQC… hugs barbara

  2. Barb Oaker says:

    Judy…I’m really enjoying your blog. You have made some beautiful quilt!! I especially love the two star quilts, but they’re all terrific! Take Care…Barb O from MSQC

  3. Sandy Navas says:

    Judy, if you learned all your grandma’s secrets on your own then maybe there’s still hope for me. Thanks for sharing!!

  4. Sandy White says:

    Very nice quilts. Followed your link from MSQC.

  5. Awesome quilts.
    Thanks for the Like.

  6. Georgia Voils says:

    Judy, I followed your link on the MSQC site to reach your blog. Just had to let you know how much I love your Nurses Quilt. My sister-in-law works in the NICU at Childrens in St.Louis. I had a premie granddaughter over there a few years ago, then my sister-in-law’s 2nd grandchild went there, too, after a serious heart defect was detected early in the pregnancy. Love your whole blog–it’s been very encouraging for me to see your quilting method and that you, too, work on a simple machine.

  7. dorothy vanseeters says:

    love your quilts where can I find the nurses quilt pattern?

    • grannysgab says:

      Dorothy, I made up the pattern after I found the Nurse’s panels… I bought them off of Ebay. Basically there is the nurses panel/blocks with sashing around them and the other block is the 16 patch block. I used 2.5 inch squares for the 16 patch and the sashing was 2.5 inches wide. I can’t remember the size of the nurses panels. It was gifted to my oldest DD who finished her nurses training.. she is now on her way to becoming a Nurse Practitioner .
      Thanks for stopping by..

  8. I enjoyed reading your blog and looking at your quilts. Where did you find the pattern for the stacking blocks made with the small half hexi ruler? I would like to try that pattern. Sorry about your four legged friend, we had one go that way also. Hard to take. Thanks, Gma Sandy

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