Inspired Layers – Linda's Blog

Linda's quilting adventures

Christmas in July August 3, 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — inspiredlayerslinda @ 9:12 pm

Yes, this year I finally got around to quilting a Christmas Table Runner for a customer.  Now to tackle a charity Chrisstmas quilt for the Holliston Senior Center.

Here’s the Table runner…


I started by stitching in the ditch with red thread on all the red points.  Then I stippled in the off white area.  Finally, I used my 1/2″ line tamer ruler and stitched straight lines in the red paisley fabric.WP_20150803_12_18_35_Pro WP_20150803_12_19_08_Pro

My customer needs to bind this project and enjoy it at Christmas time. She took the paper piecing class twice in order to finish this beautiful quilted runner.  Great job!

Next quilt, ready to go….


2 Babies join Juniper Road

Filed under: Uncategorized — inspiredlayerslinda @ 9:02 pm

The population of Juniper Road in Holliston just increased by 2! That is a good excuse to go to a quilt shop, buy 10 fat quarters and a few yards of fabric.  Here’s what I came up with…


Two Flannel receiving blankets.

Then I cut a 6 1/2″ squares and 4 1/2″ squares.  I quilted an elephant, monkey, baby carriage and lollipop on a few squares.  Then I sewed the squares together to make 2 big blocks and two little blocks.WP_20150728_16_51_58_Pro WP_20150728_16_54_09_Pro WP_20150728_16_58_18_Pro WP_20150728_16_58_24_Pro

Stuff with polyester fiber fill.WP_20150728_20_26_40_Pro 1 WP_20150729_10_40_01_Pro 1 WP_20150729_10_41_09_Pro 1                                                            With the rest of the fat quarters I made a quilt. I put the 6 1/2″ squares in the center, stripe fabric around and 4 1/2″ squares on the outside.  Fun to design a baby quilt!WP_20150729_19_56_05_Pro WP_20150730_14_39_53_Pro 1

Then I quilted it with fun designs in the center, straight lines in the border and feathers in the outer border. FUN!WP_20150730_14_39_53_Pro WP_20150731_08_52_20_Pro 1

Bound with the left overs and ready to wrap and deliver!