Put your foot down #102

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whats under my foot quilt linky party

The sewing room has been humming and is now a disaster area. Enter at your own risk!

After finishing the June Island Batik challenge quilt (you can see that here) work began on a commissioned quilt. It is a design I created a couple of years ago, a paper pieced quilt.

This was the design her daughter liked but she is left it up to me, “surprise me” she said. Can’t wait to see her reaction when she picks it up. The “surprise me” quilts always make me so nervous because what if they are not happy, what if it’s not what they expected? Have you made a commissioned quilt where it was left up to you and how do you deal with the what ifs?

There was a little fabric left so I used the AccuQuilt bib and flower dies to make a bib. For a burp cloth I folded my fabric in half on the bib die and placed it below the neck strap.

paper pieced quilt

I also made Wesley a few more bibs.


Instead of making and printing my own quilt labels I bit the bullet and ordered some on Etsy.

quilt labels

Winners from birthday giveaway

Rafflepress selected 2 winners and both confirmed their email. Congrats to you both!

Andrée from Quilting and Learning


New Dinosaur Quilt

While telling one of my truck driver friends about the dinosaur quilt I made for Elliott, he said he’d like one for his grandson. He left the design up to me. All of the patches except the large blue on the right were cut with the 8″ Mix and Match Qube from AccuQuilt. The fabric is Island Batik. The lighter fabric is Rice from a bolt I purchased, it is very soft shades of mottled blue with specks of a light gold or beige. The other is Cloud and both are from the IB Foundations line.

dinosaur quilt

your shares quilt linky party

Isn’t this stunning, shared by Gretchen’s Little Corner? The feathered star is on my short list of to-do’s.


We can all use a smile in this strange and crazy world we live in. Quilted hearts are much better than painted rocks. Kathy from Hazel’s Daughter is spreading the love.

whats under your foot quilt linky party
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  1. Nancy Bekedam

    Super cute baby quilt in chic modern colors, Denise!!! Fun that you have a die for small baby accessories!

    • Denise

      Oh gosh, I love that bib die and it was a nice touch to include it with the quilt. I think I will start doing that for baby quilts.

  2. Vicki n MN

    For commissioned products I tend to send photos of fabrics I pick before I cut. Also sharing a photo or drawing of the design before cutting. I want the approval before I start!

    • Denise

      Thanks, she didn’t want to see any of it, a total surprise. She loved it.

  3. sewswift

    The quilt is gorgeous so I can’t imagine it won’t be loved. Such cute little bibs and burpcloths to go with it!

    • Denise

      Thank you Carol, she loved the quilt.

  4. Hi Denise, thanks so much for the pattern. I’m going to print it up this week and start making those strips of flying geese – I can’t wait! You have been so busy, no wonder your sewing room is a mess…that’s a good sign, until you can’t find anything 🙂 Your bibs and quilt is lovely. Good luck with the dinosaur one. Take care.

    • Denise

      It’s about that way now but at least I did get the floor swept.

  5. You made some lovely dinosaur bibs. And I’m sure your friend will be happy with the quilt. I love dinosaur quilts.

    • Denise

      She loved the quilt. I couldn’t find a way of contacting you, I really would like to purchase one of your books Send me an email so we can talk, denise at fortheloveofgeese dot com.

    • Denise

      The dinosaurs are adorable.

  6. Oooh! Your commission quilt is so pretty! Beautiful fabrics and colours. The same can be said of the new dinosaur quilt! Love those sweet Bibs for Wesley. Beautiful shares from last week.

    • Denise

      Thanks Carol, she loved it too. Oh yes, I love the bibs too and starting to get the hang of sewing on velcro.

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