• Goals,  Quilt Tops

    Pink & Purple

    The quilt that is this Month’s UFO project is my pink and purple quilt. I honestly don’t remember where the pattern is from. This was made with a lot of scraps of purples from a online swap many years ago. This top is at last 10 years old. My goal for this month is to get it sandwiched, quilted, and bound.

  • In Progress,  Projects,  Quilt Tops

    Trifles

    there is something satisfying about seeing a pile of scraps from trimming some blocks being trimmed. This baby quilt will be for a coworkers’ first grandbaby. It got my kitty’s seal of approval. Don’t worry, it will be washed before it is gifted. this is made with Moda fabrics from Me and my Sister – Petal Power using the Trifles quilt pattern by Its Sew Emma.

  • Quilt Tops

    I need an intervention

    i recently was looking for a specific quilt top that I had in my stash to quilt for a specific area in my house for fall. While I was at it, I decided to snap quick photos of the tops so I would remember them. I keep them in a spare bedroom closet since my sewing room closet is out of space. I had 34 quilt tops in that closet!!! Yes I put them on hangers to hang them in the closet. Some have the backing with them, some do not. My goal this next year is to finish a lot of these quilts.

  • In Progress,  Quilt Tops

    Joy in the Journey

    Saturday was National Sew a Jelly Roll day. I decided to participate, but I wanted to use something from my stash. The main reason was because I didn’t find out about it until the middle of the week. The other reason is that I have so much stash fabric, that I really didn’t need to buy anything. I had a mini jelly roll (Robert Kauffman calls them Rollie Pollies) from a Sew Sampler box a few months ago. I also had bought a yard of fabric for binding when I got it as I do with most of the fabric I like and plan to keep so I at least have binding in the fabric line. I have several moda Bella whites on the bolt that I keep on hand. I don’t really like to mix fabric manufacturer types, but I wanted to use stash. I just winged the pattern. I love adding my borders in this partial seam method. It really is quite simple to achieve this look. Maybe soon I will post a…

  • Projects,  Quilt Tops,  Sew Sampler,  SS Projects

    Strawberry Jam

    The June 2019 Fat Quarter Shop’s Sew Sampler had a cute charm pack of fabric from Corey Yoder and a two bonus patterns from the book Sunday Best Quilts by Corey Yoder and Sherri L. McConnell. Instead of a pillow, I decided to make a small wall hanging. For the setting triangles and border For one of the pillows, I saw that there was going to be leftover strips, so I did some math and figured I could get 4 of the same sized strips from one charm square. I also figured that I could make 56 blocks with the strips. This setting only needed 50. I like pieced backs and I did not buy enough fabric for binding and backing. For the pieced strip on the backing, I used the leftover squares that were approximately 1.5″. I didn’t want to cut a whole bunch of 1.5″ white squares, so I cut a strip and sewed the squares to the strip. I then pressed them away from the strip. I then cut the strips flush…