Showing posts from June, 2015


This was definitely a fun project!  It was another Moda Bakeshop one, made from a Hi De Ho Jelly Roll and yardage.  I'd originally wanted the triangle pieces to be five strips, but I couldn't quite squeeze enough triangles out of a strip set that way.  Regardless, I do like the way it turned out.  I used a polka dot for the background, which was kind of a fun change from the usual white, too.  The sun was on its way down when I was taking pictures, but I think the bridge may be a new favorite spot for showing off quilts. I'm still learning how to use my good camera.  A work in progress, as with so much else.   I did a scrappy binding from leftover jelly rolls, and love the bit of color it gives it.   I'm not sure where this one will be going - a good friend is having a baby girl, though, so I strongly suspect it may be headed east in a couple of months! 

WIP Wednesday

Not a lot of quilting progress, but I have finished several shirts recently, and finished cutting out a couple more garments.  I've been trying to get at least a few minutes of sewing in each day, although sometimes it just still doesn't happen!  I've made significant progress on Daisy Chain and Scrappy Chevrons, and at least purchased backing fabric for three of the tops, so that's something.  Recent Completions!! Whirligig WIPs: Daisy Chain (for the church dinner)    Farmer's Wife (LONG term project! - 20 blocks completed) Scrappy Chevrons (leader and ender setup) Needs Binding Avalon BOM  At the quilter: Top Completed, waiting for quilting: Stardust Swoon Mosaic Madonna and Child Park Bench  Breezeway Planning: Secret Garden (layer cake quilt) Snowbird BOM Elementary UFO's: Craftsy QAYG quilt (three of twelve completed) Vintage Modern Scrappy Fabulous Flowers - stalled until I figure out how to fix it...

Downton Abbey

Every once in a while a quilt top sneaks into my WIP list, without being in the planning stage first.  For a recent birthday, I treated myself to a half yard bundle of Downton Abbey fabric.  It was the first set that came out, and I just adore them.  They sat in a place of honor in my stash, and I'd frequently just pet them.  Last week, however, I got it into my head to actually USE them, and before I could talk myself out of it, I'd cut into the Lady Edith colorway (and really, who doesn't have sympathy for poor Lady Edith??) and finished a quilt top.  The pattern was Breezeway, from a quilting magazine.  I'll have to check and see which one, but it used large rectangles in the center of each block, and I thought it would be perfect for showing off these prints.  I love how it turned out - now to get it quilted!  I'd love to splurge and get enough of the Downton Abbey print with Highclere Castle on it for the backing, but that would be far more than I usually