Block 1: Star Blossoms

One block done on my Star Blossoms quilt, 19 more to go…

Star Blossoms Block 1

There are a lot of bias edges on these blocks, I’m being very careful not to stretch any piece. The blocks go together fairly quickly even though there are 61 individual pieces!

AND, I received a box of goodies from Kathy Quilts that go along with my Grace Start-Right fame and Juki TL-2000Qi.

Visit Quilt Story today where SewCalGal will be hosting a tutorial today.

Quilt Story

Works on hold

Works in progress hold until the Grace Start-Right quilt frame and Juki TL-2000Qi arrive:


WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

From left to right: Les Fleurs Bleu, Parcheesie, Chicopee Log Cabin, Birds & Berries crib quilt. (Click image for larger view.)

My actual WIP is the Star Blossoms quilt, I’m almost finished cutting the thousand little pieces that go into it. Maybe I’ll even get to do a little sewing today between bathing the pugs!

I received my copy of Simply Fat Quarters yesterday and there’s a few patterns in there I’d love to make including Carousel, pictured on the cover and Poppy.

I also subscribed to the Fons & Porter magazine, “Love of Quilting” on my iPad so I don’t have to wait for the postal service to delivery my copy 3 weeks after everyone else has it.


Chiopee Log Cabin Quilt Finished

I finished up my Chicopee Log Cabin (a.k.a. All Grown Up) quilt yesterday, hurrah! With the border, it’s 83″ x 83″, my biggest quilt yet. I really like the feel of this quilt, very casual, I can see it being a favorite quilt that gets used all the time and handed down. What do you think, is it a guy’s quilt?

I now have three quilts ready when my quilt frame arrives and, I’ve started another quilt using Birds and Berries by Lauren & Jessi Jung. Not quite sure yet but I’m working on 9-patches and will wing it from there.

Happy Friday everyone!

New Ikea Duvet Cover

DH picked out this fresh, spring floral duvet cover which came with matching pillow cases, we selected two more in navy blue. While we were there, I grabbed two feather accent cushions with the intension of making covers for them. When we got home, I went through my stash looking for fabric to match, here’s what I came up with (click on photos for larger view):

Flea Market Fancy   Flora by Lauren & Jessi Jung      Flora by Lauren & Jessi Jung   Flea Market Fancy

I think all these fabrics go well with the Ikea print but for me, the two fabrics that really stand out in the crowd are #1 and #2 although the blue floral print, #3, really echos the blue flowers in the print. Now I have to find a pattern or make something up. 😀

In just 27 days we’ll be on a flight to Germany. We’ll be spending a week in Bremen with my Mother-in-Law then flying to Munich and driving into the alps to Austria and perhaps Switzerland. While there, I’ll be blogging with my iPad and bringing you along. This vacation can’t come soon enough!

Happy Saturday!!

Bear Paw!

Bear Paw

These teeny tiny half square triangles finish at just 1″, this is all I was able to get done last night. The plaid fabric is from Flora and blue is from Hideaway, both by Lauren & Jessi Jung. You can find this tutorial at Why Not Sew?

Completed Projects: 1 (Japanese Linen iPad Sleeve)

New Projects: 1 (Hand-Pieced Quilt-Along)

Ongoing Projects: 2 (Backyard Jellybean baby quilt, Craftsy BOM)

This is my second W.i.P. Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

I feel so legit!

Bending Pins Labels

Look what I got today, I feel so legit! I’ve been wanting my own labels for awhile now and when I discovered “Lillalotta” on Etsy, I was thrilled. They turned out so beautifully and I love the font except I with the “o” on .com were more closed because it looks like a “u”. Ug.

Things to do this week:

1. Work on hand stitched Farmer’s Wife blocks.

2. Put the binding on my Covert Robin project, add some goodies and send it off.

3. Take photos of Covert Robin stuff before sending it off!

4. Make an iPad sleeve to fit in my purse so I don’t have to worry about it getting scratched.

5. Finish quilting Backyard Jellybean baby quilt.

And speaking of hand sewing, I just finished the Ohio Star this evening, I love the colour combination and fussy cut center. This is part of Why Not Sew’s  Hand Pieced Quilt-Along.

Ohio Star

Jacob’s Ladder

Although there are twenty tiny 1 & 1/2 inch squares in this block, I enjoyed stitching it together and am really pleased with the way it turned out. I like the contrast between fabrics and colours.

The Ohio Star is next on the list which I’ll work on this evening but for now, I’m going to start on an iPad cover for myself and Mother-in-Law using this tutorial from the Polka Dot Chair and was thinking of mixing a little Flea Market Fancy with Hideaway.

Have a great Saturday!