March 28, 2021

A Round Stroller Quilt

I'm going to be a Great Grammy, in the Fall,  I recently read that round quilts are ideal for using with baby strollers.  They have no corners to drag or get caught in the wheels.  I also thought this would be a great playmat.  I'm still using up scraps from the two Best Friends QAL quilts.

The circle measures 44" across.

May your bobbins always be full,

Sparkling Patchwork quilt top

I'm calling this the Sparkling Patchwork quilt top and it's complete!  I made 9-patches and 4-patches from the scraps of my last 3 quilt tops, the two Best Friends QALs and the Froggy-Girl quilt top.  I contemplated adding a small border but vetoed that thought. It measures 51" x 43".

 I still have more scraps and I have ideas!  Stay tuned

May your bobbins always be full,

March 13, 2021

The Froggy-Girl Quilt Top

When I was working on the two Best Friends QAL quilt tops, one of my favorite people reminded me that she LOVES frogs!  She is my cousin's granddaughter.  She's 40 years old and legally blind.  She has limited vision; she started losing her vision at 3 years old.  She's a trained chef and loves photography.  She works as a nanny.

When I cut out the frogs from the Tula Pink fabric, I didn't have enough, so I threw in some owls!  The quilt top measures 48 inches square.


May your bobbins always be full,

February 21, 2021

Best Friends QAL, First Quilt Top is Assembled

I'm making two of these Best Friends Quilts at the same time.  This is the first quilt top assembled.  I included the bottom photo so you could see how freakin' big this is!  I didn't measure it, but it's supposed to be 96 inches square.  Talk about fabric-wrangling!

Now, to work assembling the second quilt top. 

May your bobbins always be full,

February 16, 2021

Best Friends Quilt Along, Courthouse Steps Blocks

Two (not great) photos to show off the 32 Courthouse Blocks I made for the Best Friends QAL. These took 2 weeks! Now to assemble the 2 quilt tops.


May your bobbins always be full,

February 3, 2021

Best Friends Quilt Along, Pineapple Blocks

These are the first Pineapple Blocks I've ever made!  Now to work on 32 Courthouse Steps blocks. 

May your bobbins always be full,

January 25, 2021

Best Friends Quilt Along, Economy Blocks

 I'm still plugging away at the Best Friends Quilt Along.  Here are the 16 Economy Blocks.  Now, I'm going to make my first ever Pineapple Blocks.  Wish me luck!

May your bobbins always be full,

January 22, 2021

Bernie in the quilt shop

Just for fun, today!  These Bernie memes are all over social media and have made me happy for the past two days.


May your bobbins always be full,

January 19, 2021

Best Friends Quilt Along

I decided to do the Best Friends Quilt Along, sponsored by the Fat Quarter Shop.  I did a fabric pull from my stash, including 2 different quilt kits that I decided not to make.

Then I got busy.  I decided to make 2 sets of everything, so I will end up with two Queen-size Quilts.  The blocks are all paper-pieced, the first block was a Log Cabin.  Here are my 24 Log Cabin Blocks.

I just laid them out willy-nilly!  They turned out to be Improv Log Cabin blocks because I made an error and didn't want to use Jack to fix it.  I just kept going and I think they're fine.  The next block is an Economy Block and I only need to make 16 total!

May your bobbins always be full,

January 8, 2021

Lattice Quilt Top

The first 2021 quilt top is finished. Such a simple pattern called "Lattice", it's a freebie from the Fat Quarter Shop. I used a Layer Cake of Sherbet Pips by Aneela Hoey that I've had for ages. Now to piece the quilt back. I love how it turned out.

 The top measures 48" x 57.5".

May your bobbins always be full,