Friday, July 12, 2013


Okay this week definitely went by way too fast.  Actually summer seems to be whizzing by this year.  I am working on a couple of things this week.  One being the Patchwork Please!  SAL, instead of working on the apple bib due this week I decided to get a head start on the first quilt in the book since every time I look through the book I get overwhelmed by how many projects there are and some of them kind of big.  I managed to make all 16 blocks. 

If you have everything prepared these blocks come together really fast.  I had picked out the fabric for each block about a month ago and had to wait to get to a copying machine to copy the template.  I would say between cutting the fabric, sewing and pressing 2 days is sufficient to make all the blocks.  I would sew 1 or 2 blocks on and off, here and there. 

Here are some of my favorites:

This last one is my most favorite and it was a last minute decision because I had other fabric picked out for it but decided I needed some more green.  I think the top will be completed by the end of the weekend and I am still going to do the apple bib before Sunday.  If I'm good I'll get the dino hat done as well, we'll just have to see.

Onto another finish.  I finished this last weekend but didn't have time to share.  I had originally made a baby quilt for my boss's newborn but then realized they were doing an owl theme.  I was going to go ahead and give them the one I made but came across somebody (I tried to look for it but no luck, but thanks for the inspiration) making the owl quilt from Dare to Be Squared and knew it would be perfect.  I had to try to get it done in time.  I started quilting it and the next day she was in the hospital, two weeks early.  Needless to say I finished it on Sunday and gifted it on Tuesday. 

Like most of my projects my hubby starts off not really feeling it, he's very particular, but ends up falling in love with the finished project.  Let's just say that if it hadn't been for the embroidered name this one might of stayed with us.  I finished half the blocks, pieced the whole back, quilted and binded on my new machine. 

Here are some closer look to see the quilting.  I did my first FMQ on this quilt with some wood grain texture type of stitches.  Lets just say this is a very forgiving way to quilt.  I mean when you're working on it you're like freaking out on how the stitches are looking kind of awful but when you sit back and look at the whole thing it looks amazing.  The pictures are kind of wonky because this is what I had to work with on Sunday at 8PM.

Overall everything worked out great.  I would definitely make this quilt again. 

I got to do some embroidery with my new machine for the name and the green ribbon I got from Joann on clearance.  Have a great weekend everybody and I'm linking up at Crazy Mom Quilts and TGIFF! 


  1. I'm amazed that you pieced the Patchwork Please top in two days! You're fast! Also, I've made that owl quilt, and it took me foreeeeever. Go, you! :)

  2. Great job on the owl quilt.

  3. I really like your owl quilt. The colours are so bold. Very nice.

  4. I understand how your husband felt ... this is the coolest baby quilt I've ever seen. I feel bad for this kid the day he outgrows it. And I love the way you made the FMQ work with the owl!

    Would you be interested in posting this on Kollabora, an online crafters' community? A lot of us are into quilting these days, and we get especially excited about the quirky ones.

    1. I would definitely love to share! How do I go about doing that? Thanks for your wonderful comment.

  5. Your owl is LOVELY, I've got one in my WiPs pile that just needs another border in cream, it's in all greens, blues, browns and autumnal colours, but yours is FAB.