New month, old project

My summer always seems to go better if I have a focussed sort-of mindless project to hammer away at. For August I want to get my wonky stars into a top.

I have enough blocks from the swap to make a quilt 48″x60″. But that is a small quilt and I don’t really like small quilts. I would rather make more blocks than have a small quilt.

I’ll make another 8-12 blocks and then piece them all together.


I went from ALL the saturated colours on my last project to low volume and whites for this one.


And because it worked well for me last month, I’m doing it again:

Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal August Linkup.


Another quilt, a new quilt

It started innocently enough, catching up on blog reading three weeks ago. I read Katrin’s post on all the bee blocks she had made this year to date.

Stash Bee January 2017 Hive 4 Block Puppilalla

From Katrin’s blog

I saw her block, made for Stephanie. That finished quilt is here.

Quilt n Party

Stephanie’s bee blocks in progress

I thought to myself, “I bet those are 2.5″ squares. I have a few of those kicking around. This looks really easy to sew. I need something easy and mindless. Maybe I’ll try this.”

Now we all know how much I love 2.5″ squares. When I sort them I do a CMYK colour wheel but I also sort low volume, grey, brown, beige, black tone on tone, black with colours, ditto for the whites, and MULTICOLOURED.

I also realized that if I made a block every day in August I would have a decent size quilt top.

So here we go…


First time sewing in the new house!


Using the multi-coloured squares and black with colours. Because for what other kind of quilt will these disparate fabrics play well together?

First four

First four blocks. Looks like a hot mess so far.


Therrrre’s the pattern.


I went through my fabrics and pulled all the”why do I have these and what was I thinking?” fabrics in beige.


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And now I have a quilt top, with one whole week to spare. It’s a titch small, just 64″ square so I might add some borders.


Borders, backing, batting. I still have a week.

It has been a very long time since I’ve been able to say: linking up! Sew Fresh Quilts, and My Quilt InfatuationQuilting is more fun than housework, and Cooking up Quilts!

Polaroids revisited

Nothing beats piecing for straight up relaxing sewing (I think). I do love all the parts of making a quilt but piecing is pretty awesome. I blew seven weeks of dust off the box of polaroid blocks and started joining them together.


This ⬆︎ quickly turned into this ⬇︎


A quick layout to gaze upon the awesomeness.

Now to press the rows, cut and attach sashing strips. And backing! Must think about that soon too.