Oct 31, 2022

Jolly Bar 4 Quilt Along

 I'm participating in the Jolly Bar 4 Quilt Along,,sponsored by Fat Quarter Shop.

The Jolly Bar 4 book has 84 pages of 20 full color quilt patterns, designed just for Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Bar precuts.

A Jolly Bar is half of a layer cake, measuring 5"X10".  There are usually 42 prints in the collection.  

The quilt along runs from January to March 2023.  There will be a few blocks to sew every week.  Here is the cute quilt for the sew along, made from all the blocks in the book.

I have narrowed my fabric line choices down to 5 Jolly Bars.  I am hoping that you can tell me decide which Jolly Bar will work the best!

The first Jolly Bar is "Stitch" by Lori Holt.  The colors are pure and vibrant.  I love everything Lori Holt designs!

The next Jolly Bar is "Holly Jolly" by Urban Chiks.  I have loved every single line that Urban Chiks has printed but have never had one of their Christmas fabric!

The next Jolly Bar is "Midnight Magic II" by April Rosenthal.  I also love her fabric and wouldn't it be cute to have a Halloween theme!

The next Jolly Bar is "Smoke & Rust" by Lella Boutique.  This color scheme would be so different and very modern.  For me, it would be thinking outside o the box!

Last but not least is "Kitty Corn" by Urban Chiks.  I love the vintage black cats, and the cute Halloween designs.

Please, please leave a comment and tell me which Jolly Bar I should choose for the Jolly Bar 4 QAL.  

I don't think I'll be able to choose! ­čśę

Oct 24, 2022

Cabin Chills quilt

 There are a few quilts that I'm working on, but I finally have a finish!

I made J. Wecker Frisch's Cabin Chills in her Old Made line from Riley Blake.  Instead of the white background, I chose a gray from Fig Tree fabrics.  I wanted mine to look a little spookier.

I bought the kit from Pine Needles in West Jordan, Utah, after Halloween last year. My goal was to make it for this Halloween.  I even machine quilted it with spider webs and spiders.  

I used a variegated thread, Aurifil 4670.  It looks equally good on the white and black fabrics and doesn't show up too much on the background fabric.

The fabric is all sewing related.  Do you notice that the fabric for the roofs is snaps?

Each character has a sewing name, like Mrs. Sharp, the needle keeper.

Old Made instead of Old Maid :)

In my opinion, the lady below is the ugliest ­čśé

The backing fabric is called Midnight Magic 2 by April Rosenthal of Prairie Grass patterns for Moda. 
The selvage says "The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper." - Yeates

I'm going away for the weekend and am taking this quilt with me to keep me warm during the crisp Halloween nights.

Oct 3, 2022

Scrappiness is Happiness

This is Lori Holt's new quilt pattern book and it has so many cute patterns in it! One of my favorites is the Santa hats quilt.

 Lori had a tutorial on one of her You Tube videos for this Santa hat pattern. She suggested that you could embroidery family members' names on the brim.  I began doing that and love how it is turning out!  I'm going to embroider all 29 members of my family, with 3 extra hats to spare!  I hope to have it completed by Christmas :)

Have a great week! ❤️