May 27, 2024

Heart of the Home quilt

 I've posted about this quilt a few times, you can see the first post here.

Sherri and Chelsi have done such a fantastic job designing this quilt. I pulled fabric from my stash, but I did have to buy fabric for the border and binding.  I chose colors that are similar to the quilt on the cover.

Here is the quilt just before sunset with a slight golden hue.

This is the first log cabin quilt that I've made.

Can you see the beautiful long arm quilting design? My friend Marti from Lynny Lou Crafts in Gilbert has great taste choosing pantographs

I used this fabric for the back of the quilt. I thought the colors and flower print matched very well.

These photos are better at showing the quilt's true colors.

Thanks for sharing my love of quilting, see you next week!

May 20, 2024

Toy Sewing Machine quilt

 I told you a couple of weeks ago that I was working on Lori Holt's "toy sewing machine" quilt.  I thought there were only 25 blocks, but there are 30! I'm currently sewing the extra 5 and have 3 more to go.

There will be scrappy background sashing between the rows, with cornerstones between them, and a border. 

I'm so excited to finish up this quilt, I think it's really cute!

Here's a little tease of my Strawberry Jam quilt that I'll be able to show you soon! 🍓🍓🍓

Thanks for following me, see you next week!

May 13, 2024

Strawberry Jam quilt

 I've had quite a bit of sewing time lately and have been working on a few quilts.  This one is called Strawberry Jam by A Crafty Fox.

I used 12 fat quarters for the strawberries and many more for all of the 2 1/2" squares in red. It really helped to have a design board to lay the blocks on, step back and make sure the color values were correct.

Again, the design wall really helped!

I really love all the low volume fabrics that I pulled from my stash.

I cut out every single square, lol! I pinned the squares at the seams with fine little schoolhouse pins.

I had quite a few low volume squares left, but I know I can use them in other projects.

These are some extra red squares that I had, I used the rest in the quilt.

This quilt is an organized scrappy one, it definitely looks like strawberry jam!

These are my leftover pieces of low volumes and I can always use low volume fabric! My quilt is at my long arm quilters now, I'll show it to you when I get it back and bound. ❤️

See you next week!

May 6, 2024

Toy Sewing Machine quilt

At our Farm Girl quilt group, we love Lori Holt ❤️

I found the cutest little block that I want to make a quilt out of, inside this fantabulous book!

I need to make 25 blocks, so I auditioned fabrics for the blocks, five or six at a time.

The cutest toy sewing machine!!!  They are 9" each and are so much fun to make.  They are fast to cut out and fast to sew, and very scrappy and rewarding to make!

Each one is just as cute as the other!

One of my favorite parts of making a quilt is choosing the colors.

I've made all of these blocks at our quilt group, which usually meets twice a month.

The color possibilities and combinations are endless....

I only have another meeting's worth to make and then I'll start assembling them together, with scrappy background sashing.

I hope this toy sewing machine will appeal to a young girl because it looks like I'm amassing more quilts for a grandchildren giveaway.

Some of them I'll have a very difficult time giving away though. 🥲

Here's a link to Lori's YouTube channel where she shares a tutorial of this 9" toy sewing machine block.

Thanks for following and I'll see you next week :)