Friday, October 14, 2016




My goal here was to use up as many triangle scraps leftover from bindings as possible. ... and of course to end up with a cute baby quilt.  I think this one could be for either a boy or girl.  

The blocks are 6" and the quilt top  is 36 x 48.

I have a piece of batting just the right size in with my leftovers :)  

Not loving the orange for a binding.  I'm leaning towards a dark grey or black  ??? 

A few of my favourites :

The red in the star is from a quilt made for a past employee ...great memories of working together

This one is from a wall hanging made for my sister.  Polka dots always make me smile and so does my sister!

Not sure where this is from but I wish I had more of the white with little black stars!

I finished this one a few months ago, I did blog about the finished top, but not the finished quilt.

I machine quilted it, but kept it simple.

It now has a name "Hush Little Baby", but no home yet.

Friday, September 23, 2016



The front           ( which you can read more about here )

The back:

The back was supposed to be just some scraps sewn together, but I got carried away with this modified bento-box pattern I found on-line.  I had plenty in my stash so I just kept going with it.  Now I kind of like the back better than the front.... It seems much more calm and relaxing for a bedroom than the front.

I stitched in the ditch around the main blocks, but all the other quilting is done by hand.  It took 5 months, all worth it :)

Finishing up at 78 x 78 before washing

Monday, August 8, 2016


This quilt was made for my niece and her husband's little one due to make his or her debut in October.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Baby Quilt Top finish


SugarBlockClub2016 July Block

I had 2 of these blocks on the design wall for months ... poor little orphans.  So I decided to not be too picky with colors matching perfectly and dug into the stash/scrap yet again.

It turned out looking pretty cute.  Now I have two quilt tops ready for finishing and then on to the donation pile.

Finishing up at 34" x 42"

One of the churn dash centres is made from leftover "banana" fabric :)  I don't think the quilt's future little owner will mind the  "scrappiness"

Also finished another BOM block for the Sugarblock Club

I've been leaving an extra 1/4 inch around the outside of the paper pieced blocks  until all the blocks are done

Friday, July 15, 2016


... a finished baby quilt top

38.5 x 45.5"

I started out making turquoise log cabin blocks from my stash and scraps, but began to run low.... Orange stash to the rescue.   They go well together and could be for either  a baby girl or boy.

Planning on an orange border and a light grey minky backing, but for now it will be put on the back burner.  I need to stop procrastinating and get working on a requested T-shirt quilt.  I have never made one, and am a bit nervous about it !

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Another Plus Quilt

This still is my favourite pattern to use up my stash/scrap .... fast and easy .  So when I'm not sure which project to do next, I can do one of these while I think about it.

Organic straight lines for the quilting.  I checked out Lorna's blog,  for  tips . 

Always good to have a baby quilt on hand for a gift!

Friday, April 8, 2016

Two Finishes :))

As usual lately, both are made from what I had on hand ... no shopping other than thread and  a brown minky backing for one.

The main blocks are Haystack blocks (6") from Lori Holt's "Farm Girl Vintage Book".  Quilting is a mix of straight lines with my walking foot and some free motion star shapes.

Most of the fabric in this baby quilt 

is from leftovers after this quilt made bout 3 years ago:

The pieced backing.  34 x46