Showing posts from June, 2022

Weekly Finish #22: Moment of Zen

Moment of Zen with Cider   Finished size: 85" x 85" This is an original design by Jo's Country Junction  which I saw last year in a blog post.  The pattern was published in the August/September 2020 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting and I knew I had that issue.   I also knew it'd be perfect for my niece Sandra and ordered a bundle of fat quarters of the Cider fabric with the intention of giving her the quilt for her birthday this year in February.  Well, time flew by and I missed her birthday deadline.   But I was determined to make this quilt for her and started it the first week of May and finally finished it last week.  I will be seeing her in a couple of weeks and I'm sure she'll be surprised when I give it to her. I quilted it with the Curls Too design installed in my Moxie and used Warm & Natural batting.   I LOVE how this quilt turned out and am tempted to keep it .... IJK!  I'm seriously thinking of making one for myself but it would h

WIP Wednesday: RSC 2022 May is Green

  Finally finished my May green blocks for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge and it feels good to be catching up. 9 Jack Knife Blocks The pattern for the Jack Knife blocks is Catching Rainbows  by Bonnie Hunter @ Quiltville.  The background I'm using has all-over confetti dots and I'm now wondering if I should have used a plain background because they look as if they have chicken pox LOL!   This is a picture of Bonnie's sample quilt.  I see that her background fabrics are scrappy designs and look great, and I hope mine looks as good. 5 Red Cross Blocks Five more Red Cross blocks for a total of 16.  After blue, then I'll just need purple and orange to complete the top. This month's color is blue; and although I have all my blocks cut out, I don't think I'll have any blocks completed by tomorrow, the last day of June.   But I'm happy to know that July's color is purple! I'm joining the following linky parties.  Please visit to see what other quilters are

Weekly Finish #21: Spring Pinwheel Sampler

Spring Pinwheel Sampler #2 Finished Size: 54" x 67" The pattern is from a 2010 pinwheel sampler quilt-along by Rachel Griffith Designs, which is still available  here . I finished this quilt top in April and posted more details  here .  This is a re-do of the first quilt I made in 2010 which I no longer have because I sold it.  Boo hoo! I quilted this on my HandiQuilter Moxie using the Blossom Cluster design. I needed a twin-size batting so I made a trip to Joann's.  Unfortunately, they didn't have my usual fave Warm & Natural and I ended up buying Pellon's 100% Natural Cotton batting.  I have to say I don't like this batting very much because it's not as soft or "cuddly".  I also think the batting shrank too much.  I love crinkly quilts but my quilt is too crinkly - if there's such a thing LOL.  Maybe a few more washings will help. The backing is a pretty spring floral print, and of course, the label completes the quilt.  I'm keeping

Weekly Finish #14-#20: Comfort Quilts For Kids

The H2H Comfort Quilt Challenge was over at the end of May.  I was late in submitting my entry form for any prizes, but I still submitted the form so my 7 comfort quilts can be included in the final count.  As of 2 weeks ago, there were 562 comfort quilts donated to various organizations as part of the H2H challenge!  That's amazing! Last year, I put together these fabric & pattern "kits" but I didn't find the time to finish them until now.  Using my GO! Big cutter, I spent a couple of days doing all the cutting. And because they are small and everything was together, I was able to sew 1 or 2 tops a day.  Then, I spent another couple of days quilting them with a simple overall stipple design. I attached the binding by machine and finally finished them yesterday.    Overall, it took less than 2 weeks from cutting to binding which also includes a trip to Joann's for backing fabric.  I'll be taking these comfort quilts to the drop-off location tomorrow and a

WIP Wednesday: RSC 2022 April is Pink

Slowly but surely I'm catching up on my Rainbow Scrap Challenge (RSC) projects for 2022.  The color for April was pink. 9 Jack Knife Blocks 5 Picket Star Blocks 6 Red Cross Blocks The next colors are green for May and blue for June. I'm joining the following linky parties.  Please visit to see what other quilters are sharing. ScrapHappy Saturday  @ soscrappy Design Wall Monday  @ Small Quilts and Doll Quilts Monday Making  @ Love Laugh Quilt Midweek Makers @ Quiltfabrication Until next time ...  Be happy and keep on quilting! Follow my blog with Bloglovin