Friday, September 25, 2015

I finally sewed something - Building Blocks

I realized two weeks ago that it had been three weeks since I had sewn anything.  Three weeks!  Forever!  What was I doing?  Kids, garden, home repairs, cleaning, laundry, kids, cleaning, canning and repeat....forever.  I was going crazy.  I still feel a bit batty but much better since I got some sewing in.

I was meaning to set aside some sewing time and it actually happened when my husband went out of town and my six year old was home sick for a week.  :(  It was just a cold, but when she gets sick it hits her hard.  So while she rested on the couch I sewed.  When she started to feel better and played with her younger sister who is still at home, I sewed.  I made a quilt - in a week.  Crazy.

Let me tell you about it.  It is made with mostly Cotton & Steel fabrics.  I had been looking a lot at this print and wanted to make a quilt that had the same feel.  I don't think I got it, but I still like it.  I wanted it to be a quilt that someone who was just starting quilting could make.  All of the blocks are found in You Can Quilt!  It has two blocks from the Basics, Half Square Triangle, Flying Geese Skill Sets and one block from the Quarter Square Triangle Skill Set.

I wanted to make a smaller quilt as an example of something quilt shop owners could make in a beginning quilting class.  Marlene and I are going to Market next month in Houston (first time for me!) and I want to have lots of quilty inspiration to show potential buyers.  But mostly, I just couldn't get the idea for this quilt out of my head.  I might have to try it again with different sized blocks to get the feel I am going for.

Then again, I might just make a bunch of churn dash blocks.  I love them.  They are simple and classic and perfect.

Have a great weekend!

Linking to Finish It Up Friday.


  1. I love the churn dash too! And your palette is really fun, with the orchid and cheddar. Glad you got to sew again :)

  2. I really like what you have done with this quilt, it makes a change from seeing so many blocks all over the quilt. x

  3. I love the colors, so bright. It's interesting how bold the blocks are at one end then solid at the other but I can understand because all over blocks would be too much. I am afraid of flying geese and avoid many patterns because of them. I have to cut them way down to make them look nice. I will get your book. I love the churn dash! Thank you for sharing.