Saturday, May 30, 2015


In the middle of my menagerie of UFOs, I got sidetracked.  *hangs head in shame*  But I saw this cute little quilt on Pinterest and instantly fell in love.  The snippet description with the picture indicates this was from a book by Karen Costello Soltys called "Bits and Pieces."  I don't know how accurate that information is, as we all know Pinterest allows people to pin whatever descriptions they want when they re-pin pictures.  But I did want to give credit to the designer, just in case it is accurate.

Here is the picture as posted on Pinterest:

And, here is my interpretation.  It still needs to be quilted.  I absolutely adore it, and for that reason, am naming it "J'Adore."  It does look kinda French to me -- I guess it should...with the exception of the polka-dotted background, I did use French General fabrics.  *grin*

I also was able to use the "Queen of Hearts" Accuquilt Die (55325) to cut all the hearts.  What a time-saver!  This cute little quilt top went together very quickly!  And, since I used charm squares to cut the hearts, I was able to cut smaller hearts from the scraps using the same Die for a future project...

Cuteness overload,

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Hexie Progress -- Almost Done!

Yesterday was our weekly Wednesday get-together.  We met at my friend Mona's this week.  I didn't feel like lugging my machine as it was starting to rain, so brought along my hexie project.  I made quite a bit of progress and only have ONE MORE ROW to go before I'm calling this top DONE!  Actually, only half a row, as I took this picture just after lunch, before starting on the last row.  I'm so excited!  I'm hoping to get this done to put in our Quilt Show in March. 

Had a blast with the gals, as usual,

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Having Fun With Reds and Browns

I've had this fat quarter stack of Collection for a Cause - Mill Book Series 1852 in my stash for a while now.  It called to me when I opened my closet and jumped right into my hands.  I have no clue how it will all come together in the end; but for now I'm having fun mixing it up with some of my stash neutrals and making these cute little 6" blocks.  I downloaded the fabric collection into my EQ7 program, and will play with layouts once I've sewn about 9-12 blocks.

Sometimes it's just fun to piece mindlessly,