Friday, May 31, 2013


How did it get be May 31st already?

I have been sewing some - not nearly as much as I would like of course.   One of first finishes of the year was the scrappy trip quilt.  I love how this quilt turned out!  It now lives on our couch and gets used daily.

Sorry for the bad picture - but blurry is what happens with two wiggly quilt holders!  I definitely see another one of these in my future .  Thanks, Bonnie, for another great pattern!

My next finish was my Soul Blossoms quilt.  Over two years ago I bought a fat quarter pack of Amy Butler's Soul Blossoms fabric .  Then I had to stew a while over what to do with it.  I wanted a pattern with big enough pieces to show off the fabric.   I ended up doing big bow tie blocks.  Then I went crazy with the quilting. In the outside border, I used a light gray thread and did spiral quilting.  In the bow ties I used the gray thread again and did kind of zig-zagged back and forth .  Then I lost my mind and did pebbles in the open white space.  Talk about time consuming.  And eats up the thread like crazy!  But in the end - I LOVE IT!!  It was worth every minute!!

And one of my favorite parts is the back!  I used all my leftovers ( the middle portion) and had to order some extra yardage - but I love how it turned out!!

Another finish for the spring was my St. Louis 16-patch.  This one was a quilt-along on Instagram.  If you are on Instagram - I am "mamaisquilting"!  I did my 16-patch all in blues.  I'm sure Nina is shocked!
This block is super fast and lots of fun.

Again I did a meandering swirly pattern for the quilting.

I've got more quilts to show later!

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