Monday, February 23, 2015

Design Wall Monday 2/23/15

I started a new quilt over the weekend for a musician friend who has colon cancer. It is going to be a very simple rail fence pattern, and I am making it as a quilt-as-you-go project in an attempt to save time.



I am linking up to Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times, where you can see all sorts of amazing quilting inspiration! 


Julie in GA

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Stash Report Sunday 2/22/15

Last weekend my husband was telling me about a friend who is undergoing chemo for colon cancer. He has been commenting that he is cold all the time, especially his hands and feet. Naturally, my first thought was "I should make him a quilt!" I wanted to back it with flannel to make the quilt extra cuddly, and I didn't have enough of anything here, so we headed off to the quilt shop.




The red fabric will be the backing. Both my husband and the quilt recipient are musicians, and I already have a good stash of music-themed prints, but we found a couple more to add to the collection. The two red, white & blue stripes are options for sashing on my current Quilt of Valor. You can see the first few blocks for that quilt HERE.

On the usage side, I finished the last of my pink bowtie blocks for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, using 1.25 yards of fabric. I showed the blocks in yesterday's post.

Used this week:                    1.25 yards     
Used year to date:            13.375 yards


Stashed this week:             7.375  yards
Stashed year to date:        19.125 yards 

Net year to date:   
            5.75 yards added

Check out more stash reports at Patchwork Times

Julie in GA

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Scrappy Pink Saturday

I finished up another batch of pink bowtie blocks this week. I love making bowtie blocks because they are quick and easy to make, plus there are infinite ways to put them together in a quilt. My blocks will finish at 4".



Check out all of the terrific scrappy projects at the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. On Sunday I will also link up with Oh Scrap! at Quilting is more fun than housework


Julie in GA

Monday, February 16, 2015

Design Wall Monday 2/16/15

My design wall has seen very little change over the past week. At the top I have three rows of my Dutch Tiles quilt, two of them stitched together and a third waiting to be attached. There are four more rows elsewhere that will also get joined up.



At the bottom are my 16-patch Stars that will become a Quilt of Valor. Still trying to figure out how many more blocks I will need for that quilt.

I am linking up to Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times, where you can see all sorts of amazing quilting inspiration! 


Julie in GA

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Stash Report Sunday 2/15/15

I have no fabric usage or additions to report this week. It was a very busy week with little time left for quilting. I hope to get more done next week.


Used this week:                          0 yards     
Used year to date:            12.125 yards


Stashed this week:                    0  yards
Stashed year to date:           11.75 yards 

Net year to date:   
                .375 yards used

Check out more stash reports at Patchwork Times

Julie in GA

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Pink Scraps for Valentine's Day

I haven't had much time to play with my pink scraps this week. I did finish up a few more applique circle blocks, and I have several more ready to stitch. Like many applique projects, the prep work can take just as long as the stitching.


"True Colors" by Nancy Mahoney
from the book Simple Circles and Quick Curves

Since I don't have much new to show this week, I am sharing a recent finish that is appropriate for Valentine's Day. I made this baby quilt for my niece and her husband's little girl. Rebecca Marie was born in January. Unfortunately, I don't seem to have any photos of the finished quilt, just of the top.


Surrounded by Love baby quilt

Check out all of the terrific scrappy projects at the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. On Sunday I will also link up with Oh Scrap! at Quilting is more fun than housework

Happy Valentine's Day and happy quilting!
Julie in GA

Sunday, February 8, 2015

16-Patch Stars

Saturday was National Sewing Day for Quilts of Valor, so I decided it was time to do something with the blue and white 16-patch blocks I made last month as part of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. My plan was to use the 16-patches as the center of large Sawtooth Stars, also known as Scrap Jar Stars. I got the first four stars done over the weekend.



I haven't figured out my layout for this quilt yet. I have six more 16-patch centers already made, but could easily make more from my scraps if I need more than 10 blocks.

I am linking up to Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times, where you can see all sorts of amazing quilting inspiration! I am also linking up to Sarah's Sweet Sixteen Quilt Along at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.


Julie in GA
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