February 25, 2016

Quilty Randomness

I'm still here. Still sewing. You just wouldn't know it by my lack of blog posts lately. Today I just want to catch up a little with what I'm making.

Right now I'm playing with this group of mostly Amy Butler fabrics. I've had them pulled aside for awhile and am so happy to finally be cutting into them. Aren't they luscious?

Here is what's taking shape on my design wall . . . a new variation of my Cascade pattern. Hopefully I'll be ready to sew it together this weekend at our guild sew day.

Yesterday I sent this wall hanging off to my longarm quilter. The queen size quilt is also finished as is the massive pieced back. You can read more about that here. Don't think I'll piece a back that big again anytime soon. It felt like making an entire second queen sized quilt. ugg. It will be sent off for quilting soon too. I'll post about both quilts when they are completed.

I've also been making bee blocks. In January these beautiful blue blocks were made for Elizabeth/OPQuilt. I can't show the entire block because she's creating a pattern from the design. It will be very graphic and bold.

This week I finished up February's blocks for Cindy/LiveAColorfulLife. She's making a sweet quilt for her newest granddaughter Ella. My stash doesn't contain much novelty fabric for kids so I bought this cute panel fabric. The images were a bit too big for the block size but with some careful cropping I think I managed to make it work. The pattern is Books for Baby found in Patchwork Please by Ayumi Takahashi. It's a really cute pattern.

That's about it for now. Lots of plans . . . not enough time.
Hope all your sewing plans are moving forward.



  1. The HeartStrings group calls those bright framed squares "Happy Blocks." And they are! The Amy Butler fabrics are gorgeous, and using different colorways but the same density just adds to the beauty. . . . Re: pieced backs (and your previous post) -- I frequently put an insert strip on the back whether I need to extend the backing fabric or not. It adds a bit of whimsy, even to a 'serious' quilt (that is, one with formal design or color scheme).

  2. The Books for Baby blocks are darling. And I'm looking forward to seeing what you finish up with for the Amy Butler fabric. Your vibrant projects were the bit of Spring I needed today!

  3. Those Amy Butler fabrics do looks delicious! And I look forward to seeing the pretty green and white checkerboard finished too! Happy sewing Anne!

  4. Wow....that is a great backing!!!!

    I love your bee blocks. Those books are wonderful.

  5. Yum yum yummmmmy! I just love these colors!! I love them!!

  6. All beautiful work--can't wait to see the new version of Cascade in those Amy Butler prints. I love that quilt of yours!


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