blogger’s quilt festival fall 2015: modern quilt entry

The Blogger’s Quilt Festival, hosted by Amy’s Creative Side, is in full effect, so it’s time to throw my hat quilt in the ring!

blogger's quilt festival

I made this quilt as part of the RJR Fabrics What Shade Are You blog hop, and it might be my favorite finish to date.

cotton supreme solids quilt

I went with a combination of squares, HSTs and 4-patches to create the pattern. I’m rubbish at coming up with names, so this one is still “untitled” (like most of my quilts). Depending on how I look at it, I see open envelopes, or modern fortune cookies.

cotton supreme solids quilt

The richly-colored Cotton Supreme Solids I used for the project were a delight to work with. I took all of the leftover scraps I couldn’t bear to see go to waste and did an improve panel to add some interest to the back. I think I love it as much as the front!

cotton supreme solids quilt

The quilt is bound with Netorious in black from Cotton + Steel and quilted with a beautiful grey Aurifil 50wt.

cotton supreme solids quilt

quilt details:

  • finished size – 63” x 84”
  • pattern by me
  • fabric – Cotton Supreme Solids and Cotton + Steel Netorious
  • pieced and quilted by me

Be sure to head over to the Blogger’s Quilt Festival to check out all the amazing entries. (If you’re looking for inspiration for your next project, this is a fantastic place to start!)

And, if you’re so inclined, you can vote for my quilt in the modern quilts category here from Oct 29 to Nov 5. You can also find all of the categories here.

cotton supreme solids quilt

PS- Have an idea for a quilt name? Let me know! Suggestions are always welcome ;)


2015 finish-along: Q4 goals


To say that I have been less than successful in finishing much lately is a bit of an understatement… My “sew-jo” has been way out of whack and it left me feeling pretty uninspired, and very, very stuck. Luckily, pattern testing the Cushion Cut quilt for Nightingale Quilts seemed to snap me out of my little funk and I’m feeling much more energized and motivated. Good thing, because my to-do list is overflowing!

2015 finish-along Q4 goals

So with that, here’s my list of proposed finishes for Q4!

  1. halloween quilt – panels almost done, need to assemble top and finish
  2. halloween mini – need to finish top/back, quilt and bind
  3. marsala quilt – top finished, need to finish back, quilt and bind
  4. high tea quilt – top finished, need to finish back, quilt and bind
  5. high tea pillows – fronts finished, need to make backs and assemble
  6. orange peel quilt – peels done, need to assemble top and finish
  7. cushion cut quilt – top finished, need to finish back, quilt and bind
  8. roygbiv improv quilt – need to finish top/back, quilt and bind
  9. 8-bit quilt – pieces cut, need to assemble and finish
  10. baby breeze quilt – finish top, quilt and bind
  11. jelly roll wedding quilt – pieces cut, need to assemble and finish
  12. makeup bag(s) – have pattern/fabric/notions, need to assemble
  13. makeup brush roll – have pattern/fabric/notions, need to assemble
  14. QuiltCon quilt – have a vision and the fabric, just need to execute!

This list is beyond ambitious, and I don’t expect to finish everything. I’ll be very happy if I can at least make a dent.

I’ll be sharing my projects as I finish them. And in the meantime, hop on over to On the Windy Side to check out everyone’s proposed finishes. You can also follow along on Instagram by searching #fal2015.

have a great weekend!


eek! halloween softies!

Looking for some fast, fun, and easy Halloween projects? How about three! These little felt friends are quick to make, and loads of fun!

halloween felt softies

These guys are equally great as decorations or toys. My nephew was particularly fond of the bat (he has crinkle material in his wings!). I love the idea of a bowl full of the candy corns as party favors. And the eyeballs are just begging to be made into a throw pillow! Really, the possibilities are endless.

Ready to make your own set of Halloween friends? Follow the links below for full tutorials and patterns.

Eyeball Softie Pattern  Candy Corn Softie Pattern  Vampire Bat Softie Pattern

Happy Haunting!