Saturday, April 30, 2016

A Start, and a Finish

          First, the finish.  We have a great niece graduating in May and her mother and I planned a quilt together.  I blogged about it a couple of weeks ago, while it was in progress, but now it is a finish.  The niece is active in music groups and theatre, so that was the theme.  The border is a very cool theatre print.

Here are some of the embroidered snowball blocks.

Next, my new start.  In fact, there should be no new start.  I have UFO's enough to keep me busy for the rest of the year.  But, I fell in love with this fabric at my LQS.  I talked myself out of it the first time, but when I went back to Second Saturday, I succumbed.  It is Regent Street by Sentimental Studios for Moda.  It is designed to look and feel like the lawns sold by Liberty of London.  I actually visited the store a few years ago and purchased some 1/4 meters.  I had used one of them, but still had the second one, so incorporated it with this Moda collection.  It will be a churn dash block.
The middle and upper right blocks are from the Regent Street line and the other blocks are from stash, but went with them well.  It will be all florals. I forgot to take a picture of the Liberty Lawn.  I'll try to remember to include it next time. 
I'm using my AccuQuilt Go to cut the churn dash blocks.  I have been buying a couple of dies at a time, just to see what works for me.  This is the 9" Churn Dash block die.  It worked well, especially the HST's, the corners are trimmed and they are accurate.  Most of the learning curve is figuring out how to fit your fabrics on the die.

     Arrow Rock Quilt Camp starts next week and I have friends coming to stay with me.  These are the same friends I sewed with in Florida in January.  I have a goodie bag for each of them and this is the mug rug they will receive.  The selvages are from fabrics we bought together on a shopping trip last year.  

We are having a beautiful spring day here in Missouri and the forecast for next week is good.  There will be a lot of stitchin' going on.  Hope you're getting some done too.



  1. Love that mug rug. Nice graduation quilt. Love making churn dash blocks.

  2. Yay for the finish!! It will be loved!! and.. yay for the start - I LOVE churn dash blocks - and those are so pretty.!!


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