Friday, January 6, 2023
Thursday, January 5, 2023

Swoon Quilt Block #4

 I finished another project on my To Do list so I got to make the next block for my Swoon quilt.

Four done, 8 more to go.  I'm thrilled with my progress so far.  This rewarding myself system is working well.  I just may continue to use it throughout the year to make sure I always make time for my own sewing projects.

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Sammy Wallets

My last finishes in 2022 were these 3 Sammy Wallets from Sew Many Creations that were gifts for my 3 sisters. The fun part is they all are constructed in part with cork fabric, which I've found I like working with for projects like this.

They were kits that I purchased and each kit contained everything I needed except thread of course. The bright and black one was gifted to my sister Tina.

The interior fabric is a sage green decor weight which gave a nice feel to the pockets and lining.


The blue floral wallet was sent to my sister Diane who lives in Myrtle Beach.


The interior fabric provided was a nice medium blue.

The last one was gifted to my sister Marianne.  Unlike the other two, the kit for this one included cork fabric for both of the outside sections.

This kit included a rainbow iridescent zipper and pulls and the interior fabric is a pale blue.

I purchased a 4th kit that I may get around to making for myself some day but for now, I have other projects that need to be completed. The sisters really liked their gifts and I'm guessing they will be well used.

Jessica of Sew Many Creations is a member of my local guild and has lots of other great patterns and fabrics available on her website so check it out.

Monday, January 2, 2023

Kate's Interrupted Log Cabin Quilt

My client Kate sent me another great top to quilt for her. It's a fun design called Interrupted Log Cabin which can be found in the book Quilt with Tula and Angela.



It's certainly an interesting modern design that would look great in practically any color palette.

Kate chose the Modernish pantograph which suited the linear style blocks well. Quilters Dream 80/20 batting in Natural along with Glide Mercury thread for the top and So Fine Brown Sugar rounds out the other materials used to finish this one.

Kate always takes advantage of my trimming service and this time Maverick felt the need to inspect my work and help lay it out on the floor.


Here's the glamor shot! I really love the pops of Blue and Teal she added to the piecing.

The wind decided to be a little challenging that day.

It's a good sized quilt, measuring 80" x 80".  It was a Christmas gift for her daughter.

The backing is a fun New York  city scape print she purchased at City Quilter.  They closed the brick and mortar store a few years back but they still have an online store.

The sun shining through from the white strips on the front look like streets themselves.

Here you can see the details of the fabric.  If you have anyone with ties to New York City, this online store is the only place where you'll find fabrics like this.

This was another fun project to quilt for Kate.

I know another quilt will be on it's way to me to stitch soon.  I can't wait to see what it will be.