Saturday, February 26, 2011

Piddling About

While I haven't been terribly busy I've not been idle either.  I decided to take the plunge and join the Happy Quilting Quilt Along.  I fell in love with Melissa's design when I first saw it.  My daughter has been asking for a quilt made from Sunkissed and I've been keeping an eye out for the "perfect" quilt pattern and this looks like it.  I was planning on making the 68x85 size , I figure she'll be able to cuddle up nicely in it.
 I know I'm really late starting but I've held back to see how the pattern would go because I still am still not terribly confident in  my skills.  While I wouldn't feel terribly bad if a project using one charm pack didn't work out, I certainly don't want to ruin a layer cake and two charm packs.  Happily it's looking to be within my capabilities though so I found some cute fabric for the sashing, took a deep breath, cut up my layer cake and started sewing.  I've got ten 16 patch blocks done which is what I need, but...
Turns out I got a little carried away in my block making so there are single squares, doubles, four patches, eight patches and sixteen patches all laying about at the moment.  I may have enough for the next size up.  Tomorrow I'll take stock and go from there.


In other news I finally got around to making another block from the Block-a-palooza sew along and I've another in the works.  I'm slowly getting there. 
  This is block 7 by House a la Mode Orange You Glad I Chose A Nine Patch .  I am glad she chose a 9 patch. I really like how it looks. 

That's about it for now.  I do have some new fabrics for show and tell but that will wait for another post. 


  1. Very sweet fabrics you are using too!!!! I'm sure your daughter will love it!

    Quiltingly Yours

  2. I think a 68x85 quilt would be perfect for anyone to cuddle under, even an Amazon! That will be a wonderful pattern to use. Have fun with those triangles.

  3. Beautiful fabrics and a nice sized quilt. I like tuckable quilts not skimpy ones, I like whatever needs to be covered covered, and all at the same time. Your block-a-palooza is so pretty and soft, I love it.