A quilt finish is such a big deal. I mean, we put so much work into each one. And if you are anything like me (with a million WIPs at any one time) quilts get started and stopped, pushed aside for something more pressing (pressing, lol!). It can take YEARS for a quilt to be finished.
That’s why I am SO AMAZED that I have been able to show off finished quilts for three Saturdays in a row: first Merry Stars, then my hand quilted baby quilt (no name yet) and then this quilt called ‘Yay for the Boy!’
But this quilt is different. We’re not talking years in the making… more like 10 days. Well, exactly 10 days. From nothing at all – no idea I would be making a quilt… to designing, cutting, sewing, quilting, binding, packing, and shipping it off to Blend Fabrics. Whew!
They needed a quilt on the fly to showcase an adorable new fabric collection called ‘Adventurers’ (find it at Fabricworm). And I’m so delighted to have a quilt hanging at Fall Quilt Market this year (I can pretend that hanging in the Blend booth is as important as hanging in the gallery, right?). As if I wasn’t 100% over the top excited to go. Which I am!
So now I have 6 days left before I fly out to see all my Quilt Market friends and I need to make myself something to wear!
Sew an organizer covered with pockets that you can hang in your closet! This easy sewing project is great for organizing sewing and craft supplies, fashion accessories, bathroom necessities, gift wrappings, and more. There are pockets on both sides plus a big interior pocket so every bit of space is used. I’ll show you easy step by step instructions for sewing this organizer and putting it to use in your home. Get sew organized today.
At my daughter Chloe’s high school (can you believe my baby started high school???), the lunch lines are so long that she has been skipping lunch! She’s always starving by the time she gets home because she doesn’t want to carry a big lunch bag as well as her heavy backpack – poor girl!
I am so in love with the beautiful look of simple patchwork quilts with lots of squares. This is the perfect way to use up fabric scraps like I did, or you can make a beautifully coordinated quilt with pre-cut 2 1/2’’ square fabric pieces that come in mini-charm packs.
I’m also in love with the process. If you feel like quilt making is your escape from the world and sitting down to sew for a few hours makes your troubles fade away… this is the quilt for you!
Sew an easy beautiful apron with this free sewing pattern that only uses one yard of fabric! Whether you are sewing for yourself or for a friend, an apron always comes in handy and makes a great gift. This blog post includes a link to a free template that I digitized for you.
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I absolutely love the yah! For boys quilt will you have a pattern or tutorial for this quilt?
Hi Caroline – just found your party and am linking up for the first time. Gorgeous quilt for the boy! Love the fabrics. Thanks for hosting, hope you have a lovely weekend!
I, too, am wondering if there is a pattern or tutorial for "Yay for the Boy!" quilt. I used your link for Fabricworm and bought all the fabric I needed … I think. At this point I don’t know how I even knew how much of anything to buy. Anyway, now I can’t find the pattern anywhere. Don’t know if I missed it or if it’s just not out there. Would love to use my cute fabric.
I haven’t had the chance to write a pattern for it yet – sorry!