Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentines' Day!

Waterfront Park Layers of Charm Quilt from Fat Quarter Shop

 I have four layer cakes and I'm determined to use them up.  So this is the first of four.
I don't usually make the same pattern more than once, but this one is quick and easy and I might do just that.  The pattern only uses 36 pieces of the layer cake, but I'm using all 42, thus the cut off blocks on the right side.  Like I always say, the bigger the better!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Another Postage stamp quilt

 Ignore the messy sewing room - ugh.  And I must have taken this at the wrong time of day because the colors are all washed out.  Yes, the fabrics are muted, but not this muted.
  For a few years I had it in my heart and mind to make a quilt for a dear young mom, also my daughter's friend. She's a sweet woman with a Godly husband and a darling young daughter, Mykenzie, and a son, Zachary, who is now home with his Heavenly Father after blessing his mom and dad for 18 days.  I think of him and his little family often, offering up prayers for peace and comfort for them.
 I know they will enjoy this quilt, hopefully for many years.

I love you guys!  xo

Modern sampler quilt

This lap size quilt went to a dear friend whom I have been neglecting lately :-(
She received it just days before a blizzard hit Rhode Island - I think she likes it, in more ways than one.
Some of my fabric choices were less than stellar.  I'm trying to get out of the mode of picking in a hurry.  My sewing time is so limited, but I need to slow down anyway and FIND the right mix of fabrics and not just settle, because then there's regret, and regret is a very slippery slope.  (Okay, enough philosophizing)

Even so, it's still one of my favorite qujlts!
~ Jodi ~

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Sweet vintage baby quilt

 A friend, Maria, gave me a bag of fabric and this was in it, still just a top, or flimsy :-)
Her daughter Theresa made it quite some time ago.  It seems like some of the fabric was curtains in another life (I forgot to ask her), but
 I just had to finish it up and give it back to her.  She puts lots of work into those little flowers/baskets.  So cuuute!  Maybe it's for the best that you can't see my machine quilting very well - ha!  The backing fabric was also in the bag - it's a nice soft flowery yellow.  I got lazy and did a   self-binding by simply turning the backing fabric over onto the front and stitching it down.  I'm sure she'll find some little baby to gift it to.
~ Jodi ~