Friday, October 07, 2011

Another Finish and A Publication!

Hey all!  

I thought that I would share with you some news - Accuquilt featured an article I wrote for them entitle "The 13 Cent Quilt Block using the GO! Bountiful Baskets" which you can view on their website if you'd like to take a look!  The article focuses on the Postage Stamp Basket block - which you know I love!  Writing the article was a new experience for me and I learned a lot - namely how much time something like that takes to put together LOL!  I hope that you'll take a couple of minutes to give the article a read and let me know what you think!

I've also been able to finish anther quilt.  This is my scrappy "Jelly Roll Race" quilt that I did out of my 2.5" strip bin.  It was so great to use some of those scraps and make a quilt completely from scraps and stash!  It was great to get this finished even though the top was only completed in August.

I quilted it using a 50 weight cotton thread top and bobbin in an all over wave pattern that really gives some texture to the quilt.


I also used up some of those Halloween 2" squares, as leaders and enders, making a couple of little fabric baskets and a zippered case while I was working on my Chimneys and Cornerstones blocks. It's great to be making progress on this quilt after all that cutting and cutting!


I am almost finished all 80 of the blocks needed for the center of the quilt - yep -80!  It seems like such a big number doesn't it?  Then I am thinking about one or two borders - and maybe piecing one of those borders from more scraps.  Lots of work still to do!  But, it is so nice to use up these bits and pieces.  

But, you know what?  I don't even remember buying a few of those fabrics!  I'm sure they aren't mine so where did they come from??  So, either scraps have babies, or, someone came over and dumped some fabric in my scrap heap when I wasn't looking!  Was it you??!!


paulette said...

Love that tutorial!! Congratulations of getting published!! I will definitely be using it when I use my Bountiful basket die!! You make it look so easy!
Thanks for sharing!

susan said...

Congrats on being published. It is a lot of work. A new quilt being pieced as well. I have hit a wall and I decided to complete some mending and this bird cage cover from ^^*"#%%^ done. Then I need to make some children's aprons and some pillow cases. Next weekend is the big show Creative Sewing in Toronto. Do you go at all?

Cecelia said...

I read the piece on the Postage Stamp Quilt, it was so good!

Mrs.Pickles said...

Congrats on getting published! I looks like you have been very busy! everything looks amazing.

Jackie said...

Informative and interesting article... congrats on getting published!

mainer said...

Love the quilting on the Jelly Roll quilt. I am inspired.

Teri said...

I loved the jelly roll race quilt I have a bunch of jelly rolls that people have given me....I now know what to do with them. It's simple and really pretty.

SewCalGal said...

Your Jelly Roll Race Quilt is truly my favorite of all the Jelly Roll Race quilts. Excellent.


Connie said...

Love your Jelly Roll Race Quilt and congrats on your article being featured on AccuQuilt!