Monday, June 3, 2013


I've had another busy week, working on "quick to finish" projects.

I found this cute alphabet panel hidden away, and decided it would make a cute kid's quilt.  I added a narrow black dotted border, then a bright jigsaw puzzle fabric for the final border.  I plan on more dots in the binding fabric.
  I then hunted through my dwindling pile of flannels to find a good backing, and found one with school supplies - pencils, scissors, glue, eraser, paper clips etc., but although the length was great, it was too narrow.
Off to my pile of finished 4-patches (leaders and enders while sewing other things).  I found a collection made with solids and prints, and pieced them together into a long strip, with the colours forming diagonal lines - lots of bright colours, just like the borders on the top of the quilt!

Then I realized that I hadn't tried the bonus block of the month table topper pattern from my guild that was available in April.  In my plan to use Christmas fabrics, I pulled out a soft silver, white and dusty green print with pointsettias for the focal fabric, with green star point, and a cream with evergreen design. (The green points are a much softer colour than in the photo).  I had to make bias binding for this one, also in the soft green.  It will be my main project for today, as I want to have it completed to take for "show and tell" at our final meeting of the season on Wednesday!
Head over to Judy's blog, Patchwork Times, to be inspired by all the creativity linked there.



  1. The front and the back of the alphabet quilt are great! And I like the silver-and-green color combo.

  2. Love the ABC quilt and your backing is great. I love it when the back isn't just a muslin or solid fabric. Great job!!

  3. What a great child's quilt. You have a good eye for color and design. It came out beautifully. That block of the month is cool!

  4. Fun alphabet quilt. Love the fun back too!


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