Baby Finish

This quilt was created with small leftovers of another quilt.  And some fun with math to make all those border triangles fit just right.


Experimented a little with custom quilting.  Which didn’t go well.  It isn’t the worst possible, but I have a long ways to go.  And I am OK with that.


After all, anything worth doing is worth doing badly–at first.

Show And Tell Time

I love it when readers share their successes with WeddingDressBlue tutorials.  Thank you for taking the time to visit, make comments, share pictures and all that stuff.

Marcia finished a Film at Five quilt using a lot of scraps and fabrics she had on hand.  She calls some of the fabric “old and ugly.”  If that is true, how did she make such a beautiful quilt?!

Yvonne made this lovely Cross My Heart quilt.  Great use of color!


Here is a Hundred Patch quilt that turned into so much more–4560 patches, in fact.  Janell did a great job!


Beatrice made a Film at Five quilt for her guild’s We Care program. She says, “I used 1 1/2″ scraps as a leaders and enders project. Somehow I still have a ton of scraps, so I will have to make a few more :)”

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Marta in Italy created two Hundred Hugs quilts–one simplified because babies get here when they get here. 🙂  I love them both!




Fair Results

Halfway took a blue ribbon at the local fair.  It was what I had hoped for–the subdued, eclectic colors and the simple quilting meant that it probably wouldn’t take a big prize, but it is always fun to enter.


There are always a lot of quilts at our local fair.


People support quilting here.



It comes and goes so quickly, but really brings the community together just to celebrate US.

Small Someday #6: Pillowcase Aprons

Yes, you heard right:  Pillowcase Aprons.


I had pillowcases.


I wanted aprons.


No tutorial.  Just used an apron I liked the shape of.  Added some trim and details.  Straps made with some cotton-poly solids I had on hand.

Nothing special, but I do like the way they turned out.  Daughter and I wore them today while serving at a local community lunch called Shepherd’s Bowl.  If you are interested in doing community service, one time or on-going, consider taking a look at  You might be surprised at what you find.  We had a wonderful time and plan to return.

Honestly, if you just saw them, would you guess pillowcases?

Seeing Stars Fabric

One of my goals for the year was to participate in a quilt-along.  There have been several, but none really caught my eye.  Until this one:  Seeing Stars.

YAY!  The year was going fast and I was starting to get worried.  Instead, I happily reviewed my “someday” fabric and found just the thing.  Particularly when combined with scraps and fabric from the color bins.


Now, just waiting until the first block is released next Monday.  You have time…want to join us?

Halfway To The Fair

I am entering the Halfway quilt in the local fair this year.


There are usually between 75 and 100 total quilts at our local county fair.  Yep, that is a lot, but quilting is big around here.


I will be there this weekend and will share pictures and results as they are available.  I don’t expect a big prize, but maybe a ribbon…


We’ll see.  I don’t enter to win, but to support a local event.  And it is nice to get feedback on my work.  It helps me to improve.