A New Project

After finishing the Halfway quilt top I thought I was done with HSTs for a while, then I looked at the next quilt on my list…Really?!


But I am liking it.  This quilt is intended for a coworker at school.  Can you guess which one?  YES!  The head lunch lady!  She is a wonder and does so much for the children and for all of us.

The pattern is Bear Scraps.  I have the three large blocks and six medium blocks finished.  Now I am piecing the 12 small blocks.


This week is Spring Break.  I started the celebration early Saturday morning by cleaning my machine, replacing the needle and winding five bobbins.  We have all kinds of excitement scheduled, notably starting to tear out for a kitchen remodel, but I hope to get in some serious sewing time, too.

“Halfway” Is Completely Assembled

The Halfway quilt is now a completely assembled top. YAY!


The top is 84″ x 96″”.  56 blocks of 56 pieces each. That was so many half square triangles.  And so many scraps.  I am planning a tutorial, but it will probably be a while in the making.  If you are interested, though, the half square triangles FINISH at 6″, 3″ and 1-1/2″.

I think there are around 500 different fabrics in the top, which is what makes THIS so…


What is the word for I-didn’t-think-two-of-the-same-fabric-could-possibly-end-up-next-to each-other?

You might notice it in the upper right hand quadrant of the top.


Baby Mine Finish

It feels so good to finish something…especially such a CUTE something.


Yesterday was a day off from school and it was snowing out and Daughter and I had a day to ourselves.  We spent some time running errands–some necessary and some just for fun–and some time at the house.


It was plenty of time to get this basted, quilted on our faithful Pfaff 130, and bound (while working on the taxes).


Today it goes to its new home. YAY!

Not an original design, based on blocks like THESE:  https://www.quiltingcompany.com/wp-content/uploads/pdf/Nine-Patch_Heart_Block.pdf  or  http://www.quiltingassistant.com/valentineheart.html

Baby Mine

I desperately needed a new project to lift my spirits.  Baby quilts are just the thing!


I call it Baby Mine.

Nine simple blocks finish as a 34-1/2″ quilt top.

And I feel much better now.


Hopefully this will help me refuel to return to the Halfway quilt and keep squaring up the HSTs.  Only about 400 to go.  No, I’m not kidding.


ps–The idea came from a picture that didn’t link to anything, but a little research showed me that it exists as a block pattern in a few different places.  If you like it, try HERE:   https://www.quiltingcompany.com/wp-content/uploads/pdf/Nine-Patch_Heart_Block.pdf  or HERE: http://www.quiltingassistant.com/valentineheart.html