Kaffe Quilt Finish

I had a lot of Kaffe scraps (along with some solids) and wanted to make a very cheering quilt for a coworker.

It came together quickly. During production I tried storing the strips on a hanger, which I had not tried before, but certainly will again.

The finished size is 60×80 and uses all 2-1/2″ squares–1200 in all. Colored: 600. Background: 600 (That equals about 2-3/4 yards of each.)

This idea is easily adapted to any color scheme and is good for using all those small-but-not-too-small scraps that result from everyday quilting.

Black And Bright Complete

YAY!  A finished quilt is a wonderful thing.

Black and bright started as a bunch of black and white print fabrics leftover (mostly) from three black-based quilts I made a while back.

Add the bright pieces and you are off!

And a scrappy binding. And a suitable back.

Ta-dah, a quilt

Black And Bright Top Complete

It started as a color experiment.  My black and white scraps were overflowing, as were the solids.


Not a bad combination.

It seems a little too much like other designs I have done recently, but I ran out of scraps before it could go further.

The binding will be scrappy solids to mirror those pieces in the quilt.  I hope to quilt it in the next few weeks and we’ll see how it looks as a finished piece.


68″ square.  Not very big, but as big as I could go with what I had. And that is OK.  Nice couch quilt size.

Throwback Sewing

There is sewing happening.  And it is all throwback sewing…taking the time to revisit and enjoy tutorials I developed years ago.


These are the hundred patch centers of a Hundred Patch quilt.  All the patches are done and the pieced sashing, too.  Just need to cut the background sashing and stitch it all together.  This quilt is planned as a gift for a colleague at school.


This is the beginning of a Hundred Hugs quilt just because I found cute backing fabric and babies seem to come along regularly.  That is a good enough reason.

While I do have ideas for some new designs, I have enjoyed revisiting old favorites.  Nice to return to my roots.


The Speed Squares quilt is a FINISH!


Partially cut ahead of time, I finished cutting and started piecing last Tuesday.  Pieced and assembled Wednesday and Thursday.  Quilted Friday.  Bound Saturday.

Gifted today (Monday) to a teaching friend who needed a quilt, I’m sure.



ps–Finishes at 50″ x 70″ (20 squares by 28 squares).  Squares 3″ unfinished.  Color theory:  50% background (obviously), remaining half 2/3 blue and 1/3 red.

Slightly Slower Assembly

After sprint sewing Tuesday night, Wednesday’s pace was more measured.  After all, there were people at home and other things to do.  While I voted for popcorn for dinner today, the family vetoed.  We are going over to a friend’s house to share with them.

Daughter did her part yesterday producing vast quantities of PIE.  That has become a tradition at our house.  We will assemble a buffet tray later and drop it off at the local fire station–We are grateful for the people who work so we can play today.

Anyway, I started assembly on the top.  About half way…


I hope to finish today.  Tomorrow I have time reserved on the machine I rent and, with a little luck, it will be a quilted quilt. Binding Saturday??? Whew!

Sprint Sewing

After a sewing drought, I found myself with an evening to myself.

Ah–blissful sewing time!


I hauled out an idea that I had started to cut for a while back and cut a little more to go with it.

Then started sewing!


Three hours later I have over half of a top.  With any luck at all I will have MORE sewing time today.  Hmmm…would the family be ok with popcorn for dinner tomorrow?