There has been a lot of this and that in the sewing room lately. Small projects quickly finished, secret sewing done, and no big project on the horizon. Seems like it is just kind of quiet. So, I took a look around this past weekend, and tried to decide on some projects to begin. First up, this little wall hanging quilt of just nine blocks was a gift to me. It was made by a friend who recently passed away. Her small quilts were offered to those who knew her, and I chose this Origami Flower Quilt in purple and gold. I liked that she put onto a churn dash, so I’ll always think of this as Donna’s block. Her pearl buttons in the center were a perfect choice.
I haven’t done one of these before, and it looks like a fun technique. I like the dimensional quality, and it would give me some hand work for finishing.
I’ve been working on the Jolly Bar Row Along Quilt. That project has been delayed on the Jolly Jabber blog as Fat Quarter Shop has reduced their staff and now has longer ship times. The Row Along will now start on June 29, but mine is done. I’ll be sharing my steps as it goes when that starts. You still have time to get the book, Jolly Bar Book Vol 2 for the block patterns, and a Jolly Bar (or use up your stash), and join in. A Jolly Bar is a precut of 5×10 inches, essentially half of a layer cake. I used the Harper’s Garden Jolly Bar to do this quilt, with the solid color Porcelain in Bella Solids.
I’ve had a couple of quilt repairs recently that were quick and easy, nothing really inspiring to do a whole post about. This one was simply popped seams.
Lined up, pinned, then zigzag the seams. Done. I have one more that I’ll show you soon, and I am going to take some time off from repairs until end of summer.
Next up, I plan to quilt this dahlia panel in soft pastels, the Hoffman Dream Big Opal. I want to do this one for me, and it will be a practice piece for another one. I’ve ordered a Dream Big Dahlia in the Sunset colorway to quilt for a Silent Auction to benefit Bullington Gardens later in the year during their Dahlia Days event. See all the colorways for Hoffman Dream Big panels on Fat Quarter Shop.
I ordered this darling Christmas Truck panel, called I’ll Be Home For Christmas, and will be using it in a Christmas in July event. If you want to quilt along with me, the panel is just $7.75. What is it about an old red truck at Christmas that is so charming? Is it just that it represents a simpler, gentler time when we were children and didn’t have a care in the world?
I’ll show you the Quilt of Valor I finished last week soon. I’ve been spending more time in the garden, and will be doing more hiking this summer. What are your plans for the next few weeks?