Thursday, May 27, 2021

Bewitching Bokeh Blocks

I participated in the Bokeh Quilt Along at Quilting Jetgirl. I finally finished the quilt top in time to link up my photo. I really do love this Bewitching Bokeh Block. When I finished my blocks, I just thought they were so unique and charming. 

Bokeh Quilt top

Now my Center Curved Stars that are dark purple, on the other hand, are just so-so. That is fine with me because it was a great learning experience sewing these curves. My quilts all seem to have their own glitches that I notice, but hopefully, other people don't notice as much. 

I did run into some snags along the way of sewing this quilt top. The main issue was my square-in-a-square blocks. Very few of them gave me a 1/4" around the block. Basically, I ended up sewing them all over again. In retrospect, I should have sewn a practice block first. I may learn to do that some day...  

Not a good Square-in-a-square block

A pile of "not good" blocks.

I really do like how this lap-sized quilt top came out. I can always use another lap quilt. I do have a purple and blue Queen-sized quilt in my spare bedroom now, so this will match it when I get it completed. Or I may give it as a gift.

Thanks to Yvonne at Quilting Jetgirl for this unique pattern and for organizing this Quilt Along!

Friday, May 7, 2021

Hungry Animals

 This stack of quilt blocks is my goal for May 2021. It will be a very simple baby quilt with the Hungry Animal Alphabet blocks in the middle. A good friend of mine will be having another Grandchild in June. So this will be for the new baby.

Linking my May goal to Elm Street Quilts OMG for May

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Lay your head on my pillow

 I finished my goal for April 2021. This is a very old WIP. I didn't realize how old it was until I pulled up the Sew Sampler Nov 2018.

I do believe that I finished the top right away and then it continued to sit with my quilt tops to be completed. So there you go, it has been sitting for over 2 years. I decided to make this into a pillow instead of a mini. This makes a fairly large pillow 26"x26". I quilted it with a short wavy design with my walking foot.

The back I quilted with a crosshatch. I did have the backing sitting together with the quilt top for a long time, also. I like that it is a larger pillow. I can prop it up on my bed and lean against it. 
I am linking my April Finish to Elm Street Quilts OMG for April 2021
My initial post was here
Many thanks to Patty at Elm Street Quilts for helping me to finish my goals!

Wednesday, April 7, 2021


 Didn't want to miss the One Monthly Goal for April. My intention is to have this mini quilt and bound for April. The top has been completed quite a while ago.

Linking up this goal to Elm Streets Quilts OMG for April 2021