Tuesday, July 9, 2013


I have a couple of things to share that I have finished recently.  I am behind on my BOM that I joined at one of our local quilt shops.  For me local is at least a 40 to 50 minute drive but that does not seem to detour me.
This is May's block in the frame.  Was glad to at least replace the Easter Bunny block.  I may skip June and get July done next.

I needed to make a couple baby gifts so I tried out the pattern that Pamela Lincoln of Mama Spark's World did for the Moda Bake Shop.  I love how it came out and her instructions were very easy to follow.   The link for the Chenille Baby Blanket is here and I hope you will go visit Pam and let her know how you like her pattern.  Pam is the best, I met her last summer when I was in the Grand Rapids area for the Quilt Show. We had exchanged phone numbers and met up for dinner before I had to make the drive back north.  I am not sure if she was at work or not when I recently called her for help on this quilt.  I had a water pipe leak from my kitchen sink which is above my sewing area after sewing together the backing and was afraid that it might not work out after getting wet. You are not supposed to wash the fabric first before sewing this project together.  But she assured me since it was the backing and not the flannel it would all come out in the wash.  Which it did, beautifully!

The chenille side is made with flannel and is considered the front but I love how the back came out also.
I used Moda Apple Jack charms and a half yard of some of the Apple Jack yardage for the binding along with flannel that I bought from Jo-Ann's fabric which was priced reasonably.  But even better I had coupons!  And I also bought the charm pack and another half yard of  Moda Oink A Doodle Moo for the second blanket I need to have made by fall.

So here I am back to do some of my regular blogging and sharing about my normal life instead of all the vacation posts.  I am glad you are still coming by for a visit and hope to hear what is going on in your lives. 

Blessings from our home in the woods!



Mama Spark said...

I LOVE how your chenille turned out! Thanks for sharing and for your kind words too!!

Jenny said...

Wow. I love that chenille. I haven't tried sewing with that, but I need to give it a whirl! I have all kinds of flannel here so I'd have to go out and buy some!

pinsandneedles said...

Cute baby blanket! I made chenille scarves before but what a great idea for a baby blanket.

Bee Lady said...

OK, I'm confused. The blue/green stripey side is really the front? And the quilt squares are the back? Are each of those squares pieced together, or is that the material. I love that blanket! It's so happy looking. I'm glad the material didn't ruin when it got wet.

Of course you are behind on your BOM! You have been globetrotting!

Cindy Bee

mrs. c said...

The chenille is lovely! You do such pretty work and I hope someday we can sit, sewing macine to sewing machine, and you can be my instructor! I have been busy painting furniture and repurposing items for the WLYS.