Thursday, August 7, 2014

My next project

There's something about a new project that is so much more exciting than an old one.  My poor old projects get neglected for months at a time as soon as a new one joins the lineup.  And that's about to happen again.  I'm moving on to a new project and I'm excited to get going!

My next quilt is for this handsome guy:

He recently moved into a twin size bed in prep for the new baby and needs one of mama's quilts to keep him warm.

Quilt top fabrics:

Backing and binding:

Time to start cutting!

Speaking of cutting, here's a quick tip:

If your fabric is dark or has a distracting pattern, try cutting with the wrong side of the fabric facing up.  It is so much easier to see the edge of your fabric when you're looking at a white background, than when the edge of the fabric keeps blending with the mat or the ruler lines.

Can you see what I mean?  Makes a world of difference!

What's your newest project?  Do you have the same problem with neglecting old projects?

Fabrics Used:
Swiss Dots by the RBD Designers
Sunburst Stripe by Dear Stella (in navy and delft)
Speedster Sporty Dots by Riley Blake
Sphere by Brigitte Heitland for Zen Chic by Moda
Clown Stripe by Michael Miller 
Gingham by the RBD Designers
Bella Solids by Moda (in slate and steel)
Holiday Banners by the RBD Designers
True Colors Herringbone by Joel Dewberry
Autumn Woods Linen by Kate & Birdie Paper Co. for Moda
Color Me Happy Dots by Vanessa Christensen
?? A minty solid by Bonnie & Camille for Moda
?? A light gray bias stripe with no selvage information


  1. Love the fabrics! Can't wait to see what you turn those into!

  2. CUTEST fabrics!!! Can't wait to see it finished! So excited to follow the blog and see what you come up with! You're amazing!