Thursday, December 6, 2018

Scrappy Stars, A Flimsy and Part 2 Pieces

Now that the bulk of my Christmas chores are behind me, I’ve got more sewing time once again. I should clarify that I still have two packages to mail. One of those will get mailed tomorrow (Friday), and the other will get mailed next week to my daughter - after finishing her quilt. So let’s start off with that.

All You Need is Love is now a flimsy (quilt top).  The color in the photo is a bit off kilter, probably due to all the brights in the center and the shadows of the overhanging soffit.

Cousin Kim was over yesterday and we got it basted up, so I will hopefully begin quilting it today. My goal is to finish it over the weekend so that I can mail it on Monday. Right now it measures 68.5 x 80.5. Naturally it will shrink a bit when laundered. I do plan to bind it in the solid hot pink that’s featured all over in the quilt. I figure that should tie it all together.

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I also finished my Part 2 clue half-square triangle pieces (I’m only doing about half) of Bonnie Hunter’s Good Fortune mystery quilt-along. So, I’m going to link up to her Part 2 Mystery Link-up post.

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And I just completed nine blocks for the Block Lotto’s December drawing; Sawtooth stars in blues and purples with light stars and dark backgrounds. I love these little 6.5” blocks!

Now, off to start some quilting!!!


  1. Such a cheerful quilt! What size are the geese/pinwheel blocks in the border? I'm thinking that might be a fun block to make for the 2019 Rainbow Scrap Challenge.

  2. Lovely quilt! Your mystery is looking good, too.

  3. Beautiful quilt--I will be mailing out my finished gifts on Monday, too; now i can resume my own sewing--finished my Christmas gift shopping (online!) and ready to work on my butterfly...hugs, Julierose

  4. Hi Cathy! What a great quilt top! I love all the hearts and the side borders. I look forward to seeing how you're going to quilt it. I have trouble deciding that when there are so many different blocks in the quilt itself! Yay for finishing part II. Happy Happy Friday to you. ~smile~ Roseanne

  5. Hurray for the flimsy! And happy quilting!
    I love those scrappy stars - I'd find them too hard to part with!

  6. LOVE how All You Need is Love turned out! I hope the quilting goes smoothly and without puckers!

  7. Your quilt is looking great - I'm sure she will love it! I like the colors you've chosen for the challenge quilt too - looking forward to watching it develop.


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