Roll Roll Cotton Boll (Blue)

This week I quilted and bound my version of Roll Roll Cotton Boll. I say blue in the title because I have a pink one in the works as well. This makes 10 finishes for the year, and it’s only April. This quilt is also number 1 on my UFO Challenge list which should have been completed in March. But better late than not at all.

All the fabric is completely from Stash. No new purchases to complete this one. Note even batting. It was pieced from leftovers too.

This top took a long time to finish because I really didn’t like the neutral string alternate block. I got the inspiration for the alternate block I chose from the Quiltville Yahoo Group photos. I really like how this turned out and it already has a home.

Size: 56” x 71”
Batting: Warm and Natural pieced
Backing: Purple and Blue pieced
Quilting: Large meander

See previous blog posts about this quilt here.

Linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts Finish it up Friday.

Happy Child

Pattern: Happy Child by Villa Rosa Designs
Fabric: A kit I purchased at Scotty Dog Quilts at the Humboldt County Fair, August 2010
Finished Size: 45″ x 57″
Backing: Four Purple prints from my stash
Batting: Warm and Natural
Binding: Same fabric as the pink sashing.
Quilting: All over meander with gray thread.
Started: October 2011
Finished: February 11, 2013


This was a very quick quilt to put together. I finished the top at the Shipshewana Retreat in 2011. Then I added a 1″ Navy border just to tone down the busy-ness of the top.

Some Finishes

Since I’m spending the weekend on my bed with my leg elevated and iced, I sewed down the binding on a few quilts that I can now call FINISHED.

Bonnie Hunter’s Mystery that was in Quiltmaker a couple of years ago, Christmas Lights.

And, here’s a Laurel Burch kit that I got a couple years ago at my LQS parking lot sale.

And, finally a small table topper from a mystery kit that’s been around for at least four years.

I’m really pleased to get these out of my pile of UFOs.

Linking up to Amanda’s Finish it Up Friday.

September UFO Complete

My September UFO was actually complete before September started so that was an easy one for me.
This is a Halloween wall hanging I bought as a kit some time ago. I only had to add the borders and binding, but I thought it was pretty cute. It’s completely finished now with banding and hanging sleeve.

October’s number is 6, which for me is a finishing a quilt that I started last year in Shipshewana. I just need a thing border and then I can sandwich and quilt it. This will be a busy month of traveling for me. Back to Shipshewana for our third retreat 🙂 and then on vacation for ten days. So I hope I can at least make some progress on number 6. Here it is so far.

Check Judy’s Blog to see what everyone else has finished this month.

FWS Marathon

I’ve got a lot to show from this weekend. Saturday morning I jumped into my Farmer’s Wife Sampler with both feet. I had four blocks done from over a year ago. I pulled out my bin with the fabrics I had set aside for this and by 4:00 pm on Sunday I had 20 blocks done.

I had so much fun with these. I was following Teri’s piecing instructions so they really were easy. I hope I’ll have time this week to do a few more. I’m traveling for business all week next week, so it might be awhile before I can get back to these.

Click here to see what everyone else has been up to.

Productive Weekend

It’s not Sunday for a Stash Report or Monday for a Design Wall post, but I did have a very productive weekend and lot’s to show off. I finished quilting four small quilts and got the first part of the binding sewn on.

First up, a little preemie incubator quilt I put together with some very pastel blocks that I didn’t know what else to do with. I think it turned out pretty cute.

I free-motion quilted it with a large meander which was a piece of cake on a small quilt like this. I love the texture it added.

I bound it with some scrap 2.5″ yellow strips. Now I just need to hand sew down the binding and it’s done.

Next up is a Halloween wall hanging I bought as a kit some time ago. I only had to add the borders and binding, but I thought it was pretty cute. It’s completely finished now with banding and hanging sleeve.

I saw this Christmas Wreath using the twister blocks on the somewhere. Don’t have the link right now. I thought it was so cute and lots of fun to make. I have another one with the blocks put together but haven’t started the twister step yet.

It’s table topper size or a good size for a wall hanging. I did a small meander in cream on the light part and a larger meander in the borders. I’m leaving the pinwheels plain for the moment. I can always go back and do some kind of quilting there if I change my mind.

Last is my Nine Surrounded, one of Bonnie Hunter’s patterns from Patchwork Posse. Isn’t the texture great? I just did a large meander all over.

I’m really enjoying all these little quilts. They are so much fan, finish quickly, and so easy to FMQ.

Design Wall and What I have been working on…

On my Design Wall, a new start. Bonnie’s Oklahoma Backroads.

9 block made and lots of pieces and parts ready to sew.

What else have I been working on? It may be the end of June but 2012 hasn’t been a total blank quilting-wise.

These blocks came from kits I ordered years ago from Lazy Mazy when it was still around. Not sure what I will turn them into but I want the blocks finished. I have 8 of the blue and 12 of the green. They are 6″ blocks.


I finished this 1930’s quilt.

I also finished this little quilt from one of Bonnie’s pattern, Aunties Anvil, over at Patchwork Posse.

I used up a lot of waste HST on this one.

I also made a cute little preemie incubator quilt but don’t have a pic of that one yet.

I promise not to be a blog stranger from now on.

2009 Finishes!

It’s time I caught up with my blogging. Now that 2009 is rapidly coming to a close, I need to take stock of what I accomplished this year!img_3905

The most important completions for me recently are the two Quilts for Kids quilts that I finished and sent off before Christmas. The blue one was made from the quilt kit that Quilts for Kids sent to me. The Roman Stripes pink quilt is one I whipped up from scraps and sent along with the blue one.

roman-stripesThese were so much fun to make and a great way to improve my machine quilting skills. I have so much fabric that I want to make a few more of these from my own stash to send in early 2009. I think I’ll set myself a goal to complete two Quilts for Kids quilts per quarter in 2010.

img_3490In addition, this year I completed two baby quilts for my two co-workers. You can read more about those quilts here and here.

I also made a set of 4 quilted place mats for my good friend, Kathleen. She chose the fabric from my florals and I backed and bound them in a green blender so they are reversible.

img_3908And, I completed 30 quilted pot holders for my Zonta Holiday Party gift bags.

Oh, and I almost forgot the wall hanging that I made for my mother’s birthday in January. You can read about it here.

I think that’s all that I actually started and finished this year. Tomorrow I will list all of the quilts that I’ve started this year but remain WIPs. When you see that list, you’ll know why I haven’t had time to finish anything else. 🙂