Regatta pieced and ready to quilt
Fleece backing for Regatta
The Regatta was an easy quilt to put it together, although it took me quite a while to get it together. 🙂 I think choosing the fabric was the hardest thing to do, then I had some medical issues and could only sew a little at a time, BUT I love the end result. I used a Jelly Roll of Moda Solids in the blue shades and supplemented the colors with a few strips of colors from Artist’s Club fabrics from my stash. I used the Kona White for the white strips and other than struggling with the raveling edges of the Kona it went together very easily. I plan on using a pretty multi color leaf design fleece fabric as shown in the second picture for the backing. Even though the blues and whites make me think of summer and the beach, the cold spell we are having right now is making me think “I need something to keep my feet warm while I’m watching TV.” Y’all know I have no other quilts around my house to use. 🙂
The quilt pattern is a free download from block M Quilts and the Quilt Along is the brain child of Roseanne of Home Sewn by Us.
I am so glad to be back in my sewing room, even if it is for a few minutes at a time.
ANOTHER ANNOUNCEMENT THAT YOU MAY BE HEARING MORE ABOUT: THE NEW GREAT GRANDBABY IS A BOY AND WILL BE HERE IN JUNE!!!!!!
Well, here it is, after the New Years and not only have I not started sewing, I have not made the decision on which color. I have narrowed it down between the two blues. I am saving the 1.5″ Kona Dusty strips for a log cabin and I have cut the white strips and squares. I purchased the yardage fabric at Artist’s Club, the Bella Solids Jelly Roll from Missouri Star, and the Kona Mini strips from Tuesday Morning.
This is going to be a fun quilt along brought to us by Roseanne from Home Sewn by Us. Roseanne pointed me to the free pattern at BlockM Quilts to download. It looks like it will be an easy pattern with a striking design. This is not a race and we go at our own pace.
Due to my health issues I have been unable to be any use to Roseanne in the roll of co-host. (sorry Roseanne). But I will be back in my sewing room soon and my machine will be humming as fast as ever.
Happy New Year everyone.
Block #42 is called Turnstile by Carrie Nelson from Moda Fabrics. I changed the pattern a little by adding my chicken block in the center instead of the pieced block that Carrie used. We only have six more blocks to go in this quilt along. It has been a fun project. I have learned a lot of new things and met a lot of new people.
Thanks for visiting. Merry Christmas everyone.
Blockheads #41 is from Lisa Bongean and it is named Pinwheel Star. As anyone that has read my blog on a regular basis knows, I love star blocks in quilts. This was an easy block and I am so glad I am doing 12 1/2″ blocks. I think the 6 1/2″ blocks would have driven me over the edge. 🙂 With only seven blocks left I am looking forward to putting this quilt together.
Thanks for visiting with us, and as my aunt would say, “Come back when you can stay longer.”
This week’s block is designed by Jo Morton Quilts and it is called Framed Star. This one was a little tricky with all the flying geese but it is a striking block and well worth it. As always with Blockhead instructions, they were easy to follow.
I think I am finally caught up so I can finish a few unfinished objects (UFO) that are haunting me.
Thanks for visiting with me.
Designer Betsy Chutchian of Betsy’s Best Quilts and More is the designer of week #38 of the Blockheads block of the week. This striking block is called Peace and Plenty appropriately so for Thanksgiving week. When I first looked at this block the first thing I noticed was the pin wheel in the center and thought I had it all figured out before reading the instructions. The assembly was totally different from what I expected but with Betsy’s clear and easy to follow instructions it went together very quickly. Thanks Betsy for another fun and easy block.
On another note, Sami and I had Thanksgiving at my son and daughter-in-law’s lovely house in Georgia. We had a wonderful dinner and visit with all the family to include my DIL’s parents from Texas, my granddaughter and her husband, and my grandson and his girlfriend. We were very honored the grandson surprised his momma with a visit from his Marine post in Arizona and grandson-in-law was able to stop in after his shift as a Georgia State Trooper. Between the two of these young men we were very well protected. Also, as the news has been shared on Face Book I think it is OK to share here: My granddaughter is expecting my first great-grandchild in June!!!! You all know how much I hoped this would happen soon. Everyone is beyond thrilled.
As most of you know, Sami the Wonder Dog has a reputation of being an extremely spoiled dog and VERY active. She lived up to her reputation but she got along pretty well with the other animals and even shared her toy with my grand dog, Bella.
Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
It’s Block Wednesday again! Moda Blockheads block for this week, called Double Delight Star, is designed by Lynne Hagmeier of Kansas Troubles Quilters . I changed the construction a little by making the flying geese blocks using the no waste/four at a time method as described on the Lazy Girl Designs website.
I always enjoy working on Lynne’s designs and this one allowed me to add my chubby chicken to the center block.
Thanks for visiting our blog.
Please take the time to tell your friends and loved ones that they are important to you. They will not always be a phone call away.
I enjoy making items that can be used in more than one way. This little piece was made from a quilted pillow pattern called Township from Moda. I knew a couch pillow at my house would mean Sami would be in the dog house for sure. She would immediately claim it as her own and the fights would begin.
I loved the pattern and decided it would be more useful at our house as a small table runner. I also added a hanging sleeve to the back so it could be used as a wall hanging. One of these days it may become a pillow.
I used a charm pack called Basically Holiday from Benartex. It is hand quilted around the houses and blocks and measures 18″x29″.
Moda Bake Shop is a wonderful place to find free patterns.
Moda Blockheads block of the week #35 is called Northridge and it is designed by Lisa Bongean. It was not a quick block for me but as long as the seam allowances are consistent it goes together very well. I think it will be a great addition to our quilt. Thanks Lisa and Moda for bringing us all these beautiful block designs at no cost.
Moda Blockheads blocks #33 and 34.
I have been under the weather lately and just haven’t felt like sewing…believe it or not. Usually I go to my sewing room no matter what because I feel that if I am sick I will be sick anywhere so I may as well be where I enjoy the atmosphere. This was not the case this time and it has been really hard getting my sewing groove back in place.
Block #33 is the Starz block by Jo Morton. I think everyone knows by now that I love the star design in quilts and this is another one to add to my list.
Block #34 is an applique block called (appropriately) House by Jan Patek. I am not good at applique but with Jan’s easy to follow directions and the big pieces, I managed to end up with something that I am not ashamed of.
I really enjoy being a part of this fun block of the week group. The designers have supplied us with beautiful blocks and I’m sure I am not the only one that has learned something along the way.