I finished the binding on this Sashed Tumbler yesterday so I’m making good progress on the goals I have for the rest of June. Can’t you see how cuddly it is from the photo?! This is my 10th UFO finish for the year!

There are some quilt notes on the website if you’re curious about how I pieced this one.


Two more of the Maine Happy Block quilts are done – I finished the binding on both of them last night.

One made using a variety of novelty fabrics for the center.

And one made using a single novelty fabric for the center.

I love striped bindings and I had the perfect one in my stash for this quilt.

Brief instructions for the Happy Blocks for Maine can be found on my website at this link.


I finished the binding on my HeartStrings quilt yesterday so I’m making progress all the way around! I love how the freehand Baptist Fan quilting turned out on this one and if you missed the post with the information on how I quilt them – click here. This is my 8th UFO finish for the year!


One more finish to end April on a high note! This Happy Block top was pieced by Teresa and I brought it home from Maine to finish and donate. I put the last stitch in the binding today while the plumbers were in the house doing some work.

It still feels like I’m working at a slow pace but looking at what I accomplished in April I’m pretty happy. I traveled one week during the month and still accomplished everything below.

April’s Accomplishments

Pieced 1 top

  • Hexagon Flowers and 9 patches

Quilted 4 tops

  • Two Happy Block tops from Maine
  • Snowball top
  • My fuchsia centered HeartStrings top

Bound 5 quilts

  • 2 Charm Square quilts
  • 2 Happy Block quilts
  • Snowball quilt

Finished crocheting Blue Ripple Afghan

Crocheted 3 additional afghans

  • Green Ripple afghan 
  • Brown Ripple afghan 
  • child size Ripple Afghan (Afternoon Tea colorway)

In progress (Started but not yet finished)

  • Dinosaur quilt
  • Teal Ripple afghan 


Another binding finished last night – this Happy Block quilt was pieced by Florence as a part of our HeartStrings project and quilted and bound by me. If you don’t have a bunch of novelty fabrics, it’s a really cute way to take one fabric and create a bright cheery kid’s quilt.

Pantograph is Steam

I have instructions for several different versions of this quilt on my website.

Our original Happy Block Project

Happy Blocks for Maine – these had bigger centers and were trimmed to size after piecing.

Happy Blocks from Charms


I love this little layout for snowball blocks – don’t they look like flowers?! I want to make a snowball and nine patch quilt next time I use this die.

Have you noticed that the quilts I’m working on are all child size? I’m trying to get together a batch for donation so I’m working through some of my smaller sized tops and this one just happens to be UFO finish #7 for the year! It’s nice to be a bit ahead of my goals since I’ve got a couple trips coming up in the next few weeks.

A finish

This little diamond quilt was made from Charm Squares as part of our Precut Party. I had one lone pack of squares from this fabric line so I decided I’d piece half square triangles from them and arrange them in a layout that created diamonds.

Quilted with a pantograph called Wave.