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.


I finished binding this little charm square quilt a few days ago but just got a photo today. I can’t remember where I saw a similar quilt – maybe the Moda Bake Shop or Craftsy but I didn’t use a pattern for this – just 2 packs of charm squares and the borders that were cut 2.75 inches wide. Quilted with the pantograph Leap Frog from Norma Sharp but after searching, I can’t find a copy of it anywhere – I bought it years ago at a quilt show.

The quilt finishes at approximately 45×49 inches which is a nice size lap quilt even for an adult sitting in a chair (I tried it out for size after finishing the binding) but it’s easy enough to upsize if you wanted to by just using more charms.


I never get tired of these Quick Strippies! I’m working on finishing several smaller quilts to be donated this summer and the Doggie Strippie will be part of that batch. The binding was finished yesterday and it’s UFO finish #5 for the year.