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.


My basket quilt is my 3rd UFO finish for the year and this one is for me! I can’t remember the last time I actually kept one of my quilts but as I mentioned last week, Mom pieced this top for me in 2011 and I always intended to keep it for myself. Maybe that’s another reason it waited so long for quilting. My tops are usually at the bottom of the list behind the donation quilts, quilting for Mom, and the ones I gift.


The binding has been done for a few days and Mom’s been sitting under it but I stole it away for a quick photo and to wash it – since I don’t prewash my fabric, I like to toss the quilts in the wash when they’re done – and I love how they come out all cozy and crinkled!

It’s my 2nd UFO finish for the year – started in 2014. There are brief instructions on my website – Framed 9 Patches.

Keith caught us working in the sewing room this afternoon …

We were working on a small UFO of mine – I started making some half square triangles from a Charm Pack last year and then misplaced them. I wasn’t sure if I’d have enough of them for a baby quilt or if it would end up doll size but when I put them on the design wall, I decided I’d pull fabric from stash to make a few more blocks and then will put a border on it. I’ll donate it to Safe Harbor in GA when it’s done.

I don’t know if I’ll get it assembled before the end of the month but it’s one more project for our 2019 Precut Party! Did I tell you that February’s precut is fat quarters? What’s your favorite fat quarter pattern?!


Mom finished hand stitching the binding down last night and I stitched the labels tonight – one of hers, and one of mine. This counts as my first UFO finish for 2019. While I don’t count Mom’s projects waiting for me to quilt in my UFO list, I do count those tops she pieces for me that aren’t yet quilted and bound.

EDIT: Penny pointed out the quilt in the photo was upside down … so I flipped the photo 🙂

Made from a quilt I bought at Mom’s local quilt shop in VA and quilted freehand – dwirling from the Pajama Quilter DVD.


This one has been done a while but I wanted to have Keith hold it up so I could get a photo of the full quilt. Unfortunately, he was very busy before he went out of town and we never got the photo taken. I decided I’d just hang it upside down so the stars would be visible and now I can get it washed and shipped off to the recipient. 

There are brief instructions on my website – Patriotic Rail Fence – and if you don’t like Ohio stars, you can use another star block. I’ve done it with sawtooth stars and friendship stars.