Sunday, June 19, 2011

FNSI recap

Finally had the opportunity to take photos of my mom's summer quilt.  I finished the borders on Friday night.

I took this at my sister's house since I was going over there for dinner tonight.  As you can see, her wash lines need to be tightened up!  I love the quilt and when I showed the quilt top to my mother this evening she was very happy.  Quilty sister, Julie, said it has an "old fashioned vibe" and looks like an old lady's quilt - exactly what I was going for!

This afternoon I decided to try out my other new pattern so I pieced this one

It is supposed to be twice this size, however, I had a cheezy "jelly roll" from Joann's and there are only 22 strips in a roll - half the number that you would get with a real jelly roll from Moda.  The pattern I used was from Thimble Blossoms called "Jelly Filled".  This is another easy, quick quilt and I really enjoyed making it.  As a matter of fact, Camille has a new quilt pattern called "Swoon".  (Check it out and tell me what you think!)  I am purchasing the pattern next week.  I am over the moon about it and have the perfect scraps to make it.  The quilt has a very traditional feel to it and I love all the neutral space.  I am really excited about making the quilt.  I think I am going to work my way through all the Thimble Blossoms patterns.  They are very well written and easy to follow.

Have you made any quilts from Thimble Blossom patterns?


  1. congrats on the finishes! love the jelly roll quilt; might have to add it to my summer must do list.

  2. I like your Old Lady quilt very much. Swoon isn't doing anything for me, however.

  3. I love your Mum's quilt and it does have an old fashioned look to it. I'd never heard of the Thimble Blossoms patterns, but I really like Swoon. Now I'm off to check out their other patterns. You really are very good at helping me spend my money!

  4. Can I be cheesy and say that Swoon made me swoon? I love it! And I love your "old lady" quilt - which I don't think looks all that old lady to me - the windmill block is very modern.


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