I was a complete quilting slacker in 2015. Thank god for people having babies (words which have never before been uttered on this blog and will probably never be heard again) or I’d have never gotten anything made.

This was a baby quilt for a coworker in the spring.

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Another one in the fall.

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I did finish up my Hedgehog wall hanging at the last possible minute to include it with winter decorations.

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Seeing the theme yet? They ended up being all Oh Fransson patterns.

Other than that, I managed to finish up my Spaghetti Junction quilt and get it basted.

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Not quilted yet of course

So in the spirit of turning over a new leaf and all that, I started a new project – because I don’t already have a room full of abandoned projects – shut up! I did something revolutionary with this project though. Something scary.

I’m Using My Special Fabric

You know the fabric.  You bought the bundle because you loved it and then you put it aside for something special and there it sits.  You can’t quite bring yourself to cut into it because you are waiting for the perfect project.

I’m using it.


First up was this FQ bundle of Birds of a Feather. I bought it for a specific pattern. When it got here I realized that it wasn’t going to work at all for the pattern I had picked. Mind you, I don’t remember what that pattern was because I never got around to picking any other fabric and making it. This has been sitting on my shelf for a while. It is going to be the center crosses in these Raspberry Kisses blocks.

I’m using scrap white on white for the rest of the center and then doing low volume on the corners. This one actually hurt.

The fabric on the left I special ordered because I liked other fabric from that line. It was really hard to find. I haven’t used an inch of it.  The next three are from a bundle I ordered because I loved the line.  I have it in two colorways.  Never been touched.  I had to give myself a firm talking to in order to open up the package and pull those out.  The one with the cameras came from another bundle that I have that wasn’t open.

I’m even using thread that at first I thought, “I should keep this and maybe quilt with it.”  Then I thought, nope.  Use it up.  They make more.

I’m making two sizes of blocks – 8.5″ and 4.5″.  I’m going to keep going until I either run out of cross fabric or it gets big enough.

6 Replies to “Quilting 2016”

  1. The Birds of a Feather fabrics are so cute. I have a bundle or two of fabric that I feel the same way about and haven’t cut into yet! It must feel good to have started!

  2. Oh! This looks like so much fun!

    I’ve never actually quilted, but I did make one for a Diabetes quilt project before. I actually used to sew all the time, and I really want to get back to it. I know the church right down the street from me offers quilting lessons, so I might walk down one night and see how they handle things there.

  3. I so love your whale and your hedgehog quilts. They are amazing! As I know a teeny bit about quilting, you have tremendous patience and great skill. I had read a while ago Forget Me Knot, a cozy mystery. It is about quilters and it takes cozy quilts up a notch.

  4. I love all of the OhFransson patterns, although I have yet to actually sew one! It’s so weird how hard it is to break up a pre-assembled pile of fabric. I’m trying to move past this as well. Good luck!

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