Saturday, February 21, 2015

A Start and a Finish

A Start and a Finish

Don't you just love those days where you get a lot accomplished in sewing and finishing up work !!

My Start:

I actually began to put together the first blocks in my  Irish Chain Twist Quilt-A-Long quilt.

Sewing along happily with Melissa at Happy Quilting

I am making a lap size quilt.  The size will be 60" x 70 ".  

The quilt layouts in various sizes   by Happy Quilting
My  fabrics:

They are :  A FQ Bundle  of  This 'N That  by Nancy Halvorsen  by Benartex 

(  am so glad that I waited for "THE right project"  to come along, to use this lovely gift bundle!)

For the backing-  I will use 4 other fq left from the bundle, plus some Lazy Day (by Riley Blake) floral fabric, and some yellow Michael Miller stash fabrics. It will pieced ... for a fun look.

This ' N That FQ Bundle  plus  some Riley Blake Lazy Day flowers

I was happy as a clam,  after cutting out all of the blocks for a lap size quilt!  
Melissa gives wonderful tutorials and charts , for figuring out the block pieces.  Thank, Melissa!

Last week, we began to make the X Improvisational block units.

I am in love with these aqua fabrics!

84 blocks , saying to me.... "Well here I am!  Ready for you to sew !"  

And then, this week...  after some trimming , and being "wonky"  cut on purpose...

Now they are 21 Improvisational X Blocks

Some blocks are wonkier than others!  All of them make me happy!
I am so glad that Melissa showed a picture of the 5 1/2 "  Bloc-Loc ruler that she used to trim her X blocks.  I realized that I had one , too, and that made the trimming go so smoothly. 

Now, I have a cold and wintery Saturday to sew, and have to wait until next Thursday to work on the Twists on Tradition blocks!  

My finish:

My "Pink for February"  Red Letter Day Mini quilt  #177
               Design by Camille Roskelley  of Thimbleblossoms

Meet block #4  

"Tinkled Pink"       Red Letter Day mini  15 " x 15 "  by Susie's Sunroom

In case you were wondering.... 
Yes, I did have to use my seam ripper AGAIN!  
But only for turning around two HST's this time.  I must be HST dyslexic.

I'm off to my sewing room!

I am linking up at:  Can I Get A Whoop Whoop! @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict  and
                             Fabric Frenzy Friday @ Fort Worth Fabric Studio and
                             Irish Chain Twist QAL @ Happy Quilting  and
                              Sew Cute Tuesday @ Blossom Heart Quilting


  1. So productive. Love your mini and that Halvoirsen fabric is gorgeous. That is going to be such a spring cheerful quilt.

  2. Great color palette - no wonder these blocks are already making you happy!

  3. Turquoise, orange and yellow always make me happy! The X-improve is coming together nicely!

  4. You sure have a"Whoop Whoop!" from me Susie!
    First because the colors and fabric for your Irish chain Twist are so cool and look amazing. Lemon, orange, ,mint and aqua... I'd be "happy as a clam" too!
    Second because Tickled Pink is even more amazing once you realize just how teeny tiny those blocks are! That is One Sweet Quilt!

  5. So many beauties in the making. I really like the colour palette you are working with. The turquoise and the white are so gorgeous together.


  6. Your blocks look fantastic!!! Way to get them all pieced up ;) And I love that some are wonkier then others, that is so going to add fun pops in your quilt ;) Thank you so much for all your sweet comments on my tutorials. I am so glad that you are enjoying the QAL ;)

  7. you have been so busy lately and accomplishing so much!!!! i love the colors you are using in the Irish Chain quilt! that is such a pretty pattern!!! and you know i love your pink mini!!! :) Even if there is snow outside, it must feel like spring inside with all of those pretty colors!!!

  8. Wow!!! You go! I just love when you hunker down and finish some stuff!!


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