Monday, July 18, 2011

Synchronized Squares

My Summer House backing fabric arrived last week for my Synchronized Squares Quilt Along!
I used scraps from the front on the back, as well as yardage of a few of my favorite prints! Here's how I laid out the backing:

Backing audition
I also added a border to the quilt top, inspired by another picture on the Synchronized Squares Flickr group. I love how it turned out!
Synch Squares
So right now, I am quilting away, and I hope to be ready to put on the binding soon! : )

Friday, July 15, 2011

Blue Squares Quilt Top Done!!

I finally finished the quilt top for the Blue Squares quilt!! I have the fabric for the I just need to figure out how I want to piece it.
Blue Squares Quilt Top Done!

Monday, July 11, 2011


I have made progress on the Blue Squares quilt for our Penn State basement! Matt can't wait for it to be done. Here are 8 out of 10 rows sewn together....
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Now I just have to finish the last two rows, then sew them all together, and the quilt top will be done. : )

I also have a few other projects ready to start...
Here's the fabric for another quilt (Sunkissed by Sweetwater for Moda):
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I have loved this fabric for a while, and I finally bought it when I realized it was discontinued. I have the quilt all planned out, but I haven't started cutting it yet!

And, I signed up to attend a class at my local quilt shop, it's called Dot Party and it will be taught by the designer, Julie Herman. I am really excited for the class! I decided to make a new twin bed quilt for my little goose. It will match her room nicely, and will also help when the sheets need to be changed in the middle of the night!! ; ) Here are the fabrics I picked for and colorful, just like her!
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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Synchronized Squares

Well, I didn't win the drawing for the quilt along, but I had a great time and finished my quilt top!
Completed Quilt Top!!!!!
I love it!! It went together quickly, and Rachel's directions were super clear and easy to follow. The fabric is Summer House by Lily Ashury for Moda, and the yardage should be available this month. When it is, I want to order the fabric for the backing, and possibly a border. (The border wasn't in the instructions, but someone else on the flickr group added a border, and I love how it looks, so I may try it. The only problem would be picking which fabric...)

Here's a pic of my little goose helping me with the block layout...
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I think the best part of the QAL was a happy accident...a few weeks ago my aunt ordered some fabric with the intention of quilting along with me and making a quilt for my cousin Margaret, who is 14. Well, the fabric came in, and she left it at my house while Margaret was staying for a few days....and...I taught Margaret how to quilt!! (Well, I taught her how to piece her top...we haven't gotten to the actual quilting yet!!) Here's her completed top (she used Trick or Treat by Deb Strain for Moda). back to work on the Blue Squares for the hubby : )

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Synchronized Squares Quilt Along

So for my first quilt along, I chose the Summer House fabric line. I love the colors and bold patterns!!
Here are my 7.5 inch squares ready to go, and a pile of lovely 2.5 inch leftover pieces which are going to be sewn together for a scrappy binding.
Summer House Squares
Here are the fabrics I am thinking of using on the backing of the quilt...but yardage isn't available until next month. It's going to be my first pieced back, can't wait to see how that works out...
Summer House
synchronized squares quilt along.

Blue Squares

Here's a throw quilt I've been working on for my husband. He's tall, so it's kind of long so his toes don't get cold! :) I love all the shades and variations of blue and will go well in our Penn State-themed basement!

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All stacked up and ready to be sewn into rows...
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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Quilt Along

I have joined my first Quilt Along! It's called Synchronized Squares on So excited. My Summer House fabric is on its way!

Monday, June 6, 2011


Welcome to my first blog post! I am mom to one adorable little girl, wife to a loving husband, full time teacher, and director of a high school musical. I also love tap dancing and I just finished grad school. I learned how to sew making costumes for the musicals when I was in high school, and I learned to quilt when I was on maternity leave in 2007. I love my hectic life, but I also love my peaceful escape...quilting!

I don't know many other quilters, but I like reading quilting blogs for information, inspiration, and ideas. I'm hoping to post pictures of some quilts I've made, and update with quilts in progress.