Flutterly Obsessed

In an attempt to keep the paper piecing technique fresh in my head, I plan to make at least one paper pieced block/month.

I already had a block in mind for this month but then I saw this IG post by @lillyellasworld that instantly changed my mind. A free pattern! And it’s so pretty!

Pretty much as soon as I walked in the door from work on Friday evening I started on the pattern.

I pulled fabrics from a stack that was sitting close at hand, grabbed the coloring sheet and haphazardly colored in flutter by two.

The coloring does not have to be perfect and besides, I needed to finish this block before I started getting sleepy.

Here’s my Friday finish.

I absolutely love my fabric choices, just not the order in which I used them. If I would’ve slowed my roll, and thought about it a little more, I would’ve made the body and antenna yellow to be a better contrast to the stunning background fabric. Even though the antenna is pretty much lost, I do love the block.

I decided I would make another block on Saturday. I didn’t think I had enough of that background fabric* to make one w/a lighter colored body, so I pulled some solids, which I did put more thought into (you cannot tell from my coloring though) and this is my Saturday make.

And then I decided to go for a trifecta. This one would be totally different than the other two; low volume neutrals! I never do low volume anything. And I didn’t even use a coloring sheet for this one! Here’s my Sunday finish.

I really like the look and movement that lined background fabrics lend to these blocks. I discovered this when I made Proud Mary. This will probably be my MO going forward, especially when I make patterns by Lillyella.

*As I started drafting this, I checked to see just how much of the background fabric I have left from that first block. It just may be enough for one more block! I’ll keep you posted!

Until next time, God bless and happy stitchin’!

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Count ‘Em One, Two, Three and A Freebie.

I set a goal for myself to finish 4 UFOs by the end of this year.

I’m proud to say that 3 of the 4 are flimsies. This means the tops are done and they are ready for quilting! With this being said, only one of them will be “done and done” by year’s end, and I am totally okay with that.

Scrappy Webs is smaller than I originally intended, but between the process of making these blocks and the waste involved, I got to the point where I could not…would not, make one more block.

Arkansas/Iowa Traveler is one I started just about 3 years ago.  I determined to finish it this year when preparing for my 2nd trip to Iowa to visit Greta. She gifted me all of the precut diamonds after my first visit in 2014.

Through Thick and Thin is the biggest quilt I’ve made to date. It’s king size for my very own bed. It’s a scrappy log cabin constructed w/2.5″ and 1.25″ logs, hence the name, Through Thick and Thin.  I started this a couple of years ago. I chose an offset barn-raising layout and added the sashing on a whim and I LOVE how it turned out! This will be the first one I quilt. So excited to get it on my bed!

And now for that freebie.

Straits and Arrows is my first original pattern.

I created it on paper and then somehow, God only knows, I was able to create it in EQ5!  I don’t think I could do it again if you paid me!

But I did it, and it was featured in the Jan 2017 Stash Builder Box.

I just recently added it to my Craftsy Pattern Store and guess what? It’s free for a limited time!

So if it tickles your fancy, click on this link to download your free copy today. And don’t forget to tell all your friends!

As always, I thank you for visiting!

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The Making of a Starlett

I finally started work on a quilt I was commissioned to do about 10 mos ago. Better late than never right?

The pattern is called Starlett by Me and My Sister Designs. The fabric collection is called Bandana and is also by Me and My Sister Designs.63D80EFA-ACCF-4B9B-8CDC-52C545C64180

Honestly,  neither the pattern nor the fabric would be top choices for me personally, but I LOVE the way these blocks are turning out.45808C0D-82CF-4E09-900C-38B1C5591963


There are a bunch of HSTs which means a lot of marking.  I picked up this handy dandy board during a shop hop.  It’s covered w/sand paper and prevents your squares from slipping around when you mark them. It’s basically a large emery board. F572D366-C7B9-4826-86D6-C7B721706A42

I’ve been chain piecing and cutting. CB35AD46-D157-4C28-9195-B85A70D81665There are also a bunch of cut-offs, or leftovers or whatever you call them.  I know there’s a proper quilting term for them, but I just can’t think of it right now. C8531262-961C-4A21-8C79-35628E32F369


Whatever they are called, they’ve made A LOT  of leaders and enders. Are they bonus blocks?A8378ECB-4BFB-40CF-A1FC-40804E17CBF1

I’ve made 8 of the 16 blocks.  When it’s finished it will look something like this but w/a border.Starlett

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

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