Saturday, January 27, 2018

Scrappy & Happy!

This is a scrappy, happy quilt top that was given away awhile back.  It's just rectangles in rows.  Easy, easy!  And fun.  A great way to use up leftover pieces.

Friday, January 26, 2018

The Girls Next Door

I've been working on a cute, cute, cute quilt called Girl Next Door.  It's a pattern by Louise Papas of Amitie Designs, which is Jen Kingwell's company.

It was a challenge to get it started since every piece is listed as a template.  That's right--no rotary cut sizes at all.  So I spent awhile measuring all the templates for the girl block and then spent awhile making a test block.  

In the end, it took me about 3 hours to make the first block because I kept cutting the wrong size patches.  But I finally got all the sizes right and whipped through the other 23 blocks, and actually make one extra because they were just so cute and I had already cut an extra dress fabric for previewing so I went ahead and put that one together too.  Since I keep an "orphan block" drawer of test blocks anyway, I figured that I would put it to good use somewhere.  Maybe in the backing?  We'll see.

I had fun picking the socks and hair fabrics.

This house goes in the middle of the quilt, with all the girls around the house, then a picket fence, and then houses. Fun!