Sunday, March 27, 2016

Chess quilt, not to be confused with a Chess Pie

So the rainbow, chess, underwater loving boy of mine wanted to make a quilt.
I had the mini chess fabric because he plays the game (he has beaten the computer). I got a lot of it - it was on sale. :o)
I also had a  Kona Primary solids Jelly roll, so I decided to cut the chess fabric into 2.5 inch strips so that they would work together.
We chose 2 oranges, 2 yellows, etc. I sewed them together after Jacob cut them - we were going for random.
I had some octopus fabric - not nearly enough mind you so I found some on etsy for an arm instead of an arm and a leg.
We had to top made & the back purchased in near record time, so I had the long armer quilt is as a rush so that my son would have his new quilt before the novelty of his involvement wore off.
The binding is also a rainbow. This all happened early in 2015. He also has a small stash of underwater fabrics. When I shop in a brick & mortar fabric shop I allow him to choose 1 piece & he usually chooses an underwater print. Most recently he chose a minky back. He has his lefty fabric scissors, so I guess we need to start tracing squares & get my featherweight ready for little boy fingers...

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Orange & Aqua

I'm trying not to share things that I showed previously, but I'm reviewing & feeling reminiscent & sometimes deciding to share them again anyway. (Or I'm not going to back to check... Or a combination of both.)

Friday, March 25, 2016

Another quilt

In a previous restart post I shared some fabric & 9-patches.
Here is the resulting quilt.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Why, yes

Why Yes, my son is reading a quilt book. (Quilt Lovely by Jen Kingwell.)
He can also draw an Ohio Star & tell you about it. (You use a "M" to make the star points.)

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Monday, March 21, 2016

Start now or recap?

I'm working on Glitter by Jen Kingwell (pattern in her book Quilt Lovely) so far I have only cut & mis-cut blocks.

Sunday, March 20, 2016


I guess I shouldn't be surprised that it has been more than a year...

It's a bit late to turn a new leaf in the new year too, huh?

I guess nothing more than life/quilts/first grade/etc. has been going on.

I'll try to organize some of it & share - maybe getting back into the groove...

In the meantime, my most recent quilt top, my son, Jacob at 7 & yes, Rhapsody is still with us too.