I chose to make On a “Jelly” Roll baby quilt for 2017 National Jelly Roll day.



I had a junior jelly roll of Simply Colorful II for Moda by V and Co.

I cut the pieces and put some together before Saturday’s National Jelly Roll Day.


With leftovers from the jelly roll and some solid Moda I had in my stash, I pieced a back together.

I think it turned out cute.  Give this quilt a twofer, two quilts in one sandwich.



I used my new favorite stitch, wavy, in a crosshatch to quilt and went with my usual white thread.

I’m linking up with

Amy’s Creative Side – Bloggers Quilt Festival


Last fall I really enjoyed the Blogger Quilt Festival, so when I got the notice Amy’s Creative Side – Bloggers Quilt Festival  for Fall 2017 was starting, I was thrilled.  I love to look at the quilts that have been made by others throughout 2017.  I have found several new bloggers to start to follow.


I thought about what to submit and decided on my Cookie Exchange.  I started and finished this quilt in April of this year.  This was one of those fabrics I must have really liked.  I had bought a layer cake and a frivol tin of The Cookie Exchange by Sweetwater for Moda.  I came up with the pattern to use the majority of the fabric and measures 64″ x 64″.

I had a bit of fabric left and used it to piece a back, along with buying some of the Concrete All Wrapped Up yardage at Fat Quarter Shop.

This was my first try at crosshatch quilting on my Janome.  I even ventured into a red thread, not white!!  I enjoyed it, other than the sore butt from sitting.


If you are stopping by from Amy’s Blogger’s Quilt Fall 2017 Festival, thanks for stopping.  I look forward to seeing more of each of you posting at Amy’s site.

Linking up with Amy’s Creative Side – Bloggers Quilt Festival



I read about Moda’s National Jelly Roll day a few weeks back and decided it was a good reason to make another quilt.  I have jelly rolls and I had patterns, pinterest had patterns, everyone had patterns.  The hard part was deciding which roll and which pattern.

I decided on a junior jelly roll by Moda, Simply Colorful II.  Here is the top together.  Not sure that I really like this print for this pattern, but it is a top now.  So we will quilt it up and put it to good use.
Ok, I cheated.  I cut the fabric and did some piecing on Friday.  I also put together a backing with some leftover strips.
So I was able to press and get my sandwich together Saturday and started some of the quilting.  Hope to have the rest done today.  So I am calling it Jelly Roll Weekend.
Hope everyone had fun sewing this weekend.

I decided my August OMG would be for a “big girl” quilt.  I would use a pattern with “real blocks”  something I haven’t normally done.  Here is my goal setting post,  August OMG.

Here are a few of the blocks in the beginning.  Once I got moving along, I didn’t take any other pictures until it was finished.  When I first chose the pattern and was putting together the blocks, I really saw the stars.  It wasn’t until I was taking pictures of the finish that I say the circles.  Talk about tunnel vision.


I used the remaining bright fabric for a strip down the backing.  It turned out rather cute, breaking up the plain back.


On my last quilt, I ventured off the straight line walking foot quilting.  Not very far off, but you can see my wavy line Brighten Up.  So I went a bit (small bit) farther from there and did a cross hatch of wavy lines for this quilt.

It shows up much better on the backing piece ( along with a few thread scraps).

It really gave the quilt some easy to add texture.  I just used a wavy stitch with the walking foot and used the edge of the foot for spacing of the lines.  This may be my new favorite for quilting, at least for a bit.

I am linking up with a few friends today:

Small Quilts and Doll Quilts – Design Wall Monday

Love Laugh Quilt – Making Monday

Cooking Up Quilts – Main Crush Monday

Elm Street Quilts – One Monthly Goal

Em’s Scrapbag – Moving It Forward Monday


It has been a bit since I’ve sewn this month, so thought I would give a quick update on the Happenings around here.

We were off on vacation, driving from Michigan to Northern Canada.  Then flew by float plane to a fishing lodge in the middle of nowhere.  This was our ride.  Check out the Amazon Prime package.

Here is our sunrise with the moon on the side.

Fishing was great.  Didn’t see anyone other than the 20 or so people from the lodge all week. Great food, great fishing and great quiet time.

Got home Wednesday and headed yesterday to the AQS Grand Rapids Quilt Show.  Had to do a bit of shopping.  Not too much, just a few things I had been hunting.  Thread restock, Me & My Sisters and some blues and whites for some Blue RK Blocks   I am a bit late to making these blocks as I didn’t have any stash of blues.  Can you believe that not darker blue stash.  Fixed that and now will be doing some blocks for a sadly needed great cause.

I am also working on getting my August OMG finished.  I have 2 blocks done and many more to go.


Linking up with some friends:

Busy Hands Quilts – Finished or Not Friday

Confessions of a Fabric Addict – Whoop Whoop