It has been a busy month, but not too much sewing going on.  After having foot surgery I have been sitting way too much.    I need to set my monthly goal for October and get busy sewing.

I started my quilt #41 last month and want to get it finished before the holidays.


I have the top pieced, but need to get busy on the sandwich and quilting.


The quilt top is on the left, Warm and White batting in the middle and a light flannel for the backing.  Need to get the iron going and finish this quilt.

Linking up with Elm Street Quilts – OMG October


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