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November 2013 entries

Road 15 Baby Quilt {baby approved}

I finally finished the Road 15 baby quilt I had started for Emma. Luckily it's still big enough for her since it took me 6 months. :)
Here is a crummy Instagram photo of the whole thing..it's all I got

Not all the triangle points match up. In fact most don't but for my first spin at the pinwheel design I really didn't stress too much about it. I really love star and pinwheel quilts and need to add more of those in next years projects to practice on them.

For the binding I used the One Way print and really love the look of it. I will be using that fabric more for future bindings I think. :)

Don't forget our 30% off sale is almost over in our Etsy shop. There are only 4 days left! The sale ends Thursday (November 28th) night.

We will have one more sale this year when I receive some sample spree precuts from Moda in a few weeks but I'm anticipating December to be a calm month where I can hopefully get some Christmas gift sewing done.
Be back soon with some finish it 2013 projects. I've done a lot of sewing lately trying to wrap up all my UFO's this year. Sure we are all getting our clothes out of the laundry baskets but I only have a few more unfinished projects left! :)

500 Quilt Blocks {Book Review}

I got a new sewing book last week, 500 Quilt Blocks by Lynne and Kerry. I really love it and have  already started on the blocks.
It's a perfect little (and I mean it really is a small book about 6x6) packed with wonderful quilt blocks along with some variations to each one.

My first block was block 1 - Basket Weave

I used Collage and a Japanese fabric for the block. It turned out really interesting with all the text and lines.

My other block was further in the book because I love seeing all the modern maple quits and wanted to learn how to do it.

Meet the Maple Leaf.

I LOVE this block. I used Sunnyside, Road 15, and Bluebird Park for it. I could see myself making a whole quilt with these colors and prints.

So I would definitely recommend 500 Quilt Blocks. Even for non quilters there are other projects inside that you can use blocks for such as potholders, tote bags, pillows, etc. Plus it's visually appealing with the fun fabric used. :)

I'm sure I'll be back with more blocks to blog about soon.