Wednesday, January 9, 2013


I'm plugging along on my Madrona Road quilt for the Modern Quilt Guild's fabric challenge.

I made 8 random blocks and then I'm going to asymmetrically place them into the quilt top with solids and some of the gray-toned fabrics in the collection. I want it to have a "pieced-back" look. I'm not overly happy with the blue block. I think I'm going to add a solid around the pinwheel to make it pop more.

Our guild got mostly blue and yellow fabrics but I have very little pink in my house and I really loved the pink prints. I think I did the pink justice but I need a little more of that fabulous magenta. I might use that as the binding. In any case, I'll have lots of leftover fabric for my stash.

Speaking of leftovers....I'm using scraps from this quilt to make a covered notebook. My local guild is having our holiday party on Saturday and we're doing a swap. Very excited about this swap, I've been meaning to make one of these!

Up next (although I should work on my UFO's) is another pattern testing quilt for my mom. She picked out the colors, you'll be able to see that right away! Not what I would have picked but I think they are beautiful colors.

Trying to be better about my quilty UFO's, so here they are:
Star Wars quilt (binding only)
Echo Hexagon Quilt
BOM from Sew Mama Sew
Malka Quilt (basted already)

Top Secret Quilt (have top and back done)
Bee Quilt (one a charity quilt, one a girl quilt)
Possible:  I Spy and Polaroid Quilts (no real actual plans)

Other projects:
Reusable Baby Wipes
Sweat pants
iPad case
Swim cover-up
Star Wars curtains and pillowcases
Bean Bag chair

Eek! Better get cracking! I'm linking up!


  1. Oooh, they look so pretty all together! Great job! Can't wait to see how you're laying it out!

    1. Thanks! Hoping to be basting on Saturday!

  2. These look great. Love the colors.

  3. Those blocks look great! I made my journal cover and took me way too long! Some reason meand measuring weren't on the same page!

    1. I hear ya! I "made" fabric and it took forever! It isn't flaying flat either, I'll have to use some phone books. See you Saturday.