Thursday, January 23, 2014

Quilt Fairies

Do you have a quilt fairy? :) I sometimes wonder if I have a quilt gremlin! lol  I was working on my Square in a Square quilt yesterday morning and thought I had a visit from that gremlin... I realized I did not have enough of the gold fabric I'm using for the middle strip!! NOOO how could that be?? I started with two yards! I contemplated ordering more. . . checked the stash to see if I had more . . . nope. And just when I was about to place the order I looked at the table where I put scraps and right there on top, another half yard!!! More than enough, thank you quilt fairy :) Here are the blocks I showed yesterday, plus a few more, on my design wall.

Because I decided to cut the inside strip 2," the blocks are finishing at 12 1/2".... I have enough to make another row horizontally and vertically and have decided that is too big.  The intent was a big lap quilt.  I also decided I don't much like symmetrical quilts :) So thought I would cut the outside square down so the inside square sat wonky. . . this quilt is for my husband's aunt and uncle and when I asked him what he thought, he said he liked them better square.  We obviously do not share tastes when it comes to quilts! So now I am going to leave it at 5 squares across, 6 down and put a thin sashing between.  I'm thinking off white, unfortunately I do not have enough of the gold to do sashing too.  What do you think?

So the next question, what to do with those extra blocks?  I'm thinking pillows, or maybe a matching small quilt for their dog . . .  I'm guessing pillows are going to win!

I thought I would have this quilt sewn together by now... That was not in the cards.  I came home after being gone for a couple of hours yesterday and found water in the basement!  Now that will throw an unexpected scramble into a quilt making day!  The good news is that it wasn't a lot, will be fixed today but in the mean time, I am getting ready to have plumbers here all day today (yes, there are about 20 things I should be doing instead of writing this post!).  Unfortunately, I will likely get little, if any, sewing done today :(

Linking up with Lee over at Freshly Pieced.  You can find the link in the left hand side bar. Also linking up with Kelly over at My Quilt Infatuation.

Needle and Thread Thursday

Until next time, keep on quilting!


  1. The extra blocks could also be used for a pieced backing. But pillows does sound like a great idea! They are looking good!

  2. Now that you mention it, I totally have a quilting gremlin! I love the idea of a matching small quilt for their dog, but last time I made a quilt for my dogs they used it for a day and then ate it so pillows might last longer! ;)

  3. Wow those are some great squares, love them. I have some polka dots that I think would be great for this pattern. I like to use the extra blocks on the back too, like getting two quilts.

  4. Good for you! I have some messy fairy since there are always pieces of fabrics everywhere :)

  5. Pleased you found the "missing" fabric - just in time too!

  6. oh, I'm so glad you found that extra half yard. That would have just put me in a state of panic, haha! I like both symmetrical and wonky blocks, and with these colors, you really can't go wrong!

    Thanks for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  7. Hi, thank you so much for commenting on my blog. This is fun. I have onloy been blogging for a week, so I have so much to learn. For instance, I couldn't find the "Follow with Bloglovin" gadget. Where is that one? I need to add an interesting picture behind the text. How did you "link up"?
    Lin at


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