Thursday, June 24, 2021

One Monthly Goal June Finish-up Link-up

Ready to link up your June finishes?
Don't panic - this link-up is open until June 30 at 11:55 pm ET.

My goal for June was to quilt my Koala heart quilt - a gift for a friend's new grandbaby.  You can read more about the quilt here.

Now it's your turn to link-up!  There will be 2 winners - Fat Quarter Shop is offering a $25 gift certificate and Oliso is offering a mini iron!

Visit the One Monthly Goal event page for the specific requirements for links and social tags. 

And remember, to be eligible for the prize(s) by random drawing you must linkup at both the goal setting and the accomplishment linkup in a given month. (June Goal Setting Link-up)

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Have a wonderful day! Patty

Friday, June 18, 2021

Cute Koala

I am quite smitten with the koalas from Elizabeth Hartman's Koala pattern.  I've made 2 baby quilts from her pattern - the first was a commission quilt and then a second (almost identical) was a gift for my new grand-nephew.  (See photo here.)

As a gift for my friend's new grandbaby, I decided to make a single koala and add some hearts.  Do you remember those clip on koalas you may have had as a kid?  That was the inspiration for this baby quilt.

The quilt finishes 36'' x 36''.  Both the green and the red floral were large scraps and the size of the scraps dictated the size of the quilt.   It took a bit of graph paper time to figure the best dimensions for the big heart and I'm really happy with how it turned out.

(The photo above shows the colors more true to real life.)

I choose an all over stipple for the quilting.  I went with a black for the binding - still second guessing myself on that choice.  The backing was a print I had in my stash for years - it was nice to start to put it to use.

There are definitely more koalas in my future - I'm thinking perhaps a pillow for my sewing space!

Have a wonderful day! Patty

Monday, June 14, 2021


Every few months, Curated Quilts issues a mini quilt challenge with a prompt and a set palettte of colors.  For the June deadline, the prompt was polygons which was defined as ''shapes without curves, and not square."

The definition of the challenge gave me the perfect inspiration for the name of my first mini - No Squares Here.  (The mini finishes at 14" x 14".)  The block was paper pieced and the quilting was done with straight lines at random angles.   I enjoy the tiny scraps of color added to the binding.

My second mini is called There's a Trapezoid There Somewhere and finished at 10" x 10".  I used the same block concept for this mini as the first except made the block larger and the quilt smaller!  The quilting is  parallel lines in a gold thread.

I find the mini quilt challenges from Curated Quilts to be fun.

Have a wonderful day! Patty