Reading 1820 Blogs Daily!

July 12, 2021
Make-A-List Monday - Progress, A New List, and Quilt-Along Fabric Requirements! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 Hi, all!

Ho win the world did Monday get here so fast?  I think I completely missed the weekend.   Summer days all seem to sort of run in together, don't they?  But it can be such a wonderful restful time, once it gets too warm to plant things in the ground.  I seem to be spending my time now daydreaming about what I want to do next year and asking the wonderful folks at my local nursery the best way to do things.  I'm really glad they're so helpful!

I did get some things done in the ...

read more
June 30, 2021
Star Kissed 1-1/4″ Finished from Wedding Dress Blue

The first quilt top created was the last one finished. That happens sometimes. But I am pleased with the outcome and look forward to sharing a round up of all of them (four sizes).

If you have a Star Kissed top/quilt you would like included, let me know. I would love to see how you finished yours.

The pieces in this one are SO TINY! It makes my heart happy.

For now it is staying here with the other three. I have some notion about doing a presentation of some kind on scale and setting options in quilts…I ...

read more
May 30, 2021
The Positivity QAL - Layouts and Fabric Requirements from Sew Preeti Quilts

Paul: Vanilla or Chocolate?
Me: Must I choose?
Paul: Yes.
Me: Well, in that case Vanilla with Chocolate sauce.
Paul: BRAT!!!

When we describe anything as vanilla, it means plain, dull or lacking in imagination. However vanilla is a perfect plain canvas to build upon. Add warm chocolate sauce with a sprinkle of nuts and you have an ice-cream that is elevated beyond other fancy flavors. Have you considered adding chopped mango to vanilla ice-cream? You are welcome :-)

Such is this Plus block. Yes, it is plain. But that is exactly why there are so many layout possibilities. 

Here is ...

read more
May 22, 2021
May FNSI Report from Wedding Dress Blue

I would really like a marathon Friday Night Sew In, but even with only one or two hours Friday night and a little on Saturday morning, things do get done.

Some cutting and stitching on my version of North Star State Quilt.

And the binding finished on a small donation quilt. The top is made from a charm pack that came in a hand-me-down bag a while back.

Looking forward to June already.

read more
May 14, 2021
North Star State Beginning from Wedding Dress Blue

I started my version of North Star State.

There are so many small pieces of 1930s reproductions in my stash and I had been looking for just the right project.

Because much of my fabric is small scraps, I am making the blocks 1/2 size. It will take a lot of them, but I am not in a hurry.

read more
The Positivity Quilt Along - Schedule from Sew Preeti Quilts

Dear Quiltmakers,

Thank you for joining the Positivity QAL.  Here is a suggested schedule for the QAL so that you can pace yourself and stay on track.  There will be three linky parties, shown in red below. 

1. May 30, 2021 - QAL Launch - Block Tutorials, Layout Options and Fabric Requirements

2. June 6, 2021 - Finalize your fabric picks, block and layout etc.

3. June 13, 2021 -  Cut fabrics

4. June 20, 2021 - Complete Blocks 1-12

5. June 27, 2021 - Complete Blocks 13 - 24. Linky Party to share your progress

6. July 4, 2021  -   Complete Blocks 25 - 36

7. July 11 ...

read more
April 14, 2021
I May Have a Scrap Problem - But "Me Sew Happy"! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Hi, all!

It's been a while since I wrote a post for Scrappy Wednesday!  It's just been so busy, and I didn't really have anything special to share - but I've joined in the Me Sew Happy quilt-along and now I do!  

Way back in February, this gorgeous quilt caught my eye on Instagram.  Imagine my excitement when I found out there was going to be a quilt-along!  So when it opened up on April 1st, I ordered my pattern and started digging through my scraps.

Look at all those beautiful bright fabrics!  I was fortunate enough ...

read more
April 9, 2021
Star Kissed 2″ Version from Wedding Dress Blue

It is amazing what a difference scale and setting options can make.

Here is the latest size version of the Star Kissed Quilt: 2″. The top finishes at 75″ square.

Here are all 4 together: 1-1/4″, 1-1/2″, 2″, and 2-1/2″.

There are certainly more ways to set and finish them, but hopefully you find these options inspiring.

It is SO much fun to play with tiny squares, and there are SO many ways to use them.

read more
March 9, 2021
Have You Heard? from Wedding Dress Blue

There are a lot of quiltalongs going on out there, but this one caught my eye: North Star State.

Consider joining us.

And now you can can you have heard.

read more
July 23, 2020
Mystery Quilt Complete from Wedding Dress Blue

I am so glad Susan told me about the Days Filled With Joy Mystery Quiltalong.


And I am even more glad that the quilt is now finished.


It is an allover quilting panto called Pipeline.


Taking these pictures just as the sun topped the mountain in the morning had the unexpected side effect of making the quilting pop.  Who knew?

read more
July 20, 2020
Sneak Peak from Humble Quilts

Here's a little peak....
50 Shades of Brown will be our fall quiltalong! It is based on a seal skin mat I saw in an antique store near Zion! It will be unique and I hope you'll sewalong!! 

Now, the rest are photos of an amazing camping trip we went on this past week. Every other year we have a deJarnatt family camp/reunion so we stay connected.  It was a lot of fun.

Friday Cory and I went on an 11 mile hike on a trail called Trail of 10 falls!!

They start looking all the same ...

read more
July 3, 2020
Mystery Top Finish from Wedding Dress Blue

Days Filled With Joy understands her job.  If you are in a funk, there is nothing like a good mystery to get your mojo going in a positive direction.


I don’t know that I was really in a funk, but any excuse for a good scrappy quilt, right?!


I am so pleased with how this turned out.  As I chose to add sashing between the blocks I ran out of the original background piece and had to (after looking at FOUR different stores) do the outer border from something different.  Indoor light and quilting will hopefully minimize the differences ...

read more
June 26, 2020
A Bigger Mystery from Wedding Dress Blue

Step 8 of the mystery quilt was revealed today. While I love the blocks, I was wanting a slightly larger quilt.


So I’m trying out an idea to see what happens.

I might be getting ahead of myself, as she says borders are coming, but here I go anyways…

read more
June 19, 2020
Quick Quiltalong from Wedding Dress Blue

Susan introduced me to Joy, of Days Filled With Joy, who is currently hosting a quiltalong.


Yesterday I did steps 1 and 2.  Today 3 and 4.  I am not sure when the next one is coming, but if you already have 2-1/2″ squares, or can easily cut some, you might want to consider joining.

No, I don’t know what it will look like; it’s a mystery (ooo…oooo…spooky music).

No, I don’t know how big it will be; it’s a mystery (ooo…oooo…spooky music).

But, won’t it be fun to find ...

read more
June 15, 2020
Another Star Kissed Quilt: 1-1/2″ Squares from Wedding Dress Blue

Here is a second finishing idea for Star Kissed blocks.  This little quilt is blocks that are based on 1-1/2″ squares, but I can easily see it in any block size and as a large bed quilt.


The sashing is the same width as the blocks and laid out in a scrappy-happy way.


The quilting is a panto called Cotton Candy.


The binding was a quandry; I almost went with white for the first time in my life, but found this polka dot in stash and it seemed to work.


How are your Star Kissed blocks coming?  I am ...

read more
June 12, 2020
TUTORIAL: Star Kissed Big Block Baby Quilt from Wedding Dress Blue

When a single block is 28″, it is easy to turn it into a baby quilt, wall hanging or table topper.


Finished size: 36-1/2″ x  36-1/2″


ONE Size Large (based on 2-1/2″ squares) Star Kissed Block.  It will measure 28-1/2″. You can find all directions HERE.

64 2-1/2″ scrappy squares
1/4 yard background fabric (NOTE:  I matched the background to the star block itself, but it is OK to use a scrappy background as long as it is very similar value.  Otherwise, the star won’t shine as bright)
1-1 ...

read more
June 10, 2020
A Star Kissed Finish from Wedding Dress Blue

The Star Kissed tutorial/pattern is written for four different sizes, and I just HAD to make all of them.  Tops were finished for three sizes and the fourth is in the works, but it was time to get one truly finished:


This is a single block based on 2-1/2″ squares, with borders added.


Finished at 36″ square. A fun table topper, wall hanging or baby quilt.  Or, make four blocks for a bed size quilt (with borders, of course).



read more
May 15, 2020
Fun on a Friday! from Humble Quilts

Welcome to the many new readers and Facebook group members! Happy to have you along. 

Several of you are looking for patterns I've done as quiltalongs. It started with this one above and eventually became a yearly fall event.

If you are interested in seeing the small quilts we've done as group quiltalongs follow this pinterest link- HERE.

Once you have the name of the quilt you'd like to see more of go to my blog HERE and ...
In the upper left there is a search box. Type in the name of the quilt. If you do ...

read more
April 29, 2020
Star Kissed Quiltalong: Another Layout from Wedding Dress Blue

How are you doing with your Star Kissed blocks?  Remember there is no hurry, but I do like to know how it is going and if there is anything I can do to help.


Today I am sharing another option for your blocks.  (Information on the entire quiltalong HERE.) Since the quilt is designed in four different block sizes, I decided to make four different quilts to show some ideas that might work for you.

These blocks are based on 1-1/2″ squares.  Four of them, with triple sashing (also based on 1-1/2″) makes a 37″ baby quilt or ...

read more
April 21, 2020
Bright and happy, the quilt that is from Art In Search

      Been dragging my heels to post this because I don't like writing, but like the results. I decided I need to learn some newer techniques and my well used Stripology ruler cracked at the hole they drilled in it to hang. A quilt store a bit away from me was doing curbside service and I was able to get the new Stripology ruler so I could participate in the Quilt a Long by Gudrun
     I had a collection of fat quarters that I had put together because they were all happy bright prints. I decided to put together some ...

read more