Not much has happened for another week in the sewing room. Well…I made some plans, I just didn’t execute them. First, let me tell you what I did do.
Here are my latest Lori Holt blocks for the Red Sampler Quilt Along.
In the past I have said that I hate sewing sampler quilts. I enjoy looking at them but just not making them. Making a single block has seemed so S-L-O-W. I don’t know if I’m at a different point in life or what but I’m loving this!
I am supposed to have another block done but I haven’t gotten to it yet. The last block is made using one of her latest videos. See the cute star block below? That’s the block I don’t have made yet. I would but I have to watch the video again as I forgot to write down the measurements the first time I watched.
If you haven’t watched or don’t know, Lori Holt has a wonderful series of videos out that are called “Sew Your Stash”. She presents fun and easy ways to make blocks from scraps. I’m warning you if you watch you might just end up wanting to purchase some of her fabrics. To date haven’t bought any but it’s so tempting. The fabrics are so cute and coordinate so nicely together.
Anyway…I’ll watch the video again and this time will remember to write down the measurements so I can make the block.
Some had asked me if a person would need all of the books to join the Quilt Along…I said no just sub in other blocks for the books that you don’t have. This block didn’t even require a book!!
Speaking of Lori Holt. I have two baby quilts that I need to make…one for Eli and one for Emmett. Kelli isn’t in a big hurry for them and that’s great as I finally figured out what I want to make. Kelli originally thought she’d like one in the style that Georgia’s is in….this is Georgia’s.
This is the doll quilt I made for Georgia for her birthday. It matches her big one.
These are made with recycled shirts. I had a blast making these.
I am totally okay with making the boys something similar is that is what Kelli really wants but I proposed another idea…The Plow Day Quilt by Lori Holt.
You can see the finished size is way too big for a baby quilt so I’ll adjust that and make fewer pinwheel blocks. I figured I’d make the tractor block and just start adding pinwheels until I get the size I want.
I proposed to Kelli that the entire quilt could be made with recycled shirts so it is soft and cuddly. She liked that idea.
Emmett’s would have a green tractor and Eli’s would have a blue tractor. Both would be scrappy.
If you’re curious, the pattern is in her Farm Girl Vintage book. Find it HERE on Amazon.
I think on the backside of the quilts I will put their names. This time around I think I’m going to get fancy and use her Spelling Bee book.
Then I might make a couple more blocks from the books and put a block on each side of their names. That’s what I’m thinking now. We’ll see what happens. All I know is that Kelli gave me the okay so that’s what I’m planning. The thing that makes me really excited about this is that I can putz at it a little at a time. I can do a block here and there like I am with the Red Sampler blocks then once things settle down around here and the garden is doing a better job of taking care of itself, I can actually get busy and really get to sewing. I set a goal of having the quilts done by September…We’ll see. I know there is no hurry.
In the meantime, I did finish cutting up the shirts I brought from Kelli’s house. YAHOO. Now I have more fabric options for the quilts.
I’m really excited about these quilts and can’t wait to jump in and make them.
That’s what I’ve been up to on the quilting front!!