What I’m Working On…

Before I get to today’s post, I’m going to answer a question that has come up in the comments. I had several people ask about the quilt I just finished, Tea Party by American Jane. I shared this quilt in THIS blog post.

I had several people ask about finding the pattern. I did a simple Google search. I typed in “American Jane Tea Party quilt” and several options came up for finding the pattern. This is how the pattern will look.

The original pattern used pink whereas Kayla, my daughter, chose blue. I saw several places selling the pattern so you should be able to find one. Bonnie Hunter has a similar pattern for a split nine patch that you can find HERE. The American Jane pattern uses a similar block along with a regular nine patch.

Now to today’s post…

I had a very busy week. I was behind after just being home from the cross-stitch retreat. I had company and grandkids all week too so very little sewing got done.

I was able to iron and cut the strip sets I had sewn.

What a lot of strips!!

I got a few sewn together.

They are all in this basket waiting for me to have a naptime to iron them.

These are all for Tumalo Trail…It’s from the book Scraps and Shirttails II. You can find the book HERE.

I had this quilt on the longarm. It’s been here about three weeks waiting for me to longarm it. Finally, on Sunday I got to it.

I managed to finish the longarming. I’m hoping to get it bound soon.

I’m so happy to have the longarming done on this. It’s been over a year since it’s been finished and waiting for me to longarm it. I love the colors of this…I love the design of it too. I can’t wait to show it off to you all finished!!

I have grandkids here this week including sleepovers so I’m guessing it won’t be a big sewing week this week again. That’s totally okay. I did bring two projects downstairs and they are in the laundry room waiting for me to get some time to cut them out in between other daily chores.

10 thoughts on “What I’m Working On…”

  1. Stephani in N. TX

    I love your version of the American Jane pattern, it looks amazing. So, do your flowers outside.I just commented on FB to my friends that since I live alone now, my quilting has spread little by little into my entire house. I cut fabric at my kitchen counter which is just the right height, I have a quilt on the guest room bed that needs the rows sewn together, too many distraction to sew in my office/sewing room so I may have moved permanently to the dining room table. Sheesh, never thought of the laundry room which is just adjacent to the kitchen; I could be using that too. Will keep your idea in mind as I often have to shift on the kitchen counter cutting space. I have a collection of little tables from antique/thrift stores so my finished quilts are neatly stacked in all my rooms except of course, the bathrooms.

  2. I love those cornerstones you put in the quilt on the long arm! Very interesting! Can’t wait to see it finished!

  3. Jo i cant read the blog you posted later today 6-24-23. When I click on it to read the entire post it comes up with random letters and numbers

  4. Such a pretty quilt on your long-arm. Of course, I’m anxious to see the quilt hanging by your beautiful flowers outside.

  5. Jo…I’m not able to see the post you posted this evening. When I click to see the rest of the the post it gives me mixed numbers and letters.

    Just thought you’d want to know.


  6. Oooh! Tumalo Trail was the quilt that caused me to buy this book! Can’t wait to see what yours looks like. I still want to tackle that one.

  7. Dorothy Countryman

    Love the American Jane quilt. I was curious if the chocolate stain came out after you quilted it?

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