I had some time but not a lot of time in the sewing room…mostly two afternoons and that’s it.
I told you last week that I was in the mood for a quick fix. I needed to quickly chop something off of my UFO list. I added the borders to this and it was a finished top. I was in need of a finish after that so this quilt went straight to the longarm and I got it moved along one step forward…
I immediately bound it. I was so wanting to bring this one to a finish!!
Technically it’s not completely finished as I haven’t taken pictures and blogged about it here but it’s very close. It’s been raining here all day every day for the last four days so I haven’t been able to take pictures. Maybe tonight when I’m home from work.
From there I started roaming the room looking for the next UFO to tackle. I ended up picking the Smores UFO. A blog reader sent this to me. I was immediately on board wanting to keep this UFO but it’s sat at my house for over a year…likely close to two. There wasn’t much here and only a note that said smores on it.
I typed “Smores Quilt” into Google. After some looking, I think this is the original pattern by Jo Morton. I also learned their was a ruler to help make the blocks. I bought the ruler for this HERE on Amazon.
The pattern can be purchased HERE.
I had a little bit of time so I decided to start putzing with this…
The ruler packaging had decent instructions and the ruler was pretty self-explanatory. I had put this project off because I was nervous about learning to use the ruler. That was so silly.
I ended up VERY much enjoying the process and this project has moved to the top five projects for me to work on.
I’ll do a tutorial blog post on how to use the ruler next week. If you want to join along as I make my blocks, you sure can. Again, you can find the ruler HERE on Amazon. The ruler makes both 4″ blocks and 8″ blocks plus the Monkey Wrench block.
I saw this quilt at a vintage sale over the weekend. This is a square in a square block and I love the layout with the framed blocks and the wide sashing. I’m so glad I snapped a picture of it.
I really love the ruler and even though it was spendy, I think it will be worth it. I love having accurate blocks in the end.
When I was working on the blocks, I needed more 3 1/2″ squares to make more blocks so I opened the scrap box and in jumped Rosie. HA!
I ended up making more blocks. I’m trying to decide how I want to lay this quilt out. Do I want to buy the Jo Morton Smores pattern? Do I just want to set these up side by side? I ended up making some with neutrals on the outside. Do I want to alternate them? Do I want an on-point setting? Do I want a straight-on setting? Do I want to make it like the quilt I showed you from the vintage sale? I just don’t know. In the meantime, I’m just going to start making more blocks with dark prints on the outside.
I am thoroughly enjoying this project. I’m excited to get back to it and write up a tutorial for anyone who wants to sew along.
I didn’t leave my Tribute to Judie project completely in the dust. I had every intention of working on that too…but Sunday rolled around which was going to be my day to work on it. I ended up getting in this big “overhaul the house” mood and ended up going with it. If you’re like me, when the mood strikes, you just go with it.
But…during the overhaul, I hung a quilt hanger, and more than ever, I REALLY want this quilt finished as I think it would look great on the quilt hanger. I’m more excited than ever to finish it…and start a few more smaller quilts.
The plan is that this week I’ll try to get the borders cut out one of the days after I work. Then on Thursday, I hope to get them sewn on. Then maybe I’ll have some time over the weekend to longarm it. We’ll see. I don’t want to make too big of plans because who knows if some other mood is where I’ll land.
The decorating redo is just what I needed. I’m so happy I decided to go with the mood and leave the quilting behind, at least for Sunday.
Did the house decorating redo bug hit anyone else? I’d love to hear about it. I’ll tell you more about adventures in redoing in an upcoming blog post.