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Moda All Stars All in a Row Blog Hop

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Welcome fabric friends!

Last year, about this time, I was excited to be asked to participate in a wonderful upcoming book that Moda and Martingale Publishers were planning on publishing.  The book was called Moda All Stars All in a Row.  It is always a loud “yes!” when Moda Fabrics asks you to participate in anything.

Today, I get to share more about this fun book which is now available for purchase.

First off, the premise of the book(this is an excerpt from the book introduction written by Lissa Alexander who masterminded and compiled the book):

“I’m always on the lookout for ways to bring together the talented team of Moda Fabric designers.  Individually, you know and love their work.  But it’s rare when we all get to work together for a common goal.  I’m thrilled to share the work that 24 of Moda Fabric’s All-Stars teamed up to create — a one-of-a-kind collection of quilt rows for you to choose from.  We divided the rows into three groups — whimsical, seasonal, and classic — and added in several spacer rows.  But there are no rules about how you combine them.  Feel free to mix and match them to meet your heart’s desire and end up with a quilt that’s all your own!”

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I was assigned a row from the “Well Seasoned” section of the book with a winter theme.  And I designed a cute little “Birdies and Trees” row–you can see it pictured above.  I used a mix of many different Moda fabrics–they always mix so well don’t they!

For this blog hop, we were each paired with another designer and asked to make their row using our fabrics.  I was paired with Janet Claire — and what a fun row she designed.  Her row features a bunch of adorable bunnies merrily hopping across the row.

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I won’t give away how the bunnies are constructed but let me tell you–she has an ingenious method for making these little guys.

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For my take on the bunny row, I used Mochi Linen dot for the background(I cannot get enough of the stuff!) and a springy mix of fabrics.

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 I decided my bunnies needed some spring flowers to hop through–It’s cold and snowy here in Ohio(more cold than snowy) and I needed a little springtime action.

Flowers

I used the flowers from Kate Spain’s row–just smaller to make my flowers.

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I did some of the flowers at 50% of the original size and some at 35% of the original size.  That’s another great way to really mix up the rows within the book.

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I plan to use the bunny row for a spring time runner.  Any of the rows in the book would make great table runners–if they aren’t as wide as you might like (they all vary in width) simply add borders.  So, I free motion quilted the whole thing and used one of the prints from Prairie as the backing.

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Just need to add the binding and it’ll be a finish.

There are more fun blog posts planned for this blog hop–be sure to follow along:

January 18:  Brenda Riddle  & Carrie Nelson
January 19:  Corey Yoder  &  Janet Clare –> This is today!
January 20:  Me & My Sister  &  Barbara Brackman
January 21:  Pat Sloan  &  Edyta Sitar
January 22:  Camille Roskelley  &  Kathy Schmitz
January 23:  Sweetwater  &  Blackbird Designs
January 24:  Anne Sutton Laurie Simpson
January 25:  Lisa Bongean  &  Joanna Figueroa
January 26:  Betsy Chutchian  &  Jen Kingwell
January 27:  Kate Spain  &  Sandy Gervais
January 28:  Kaari Meng  &  Kansas Troubles
Besides this fun blog hop… Martingale & Moda have a super contest that will start as soon as this blog hop ends! Here’s a bit of info to pique your interest!
It’s a Beauty of a Contest
#allinarowquiltalong
·    Contest entries will begin February 1 and runs for 6 weeks. Contest ends March 15
·    Participants will need to buy the ‘Moda All-Stars All In A Row’ book, make your
favorite row(s), join the Facebook group #AllInARowQuiltAlong and post a picture with your quilt top of rows joined together.
                One row= one entry.
                Two rows=two entries, etc.
Your Facebook name is the name that will be entered into the contest. (open only to US entrants)
·    For every row in your entry – you get an entry in to the It’s a Beauty of a Book Contest. There will be 5 prizes – like the five finalists in a pageant—plus weekly random drawings for related “beauty” prizes. All will be drawn from entries from above.
THESE PRIZES ARE OUTSTANDING, SO EVERYONE WILL WANT TO JOIN IN!! 
All In A Row Quilt-Along Queen (first prize) – FQ pack every month for 9 months (April to December 2016) + two new release books of the month for 9 months (April to December 2016) from Martingale. Company to determine which fabric/book, but May book will beModa All-Stars Scraps Made Simple for anyone winning that month’s prize!
All In A Row Beauty Book first runner up (second prize) F8 pack every month for 6 months (April to August 2016) + two new release books of the month for 6 months (April to August 2016) from Martingale. Company to determine which fabric/book.
All In A Row Beauty Book second runner up (third prize) Layer Cake every month for 4 months (April to July 2016) + one new release book of the month for 4 months (April to July 2016) from Martingale. Company to determine which fabric/book.
All In A Row Beauty Book third runner up (fourth prize) Layer Cake each month for 2 months (April and May 2016) + one new release book of the month for 2 months (April and May 2016) from Martingale. Company to determine which fabric/book.
All In A Row Beauty Book fourth runner up (fifth prize) one Layer Cake pack (April 2016) + one new release book of the month for April 2016 from Martingale. Company to determine which fabric/book.
THERE WILL ALSO BE SOME OTHER PRIZES! –
Weekly Drawings from weeks 2-3-4-5:
  • Miss Congeniality: (wait for it) 2 Charm Packs and 1 Book
  • Talent Winner (hidden or otherwise): 2 books and 2 Mini-Charms
  • Stash Accumulation Award: 1 Mini Charm, 1 Charm Pack, 1 Layer Cake + 3 books
  • Social Media Butterfly Award: Carrie Nelson’s House Row See!! This is gonna be a lot of fun!

See how fun!

All of the proceeds from the sale of the All in a Row book are being donated to No Kid Hungry (nokidhungry.org) So, join in, have fun, and support a great cause!

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Cozy Cottage Blog Hop

Calendar Cottage

Today is my stop on Lori Holt’s Cozy Cottage blog hop. =)  I am sure that you have seen the adorable 2016 Cozy Cottage that Lori has teamed up with the ladies at Fat Quarter Shop to create.

Calendar

The calendar is filled with quilts & cute photos from Lori’s adorable cottage.  Look how cute May is!–I’m always partial to May because it’s my birthday month.

May

Included in the calendar are patterns for cottage quilt blocks in two sizes as well as several patterns using the quilt blocks.

Look how cute the pillow pattern is:

Pillows

I decided to make one of the larger quilt blocks.  First, I chose a fun mix of fabrics in my go to color palette–Very Prairie-esque! =)

Fabrics

Speaking of Prairie, it has just hit quilt shops in the last two weeks–have you guys seen it in your quilt shop yet?

Using, the fun little mix of fabrics above, I made a cute little cottage block.  I still haven’t decided how I want to finish the block yet–but it sure is cute!

Cottage

To purchase a Cozy Cottage calendar of your own, visit Fat Quarter Shop.

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Precut Primer 4th Grade

Precut Primer

Happy Thursday!–Today is my day on the Precut Primer blog hop hosted by Fat Quarter Shop & Barb & Mary over at Me and My Sister Designs.  I am always very impressed with the books that Fat Quarter Shop publishes.  With Barb & Mary on board, Precut Primer is really, quite top notch.

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I am quite excited about this book.  There are very few quilting books that I would be interested in making more than one or two quilts from the book.  In this book, however, there are a lot of quilts I would love to make.

I have to share this funny little story.  When, Precut Primer arrived on my doorstep, I was browsing through and deciding which project I wanted to make first.  I asked my 6 year old, Elonie, which was her favorite.

She asked me if she could use clothespins to mark her favorites.  I said, sure–that’d be great.  And, here are the results:

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She had so many favorites!–I’m inclined to agree.  My most favorite quilt from the book is the 11th grade quilt:

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I think this quilt might have to be made sooner rather than later.  I think it would be stellar using my vintage sheet collection.  I already have the strips cut and just need to get sewing.

The great thing about this book is that all of the projects are precut friendly(you probably already had this figured out).  There are projects for mini charm packs all the way up to fat quarter bundles.  Using precuts sure cuts down on the amount of time spent prepping a project for sewing.

These are another of the two quilts that really caught my eye.  The 8th grade quilt is looking pretty fancy in Prairie fabrics!  And that 9th grade quilt is just too pretty.

Favorite Quilts

So, I ended up choosing the 4th grade quilt to make first.

Fourth Grade Quilt

It’s a perfect little wall hanging size made in some of my favorite Kate & Birdie fabrics, Autumn Woods.  I had a charm pack just waiting to be used for this project.

4th Grade

It quilted up quickly using an easy wavy line stitch.

Autumn Woods

All in all, a fun perfect for fall project.

You will want to check out the remaining stops on the blog hop and any you may have missed earlier this week.  I hear there may be prizes…

September 2, 2015
Me and My Sister Designs
Moda Fabrics
Pat Sloan
April Rosenthal

September 3, 2015
Corey Yoder of Little Miss Shabby  You Are Here

September 4, 2015
Amy Ellis of Amy’s Creative Side

September 7, 2015
Jane Davidson of Quilt Jane
Heidi Grohs of Buttons & Butterflies

September 8, 2015
Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life

September 9, 2015
Melissa Corry of Happy Quilting 
Lissa Alexander of Moda Fabrics

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Corey

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Summer Happenings

 

Hello, hello!  I hope all of you have had a wonderful summer!  My girls have been back in school for a week now, and I am enjoying a new schedule.  I always forget how much can be accomplished without little ones at home.

Over the last few summers, I have enjoyed taking some time off blogging.  Blog silence doesn’t mean project silence though! =)  I thought I’d share some of the photos I have posted to Instagram over the last several weeks.

Are any of you working on Lori Holt, of Bee in my Bonnet, blocks from Farm Girl Vintage?  Next week, I get to share as part of Lori’s “Farm Girl Fridays” blog hop she has been hosting.  So, I got to making some blocks.

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Let me tell you, these blocks are so addictive!  I am making the 6″ size and using a mix of Prairie fabrics (which by the way, yardage is coming soon–October!) and Essex yarn dyed linen in Olive(that’s my background fabric).

I made 12 of these little blocks and my plan is to sash them and quilt them into a cute little mini.  You’ll see the finished project next week.

I have also been working on getting caught up with the Fig Tree Mystery Block of the Month.

IMG_1649I just received the month 10 shipment over the weekend and I am currently caught up to Month 4.  So, needless to say, I need to get cracking!

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These blocks are a mix of Fig Tree fabric lines and patterns.  They are quite fun to work on!

And a completely new project I have started working on–crochet.  I am working on a Sunburst Granny square afghan.  These are the yarns that I have chosen to work with–a wonderful mix of Prairie colors.  And I have really been enjoying working on these little squares when I have some down time.  I always recommend having a hand project to work on especially as we start getting into the cooler months of Fall and Winter.

I’ll share more about this project soon.

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And of course, I am working on some new patterns.  Have you guys seen the peeks of Bonnie & Camille’s new Vintage Picnic line?  It mixes wonderfully with Gooseberry and Hello Darling.

IMG_1651I know some of you have been waiting on the pattern for my In Stitches & Spool Time patterns.  Well, they are finally available and I’ll be sharing those with you soon as well.

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I’ll be back later this week with a project that I just finished up over the weekend.

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Talk to you soon.

Corey

Fabric Projects Tutorials

Prairie Prints and Bag Pattern

Market Bag 2

 

Hello friends and happy Friday!  I hope you are all enjoying the start of a great summer (or winter, depending on where you are).  My girls last day of Kindergarten(I can hardly believe it) and 4th grade(equally mind boggling) was last Thursday so we have had a full week of summer break.

Needless to say, we have been busy!–our summer break always kicks off with busyness.  This year seems especially busy as things wrap up from quilt market,  VBS prep is in full swing, and I’ve also spent a little bit of time helping my sister move.

I promised to share more fabric pictures for those of you wondering about specific prints(you’ll find those at the bottom of this post), and I also wanted to share another project with you.

Market Bag

This is the bag I made to take to quilt market this year–I love having a new bag each year for quilt market.  Usually my quilt market bag gets carried around with me for the better part of the next year hauling around all of my gear.  I find that I collect a lot of gear as I get older.  So my quilt market bags are roomy and gear worthy.

I found this bag pattern over here on the A Bright Corner Blog and it’s a great one for using up those mini charm packs you may be hoarding.  Another couple things I wanted to mention about this bag–first, a bit about the fabrics.

Of course I used a lot of Prairie–the colored prints are all from this collection.  But, I also used some great text prints.  It looks like I used a lot of different text prints, but in reality I just used a couple prints.  Feed Company by Sweetwater has two really great text prints:  a recipe print and a feedsack label print.  Most of the text prints on my bag are from those two fabrics.  The recipe print has a lot of different fonts in one fabric so when it’s cut up it seems like you are actually using a lot of different text prints.

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And, the Labels print is perfect for fussy cutting:

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And, then I threw in just a couple more low volume prints and I was good to go.  Oh, and I want to talk a little bit more about that bottom polka dot print.

Fussy Cutting

That fabric is Mochi Linen.  And, I’ve talked a bit about the Mochi linen here but I wanted to mention it again..because it’s fab.  I love using Linen in my projects but sometimes linen can be a bit fussy.  Moda’s Mochi linen is not fussy–it’s great to work with, doesn’t wrinkle like other linens you may have used, and my favorite is that it has the same shrink rate as the quilting cottons.  That means if you are not a pre-washer, you won’t need to prewash this linen.  And, your quilt won’t turn into a hideous mess the first time you wash it.

Candy Scraps

I used Mochi Linen in my Candy Scraps quilt (tutorial here) and really fell in love with using it.

Prairie

And now onto some fabric photos.  I wanted to share the various prints as well as the coordinating solids–I’ve been getting asked about which ones coordinate.  First up, the main floral print:

Main Floral

Ditsy print:

Ditsy

Doily print:

Doily

Polka Dots:

Polka Dots

Sprouts:

Sprouts

Sprigs:

Sprigs

and Stripes:

Stripes

The coordinating solids are:

9900-81 Goldenrod (this is the yellow I used in my yellow/white Idyllic quilt)

9900-210 Strawberry

9900-269 Bermuda

9900-171 Etchings Charcoal

9900-134 Pistachio

9900-147 Coral

The white is 9900-97 Bleached White & I used 9900-178 Etching Stone in my print Idyllic quilt.

Have a Happy Sewing weekend!

~Corey

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Pattern Testers Wanted

Hello All!  I hope everyone’s Monday is off to a great start!  Here at the Yoder household it is off to a sleepy start.  The Spring time change is never a welcome one here.  It leaves us all tired, and slightly cranky.  However, I am very thankful not to have to adjust a newborn to the time change any longer–that was even trickier!  I am also excited to have temperatures nearing 50 today–that’s almost shorts weather here in Ohio folks! =p

Winterberry
Winterberry Fabrics

By they way, I don’t have photos exactly pertaining to today’s topic so instead I am interspersing this post with some beautiful Moda fabrics for no other reason than that a blog post needs some pretty pictures!

Fresh Air
Fresh Air Fabrics

January and February have proven to be very busy months.  With Spring Quilt Market just a couple months away, I have kicked things into a higher gear.  The reason for this is that I will be attending market again this Spring and I will be launching a new pattern line.

Feedsack
Feedsack Fabrics

I can’t wait to share my patterns with you. =)  Right now, they are in the testing phase and ready for some pattern testers.  I would love to compile a list of readers who might be interested in pattern testing for me.  Interested testers are those who love to make quilts, have an eye for detail, will give honest feedback,  & can test the patterns quickly(within a 1 to 2 week turn around).

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Daysail Fabric

In return for your feedback,  you would receive the complete collection of this set of patterns upon their release and perhaps a little fabric surprise. =)

Daysail Fabrics
Daysail Fabrics

If this sounds like something that might interest you, send me an email(just hit the pink “contact me” button on the top right of my page).  I will be compiling a data base of testers and contacting several of you for this first round of patterns.

Thanks so much!

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Winged Blog Tour

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Hello, Hello!–I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.  We made it through–complete with the requisite holiday germs.  What is it about holidays and the sickies?…almost seems like you can’t have one without the other!  The girls are mostly on the mend–with some lingering coughs..and I was lucky enough to not get hit with it until yesterday–only one holiday party had to be missed.  I call that a success! =)

A few weeks back, I shared this wonderful stack of fabrics.  All Bonnie Christine fabrics for Art Gallery–it’s a mix of Reminisce, Sweet as Honey, & Winged.  And they go so beautifully together.  As soon as Bonnie asked me to participate in the Winged blog tour (to showcase her latest line of fabric, Winged), I knew that I wanted to mix these collections together–it’s “sherbety” goodness.

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When, I first started my project for this blog tour I had something completely different in mind.  I was going to share a quilt top with you along with a quick tutorial.  However, when I finished up the quilt top a couple weeks ago, I was so happy with the way it turned out that I ended up submitting it to a magazine to be considered for publication.  There’s one elusive magazine I’ve had my eyes set on that I’m hoping to get into–so we’ll see what happens.

In the meantime, here’s a little peek at the quilt top.

Quilt top

So, that left me with a project still needing to be completed for today–and very little fabric left over with which to use.  I decided to make a table runner using my Stashbuster Blocks (1 & 2)

Runner

I added in a few more of the browns and charcoals from Sweet as Honey to add a bit more contrast.  I machine quilted the runner and surprisingly enough, I machine bound it as well.  The machine binding turned out very well, cutting my binding strips at 2 1/8″ instead of 2 1/4″ made a world of difference.  I almost always opt to hand stitch my binding–but decided to machine bind and it turned out wonderfully.

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The completed runner measures 12″ x 36″ and will be a welcome addition to my coffee table.

Binding

The Winged Blog Tour will be running through the 18th of this month.  Yesterday, Jo, shared her Winged project &  tomorrow Taylor will be sharing her project.

Are any of you working with Winged right now?–what are you making if so?

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Block of the Months

I love getting a “fabric-y” package in the mail–even better if they arrive on a routine basis.  You’ve probably run across various Block of the Months here and there–Fat Quarter Shop always has an amazing one every year.  This year they are doing “Snapshots” which promises to be another good one.  I have participated in their designer mystery block of the month–FQS does BOM’s right!

It’s been a few years since I have joined in on a BOM–but this fall, I joined in on two…two different ones totally caught my eye.

Fig Tree Mystery BOM
Photo Courtesy of Fig Tree Quilts

First up is the Fig Tree Mystery Sampler BOM–unfortunately this one looks like it’s full but if it strikes your fancy, keep an eye out–occasionally Joanna will have a couple spaces open up.

I really have no idea what to expect with this one–it’s a 12 month program, featuring various Fig Tree fabrics and a few more thrown in.  The picture above was the first teaser I saw on Facebook/IG.  I’m not sure what size the blocks are and I don’t think the final size of the quilt is even decided yet.  I really just couldn’t pass up a fun scrappy mix of Fig Tree & Joanna’s promise of using her favorite blocks for this quilt.  The first block ships very soon so I’ll be sure to share it with you!

Sweetwater BOM
Photo Courtesy of Sweetwater

The 2nd one I have signed up for is Sweetwater’s Block of the Month.  This one is an embroidery block of the month!–For 6 months you will receive 2 “feedsack” type blocks that you can add as much or as little to as you desire.  You only receive the panels(I’m not sure what size they are)–you would need to supply all additional supplies(i.e. embroidery thread, fabrics etc.).  There is an option to purchase the fabric/backing needed to complete the quilt as shown when the fabrics ship in the Spring.

I first saw this quilt in photos from Fall Quilt Market–and I immediately went to the United Notions/Moda website to see if those adorable feedsack panels where part of their Feedsack line of fabric coming out in the Spring.  I was bummed when I couldn’t find them.  So, when this BOM popped up over on their blog I knew I needed to hop on this bandwagon.

You can still sign up for this BOM through the 20th of this month–so a couple more days.  Read more about the BOM here.

And a quick housekeeping note

As of my last post, I will be answering questions/commenting in the comment section of  my blog rather than via email.  I have always answered via email but decided to go the comments route to simplify things.

Happy Monday!

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Vintage Fancy Quilt

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I’ve been working on my Vintage Fancy quilt this week.  Yesterday was spent making and attaching the grey border along with the flying geese border.  Just a couple more borders to go and I will call this one done.

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It has been a very enjoyable project!

In other news, look what showed up in my mailbox today.

Daysail

A Daysail Moda scrap bag!  I love working with Moda Scrap bags and in fact have worked with a number of them over the years.  I made this strippy quilt using a Bliss Scrap Bag along with aqua and white yardage–you can read more about this quilt here.

Bliss Quilt
Bliss Quilt

And I made a little zippy chevron pillow using a Fig Tree scrap bag–more on that one here.  And I came across these string blocks I was working on also using a Scrap Bag–that one is a Martinique scrap bag.

If you aren’t familiar with Moda’s Scrap Bags, you really need to check them out.  They are made up of the strips left over from cutting fabrics for precuts(FQ bundles, Layer Cakes, F8 bundles etc.).   Usually all the strips in one bundle are from one line of fabric but occasionally they are from different lines of fabric–the strips vary in size–2″-3″ or so wide by around 30″ long.  And, if you are lucky you can snag them before precuts and yardage of the fabric come out–like I did with Daysail!  They are such a fun potluck surprise. =)

And lastly, the winners of the Make Modern Magazine Giveaway are comment #30 & #85.

Winner #1

Winner #2

Congrats Jean & Kelly!–I have sent you both an email. =)

Playful Petals Projects

Wednesday WIP

Pinwheel BlockHappy Wednesday everyone!  Last week, I decided to dive into the B&C fabrics that I shared with you.  I think about right after I published that blog post, I just had to start on my next project.

ProjectsAll of these fabrics have been cut up–with the exception of the top 4 fabric on the left stack.  Those are all border fabrics and I couldn’t decide which order I wanted them in, so I’m going to cut them as I go.

The center of my project is the 21″ pinwheel block at the top of the page.

PetalsAnd I also cut out 160 petals for this project as well.  I will guiltily confess to watching The Real Housewives of New Jersey as I cut them out…

Completing the applique on them is next up on today’s list.  Luckily I have a great line-up of podcasts just waiting to be heard as I sew.

Hope you all have a productive Wednesday!