Thursday, June 12, 2014

Spontaneous Quilt

Often, the quilts I make appear out of nowhere, unplanned, not anticipated.  I did not start this week planning to make this little quilt but that is what happened.
I had to go to JoAnn Fabrics on Monday to buy some webbing for strap handles for a bag I will be making next week (more about that after it is made!)  Of course I had to browse around the store, 50% off coupon in hand.  I saw the book, "Simply Retro" by Camille Roskelley, featuring traditional quilt blocks using modern fabrics.  I bought the book.

At home, I pulled some pretty, fresh fabrics in rosy pink, green and turquoise from my stash.  I also conveniently had 3 yards of white with a tone on tone little star (no recollection of where or why I bought it.)  I began cutting and sewing happily using my "new" Singer Featherweight.

By yesterday afternoon I had nine 12" Churn Dash blocks which I will sew together and machine quilt to make my little Spontaneous Quilt.


  1. Your little quilt looks great! Very cheery and how nice that you used fabrics you already had.

  2. I love the churn dash blocks, one of the fun blocks to build. Looks like a happy quilter there with that sweet little feather weight! Do you love it yet?