Friday, March 10, 2017

No kidding, these are done!

I wish I knew what had got hold of me these last couple of weeks.  Maybe it's spring cleaning fever.  That usually doesn't last too long!  Before it wears off, I at least got more baby quilts finished.
I was able to hang them outside Wednesday, but the wind was fierce.  The pattern for this one is called Just Because, and comes from Fons & Porter's Scrap Quilts magazine from Spring 2015.
Here's a photo of it inside, on the floor.
I had so much fun choosing the novelty prints for these blocks.
The back is just a floral from my stash.
Next up is a flannel quilt, made from tumbler shapes cut with the Accuquilt cutter.
Not too exciting, simply pieced and simply quilted.
The back is a wild flannel print.  This quilt won't be very useful until it gets extra cold again, but flannel is great in the winter.
Here's an easy one--an I Spy quilt made from a panel.  All I did was add the blue print border, and quilt and bind it.
I think this one will be lots of fun for a child and a sibling or parent.  The inner border lists things to find.  Some of them are very tricky.  I didn't find the basket of kittens until I was laying the quilt out today to take these pictures.
The back is an alphabet print, with toys sprinkled through.
Finally, this little triangles quilt is done.  I cut the pieces with the Accuquilt cutter, and everything seemed okay until I was adding the orange border.  The bottom row was off kilter, so I set it aside.   When I decided to finish all these little quilts, I pulled it out, and just took off the messed up row.
It's a good size now, and is full of bright prints.
The back is this adorable print with ducks and frogs and horses and alligators.

All these little quilts except the flannel quilt will go to Quilts for Kids, to brighten up hospital rooms and bring a little comfort to some sick kids.  The flannel quilt will go to Project Linus.

As if that wasn't enough to celebrate, my orchid started blooming!
First one bloom...
now TWO!

I really believe I am the luckiest person in the world.  I have a happy, healthy family, and time to quilt.

What brings you joy this week?
I'm linking up with some joyful linky parties at Crazy Mom Quilts and Busy Hands Quilts.  This post is also linking to Sew Some Love, a weekly posting at Kat & Cat quilts for charity quilts.
It's more fun if you join in!


  1. Whew! You've been productive! Thanks for linking up :)

    1. You're welcome, Kat! Thanks for spotlighting quilts made for others.

  2. Wow! Great job on all the quilts! LOVE that I Spy panel!

    1. Thanks, Ashley B! I think I bought it at a discount store, at least 10 years ago. This poor quilt has spent a long time in the closet waiting room.

  3. These are so bright and cheerful. What lovely gifts.

    1. Thanks, Tammy! I love bright fabrics for kid quilts. Maybe I should make some quilts for me with these fabrics too.


Thanks for reading! Post a comment--I want to know what you think!