One More Little Finish

Look another little quilt headed to Jack’s Basket! As a result of my cleaning efforts in the sewing room, I put some scrappy nine patch blocks together that had been sitting in a pile for quite some time. It felt so nice to use up the blocks and make this sweet little quilt.

It is so bright and cheerful. I quilted straight lines on the diagonal. At first I was stitching across the wonky stars but it looked funny so I took that out. I think the stars look best without any quilting. The lines were just freehand with the corners of each square guiding me. Because the quilting is very light, the quilt has a cozy drape to it.

Purple flannel on the back makes for a soft, cuddly quilt. For the binding, I used a bit of a yellow print from an older line by Jeni Baker, back when she was designing for Art Gallery Fabric. I even had the right size scrap of batting for this. Isn’t it great to use up some fabric that has been sitting for a while?

I had not yet mailed the You Are My Sunshine whole cloth quilt yet so both of these will go out together next week. I am not positive, but I think this is either the seventh or eighth quilt I have finished this year. Most of these were were made with flimsies that have been sitting which is super satisfying! Still another month to go this year. Will I have time to finish another quilt? Time will tell!

26 thoughts on “One More Little Finish

  1. Linda

    Nice finish Bernie! I love the binding and the way it makes all the colors pop, and the flannel back is perfect. You’ve really been productive this year!

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    1. Laurie Lasala-Tuttle

      I say that I love all of your quilts Bernie, and I truly do! The stars are definitely an added zip, along with the bright happy colors. How can you not smile when looking at it?? 😊

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    2. Bernie Post author

      Thank you! I thought of you today as I made a pumpkin pie – yours looked so yummy on IG the other day. Happy Thanksgiving!!

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  2. Wendy

    Yay for another finish, and it’s a cute one! It’s such a cheerful quilt, and I’m sure it will be welcomed by the family who receives it.

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Thank you Yvonne! I am starting to make a (very small) dent in my scraps. I think now I need to tackle a larger scrappy project to really use up a more substantial amount. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  3. Kathleen McCormick

    What a cheery quilt that will be for a special newborn. So terrific that you are sending 2 off at the same time!

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    1. Bernie Post author

      For sure – this is a time when procrastinating (on mailing off the first one) worked to my advantage! I will get them sent off after the holiday weekend. Happy Thanksgiving Kathleen!

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  4. Roseanne

    Hi Bernie! I just received the You Are My Sunshine fabrics (well, two weeks ago) and haven’t cut into them yet. What a lovely bonus quilt to send along to Jack’s Basket. Seeing your finishes always reminds me to get busy on my own charity sewing. Thank you for that inspiration. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  5. Emily

    Nice finish! I love when I have all the components that fit just right with a project, but weren’t necessarily intended for that project from the beginning. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  6. Beth Stanfield

    That is such a pretty, happy quilt!!! You did very well. Maybe when my sewing room is set up, I can do likewise!

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Of course you can! I do love making baby quilts – so sweet and easier to quilt since they aren’t very big. Happy Thanksgiving Beth!

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Hi, I don’t believe they have a set up for dropping things off. I believe you need to mail the donated items. Thanks so much Cheree!

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  7. Carol Westover

    I’m working on the next quilt top and I love your design for the baby quilt, and 36″ is a very doable size. I have a huge stack of 5″ fabrics and am having a difficult time sorting/laying out the squares. Now I can go back and re-look at what I’m trying to achieve! Thank you for clearing the cobwebs in my mind!

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Thanks Preeti! I hope so. Just received an email from Jack’s Basket saying my donations have been received. They will be in a baby nursery for a sweet little person at some point. 🙂

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