Monthly Archives: August 2014


The last week has been a little crazy with all the blog traffic from The Secret Treasure Room post going viral. I'm amazed at how many people have seen my project and that it's been translated into at least four other languages. Welcome to all my new blog followers! It's been a pretty productive sewing week. Unfortunately, I can't show you what I've made the most progress on since it's a challenge quilt I'll be submitting by the end of the month.

I did make some other progress that I can show you. This philanthropy quilt for my guild (pieced by another member) has been prepped and pinned to quilt. If I can get the quilting and binding done by this weekend I can drop it off during Monday night's meeting.

I also started real work on my A Lovely Year of Finishes August goal. I've attached the two appliqued pieces to my mug rug and it's ready to quilt. This was my first attempt at turned edge machine applique and I'm pretty happy with the process and the result. Not sure if I'll knock out a few more mug rugs for practice or jump into using this new technique on The Girl's cuddle quilt that's waiting for some sea life.

I'm linking up to Linky Tuesday, Fabric Tuesday, Let's Bee Social and WIP Wednesday.


I love the Very Hungry Caterpillar. The Boy's room is decorated in that theme, and I made him a crib quilt before he was born using the vibrant Very Hungry Caterpillar fabrics. I've also made him an apron and chef's hat with the fabric. It is so fun to work with!

Now that he's been transitioned to a twin-sized bed for quite a while, it's time I start thinking about making him a bed quilt. Trouble is, The Girl is also in a twin bed now and I haven't even finished her baby quilt! So, while The Boy's bed quilt is not atop the to do list, I did decide on a pattern and purchase the additional fabric to supplement what I have left in my stash from previous projects. I'll be using Fat Quarter Shop's free new pattern, Fat Quarter Fizz, for this project.

I also did a small amount of impulse shopping for the stash, 1) Michelle Engel Bencsko, House and Garden, Straw Hat in Yellow and 2) Makower UK, Jolly Farm, Abstract in Blue:

I'm linking up with Molli Sparkles for Sunday Stash.


Next time you see this quilt I will definitely have decided on a name for it and made it a lovely label. For now, it's still the Giant Wonky Star Quilt. I added the borders and pieced a backing. Here it is.

wonky star finished front

wonky star finished back

My inspiration came from my submission to the Astronomical Quilts! Block Challenge.

I'm linking up to Fabric Frenzy Friday and Show Off Saturday.