Monthly Archives: July 2016


This week's photo is from Lorinda's garden. True to form, my palette is comprised completely of blender fabrics. I'm loving the new Pandalicious line of fabrics and was happy to sneak one of those prints in. This is the third time I'm using Painters Canvas in bottle. I must love that fabric. It clearly needs to find it's way to my stash. ;-) Finally, I love the organic flowers in the Alison Glass fabric, to complement the flowers in the photo.

I created my palette with Palette Builder 2.1 by Play Crafts.

Kona Green Tea
Kona Cabbage
Kona Peridot
Kona Avocado
Kona Copen

Hidden Panda in Leaf by Katrina Rochelle, Art Gallery
Medium Dots Tone and Tone in Green by Riley Blake Designs
Harmony in Moss by Iza Pearl Designs, Wyndham
Painters Canvas in Bottle by Laura Gunn, Michael Miller
Petals Double Border in Cobalt by Alison Glass, Andover


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A long, long time ago (last Fall)... I helped moderate round 4 of the Schnitzel and Boo mini quilt swap. Everyone in my group shipped their package. Except for one. Once I gave up hope on the sender, I let the recipient know that I'd be sending her an angel swap package (a replacement for a missing package). I also warned her that it would not be done in a super timely manner. The holidays were upon us and my dad had recently passed away. Well... that turned into a Q2 finish as I didn't end up shipping to her until April. Eek. However, I'm really happy with my finish and I hope she loves it, too!

I decided to go with this star block from her Pinterest idea board and she mentioned Cotton and Steel in her likes. I chose a Modern Background Paper fabric from Zen Chic for my background. I love these! Great low volume and some (like this one) have text. I went with some uneven matchstick quilting. Totally outside my normal palette choices, but I'm very happy with it.

Thank you for visiting. I'm linking up to the Q2 FAL Finishes Linkup. See all my Q2 goals here.


I participated in quilt bees for the first time in 2015. For Stash Bee last July I chose the Simply Woven pattern from the Moda Bake Shop website, written by Jessica Kelly. I asked that blocks be made in a rainbow of color, using red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple each once, in any placement within the block.

I ended up with 13 blocks (12 shown above), and knew I'd need to make a bunch more (23!) to get to a 60" x 60" finish, my preferred minimum size for a lap quilt. So this project got set aside.

Fast forward to last month. When the initial call from the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild came to help make quilts for the victims and families of victims of the shooting at Pulse (all details about the quilts here), I thought of the Woven Rainbow project. As details about the quilt plans unfolded, they asked for heart blocks. My local guild is combining efforts to finish a couple quilts to send, so I opted to make some blocks for our group to use.

And my Woven Rainbow blocks stayed in their container.

Just a day or two after that came the devastating news of the death of 2-year-old Lane Graves in the alligator attack at Walt Disney World. I thought a lot about the family and when I read that Lane had a 4-year-old sister, my heart broke for her especially. I have a 4-year-old daughter and I can't imagine her world being rocked by the loss of her sibling. I knew immediately that I wanted to make a quilt for Ella.

As you know, quilts take time, so I thought about what I had in progress that I could finish up especially for her. My Woven Rainbow project seemed like just the choice. I could use 12 blocks to make a 36" x 48" quilt, a great size for a 4-year old. And the rainbow palette seemed just right as well.

I chose a blue floral backing fabric and did some simple straight line quilting to echo the right and bottom edges of the colored strips. I bound the quilt using leftover binding from other projects. I love how much color there is. It's such a happy quilt!

The label reads:

Woven Rainbow
for Ella
made by Sarah Goer
with blocks made by
2015 Stash Bee Hive 1 members
June 2016
San Jose, California
wash cold. tumble dry low.

The quilt is on it's way to Nebraska. I hope Ella likes her Woven Rainbow and it helps her family wrap her in love during this difficult time.

Thank you for visiting. I'm linking up to Needle and Thread ThursdayFinish it Up FridayTGIFF and the Q2 FAL Finishes Linkup. See all my Q2 goals here.