Saturday, January 9, 2021

Row by Row

    A New Year and a New Beginning

We see the new year as an opportunity to do all the projects we have been dreaming about. My sister Barb of Bejeweled quilts wanted to do a row by row quilt with the nieces so we are using the patterns from Lori Holts Farm Girl Vintage and Farm Girl Vintage 2. We can't share the patterns with you but you can purchase the book at the Inchworm Store. Just click on the book picture and it will take you to the store. If there are none left I will be glad to order one for you, just leave me a message.

This month we choose the Milk Can out of the first book. Rules are simple. 6 or 12 inch block, make your row how ever you want and how long you want. There are 7 of us and each will get a month to choose a block. If you want to follow along Barb at Bejeweled will start the month with the block of the month and I will finish up the month with the rows.

So far here are the finished blocks/rows for this month, still waiting for 2 more but the month is still young, haha.

Friday, January 1, 2021


For many years now my sister, Jeanette, and I ,(Barb of  Bejeweled quilts), have been doing projects together.  Sometimes when she visits or most of the time, miles apart.

Jeanette had suggested that we do this quilt below.  It is called "Radiant" by Cozy Quilt Designs, Daniela Stout.

The fabrics used on both quilts are JAVA Batiks by Freshwater for Maywood Studios.
I purchased them from Jeanette's store, Inchworm Fabrics, of course, she can just go in there and pick and chose....what would it be like to have a fabric store in your own home?  There probably wouldn't be much fabric to sell...haha.  

 I do have to tell ya, I recently visited my sister and went crazy over her fabrics.  I ran downstairs to my husband and told him I was spending money....a lot of it.  What fun it was to search though all of the delicious fabrics.

We have another quilt that we did and will show that later.  We are also doing a row by row with her, her daughters, and another niece.  Jeanette has some talented daughters and not in just quilting.

I have to put my two cents in. Barb failed to mention that we did those quilts last summer and she was waiting for me to get mine completed so we could post. 
If you have read her blog today she mentioned to stay focused and she showed her Star of Bethlehem quilt block. 
Well I am working on a quilt with 9 of those Star of Bethlehem blocks. I got all the half square triangle blocks sewn and ironed but need to trim them up. Here is my test block that I made using scraps to see if my calculations were going to work out before I cut the fabric I was planning on using. I designed it to be made out of 1/2 square triangles and blocks. Easy chain piecing. If it works out good I will put the instructions on the blog.
But I quit for the day because I need to get inventory done so  I went to do that and Barb wanted to post but I told her that I needed to stay focused on inventory so she posted for us. 
Happy New Year.