A Few Things and Two New Quilt Alongs

This pretty little runner made from a Color Me Happy mini charm pack. I used up some white scraps as well. The pattern is from Brooke at Silly Mama Quilts

 I have been working on my Ambleside jelly roll quilt. The blocks are all finished.

I made up a couple kids pillowcases and mailed them off for pediatric cancer patients. I have a big list and decided to just pick a different one each month to donate to.

I grabbed a few cheap hand towels when I was at IKEA awhile back. I used the tutorial from My Fabric Relish to make some toddler bibs. So easy and my daughter loves them! Just ignore that I finished this one wrong side out :)

I make up a couple blocks each month that go alongside the printed blocks from the Sweetwater Feed Company BOM. I really love this fabric!

I have joined two new quilt alongs. I never thought I would like doing block of the months and quilt alongs but I'm really loving it. It's like having homework. I know exactly what I need to do for the moment. It's fun seeing other people's progress and the friendships are nice too.

First is one from my friend Cristina at Pretty Little Quilts I love her design, Hillside Houses.
House quilts are so fun and hers is different than all the others. I'm really starting to love quilts made from solids so this was a definite yes for me! She chose to use American Made Brand solids, which I think is awesome! I'm using strictly from what I had on hand so I have lots of different brands. Luckily, I did have a beautiful piece of royal blue that is American Made Brand. Don't be put off if you aren't on Instagram. She's posting on her blog as well. I'm working on my first block now. The cutting and piecing are simple and she's offered up 3 size choices.

I'm sure most of you have heard about the Farm Girl Fridays quilt along from Bee In My Bonnet
Her new book Farm Girl Vintage really is as wonderful as all the hype. I love it! I've spent a lot of time lately looking through it again and again. So many great projects, it's hard to choose. So I decided to wait until tomorrow when the fun begins. I have picked a few of my true vintage fabrics to add into my blocks as well. I could keep busy all year just with this book :)

I guess that's it for now friends, thanks for stopping by!

Linking up to:
Let's Be Social at Sew Fresh Quilts, Needle and Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation and Fabric Frenzy Friday at Fort Worth Fabric Studio


Daysail Finish

I'm so happy to be back with a finish! I love this fabric and this quilt but had a heck of a time getting decent pictures. Now that I feel like I'm able to be back to sewing, a camera is back on my list of must haves.
The fabric is Daysail by Bonnie and Camille for Moda. The aqua in this line is so perfect! I purchased my fabric from Lori at Stitches N Giggles. The pattern is by Live.Love.Sew. I really like the way she writes her patterns. Very easy to follow. For the solid I used Moda Bella white 98.

The pattern uses a 4 x 5 layout but I chose to do 3 x 4, allowing me to only use 12 fat quarters and still have a decent size lap quilt.

I used a 1.5 yard cut of one of the prints for the back along with the white. This has kind of become my go to layout for backings. I absolutely love pieced backs but hate doing them. This allows one of the prints to be incorporated without spending a fortune. And it's fast and easy!

I quilted straight lines in a 2 inch grid over the entire quilt.

The binding is one of the navy prints from the same line as well.

It finished at 52 x 69

Now it's time to catch up on my BOM and some small things that have been waiting. Thanks for stopping by :)
Linking up to Needle and Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation, Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts, Fabric Frenzy Friday at Fort Worth Fabric Studio and Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday