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


  1. Looks like there are lots of things to keep you busy! Love the bib idea! And your little runner is adorable; so fresh and crisp!

  2. I love that you are going to use some vintage fabrics in your Farm Girl Vintage project. I am really looking forward to it.

  3. Such darling projects. While I love the table runner, the pillow cases are my favorite. I especially loved that you made a girl and boy one.

  4. You are keeping busy! All your projects are beautiful. And the upcoming projects look like they will be so much fun. I had not heard of the Hillside Houses. Those are super cute! I must check out that link!

  5. Wow, you are super busy, Christine! You shared some lovely finishes and really fun upcoming projects. I have really enjoyed being a part of a bee and working on mystery quilts for the same reason - knowing that I will have a bit of instructed work for a month is something that I really look forward to.

  6. Great projects Christine and sure to keep you with your quilting vibe going strong enough to see you through! I really loved the photo of your stacked Ambleside blocks. Your work is so perfect! And your table runner is so bright and fresh!
    Hope you really enjoy putting together Lori's great quilt. I was sorely tempted. And I just bought some American Made Brand Solids.

  7. You are about as deep in with projects as I am Christine! I can't wait to see how yours go. I am doing Farm Girl Fridays too but will be behind...unless I do 2 today to get ahead next week! :) :)


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