Tuesday, January 23, 2018


Last Tuesday I showed you my spool quilt sandwiched and ready to be quilted. I also mentioned that I had finished the quilting on my 2 color bear claw quilt.
Here it is...now called Beary Sweet!
I worked backwards on this quilt, starting with and building the quilt around the backing fabric I had in my stash 
(probably inherited from my mom's stash.)
and using the book two-color Quilts my daughter gave me many years ago.
(This is the second quilt I have made using a pattern from it.)
This is my first finish of 2018! It finishes at 40" x 56" and will be donated as a charity quilt. 

My spool quilt is finished! 
This completes my Rainbow Scrap Challenge for 2017. The scrappy little spools are all stacked in an organized manner on a shelf! 
The backing is another piece of fabric I inherited from my mom's stash. This is called Mumms the Word by Debbie Mumm. It has all kinds of sewing notions and   sewing needs scattered across the fabric. I also had a extra block I pieced in. I FMQ 'thread' in the color of each spool and woodgrain in the borders. This is my 2nd finish of 2018 and measures 36" x 43".  

I took some time to start piecing my Regatta Quilt (before I sandwich my next flimsy). I am following the QAL over at Home Sewn By Us. I had finally cut all my colored strips and some of my white strips and squares to get started piecing. I was so excited to get started! 
Section A complete!
These are the darkest of my colors and will actually be the first rows 
(not columns but I'm just temporarily saving room on my design wall.)

I also got my delivery (or at least most of it...one backordered 😞) for my Temperature Quilt which I'm following over at NeedledMom
Again, I couldn't wait to get started to see what my quilt will look like. One Square in a Square per day. I had made a spreadsheet to keep organized while waiting on my order but I think that I will continue to record daily the temperature high and lows. 
This will actually be the 1st row of the quilt with the darkest (top) square being on the left. January started very cold here, then a bit of a warm up with cooler temperatures following. This will be a fun quilt to track through the year! Head over to Needled Mom to see how different Mary's looks!

 One final update....I finally got around to building (with my hubby's help) a new design wall! It is slightly bigger than my old one. The blocks 'hang on' so much better! We followed this tutorial over at SewKatieDid. 
Here it is being put to good use!

I'm linking up to To Do Tuesday over at Stitch All The Things, FreeMotion by the River for Linky Tuesday, and Oh Scrap! over at Quilting is more fun than Housework.


  1. Yay for having two finishes this year already! Love the sewing notions fabric for your Spools quilt. So perfect! Love the design wall too! Thank you for linking up with To Do Tuesday!

  2. Hi Dawn!
    I love the spools and the Beary quilts. I love that - started your quilt around the backing size. Heehee! Your Regatta strips - I am as far as you are - Section A. And our sections look similar . . . but who knows if they will continue to?!! We'll have to forge on and see, and I can't wait. ~smile~ Roseanne

  3. Hello Dawn, I just love your little spool quilt. It represents happy days of sewing with all the colors. Your Temperature quilt is so interesting... looking forward to the progress on that. Looks like you have plenty to keep you happily sewing in the days ahead. Wish I had your finishing skills of quilting your quits. I know I need to just get going and start quilting my own quilts but fear and trepidation is real in that department. January has entered and mostly things are going at an unhurried pace, still twinkling lights scattered to get me through the winter. I have conquered a few sewing goals then life got interrupted with Grandkids and sickness... Now that I am through that I can get back to the lists : ) It was such a beautiful day here today.... looking forward to spring! Janita

  4. Hooray for completing not one, but TWO quilts!! Your design wall is looking good, too.

  5. Love, love, love your mini spools quilt!!!
    Hope to finished my spool blocks during RSC, this year.

  6. I love your 2 color quilt, so sweet, pretty colors! Beautiful projects too, and lovely design wall!! Thanks for mentionning it at my blog!


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