Passing Down Crazy

Because Sometimes the Best Thing You Can Give Your Kid is an Addiction…To Yarn



That was my weekend!  On Friday, I finished my Rebel Roses quilt.

The pattern is from Quilting for Joy.  I’m too lazy to get up and get the book, so I can’t tell you the name of the pattern.  I do love this book though.  It’s by sisters Barbara Brandeberg and Teri Christopherson.  I’ve loved their work for years and have made lots of their quilts.

I also started a knitting project last week.  I showed you this photo.

I started the Aeolian Shawl on Knitty.  The yarn is Schaefer Andrea.  I feel like I’m knitting with pearl cotton!

I’d love to have this done for Mother’s Day.

On Saturday I finally finished a quilt that I started a year ago.  All I had left was the borders.

I made the outside border nice and wide so I can scallop it.  There’s one block in this quilt that bugged me a year ago and it still bugs me.

The pattern was from Let The Good Times Roll, by Heather Peterson of Anka’s Treasures.  The pattern uses a Jelly Roll of fabric and I needed all 40 strips, so I had to use that piece.  It’s a little better now that the border is on.    It will be a cute little girl quilt with the scallops.

I also pieced backings for the two quilts pictured here and this quilt.  This is the quilt that ended up 126 inches square.  It took me a while to piece this backing.  I also got the bindings ready for all three quilts.

Yesterday, I started a new quilt.  I’m going to work on it all day today, so I’ll have more to show you soon.  I’m being a bum and taking a day to quilt because it’s my birthday.  My family has something planned for later today, but I don’t know what.  I’m sure it will include white cake with whipped lard frosting.  Yum!  And there’s a baseball game tonight.  So I’d better get busy and go sew!


Author: mariajhmom

I'm a wife, mom, quilter, knitter, and spinner. I blog at

16 thoughts on “Productive

  1. Happy Birthday! This is the day to do what you want, everyone should be agreeable!

  2. Enjoy your ME day! Happy Birthday to you, and enjoy whatever your Family has in store for you.
    Great looking quilts! Love the shawl yarn also. It has the look of shimmery silk – very soft.

  3. Happy Happy Birthday, I hope your day is wonderful, I think you are the first person I have seen do Aeolian in a varigated and it looks beautiful, what size are you doing?

    LOve love love the quilts!

  4. Happy birthday to you!

  5. Many happy returns of the day!

  6. Happy Birthday, dear Maria– good for you, doing what you like best today. And I’m sure your family will spoil you real good too. Enjoy it! (And then don’t forget to blog about it!) 🙂

  7. Happy Birthday! I hope your family does something very nice for you today.
    The quilts look gorgeous and I can’t wait to see as the shawl progresses.

  8. happy Birthday!!! Lovely quilts. The jelly roll quilt–the border–I’d love some of that fabric-to fussy cut the flowers for centers of blocks, then add antique buttons of which I inherited jars full from my mother-in-law. I can tell that the shawl will be another masterpiece.

  9. Happy, happy birthday. All the quilts look beautiful!

  10. Happy Birthday…enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

  11. Happy Birthday! What a great way to spend your day! I love your Rebel Roses quilt.

  12. I can’t think of a better way to spend a birthday than doing exactly what you want to do! Sounds like it was a great day! Hope it was happy!

  13. hey! happy birthday! your quilts are beauties…once again 🙂 anyways, i have Reese’s cards in the store now…I can’t remember if you watned me to tell you when i got them. anyways, hope you had a great birthday…and i hope the whipped lard was good:) I’m sure my mom is super jealous.

  14. Happy birthday, your quilt is looking beautiful!

  15. Gorgeous shawl and I like the looks of the Rebel Roses quilt too. Happy belated birthday!

  16. Very pretty – I love the colors!

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