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I’m On A Quest


It’s not a very noble quest, but something I need my butt kicked to do.

I need to finish some stuff.

So, yesterday I finished stitching the binding on my Valentine quilt.  I had a good visit with Frankie at the same time.  He was playing with his cars.

I like it.  I thought it was going to be too cute for my taste, but it ended up ok.  You can find the free pattern right here. I used a charm pack of Giddy by Sandy Gervais for Moda.   I was pleased with the hand quilting even though I don’t know what I’m doing.

After that, I consumed some coffee and hit the sewing room.  After a quick clean up, I decided to prove how organized I am.  It’s only January and I finished a Christmas quilt.  (We won’t talk about the fact that I started it in November.)

This pattern is from the book Simplify by Camille Roskelley.  I don’t remember the name of the pattern, and to look it up, I’d have to get out of my warm bed and walk all the way across the house to my sewing room.  The fabric is Figgy Pudding by Basic Grey for Moda.  I like the fabric a lot and would have liked to use larger pieces of it.  This pattern used a Honey Bun and two charm packs.  I made mine larger than the pattern.  I threw it on the railing last night and haven’t really looked at it so I haven’t decided if I like it yet.  I love, love, love the border fabric.

At about 9 PM, I decided to tackle one more project. Last fall I made a quilt for Dreamboy.  After finishing it, I realized that it’s not big enough for his big fat mattress.  I’m not sure why I’m bothering to make it bigger, because he thinks it’s girly.  Anyway, I made another 26 blocks to make it big enough.

Maybe I’ll put it on the bed when he leaves for college.  I like it and I’ll see it occasionally, because my longarm is in that room.

I feel like I had a very productive day.  I’m thinking I’m going to start digging in cupboards and go on a finishing spree!  I have a quilt on the longarm, so I’m at least moving forward.

Now I just need to do the same with my knitting!  I do have a finished shawl to show you, but I blocked it and it’s on the floor in my bedroom, which is really cold.  It’s just not drying very quickly.

I’m off to make more forward progress.  Or take a nap.

Author: mariajhmom

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

10 thoughts on “I’m On A Quest

  1. I changed my mind, I don’t think we could be soul sista’s. You get way too much accomplished! But I’ll keep reading 🙂

  2. I am trying to do the same thing this year. But this weekend I got sidetracked sewing two Belle costumes for my granddaughters. They love to dress up as princesses. Maybe this week I can get back to quilting. Love the Valentine’s runner.

  3. Absolutely love your quilt from Simplify! And the runner is adorable, thanks for the pattern linky. I will admit I’m not mad about dream boy’s quilt but I think it’s just the color combo that has me stuck.

    I’ve started a 6 week quilting class (beginners) and I’m really looking forward to learing all the things I’ve been doing wrong!

  4. When I get cold, getting into bed is the only thing that will warm me up. I’m hoping to finish a few things too. In order to do that, I actually need to work on something though! I’m looking forward to seeing your finishes. I think your hand quilting on your Valentine quilt is fantastic!

  5. wowser Maria, as USUAL, you blow my socks off with your amazing ability to FINISH your projects! I love your valentine runner – I love your Dreamboy quilt, and your ‘simplify’ is lovely – and let me say again that your hand quilting is really really nice and juicy!

  6. WOWZA – you are on a great sewing roll -I love the quilt top on your railing!

  7. Your quilts are all beautiful! I am so impressed at your accomplishments! Thanks for an inspiring post.

  8. Really cute Valentine’s quilt – the handquilting looks really good! I’m thinking of starting a Christmas quilt in the next few months. I like that pattern. And that poor Camille Roskelley – so unattractive and untalented. God love her.

  9. The runner turned out great and your hand quilting is perfect. Wished mine looked half that good. Figgy Pudding is really Fruitcake, but they are by the same designer and so similar I think they could be used together. What’s next? Postage Stamp? Ive got a weird little project of Martinique growing in my head.

  10. Love the quilt and the runner. I hope you opted for the nap as you get way too much done and probably need a rest. I need a nap just thinking about all the quilts and knitting you finish. Very inspiring blog.

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