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Finished Quilt Top

Finished this quilt top! Yay!

quilt-top-crown-of-thorns-sideways-view

And this is why I love to make quilts…..this is what it looked like a few weeks ago.

bluebird park layer cake

And now it looks like this.

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I’ve linked to it before, but I got the pattern from the Moda Bake Shop here. It’s pretty simple.

Linking up at Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Fort Worth Fabric Studio.

Progress

Can you guess what these are?

side view of quilt squares

If you guessed my quilt squares from this quilt, you’d be right!. 🙂 I didn’t get as far as I wanted thanks to snow days (When will it end???) and my 8 year-old’s birthday party. (I have no idea how that happened since I just had him last week.)

quilt blocks-finished-close-up

But, all 12 blocks are finished. All I have left to do is iron and square them up and then I can sew them all together.

quilt blocks-finished-2

New Look!

If you haven’t noticed, I’ve got a new look going on here at Just Quilty, and I’m loving it so far.

I’ve got a lot of work to do to get everything like I want it, but just wanted you to know you’re in the same place, it just has a different look.

I’ve almost finished this quilt top, just two more blocks to piece and then I can sew the whole quilt top. I’m aiming to have it up here on Monday or Tuesday.

Until then, have a happy weekend! 🙂

Cute Quilted Throw Pillow

quilted throw pillow

I had some fabric left over from when I was in my mug rug frenzy, so I thought I’d use it and make a quick quilted throw pillow cover.

I wanted my pillow cover to be 16.5 inches square when done, so used my rotary cutter to cut thirty-six 3.25″ blocks.

Then I put then on my fancy fleece quilt wall-thing (Love it, even if I don’t know what to call it.) so I could make sure I like the lay-out.

cut-out-all-your-blocks

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Best $5 I’ve Ever Spent on Quilting

I’ve been meaning to get a piece of fleece forever to make myself a quilt wall. (I have no idea if that’s the right term…probaby isn’t.) I finally did and I love it. Can’t believe I’ve been making quilts for 8 years and just now did this. I just bought 2 yards of fleece. (Which is on sale right now, at least down here in Alabama.)

fleece-block

And hung it on my wall behind my sewing machine. I just used plain old push pins (or poke pins as my boys call them) to attach it to the wall. Took me all of about 2 minutes.

felt

I could probably make it look fancier, but I see no real point.

The fabric sticks right to the fleece until you take it off. Fabulous. If you don’t have one of these, you need one, trust me. 🙂

Half Square Triangle Tutorial

Half square triangles are, in my opinion, one of the most versatile blocks you can make. You can do all sorts of things with them and they’re great for using up your scraps.

Here’s how to make one.

Cut out two squares that are the same size. These 2 blocks are 5″ squares.

pinwheel-2-blocks

Place them right sides together.

right-side-together

Using your quilt ruler, draw a line down the center, from corner to corner. It doesn’t really matter what you use to draw your line as long as you can see it because your going to be cutting down it with your rotary cutter. I used a regular ball point pen.

line-down-the-middle

Now you’re going to sew down both sides of the line using a 1/4″ seam allowance. Look at the pictures below if you need help. And this another time where a 1/4″ foot comes in so handy. I don’t know how I lived without mine for so long.

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Finally Making Quilts Again

So, I’ve finally started making stuff again. Feels really good. I want to say thank you to those of you who have started following me on Bloglovin. I really don’t deserve it since it’s been 10 months since I’ve last posted! But I do appreciate it and I have a very good reason for my dry spell…..

will

That little guy (our 3rd one) has been keeping me quite busy. But he is starting to sleep a little more (emphasis on the word little) and so I’ve started missing this space. I’ve actually started a new quilt, have plans to finish two other ones and have a nice little tutorial in the works for making half square triangles. I know I also need to get on board with a Facebook page and Pinterest (I do use both a little personally) but I’m going to create pages just for this blog sometime soon. I know I’ve gotten a couple of emails about that!

So, when I’m not wrangling the little one above, I’ve actually had a chance to turn this stack of fabric (it was a Moda layer cake….Bluebird Park, I think?)

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New Star Quilt

star quilt

I finally finished a quilt top! It’s been awhile.

star quilt

I plan on giving this one to my mom for Mother’s Day.

one-star-close-up

I got the pattern out of this book, Layer Cake, Jelly Roll and Charm Pack Quilts (< Amazon affliate link) I’ve had this book  for several years, but I still love it.  This quilt came the same book. (Just realized it’s also a star pattern, guess I have a thing for stars quilts. 😉 )

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I still need to buy fabric for the backing , but I plan to do that soon, so I can actually give it to her for this Mother’s Day. 🙂

close-up-edited

 

Mini Quilts

Yes, I’m back…. been gone too long. I just haven’t felt much like quilting or doing anything for that matter.. since Baby BOY # 3 is headed this way! 🙂

But, I do see all the comments you have left and email a few people have sent and I’m going to get to those quickly, I promise! But, for right now, I did want to quickly post because I fnally made something! 🙂

Yes, I saw the mug rug craze a couple of years ago, but didn’t jump on the bandwagon for whatever reason, but lately, I just can’t get enough of them. Can’t stop. They are so much fun to make. See?

mug rugs edited

Adorable, right? And so quick to make. So fun.

How cute is this?

1 mug rug

I love what you can do with fabric.

mug rug 2

 

I backed them with this adorable fabric that I bought a gazillion yards of.

mug rug backing

 

 

Cathedral Quilt Block Pillow Cover

cathedral-quilt-block-pillow-cover

I’ve wanted to try making a cathedral quilt square for a while, but it seemed so complicated, so I put it off. But the other day, I decided to give it a try and found this wonderful tutorial. She made it sooo easy.

close-up of cathedral quilt block

I ended up just making 6 squares and turning it into a pillow cover, but I plan on making a quilt sometime soon. I really enjoyed making the blocks and I learned a lot just making these 6.

The back. I just used some red and white polka dot fabric that I had.

back-of-pillow

So, if you’re looking for a relatively simple, quick project, this is a good one!

Linking up to:

Quilt Matters,   TGIFF@ Quokkaquilts

Crazy Mom Quilts, Finish It Up Fridays

My Quilt Infatuation: NTT

Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 

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