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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! 🙂

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.


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. 😉 )


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. 🙂



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


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.


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


Next Up, a Scrap Quilt

I have lots of scraps and have never really used them because I can’t ever figure out what I want to do. A few months ago, I bought Sunday Morning Quilts (< affliate link) and it basically gives you lots of ideas about how to use scraps. Honestly, I looked through it, admired how pretty all the pictures were, then put it away.

But, the other day I pulled it out the other day and made myself pick something to make, and this it is. Actually, my 4-year-old picked it out. He just loooooves all the “cowors.”


Cute, right? A little busy, but very cute.

So, I’ve been pulling fabric out of this……


and have made these…. 10 so far.


I’m trying to just pull from the scrap pile and not think too much about what I’m putting where. The exception is the square in the middle, which the book suggests using fussy cut squares. (The best way I know to describe fussy cut is when you pick out a specific part of the fabric that you want and cut it out, like the way I tried to frame the bird in the picture.) But for the other pieces, I’m definitely trying to just sew whatever I pull.

I think this pattern calls for something like 265 blocks. That is A LOT of blocks, so I’m not really trying to rush and get this one done. Right now, I’m just going to try to do 5 blocks a day and see where that gets me.

If you’re looking for a good book about using scraps, I’d recommend this one. I’ve enjoyed it. The authors give some good tips and the pictures are pretty.

Make a Honey Bun Quilt Top

Several years ago (before I really knew what I was doing) I bought 2 honey buns on eBay on sale. Then I couldn’t figure out what in the world to do with them. I tried to come up with something, but gave up. Anyway, the other day I decided to take them out and play with them again. This time I came up with a baby quilt to make. And it turned out pretty cute, in my opinion. If you want to try one, go ahead and read through this entire post before you start. I think that’ll make it easier. And I’ll go ahead and warn you, I did run into a smallish problem at the very end, but I fixed it with some creative ironing 🙂 and it was no big deal, and I explain near the end of the post.

So, if you want to make one yourself, here you go:

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Moda Honey Bun Quilt Top

I finally made a quilt from a honey bun fabric roll. I bought two honey buns several years ago on eBay, tried to do something with them, gave up, and then finally made this.

Moda Honey Bun Quilt Top

It’s a baby quilt (obviously) 🙂 and measures approximately 32 X 39 inches.

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Easy Envelope Pillow Tutorial

These envelope pillow tutorials are all over the Internet, but I figured if everyone else has one, why can’t I? 🙂 These are easy to make and literally take me about 10 minutes.

Like most things there are several ways to do this, but this is what works for me.

To figure out the size you need to cut your fabric:
Width: width of your pillow + 1 inch.
Length: length of your pillow x 2 + 6 inches.

(My pillows are 18×18 inches, so Icut my fabric 19 inches wide and 42 inches long.) If you want them to be kind of baggy and loose, add an inch, if you want them to fit snugly, make them close to the actual pillow dimensions like I did. I like them to be snug because I think they look better, but that’s just me.



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New Pillows for Fall

I feel like it was last week that I made these, but somehow summer has come and gone, and fall is right around the corner.

So, I made more pillows. They needed to be replaced anyway, with 2 boys and a dog they were disgusting a little rough around the edges.

So, I made these…..

3 envelope throw pillows

I love them and they were super easy to make. I also made up a little tutorial which I will post this week.

Finished my Patchwork Quilt

completed honey honey patchwork quilt

I finished! Finally. It’s kind of a big deal for me to actually finish a quilt. I’m great about starting, not so great about finishing.

sideview patchwork quilt

I posted about it here and I used it to make a few binding tutorials. It was super easy and very quick to make. I just procrastinated with the binding, as usual. I did, however, machine stitch the binding rather than handstitch for the first time. It went much, much faster of course, but I don’t think it looks quite as nice. I learned some things that I’ll do differently next time. So, hopefully with practice I’ll get better.

binding view of patchwork quilt

I used a vintage sheet for the backing, also a first for me. All in all, I’m excited about finishing another quilt and am ready to keep working on the other two I’ve got going.

ETA: The finished size is ~ 46 X 55 and if you’re interested in making one, I have some instructions here.

Happy Quilting! 🙂


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