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Belts & Buckles!


I feel like running around and shouting, “I finished a quilt top, I finished a quilt top!” This is my first big piecing finish of 2015. I present to you my version of Rebel Craft Media’s Belts & Buckles Quilt designed by the lovely Melissa of Tension Issues!


I took a bit of liberty with the pattern and left out some patterned partial buckle and belt units along the edge of the quilt and subbed in some charcoal and some bright orange. I love the dimension, edges, and movement that my decision gives the quilt.


I used a Carolyn Friedlander Doe roll-up with the exception of the teal fabric, Kona Charcoal for the background, and I am planning on using Lighting in Yarrow for the binding. I am currently debating on making the top bigger with some sashing and a few more bits of orange for my guest bedroom, which is why it is not finished.

I worked on it during the #sewingathomecon weekend while drooling over everyone’s QuiltCon photographs on instagram. I created quite a bit of goose poop!

And had some supervision!

To celebrate the release of this fun pattern, Rebel Craft Media has given me a copy of the pattern to give to one of you. Since the weather was warm, sunny, and I was able to ride home with the sunroof open on Monday afternoon, leave me a comment telling me what you are looking forward to this spring. Personally, I am looking forward to seeing some old friends and meeting new ones at Mid-Atlantic MOD, closing on our new house (eek!), and enjoying the warm sunshine.

I’ll close the giveaway on Monday evening, 7pm EST.

Be sure to check out Rebel Craft Media’s blog the rest of the week to see the other featured pattern testers. It is always fun to see how other people work with a pattern! Melissa posted a awesome piecing trick on Monday, Carla, Abbie, me, Katie, and Kaitlin round out the week.

Quilt Details

Pattern: Belts & Buckles designed by Melissa Kirk for Rebel Craft Media
Front: Doe by Carolyn Friedlander and coordinating Kona Charcoal
Finished size: approx. 59″ x 69″


Goosey Mug Rug

The Baltimore MQG started 2015 with a fun wintery themed mug rug swap this past Sunday.  I was not sure if I was going to go so I did not settle on an idea or cut any fabric until Saturday morning. I roughly followed Stitchy Quilt Stuff’s tutorial to cut the geese parts because quilt math and Saturday morning do not mix!

My father in law and his wife came to visit Saturday afternoon so cutting was as far as I got. I spent the late afternoon and evening making hexis at the sports bar while my husband and visitors watched the football game.


I finished my mug rug just in time on Sunday with a variegated flock of blue Botanics, black Kona, Botanics Seagrape in Charcoal for the binding, and my trusty gray Widescreen as backing.


I have been enjoying these little projects, first a scarf and now a simple mug rug, to get back into the swing of regular sewing. Stop by on Saturday for my first tutorial of 2015, I got to work with Sizzix and was able to create whatever I wanted!

Blogger’s Quilt Festival | It’s time to vote!


Voting has started for the Blogger’s Quilt Festival and it is wonderful to see all of the beautiful entries that have been submitted this year. My Color Study: Aqua piece is in the Modern Quilts Category if you would like to take a minute to vote. Be sure to stop by the Viewer’s Choice section, there are some amazing quilts selected!

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