Friday, June 28, 2013

June NewFO Challenge

I was browsing the blogs and ran across something that really caught my attention.  It was from Carla of Cora Quilts and was her American Jane 9 Patch Baby Quilt:

I'm not sure what it was about her baby quilt, but I knew I needed to make one.  So, I went digging through my 2 1/2" blocks to gather a variety of fabrics and started putting together some happy blocks.  They weren't as happy as Carla's and I might just have to do this one again using the fabrics that she used which was ABC 123 Charm Pack by American Jane for Moda Fabrics.  Here's my top put together:

I've also made a couple of pillow cases.  I originally made them for a charity give away, but when I showed them to my daughter, she fell in love with them.  Maybe she'll forget about them before I have a chance to mail them to her.

I've been sort of busy this month.  I have finally got my Sister's Choice blocks put together into a top.  I first posted about this quilt in March and am now on the search for a border for this:

I'm happy with how it has turned out.  There are so many different fabrics that have been accumulated over the years as well as some that were given to me by friends and family.  There are lots of memories here.  I look forward to having this one live on my bed.

To see what everyone else is doing for the 2013 NewFO Challenge for this month click here.



  1. Oh, I love your baby quilt! I think you could also do that with charm squares instead of 2 1/2" squares. Isn't it weird how you just have to try certain quilts?! Your pillowcases are great too. There is a lot of work in that Sister's Choice! And it looks wonderful! It was a very productive month! ~Jeanne

  2. Hi Tami, Oh I love your quilts, the baby quilt is great but that big one is amazing. I don't do too many bed quilts, i'm a wimp and like to do little ones so I can get onto the next project. Great job!

  3. Oh, Tami, your work is lovely. These are all beautiful projects.

  4. I like your Sister's Choice quite a lot. I especially like that you have lots of variety in the blocks but within each block there is uniformity. It's beautiful! I think your baby quilt is wonderful, too. It may not be as bright but it's just as fun.

  5. All of your work is nice. Love the Sisters Choice quilt!

  6. Beautiful quilts! I love your bed quilt!