Menu Monday ~ Quilt Edition~

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2014-01-17 11.51.13Happy Monday! I am so excited to be able to finally share my 3rd completed quilt with you!! It’s been finished for a few weeks now, but up here in the arctic, the sun doesn’t visit often.  No matter what I tried around the house I couldn’t get good shots of it.  Well Saturday we actually had SUN! I quickly grabbed a few items to photograph then headed to the deck.

2014-01-17 11.51.56The inspiration for this quilt came from  a Japanese pattern I saw online last summer. I managed to save it to my desktop and enlarge it enough to get a feel on how it was constructed. I wish I could find the real book to add to my collection, but found nothing on the copy. After I was able to translate a bit of pattern using my translator app on my iTouch I went to work. Here is what the pattern looks like.  All it really tells you is the fabric amounts needed and a few pictures of how to cut up the materials (which it totally up to the sewist)

photo 1I wish I had written down exact fabric amounts and the process of the construction as I went.  Honestly though, it’s nearly foolproof and you really can do-no-wrong with this quilt because it’s just sewing scraps, cutting randomly then putting them back into a new row adding another long strip.  Seriously. That’s it.


Here are some pictures I took during the process so you can get a little idea how what I did. The finished size of this quilt is 56″ x  56″.  The green border is a Kona solid. The natural linen is from my favorite RK Essex Linen.  The remaining prints are all from JoAnn’s.

2014-01-17 11.52.37I have no long arming abilities, so I used my Janome to do quite a bit of stitch in the ditch around a few of the blocks.  Then with the border line I just did a straight stitch.  That’s about as fancy as I can get with what I have, but it works well here.

This is a quilt I’d really like to make again someday.  I think it has a vintage-scrappy look to it, don’t you?  What should I name her…..Maybe the Raggedy-Ann quilt?

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  1. This turned out just gorgeous, Cindy! I love it! 3rd quilt, you are really going for it. Arctic? BAH! Google Spruce Grove, Alberta, my friend – Arctic! 😉