A Week in the Life: Quilter’s Miscellany

I wanted to share a few tidbits with you today. They’re small things from my week that, when grouped together, make enough for a blog post. We’ll call them A Quilter’s Miscellany.

misc8 A Week in the Life: Quilters Miscellany1. I finished this quilt for my son’s birthday next week. It’s Modern Maze from one of our sister publications, McCall’s Quick Quilts.

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McCall's offers a kit for this quilt at quiltandsewshop.com.

I got the fabrics at my LQS* but there is a kit available from quiltandsewshop. You can definitely see the difference between my rather homely shot and their professional image!
Local Quilt Shop

skipsshirt A Week in the Life: Quilters MiscellanyI love this quilt and I know my son will love it, too. I recently found one of his favorite shirts from high school that I had saved, so I used fabric from the shirt to make a label.

misc9 A Week in the Life: Quilters MiscellanyI used my quick quilt label method, for which you’ll find a tutorial here. Really easy and comes out looking good!


2. On etsy.com last week, I stumbled onto this little pincushion.

misc4 A Week in the Life: Quilters MiscellanyIt looked pretty cute in the listing, but when it arrived, it was even better in person.


misc5 A Week in the Life: Quilters MiscellanyOh my word, how adorable is this?! The rickrack makes me swoon, as do the mismatched buttons. Right up my alley.


misc6 A Week in the Life: Quilters MiscellanyAnd if that wasn’t enough, the little feet are hand painted to coordinate with the fabric! This is one of my all-time favorite purchases. I’m not sure I’ll ever stick pins in it because it looks so wonderful just relaxing in my studio.

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You’ll find similar items from the maker, Nicole, in her etsy shop, FrankieWaffles.


3. I also got this pink and green quilt back from my quilter (still needs binding).

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I made it years ago when I fell in love with the holly fabric—because my only daughter’s name is Holly. Looking at it now, I can see things I would have done differently.

misc2 A Week in the Life: Quilters MiscellanyMy daughter wasn’t thrilled with it (“wow mom, fancy piecing” were her exact words) so I’ll probably keep it. It’s just half-square triangles with borders but I like it and it will remind me of her.

misc3 A Week in the Life: Quilters MiscellanyMy favorite part may be the backing, a Jane Sassaman print I adore. By the way, Holly was a teenager when she said that, and now she is 27, and she will be horrified at the sound of herself. Thank goodness they grow up.

And that’s a bit of Quilter’s Miscellany.

About Diane Harris

I'm an editor for Quiltmaker magazine in Golden, Colorado, USA. For six years, I wrote pattern instructions, product reviews and how-to articles. Then I spent four years as QM's Interactive Editor, working to generate much of our online content. Now I'm back to patterns and how-tos, which is a great fit for me. I still love writing about quilt-related topics for Quilty Pleasures, and I always have my finger on the pulse of the quilting world. I teach a variety of quilt classes and give guild programs, too. Reach me by email: editor@quiltmaker.com.
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5 Responses to A Week in the Life: Quilter’s Miscellany

  1. Cathy says:

    I love your Sons quilt. It is a fun quilt. Hugs

  2. Claudia says:

    Go back and fusible applique a lighted candle and some holly leaves and berries (boldly) in one corner, and hang it up at your house. You can have your “Holly” and eat it too.

  3. Darline says:

    They are both great – I really like the pink and green, it a very happy quilt just the way it is!! Great Job and thanks for sharing.

  4. Becky says:

    I like both of them! Your daughter will probably appreciate it in about another 10-15 years. I certainly like all the fabrics, and she has no idea of the piecing skill it takes to do all those triangles! Congratulations on your finishes.

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