Hey there daffodils! Checking in for a Saturday afternoon hello… what have you spring flowers been up to?

As for me and my hound fur infested house…. we’ve been quilting. It’s turned into a stone cold obsession, if fact. In all honesty, I’m DYING to get back to my new dress form and whip my cherry print dress into shape, but I’m absolutely OBSESSED with working on a quilt that wormed it’s way into my head. I’ve got two of nine rows done…

indigo string quilt

I saw this quilt on Film in the Fridge and LOVED the graphic, 3D quality of it. I think I’ve mentioned this in a previous post and anyone who follows me on instagram has seen shots of the fabric and some blocks.

Right now I’m planning on nine rows of eight blocks each (11″ blocks.) Making this quilt is SUPER fun, it’s the first time I’ve paper pieced and not only do I love how tidy it is, I find pulling the paper off the back super soothing (albeit messy).

The blocks for the top are made up of strips of fabric that range from .75″ to 2.5″. I stopped by a dollar store and got some little baskets for the strips. I initially had them in a mish mash of boxes that annoyed me – they were ugly and too big to easily stash away.

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I love indigo and white quilts, don’t you?

I’d like a two toned quilt back with a few circular blocks as a fun surprise. I obsessively cruised through pinterest and decided that a row of half-Dresden plates would be perfect. There’s a blue willow print that I got from Joann’s that I love for the main fabric of the back, but I’d like a contrast color as well and am having a hard time deciding. Here’s the current contenders with my test-Dresden (so fun to make, ya’ll!)

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I had to lighten the last picture a bit so the print on the navy fabric shows. Hmmmmm… maybe I’ll go with solids and the Dresdens….

So! This is what I’ve been up to! Well… I was in Virginia for a bit last week and we’re heading out to Las Vegas next week for conference that a friend of mine is putting on. I’ve never been to Las Vegas! We’ll be pretty busy the whole time, but I’m looking forward to seeing a few palm trees and the resort we’re staying at looks very, very nice. I’m not a gambler, but the warm weather and sunshine will be welcome. And I have three pairs of socks that are half done, so plenty of on-the-road projects to work on! Anyone out there a Las Vegasite? Vegasian?




  1. Kathy Crawford says:

    Hi Again,
    Hope you are enjoying your time in LV with the up and down temperatures.

  2. Patty, I am so glad to see you back to posting regularly! As a curvy girl, I inhale your posts about fitting, and what’s this? you quilt too! ttfn!
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  3. Heather says:

    AWWW IT’S LOOKING SOOO GOOD! Seriously gorgeous! I love all the prints you chose for the quilt!!! You know, that might now work well in your house, you could just send that up here to the Yukon! I promise I’ll give it a loving home! LOL

    I’m planning on sewing a duvet cover for our new bed, but it’s going to be the most basic thing in the world. I do have plans to make a pretty basic block quilt in the future as well though. It’s funny how home dec stuff sometimes just grabs a hold of you and won’t let you go until it’s satisfied, eh?

    Or is that just me?
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  4. Kathy Crawford says:

    I live in Las Vegas and have been here for about 16 years.
    You are coming at the perfect time. The temperatures are in the 70s and low 80s during the day and in the 60s at night. It is sunny nearly every day. At this time of year it can be windy.
    If you would like to meet somewhere for a snack, drink etc. email me.
    I faithfully read your posts and have been impressed with your honesty and integrity.
    I am older than you but feel young at heart.

    • Oh! I would so, so love to meet up… but we’re getting in later on Wednesday, then the conference runs from 9-9 Thursday/Friday, then 9-5 on Saturday and our flight is at 7. We’re staying at the Green Mountain Lodge, or, uh….Green Valley Ranch?? Shoot me your email, after day 1 I might have a better idea of what the itinerary really looks like!

      And what a sweet thing to say! Thank you so much!

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  5. Love the look of your latest quilt. I think the solid looks best with the dresdens. Have a good time in Vegas!
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