Always Quilting!

Come check out what I am working on!

It’s funny, because I always seems like I am juggling more than one quilt project at I time.

Laying Tracks by Slice of Pi Quilts

In December I started working on a quilt that my husband wanted. It is HUGE. It’s a king size quilt in University of Michigan colors (Go BLUE). This project was easy to cut, but with only two block patterns I HAD to be careful not to mix them up. They alternated across the quilt and had to be positioned in a very a specific way for the pattern to work.

As hard as this quilt was… It was a lot of fun to watch it come together. The woven design looks amazing!

I still need to quilt and bind it and I absolutely can’t wait to see it completely finished!

You can purchase this quilt pattern from SliceOfPiQuilts on Etsy. HERE is a link to the pattern.

Pineapple Delight Quilt Pattern by Exclusively Annie’s Quilt Designs

This quilt was a labor of love. I absolutely fell in love with the quilt design when I saw it, and then when I actually saw the pattern I shed a little tear. I mean, I KNEW there would be a lot of tiny little pieces of fabric that I would need to cut. However, I had NO idea that they would be template cut outs! My rotary cutter is basically my bestie when it comes to quilting.

But, I wasn’t going to back out… I already had my colors chosen!

To make this project move along a little faster I actually just measured the width of the templates and cut strips from my fabric and then trimmed them to fit the templates.

When I finished cutting all the pieces and was able to sew two blocks together I immediately knew that this difficult pattern was so worth it!

I still can’t decide if I should add a border to the quilt! That is the one thing holding me back from actually finishing it!

Border or no border!? What do you think?

If you are interested in purchasing this pattern you can find it HERE on the Anniescatalog.com website.

Quilt-as-you-go Tote Bag by ME!

So, if you read one of my previous blog posts about my PreCutsQuiltBox subscription then you saw the tote bag that came in my very first box. I had so much fun making that quilt-as-you-go tote bag that I decided to try and make my own!

I was fairly successful. I just had two mess ups on one side that I decided to cover with some iron on patches I had laying around.

Overall I was pretty happy with my very first attempt at a tote bag!

I just need to bind it and make the straps!

I would love to hear what you think of my current projects!

Bye for now.

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  1. We have so much in common! We are big Michigan fans also…my youngest graduated from Michigan in 2010 — we attended every football game (home and away) between 2006 -2010. I’m thankful now that I can still watch the games on TV but certainly miss going to live games. Maize & Blue looks great in the laying tracks quilt pattern. Your pineapple quilt is amazing — can’t wait to see how you finish it!

    1. Wow! Thats amazing! We lived in Ann Arbor for three years while my husband went to law school! I miss it so much. It was a wonderful town full of extremely friendly people.
      My husband wants me to quilt his with diamonds. So it should be fairly easy with straight lines. I mean, because of the size it will be hard in that sense. It’s a lot to maneuver under a home machine. But at least the quilt pattern is easy!
      I cannot decide how to quilt the pineapple quilt! I am so worried I will mess it up!

      1. I just finished a pineapple block pillow and can’t decide how to quilt it — I need to do something quickly before my company arrives on Friday! I looked on google for inspiration and saw a lovely big hand stitch that I loved I may try to do something similar – but I’m working on a custom order and probably won’t have time.

      2. Thats a great idea! I will look for inspiration on what others have done. I love the pillow idea! I may have to do accent pillows for my couch to go with this throw. The blocks come together really quickly, but the cutting was a lot!

      3. I noticed you used templates — I’m a big fan of Creative Grids rulers and have most of them πŸ™‚ The pineapple trim tool is absolutely fantastic – it does have a learning curve only because the directions aren’t the best but I’ve finally figured it.

      4. It most definitely would have — I loved it so much I bought both sizes! My kids are super generous and buy me quilting goodies all the time β™₯β™₯ Because I own so many rulers I can’t justify spending the money on a Accuquilt system.

      5. I eyed the Accuquilt system. But, in all honesty, I can justify spending that much right now. I don’t sell quilts or anything like that. I just quilt for fun. And, I actually do enjoy cutting blocks. Its pretty satisfying for me!
        Your kids sound so sweet!

      6. My kids are wonderful…we all live in different states but keep in touch almost daily. Yes Accquilt is quite pricey and I too enjoy cutting and piecing my quilted projects .I don’t sell my quilts either, I have a shop on Etsy where I sell personalized baby bibs/burp cloth — embroidery is my other passion πŸ™‚ I sell on a part time basis just to have something to do and supplement my fabric obsession!

      7. yes the trim tool is worth every penny….if you like paper piecing Fat Quarter Shop offers a great pattern that is jelly roll friendly for the pineapple block — they have both a 6 inch and 12 inch block.

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