In a Bunny Baby Bind

Hello!  It’s Cindy reporting in from Ohio and I am in a Bunny Baby Bind!

I am surely experiencing creative block because I’ve been ripping out seams for the new baby quilt I’m working on.  I love this cute little bunny princess but she is turning into a bunny diva! bunny rip outThe pile of scraps below is the result of my fussy cutting endeavor.  ScrapsI’ve got several piles of coordinating 4 patch strips that will somehow fit into this quilt design.  PatchesI think I’ll step away for a few days and switch to a new project.

What do you do when creative block strikes?

Seeing Red

Hello there!  It’s Cindy reporting in from Ohio.

I am very jealous because Sandy is seeing red, as in strawberry picking red!  Take a look at these luscious strawberries she picked!  Now I am craving strawberry shortcake AND fresh strawberry pie.  Whipped cream anyone?  Of course!  berries 3

Since I’m not picking strawberries, I’ve been working on a baby quilt project for a family friend.  I found this cute bunny fabric and couldn’t resist buying the rest of the bolt!  I am playing around with colors and patchwork designs.  You’ll be seeing more of this project in a future post.bunnyHere’s another strawberry photo.  I hope you enjoy seeing red as much as Sandy does!  berries 2

 

 

 

Stepping Stones – A Free Quilt Pattern

Good morning!  We are anxious to share this new quilt pattern with you, it’s hot off the press! Full Quilt Outdoors LOGOSandy and I decided to call this quilt “Stepping Stones” because it reminds us of when we were back on the farm, heading out to get the cows for milking.  We had to cross the creek pictured below.  When you’re a little girl, crossing something like this seems daunting!  We would always step on the stones to try and keep our feet dry.   Scenic creekThis is a fast and easy quilt created with a colorful 40 piece jelly roll and 11 solid white jelly roll strips to make the colors pop.  Here’s a close up view.  Full Block LOGOYou can download this FREE pattern by clicking on this link: Stepping Stones 06 12 20

We’ll also be posting this pattern to one of our favorite quilting websites, FaveQuilts.  This is a great website for lots of free quilting patterns, tutorials and inspiration.

On the Border

Sandy asked me to give her a hand with the border of her Postage Stamp Quilt.  Of course I jumped at the chance because she did all the hard work and I get to do the easy part!ScrapsFirst things first.  I squared off the quilt because all those postage stamps made this top a little, shall we say, UNEVEN.  Proof of my effort was this lovely pile of tangled redness.  Scraps2 Next, I went on a fabric hunt.  The ladies at the quilt shop suggested adding a thin, white inner border before adding the red outer border.final version I cut the white border at 2 inches and the red border at 6 inches but I think the white border is too wide next to the postage stamps.  I’ll need to do a bit of un-sewing to re-cut the white border to 1.0-1.5 inches.

Sandy, I’ll be keeping your quilt top for a bit longer but I promise to send it your way soon!