Planned But Banned…THE END!

In my December 12, 2106 post, I showed you a quilt Sandy and I had planned but then it was banned from her house.  You can read about it here.

After finishing the top, I took it to my trusted quilter, Mrs. KB.  She suggested a rolling wave pattern to soften the angles and I like it!


I am loving the green and purple contrast.  It took us forever to decide on this green fabric but it’s perfect.


My go to method for tacking down quilt bindings is to use a slip stitch by hand.  I have three large quilts in progress and the thought of tacking down yards of binding by hand is causing “severe procrastination syndrome”…. a common problem for me!

I decided to use my machine to tack down this binding.  I watched a few on-line videos, took  a deep breath, and got started.  I like how this worked out and plan to use this technique again with my other two quilts in progress.


I usually give away quilts to people I love BUT I just might keep this quilt for myself!



Planned But Banned!

Ever plan a quilt, buy the fabric and then have it banned from your household?  “How could this possibly ever happen?”, you ask politely!

In Sandy’s November 17, 2016 blog post, she mentioned her “little” boy had his heart broken.  The quilt she planned for the heart breaker now had to be finished under the cover of darkness and sneaked out of the house…banned!  It was never to be seen again by the heart broken young man.

Alas, I helped plan this quilt and had to rescue it from demise!  Sandy put all the fabric in a brown paper bag.  The anonymous brown bag left her house and was swiftly placed in my car as if it contained the dreaded turkey leftovers.  Below is the inspirational color scheme:dscn7397

The inspirational pattern was published in the December 14, 2014 edition of American Patchwork & Quilting.  It’s called “Modern Floral” and was designed by Tammy Silvers of Tamarinis.

We had fun shopping for the fabrics at Material Rewards, a local quilt shop.  Mom was with us and she helped steer us in the right direction with color choices.  She says she is not a quilter, but she is really good with color choices!


Sandy cut out all the fabrics and even sewed the major blocks together…awesome job!  Now all I have to do is get all the pieces and parts organized and continue sewing away!


I think this will be one of my Christmas break projects.  Stay tuned for more news on planned but banned!