Sunday, January 16, 2011


Here is something I've been working on. It's called a 'Lawn Chair Quilt' because it kind of looks like those woven lawn chairs.

This picture is a bit washed out but I think you get the idea. Mine is made with a linen green and five light colored prints.
It really does look much better in person.

If you look at the original by Monica Solorio-Snow you will see that it really looks like those chairs. You can find the pattern here at Moda Bake Shop:

Here is another project that I'm working on - it's for a row quilt.
My newest friendship group, Stitchin' Time, is making a row quilt in 2011.

Every month we make a block for each member (there are nine of us) plus one for a charity quilt. So every month I have to make ten 6" blocks. They are machine appliqued so it is easier than it looks, but it is still a very big project.

So far I have completed the Snowman for January and the Heart for February. I'm going to try to keep ahead of the months so I'll be ready for the busy times of the year. Of course it's easy to say I'm going to keep ahead in January - we'll see how that goes.

I am having fun with this so I look forward to more fun as I work on the coming months. But as you can see I have given myself a difficult block for March - the Kite block. Those little pieces will be harder to machine applique, but it is so cute that I have to try.

Most of the patterns I will be using for these blocks are by Nancy Halvorsen. You can see her stuff here:

I just love her designs and I have most of her books which gives me lots of patterns to choose from.


  1. That's a lot of sewing, wow! Lucky recipients.

  2. love your snowman and your heart, I hope I get ahead on my blocks too. Do you have to be such a showoff with the girl and kite (I love that block too). Happy sewing