Monthly Archives: February 2013

Scrappy Tumbler quilt

Scrappy Tumbler quilt

Scrappy Tumbler quiltOne block quilts are awesome!  Does this remind you of my PSQ with lights and darks alternating?  I love how some of the darks are medium to light, it adds interesting movement across the quilt.

Have you made a tumbler quilt?  Two edges of the quilt are uneven because of the tumbler shape.  Teresa’s blocks are 3″ finished.  I’m not sure if she’s planning to cut off the edges for a straight binding.

uneven edgesWhen I made my tumbler quilt, I followed the tumbler shape with the binding.  If this was my quilt, I would trim it straight!  My blocks finished 6″ and my quilt is smaller, so I had fewer angles.

Tumbler edgesThanks for visiting! 🙂 Linda andvalentine24



PSQ Update – Design Wall Monday

PSQ Update – Design Wall Monday

3584 charms


I’ve been sneaking time away from LAQ to randomly sew PSQ blocks together.  The 8 rows are assembled and ready for the last step.  I’m so excited to get this finished and on the longarm for quilting.  I love, love the look of 3584 charms with no border.

I still have lots of charms and if Mary at The Curious Quilter does another swap, I’ll be signing up for that!

Are you on Pinterest?  I’m pinning PSQ ideas on my Quilts to Make board.

Have you made a Postage Stamp Quilt (PSQ)?  Leave a comment sharing your favorite PSQ, I need more ideas!

Check out Judy at Patchwork Times for other Design Wall Monday projects.

Thanks!  🙂 Linda

Little Vintage Finish and Back to Work!

Little Vintage Finish and Back to Work!

50 cent find


Retreats and Florida vacation, oh my!

Here’s one of my flea market bargains, finished!  It measures about 32 x 39 inches and I’m amazed how great it looks quilted.  The sewing is very “off” and several blocks were trimmed in the process of squaring it up for binding.  Even with puckered seams and unusual fabric, I love how it looks!  I finished it with some very old chambray fabric from my pre-quilting stash.  This would make a great little play mat or mini picnic quilt.  In case you’re wondering, I paid 50 cents for the unfinished quilt top!

I’m linking up with A Stitch in Time for a February finish.

February Finishes
Drew and Ma


Yes,Orlando was wonderful and we had a great time enjoying the sunshine and walks around the lake.  My son likes to grow a beard for Florida “winters”!  We visited a couple nice quilt shops, too.

Now that taxes, laundry and mail are caught up, I can get back to LAQ.  The next one is big.  The backing fabric uses every inch of my leaders!

no more room






Thanks for visiting!  🙂 Linda

BlockBase Sew Along – Block 8

BlockBase Sew Along – Block 8

Block 8


Here’s my block 8 for the BlockBase Sew Along. This time we could choose between 2 blocks, #1407a or #1401.   I chose #1401 to avoid set in seams!

I used Triangles on a Roll to make the 1 1/2″ finished half square triangles.  The other elements are squares and rectangles, easy.   I wasn’t intending my make a monochromatic block but the fabrics were in a remnant pile and they looked good!  It’s actually much prettier in person, my camera doesn’t like to photograph this color.

Here’s the link to see how others completed block 8.

Thanks!  🙂 Linda

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