April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!

Finally spring has sprung around here!  Its been so crummy out that I have been unable to get these tops photographed for weeks now!  Yard work is getting done and the sun is shinning, totally enjoying this beautiful Easter day.  

Two of these quilts are to help cut back on my scraps.  They are the same pattern just different size blocks.  I used the Swell pattern from the book Simply Retro by Camille Roskelley.  The first time, I followed the pattern using 2.5 inch squares from my scrap bin. 

The quilt came together super easy, as the pattern is just a 9 patch of squares.  I had to modify the pattern as I wanted to use up a bunch of 2.5 inch squares that were already cut.  

The second time, I used some some 4 inch squares that I had cut up long ago to make a larger block.  For the background I used a large piece of white print.  I think I liked the scrappy variety of white in the smaller block, but it still came out nice.

My Spell it with Moda also came together.  This one has been laying around for some time waiting to be photographed.  I am happy with my choice to use a wider sashing, although I am still debating if I should put a border or two on the edge?

Spring is in bloom.  After this long winter, it's nice to see flowers and know summer is coming soon.  Just a week until spring vacation!  Now I need to survive so I can sit on the front porch, enjoy a book, and get some sewing done before the end of the year gets crazy.

Sew long for now, 


  1. Love the Swell pattern quilts Chels. Such nice colour combinations...would be lovely to snuggle under.....great use from your scraps....

  2. Both quilts are beautiful. Nice color combination. Alphabet quilt is just perfect. Thank you for sharing at Lets Bee Social.

  3. I love both of your quilts! Great colors!

  4. I really like the scrappy look of the Swell pattern and your colors look perfect for spring quilt!

  5. The alphabet looks great as is- I don't think you need a border, unless you really want one...

  6. I love the same pattern in the two sizes. And your alphabet quilt is super cute. It is great as it is, but if you want it bigger borders would be nice. :)

  7. That's a really lovely alphabet quilt, did you piece the letters or foundation piece them?