How on earth did Christmas already come and go??  It was a total whirlwind of awesomeness.  I stayed in my pajamas way too much and ate sugar cookies for breakfast and let my house go to pot on more than a few occasions.

I sewed a smidge…making a scrappy Houndstooth quilt.  You can really only see the “houndstooth” pattern if you step back and squint and even then it’s almost not even there. Oh well.
There are tons of great Houndstooth patterns and tutorials out there, but I used this tutorial with a slick strip-tube method.

Hope you all had a wonderful Holiday and Happy New Year too!!!

22 Responses to Whirlwind

  1. Michelle C. December 31, 2014 at 8:29 am #

    This is lovely! It didn't occur to me to mix houndstooth anything with scrappiness. Well done!

  2. Dawn December 31, 2014 at 8:34 am #

    I can see it! Cute! I want to make a plaid houndstooth like "Leslie Unfinished". I dream of color schemes…

  3. Auntie Pami December 31, 2014 at 1:08 pm #

    Happy New Year! Yes, the time flies.

  4. ✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ December 31, 2014 at 1:23 pm #

    Lovely quilt top! Sounds like you had an ideal holiday. Happy new year!

  5. Carla December 31, 2014 at 2:04 pm #

    I really like your version iof this. Happy New Year

  6. Gretchen December 31, 2014 at 2:23 pm #

    When this popped up on Feedly I had to come to the blog to pin it, it looks like such a fun scrap quilt. I didn't see the houndstooth at first but now I do.

  7. Christine December 31, 2014 at 5:07 pm #

    I’m swooning over this!! So beautiful!

  8. Irelle December 31, 2014 at 6:03 pm #

    I need to make a black and white baby quilt and this is the perfect pattern. Thanks for sharing as it solved my design problem instantly!

  9. Darcy December 31, 2014 at 6:23 pm #

    You always pick the best colors! love it!

  10. Donna December 31, 2014 at 7:50 pm #

    It's lovely!

  11. Kathy@KayakQuilting December 31, 2014 at 7:59 pm #

    Jammies all day and cookies for breakfast sounds perfect to me! Love the colors in this quilt!

  12. piecemakerquilts January 1, 2015 at 2:27 am #

    cookies and pj's, good for you.
    All the best to you and your family for 2015.

  13. Jocelyn January 1, 2015 at 4:08 am #

    I know-where did 2014 go?? And I hope they were truly sugar cookies & not cumin cookies! :) Have a happy new year.

  14. ParadiseBreeze Quilts January 1, 2015 at 5:35 am #

    Happy New Year to you and your family! Sounds like you've had great fun and enjoyed your holidays:)

  15. margaret January 1, 2015 at 9:52 am #

    this has worked a treat very effective

  16. Ness January 1, 2015 at 2:27 pm #

    OOOooo…sugar cookies and pumpkin pie breakfasts and jammies all day…these are a few of my favorite things! LOL! Christmas did zing by, holy cow…I got some good cuddles in with my new little grandson Charlie though! :)
    I was surprised…and then not. Not a hounds tooth fan but then scrappy makes everything cute…I like it!!! A lot! And if you squint even harder you see fat little guppies swimming downwards! LOL!

  17. dynnamae n January 1, 2015 at 3:02 pm #

    I love the bright white and how all the pretty colors just pop. Not sure that I see hounds tooth but doesn't matter when the quilt is so lovely.

  18. Laura Chaney January 2, 2015 at 3:50 am #

    Love the houndstooth pattern. Happy New Years!

  19. Cindy January 2, 2015 at 2:46 pm #

    Love the fabrics you used for this pattern! Happy New Year!!

  20. Steph J January 7, 2015 at 12:42 am #

    I didn't notice the Houndstooth in this but I don't think it matters. I love this quilt!!! I have so, so very many scraps (it's seriously alarming) and this would be such a fun quilt pattern to make up a bunch of scrappy quilts.

  21. queenb January 10, 2015 at 1:29 pm #

    I have also been lusting after a Juki for some time now and have decided that I will order one this week! Can you change the speed on it to slow it down? I like a slower speed for FMQing.

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