January always feels like a good time to finish up my works in progress, and clear out the sewing space so I can have a fresh start for the year. I can keep about 2 projects going at a time without feeling overwhelmed...so cleaning out the old projects and finishing things up is a must!
I had a couple of cute Tick Tock quilts that I made as pattern testers when I was writing the pattern, so I finished them up to donate.
I used large scraps and bits and pieces from my stash for both of them. This one has some sweet prints mixed in (strawberries, bunnies, ballerinas!). The backing is from my Hazel fabric line (discontinued) and the binding is a stripe from Michael Miller I've had since 2012...I'm trying to use up what I have!!
If you want a very real representation of my life right now...just scroll down to see the other side of the cute dresser in the photo above.
I just shoved all of my daughters random things to one side and snapped a photo of the "clean" side. I'm getting better at working around our messes now that we are ALL home all of the time. In every pretty clean picture there is usually a not-so-pretty pile just next to it!
This quilt was a tester and I sewed it together wrong!! I flipped the blocks and didn't even notice until I was completely finished making the top. Luckily that's why it was a tester...and it's still such a cute baby quilt.
Isn't that yellow chicken print cute up there? It was a gift from a friend years ago, cut from a pair of (new) pajamas she bought and cut up!
I backed this quilt with the plaid print from Hello Jane (discontinued but I found some here and here) that is perfect. Both of these quilts I finished up with easy free motion. Not perfect, but finished.
I can't believe Spring is around the corner, but I'm ready for it! The Spring issue of Quilts & More magazine came out this week and I have a spring table runner project in it. Each issue this year will have a seasonal table runner pattern from me.
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Have a wonderful week and I'll be back next week with a cute Valentines Day tutorial!
I am so delighted to see this post! I recently purchased your Tick Tock pattern and enjoyed reading your journey with it. Just like another commenter before me I stumbled into your blogs while searching the web for sewing machine reviews.
Thank you for this wonderful site! Even the name "Cluck Cluck Sew" inspires me to get to work.
Pardon my deeply imbedded silly sense of humor but from now on after I finish a project I'll try to remember to... make the chicken laying an egg sound from the cartoons of yesteryear "bock, BOCK APP!!!" ...
I'm totally serious!
Shared this with my hubby before I hit send.
He said in a bemused fashion, "So I'll know you're done when I hear strange sounds coming from the kitchen."
Oh I love this so much Rosie, this comment made my day. Also I hope you found a good sewing machine!!
Just to let you know, the links you gave to Quilts and More magazine don't work, at least on my devices.
I tried to subscribe to the magazine just now on their website and also couldn't compete my order.
Disappointed, as I decided to subscribe, knowing that your table runners would be in the issues this year.
All the quilts look bright and happy. Love looking at them. Know what you mean about messes. Either I keep working or I clean. I am working on quilts in my sewing room and not apologizing for the mess.
Glad I'm not the only one ignoring the mess! :) Have a great day!
^^^ I love Rosie's comment. I hope she found a wonderful machine and is right this minute enjoying your pattern!
I want to make this quilt in the blues for my grand boy. I love the table runner too. adorable
This quilt would be great in blues for a boy!!
The plaid backing on your quilt reminded me of wallpaper we did in our boys' room when they were really little. I always loved that plaid wallpaper. (My two little boys are now grown up and have their own kids.) Cute little quilt with those colors.
I always enjoy your blog posts and the beautiful, bright photos. Now I will imagine what might just be out of shot! Thanks for keeping it real and for all the wonderful, crisp designs you bring to the world of quilting.
I saw that pattern in my magazine and added it to my TO DO LIST. Looks like a great way to use up some stash fabric.
Good to see this beautiful idea of different designs on one cloth. It can work on wall also as a wallpaper. Good to see this. Hoping more like this.
Your spring table runner inspired me to make 3, plus 11 placemats using just one of the flowers for each :)! Hoping to finish by......Mother's Day maybe. Love, love this pattern.