A Shimmer Quilt Top + a 4th of July runner

Shimmer Quilt Pattern

Can you believe I posted about this Shimmer sew-a-long way back in January?!   Now it’s the last month and we’re done! 

If you were sewing 4 blocks each month you should have 20 blocks to sew together into a throw size.

Shimmer Quilt Pattern

I sewed my blocks together yesterday and honestly?!  It reminds me of ketchup and mustard. 

Way too much red, and way too much mustard.  At least it’s very bright and summery, and I do like the colors!

Shimmer Quilt Pattern

Shimmer Quilt Pattern

Once it’s finished I’m sure I’ll like it more. 

My “SUPER BORED” almost teenager and I decorated the house for 4th of July…and by decorate I mean I got out a table runner and a few cute star garlands from Target.  ;)

4th of July Stars  Table Runner Pattern

4th of July Stars  Table Runner Pattern

This is the 4th of July Stars runner pattern from the Modern Holiday pattern booklet.  

Also there is no way this is going to stay clean.  My table was covered, COVERED in paint/glitter/marker/stickers/glue/paper/beads before I wiped it off today.  My dining room table is also the kids art table…and there is way more art than eating here during the summer!

 

 

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Hop Skip

Hop Skip, a simple fat quarter baby quilt pattern

Jane won’t sit for a picture…but she sure will bounce for one!  

Hop Skip, a simple fat quarter baby quilt pattern

This quilt was a new pattern for Quilt Market, called Hop Skip.  It’s a little pattern, and a crib quilt size at 39 1/2″ x 50″.  It’s made with only 4 quarters, plus a fun print for the large borders and a background.  The fabrics and especially the bouncing ball print from my Bounce line was perfect for it! 

This little quilt flies together, and is good for showing off fabrics with a larger print. 

Hop Skip Quilt Pattern

Hop Skip, a simple fat quarter baby quilt pattern

Hop Skip, a simple fat quarter baby quilt pattern

I quilted it myself with the blue clouds print on the back, and used my favorite blue plus print for the binding. 

I always get lots of questions about my machine stitched binding, you can find a tutorial here for how I machine stitch my bindings if you are curious. 

Hop Skip can be found here as a PDF, or here as  paper pattern.  

Hop Skip, a simple fat quarter baby quilt pattern

Friday is our last day of school.  I always have mixed feelings.  Between “YAY they’ll be home and no more schedules!”  and, “Nooooo they’ll be home and no more schedules!”.  

I’m working on our making our daily chore charts for the summer…and my kids are going to be thrilled (insert a swimming pool of sarcasm).  

Happy Summer!

 

 

 

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Modern Holiday Table Runners

Modern Holiday Table Runners, 6 table runner patterns in one booklet

I meant to share this weeks ago…but today I’m finally getting around to sharing my pattern(s)  Modern Holiday Table Runners, with 6 table runner patterns in one 24 page booklet.  

Most of these are similar versions to patterns or quilts I’ve made before, made into a table runner friendly size and jammed into one pattern. 

Modern Holiday Table Runners, 6 table runner patterns in one booklet

My house is very neutral, so having a fun pop of color to swap out on the table for every Holiday/Season is my favorite thing!   It’s little easy things like this that my kids notice and look forward to.  

Table runners are high on the list of my favorite things to make because they are #1 small,  #2 fast, #3 cute, and #4 a sneaky way to display a miniature quilt on every table in the house without anyone noticing I’m a crazy quilt lady.  

Modern Holiday Table Runners, 6 table runner patterns in one booklet

I loved making each of these runners, but these bats definitely won as my favorite. 

My son Ryan requested big version of these…so watch for a bigger version of bats in the works.  

I used these Blossom basics for almost all of the table runners (you can see them well in the tulips above and the bat background below).  There are a ton of colors and they are a GREAT price for a printed near solid.   I used the white, and this denim blue in my Chickens quilt too.  

Modern Holiday Table Runners, 6 table runner patterns in one booklet

Modern Holiday Table Runners, 6 table runner patterns in one booklet

4th of July Stars is staying on my table until August…this one is my favorite color scheme with blue and red scraps.  

Modern Holiday Table Runners, 6 table runner patterns in one booklet

The pattern can be found here as a PDF, or here as a Paper pattern.  

Modern Holiday Table Runners, 6 table runner patterns in one booklet

Can you believe it’s less than a month until 4th of July?!!?!!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!??!!   

Have a great weekend!  

 

 

 

 

 

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