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Rainy Day Sewing

Happy Monday!

We received much needed rain in our area this past weekend making a perfect opportunity to finish another UFO project!

Sometime last year I purchased a couple of yards of Robert Kaufman’s Elemental Batik Collection in Chestnut as a possible backing for my southwest mountain quilt. A few months later I watched a youtube video by Jordan Fabrics on quilt pattern named Cutting Corners. My chestnut batik was one of the feature fabrics that Matt and Donna used.

I was really excited once I watched the video and decided to use my fabric to make the cutting corners quilt for my hubby. After watching the video I cut the fabric as the pattern required put the squares in a Ziploc bag never to be found until this past weekend!

The quilt measures 36 x 55 — not large but big enough for afternoon naps on the couch 🙂 The pattern was super simple to make. Basically it’s a half square triangle quilt – I love how the layout gives the attic quilt block 3D affect. I used a Sulky variegated rayon thread for quilting that was a perfect match. I used a cotton/bamboo blend batting – It was lightweight suitable for the Florida weather.


cutting corners quilt


Whenever I finish a UFO I reward myself  by starting new projects!

Using my Creative Grids curvy log cabin trim tool has been on my to do list since Christmas! I pieced 4 blocks using scraps to create this small table topper. Curvy log cabin uses a narrow strip (the dark leaf print) and a wide strip (the orange paisley). When 4 curvy blocks with the wide strips to the center are sewn together the illusion of a circle appears. Pretty Cool — don’t you think ??


curvy log cabin test


Connecting Threads had a great sale last Christmas so I purchased their 10 inch stack of the Tradewinds batik collection to start this scrappy hourglass quilt- 15 bocks down 15 more to go! The lone block is my test block 🙂


hourglass wip


Any fun sewing for you this past weekend?

Happy Sewing!





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9 thoughts on “Rainy Day Sewing

  1. Ooh, I love the fabric in cutting corners! They layout really brings out the beauty of the fabric and makes it look so rich and like it was difficult to piece together. I also love the hourglass quilt, and cannot wait to see all of them finished. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  2. Oh, the cutting corners quilt is so neat Karla! You used the perfect fabric, it looks so warm and inviting to take a nap with 😊 I’m impressed with all your projects in progess.
    Rainy here too, I made one more wonky log cabin rug and a 12” block for a quilt…that’s good progress for me 😉

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  3. I really like your batik quilts! Cutting Corners is a perfect couch nap quilt. Be sure to show us your final hour glass quilt…it is off to a beautiful start!

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