I couldn't think of a clever title for today's post. It's soooo dreary outside. It's been snowing/raining/sleeting/spitting since early this morning and the temperature is hovering around 40 degrees. All this makes it a perfect day to hide inside (fortunately, I didn't have to work today).

It's been sort of a blah day. It always amazes me how much the weather really gets to you! I spent a little while this morning working on my quilt for Modern Relief. I used another pattern from this book (I made this quilt from a different pattern) and have the blocks already assembled - they just need to be sewn together. I didn't actually have a Jelly Roll but I do have my AccuQuilt Go Cutter and a 2.5" die so I was able to make my own strips. The patterns are really well written and all the quilts look much more complicated than they actually. The authors also give you tips on pressing which is IMMENSELY helpful when nesting the pieces/strips together. I ended up finding a handful of Japanese fabrics in my stash (they're actually for sashiko but look lovely on their own) and paired them with some fun, bright prints.

Now that I finished a whole handful of quilts, I'm itching for another project (even though I definitely have some other WIPs I could work on...). I'm thinking that it might be time to cut into my Katie Jump Rope. I love the pattern using this line in the Material Obsession Two book and while I'm not one who usually considers using the pattern fabrics to make my own quilt, I'm tempted to use them here because it just looks so cute in the book! We'll see...

Well, time to go lock Louie in the bedroom while I vacuum (he tries to attack it). My sister is coming to visit for a few days as she has a job interview (yay!) so I probably won't be back here (or back sewing) until the weekend.

Hope everyone is having a good week!

(P.S. I'm back on Twitter after a long hiatus. I think I got overwhelmed by it but now I'm ready to jump back in. You can follow me at "lilolivebranch.")


  1. I love your modern relief progress so far. I'm sure it will be a lovely quilt for the cause. Ooh, cutting into the KJR? Exciting!

  2. Ruth, I happened upon your blog via another. It was either House on Hill Road, A commonplace life, or Film in the fridge. I can't really remember which. I thought your quilts were lovely.


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