Sunday, August 11, 2013

Another Quilt and Some Thrifted Finds

Last week I began working on another very special quilt . . . a quilt I am going to gift to my husband for our anniversary next month. I am only going to share a few pictures before next month because I want the finished product to be a little bit of a surprise for him. I cut all the pieces the week before.

And I managed to almost complete piecing the top of the quilt this week. 

I wanted the top portion to look like Chicago style bricks and I think it is turning out very well so far. 

Hopefully I will find some time to continue working on the quilt this week. I just have to finish piecing the bottom portion of the quilt top, add some applique and then I can start quilting. 

I also had some great quilting finds at a flea market and some thrift stores while I was on a weekend vacation with my family in Wisconsin. 

An old (and quite a bit beat up) sewing basket and a small ottoman with storage space (for sewing goodies)!

Fabric!!! I love getting fabric for less than $3.00 per yard.

Some lace for embellishing.

A cute fall quilt pattern and some iron-on adhesive.

Quilting magazines . . . including the 2 newest issues of McCall's quilting (for 29 cents a piece)! I had been searching for the August issue because I am dying to make the dresden quilt.

Now that we are settled in back at home I will get back to quilting this week! I am hoping that once the hecticness of summer dies down I will be able to get a lot more sewing done. Until next time . . .

Happy Quilting!


  1. That sewing basket will clean up nicely. That Dresden plate quilt looks fun. Enjoy your goodies!

    1. Thank you! I can't wait to find some time to work on the sewing basket!