17 March 2014

Make-A-List Monday: It's my birthday week!

You'd think I would certainly toss the whole list-making thing the week of my birthday, but this week has to be extra coordinated. On top of which, I decided to complicate things with the quilt I plan on finishing tomorrow. So it's kinda crazy right now!

For sewing/quilting:
  • Finish five more scrappy trip blocks, then add two more columns of blocks to the quilt top I thought was finished and will be once I do this! Fun story there - I'll tell it on Friday when I post the finished quilt
  • Get a button cover kit and some elastic to finish my new tablet cover - gonna be SO CUTE!
  • Cut the neutral for the rest of my Ruby Grannies and finish them up
  • Cut and sew together the binding for this scrappy trip quilt
  • Cut and piece the backing for this scrappy trip quilt
  • Find an awesome jelly roll pattern for a charity quilt
That last one is going to be tough. I won some fabric from Craft Warehouse this weekend. They were doing a "fabric selfie" contest in their stores and I happened to be there on Saturday getting my neutral for my Ruby Grannies (can't beat $5/yard on Moda Bella Solids!). I snapped a photo, posted it with the right hashtags and left it at that. Found out last night I was a winner, and this is what I won:

Oh my. SO not me. But luckily, Sarah over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict is doing her Hands 2 Help charity quilt challenge. I've got a couple other quilts that I'll be sending, but I figured I could make this one up into something pretty and send it as well. I might not love batiks just yet, but someone else might! Go, sign up! There are giveaways, but the best giveaway is helping out these amazing organizations.

So if you have a great jelly roll quilt suggestion, help a girl out. I'm thinking maybe Camille Roskelley's Hopscotch would be fun, with some bright red or yellow triangle points. And yellow I've got!


  1. I am always a fan of a quick and simple rail fence! I actually just made one. I also really love the Scrap Basket Sensations Book!

  2. Sounds like fun. I hope you have a great birthday! Have you ever sewn a jelly roll race? I really enjoy the simple sewing.

  3. Hi!!!! You are very busy!!!!! Hope you have a wonderful Birthday week!!!!!

  4. Thanks for the shout out about the Challenge, Jennie! If you don't find anything else, I've got a jelly-roll friendly tutorial I just wrote up for Benartex!

  5. Happy birthday, Jennie!! Thanks for the shout out for Hands2Help - I'm so excited that you'll be joining us this year!!

    I just posted a tutorial on the Benartex blog for a jelly-roll friendly quilt - if you'd like a copy of the tutorial, let me know and I'll send it to you!


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