I started another top this week, I’m trying to use up holiday fabrics.  This is a free pattern called “Joy” by Kate Spain for Moda.  Simple 4 inch HST and 8×4 rectangles with a HST on the end.  It needs a few small borders to complete it, maybe later today.img_2156

Last night I set Bertha up for embroidery mode and got a pillow top done. this is from Kimberbell designs.  I used fabrics from the quilt to make it, I’m thinking I may use the bonus triangles from the quilt to make up the backing.img_2157

I’ve been plugging away on my red and white Storm at Sea quilt.  It needs a “real name”, Sailors Take Warning keeps popping into my head. From the old adage “red sky at night sailors delight; red sky in the morning sailors take warning.”  That may be a bit harsh for a bed quilt though.


I went with straight lines and cross hatches in the diamonds where they intersect.  Not too sure what I’m going to do in the borders yet.  I have two more rows of center to go.  I’m using bottom line in a cream color to match the Moda Bella snow.  At least I think it’s snow, I would have to pull out my color card to be sure.  There are so many shades and tones of white out there, but I am thankful, because the wrong one can really throw a quilt’s coloring off.  My current favorites are Snow(tan tone) Feather (grey tone) and Bleached (very white).

This week I am going to try to finish up STW and not start another top.  I want to get the piccadilly quilt on the frame, I got a cute horse-shoe and star pantogram to use on it.  After the 10 thousand or so straight lines of STW, it will be fun to do some swirls and stars.  I should get a backing together for it first.

Linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times for Design Wall Monday.