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What I’m working on Wednesday

Also known as hump day, Wednesday seems like a good day to show you what I’ve been working on!

I finally finished my “Love to Sew” quilt and it’s now hanging in my sewing room!

Love to Sew Quilt by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter
Love to Sew Quilt by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter

I love the bright colors and the quilt blocks are perfect for a sewing room.

Love to Sew Quilt by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter
Love to Sew Quilt by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter


The pattern was a Mystery Block of the Week at Sew Lux Fabrics, in celebration of their 3-year anniversary.  You can purchase your own pattern here.

Now that I see it hanging, I think it needs more stitching around the sewing machine.  Maybe I’ll personalize it with “Julie’s Sewing Room” stitched into the frame around the sewing machine.

I love how the border came out using a “seed stitch” stencil.

Love to Sew Quilt Detail by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter

I finished block 8 and 9 of the Fat Quarter Shop’s 2013 Designer Mystery BOM.  I love these little house blocks!

FQS 2014 BOM block 8 @ The Crafty QuilterFQS 2014 BOM, block 9 @ The Crafty Quilter

Now, I have three rows of themed blocks; baskets, stars and houses.  One more row to go and it’s all done!  I wonder what the next row-type will be?  It should be showing up in the mail any day now.  Here are all of the blocks so far:

FQS 2013 BOM Blocks 1 thru 9 @ The Crafty Quilter

Oh, I just love them all together!  If you’re wondering, this BOM comes in a kit with the pattern and fabric each month from the Fat Quarter Shop.  It sold out shortly after being introduced last year (2013).  The good news is that this year’s 2014 Designer Mystery BOM is equally beautiful and you can still sign up here!

Just last night, I finished this little Summer Star.  Actually, I still need to add a corner triangle to each corner, but I can’t decide which fabric to use!

Summer Star Block by Julie Cefalu
Summer Star Block made by Jule Cefalu


Isn’t it pretty?  I started it in the Summer Stars class at The Granary (thank you Angela!) We used the pattern, Summer Stars, by Anka’s Treasure along with their new ruler, The Triangler.  It’s a great technique and it makes working with these triangles super easy.  I need to make 3 more stars so it will become a wall hanging.  That seems to be as big of a quilt as I can manage these days!

I hope you’re having a great week!  Happy Quilting!




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  1. That little wall hanging would look great in my sewing room. Love your colors. Now the question is will I ever find the time to make it. hmmmmm
    I like the mystery quilt too. Can’t wait to see it finished.

  2. Your sewing machine quilt is so cute, matches your blog banner too! You certainly have an eye for colour, the houses are delightful.

  3. Hi Julie, you’re a busy sewing bee as ever:-) what a pretty collection of quilts. The mystery block quilt is going to be lovely, love your colours. The summer star pattern looks like a fun one to sew and your sewing room quilt is really cute. Have a happy quilting week and thanks for sharing:-)

  4. Love the house blocks. You did a great job on them! I am an appliquer from way back and am trying to get patterns together to make a house quilt…but with applique houses instead of quilted ones.

  5. What a beautiful wall hanging, Julie! A cheery addition to your sewing room. Each of your WIP’s are looking great too! Looks like you have been having fun!

  6. I just ADORE your Love To Sew Wallhanging!! Those fabrics , with the low volume and then the pops of colors, are gorgeous!! And I love the quilting with the seed stitch stencil.
    Then looking at your BoM…. well, I feel like spring visited my heart finally! So pretty and fresh!!
    This is all so inspiring, Julie!

  7. I think you should put several “sewing” words on your quilt room quilt. Even “Crafty Quilter” But then, I like words on quilts…. It looks great as it is, too.

  8. I do also love those little houses! A mystery quilt block is sure fun and something to look forward to. Your summer star is gorgeous and will make a beautiful wall hanging and the sewing machine wall hanging is so darling and must make you smile when you see it!

  9. Glad to see someone using fabric that really looks like thread on the spools. I like you colors and really like the quilt. I truly enjoy your blog!!!

  10. Thanks for sharing your finished spool/sewing quilt wall hanging… LOVE that… your sampler is darling… what a cool mystery to come with just a bit of that cute navy polka dot… gives the whole quilt top a zing! Thanks for sharing what’s up with you today! Kathi

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