Wednesday happenings and a free pattern

Wednesday is usually my day to catch a breath and see where I’m at on my list of projects in process and coming up in the future.  I’m caught up with my blocks for the Classic Meets Modern QAL at Sew At Home Mummy.  August’s block was a modern churn dash with some improv piecing.  I like the block, but I’m not so sure about the background fabric that I chose.  A little too busy for this one.

Modern Churn Dash @ The Crafty Quilter

September’s block is the maple leaf and it’s definitely appropriate for this time of year.  I’m loving the bright oranges:

Maple Leaf Block @ The Crafty Quilter

As I was cleaning up my sewing room, I found a partially-made Swoon block that I had started as a class sample.  I finished piecing it together, and I’m in the process of turning it into a table topper.  I’ll have more info on that later.

Swoon block from The Crafty Quilter

And finally, I want to pass along this FREE pattern from The Fat Quarter Shop.  It’s called Color My Heart and it’s all about spreading the love of sewing and quilting this month.  This pattern uses charm squares and finishes into a 27″ square.  Make one for a mini quilt or more for a larger quilt.

free heart pat (2)

I will be making this pattern soon and sharing my version with you next week.  Also, the Fat Quarter Shop has challenged some of their favorite bloggers to work on something that they’ve never done before and share it with their readers.  I’ve accepted the challenge and I’ll give you the full details next week, September 17.  Here is the full list of participating bloggers:

Sherri of A Quilting Life
Charise of Charise Creates
Anne Marie of Generation X Quilters
Melissa of Happy Quilting
Elizabeth of In the Boon Docks
Jana of Jana Machado
Lynne of Lily’s Quilts
Maureen of Made by Marzipan
Barb and Mary of Me and My Sister Designs
Melanie of I Heart Stitching
Kaye of Miss Print
Natalia of Piece N’ Quilt
Denise of Pieced Brain
Stephanie of Quarter Incher
Jane of Quilt Jane
Heather and Megan of Quilt Story
Cheryl of Quilter Chic
Michele of Quilting Gallery
Allison of Quilting Mumma
Liz of Sew4Home
Sara of Sew Sweetness
Leanne of She Can Quilt
Erin of Why Not Sew?
I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with!  I hope you’re all enjoying your Wednesday!
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About Julie Cefalu

Hello! I'm Julie and I love to quilt, craft, read, garden, hike and spend time with my family.

5 thoughts on “Wednesday happenings and a free pattern

  1. Julie,

    Did you get any responses back from your offer of a quilt along w/ the blossoms of hope block? I enjoyed making this block & learning new skills- julie

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