Busy elf in the sewing room

I feel like a busy elf in the sewing room.  There are so many things I would like to make and many more things that I’m in the process of making.

I’m most excited about a new Christmas tutorial I’m working on for all of my blog readers.  It’s turning out to be super cute, and I’m keeping it a small project in case you want to make one for the holidays.  Here’s a sneak peak:

Sneak Peak of Christmas Tutorial


Once that’s finished, I’ll start another secret sewing project using this new fabric line (Enchanted) from Riley Blake.  I can’t wait to cut into this group of fabric!



I finished one more block from The Sugar Block Club which leaves three more to go (for me).  This free BOM is provided by Amy Gibson at Stitchery Dickory Dock.  I’m happy to announce that Amy will be continuing this sew along next year (details to be released soon.)  November’s block is called Hello Sunshine and it’s inspired by the traditional Dresden block.  I love its modern look!  I’m using Prairie fabric by Corey Yoder for Moda.

Hello Sunshine quilt block made by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter


You still have one more day to add your finished UFO project to the November link up.  I’ve seen some beautiful projects so far.   I haven’t even picked out an unfinished project to work on for December.  It’s not like I don’t have any to choose from.  It’s going to have to be something small for this busy elf, that’s all I have to say!

I hope you’re having a great week!

Julie 176 x 116

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  1. I am looking forward to seeing your tutorial, your project looks like a fun one. I have done the Sugar Block Club in the past and signed up this year but did not even begin. I am happy to hear that Amy is going to continue next year. I love the Prairie fabric line by Corey Yoder, I have not made anything with that line. Have fun with your sewing.

  2. Hi Julie, Can’t wait to see your Christmas tutorial because I’ve loved your previous ones. Have a great day!!!!!

  3. Loving the colors, as always, Julie!
    Do you quilt the squares individually and then assemble the quilt top or do you usually quilt at the end?
    I ask because I have limited space at home and no quilting gear. With a walking foot and very little space, how should I approach it?
    Cheers! -Rachel

  4. Looking forward to seeing what your sneak peak looks like 🙂 I love doing Amy Gibson’s BOMs, this is my third year doing them and I’m already thinking about 2017’s.

  5. i’m on the edge of my seat for this quick project and will be on vacation leave next week and hope to have some time. I am working on a twister wreath and hope to get that done this weekend! My daughter graduates with her bachelors in Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M on Friday next week and my first grandbaby – born 10 weeks early, in October, will be coming home in 2 days. It’s a wonderful time of the year.. 🙂 (proud momma!!)

  6. Oh phooey, I went and done it again! I forgot all about your posting a finishing a goal project! Which, I did not actually finish one….but I did start a couple more! LOL. Christmas time is crazy but also such a fun time! Ideas for creating just come at us from all directions! I am really looking forward to seeing what all you are working on and going to be sharing! Have a fantastic creative day!

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