Sewing Patchwork quilt top finished

Do you ever measure your success/accomplishments by the sewing projects you’ve completed over the course of a week, month or year?  I feel like I’ve moved ahead a square in the game of life with this Sewing Patchwork quilt top finished.  Maybe that’s because it seems like forever since I’ve finished a whole quilt and not just a little wall hanging or an organized file drawer.

Sewing Patchwork quilt made by Julie Cefalu; pattern by Fig Tree Quilts


I love the simplicity of this quilt and the modern vintage feel.  It went together quickly, too, which is a bonus.  This came from a kit that I received from Fig Tree’s subscription box program last year.   Sometimes I love not having to make decisions on fabric choice and placement.  And those scissors!

Sewing Patchwork quilt made by Julie Cefalu; pattern by Fig Tree Quilts

Sewing Patchwork quilt made by Julie Cefalu; pattern by Fig Tree Quilts


Next project (besides quilting the aforementioned quilt) is to finish this little mug rug that I recently started.  I’m taking a few process pictures along the way so I can share the “how to” details with you soon.

Sneak peak at Scattered Seeds Mug Rug at The Crafty Quilter


Happy Cinco de Mayo by the way!  We celebrated last night with “Cuatro de Mayo”, and I made my chicken and shrimp fajitas and these fabulous 5-ingredient Chipotle Chicken Taquitos from Foodie Crush which were a big hit with my kids and their friends.  (I made the baked, not fried, version of her recipe and it was delicious.)  Don’t forget the homemade guacamole and mango-bell pepper salsa!

5 Ingredient Chipotle Chicken Taquitos, recipe from Foodie Crush
5 Ingredient Chipotle Chicken Taquitos


Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you again for Sew Thankful Sunday in two days.




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  1. Julie just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your clear and astonishingly simple way to join bindings. I have waded through a lot of complicated instructions and was thrilled to be able to get yours right on the first try. Will look for you on the net next time I want to try any new technique.

  2. I have that quilt kit from Fig Tree also. I hope to get to it soon, I really like how yours turned out. Cute mug rug too.

  3. I am working on my UFOs and just finished placemats today. They’ve been done except for the quilting and binding. Did the quilting last week and did the binding yesterday and today while traveling. We are traveling the next 2 weeks and hope to get a charity UFO quilt completed that now just needs binding. I save my bindings for riding in the car when we travel otherwise I do them in front of the TV.

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