My latest BOM progress and some cute little girls

I’m back home, and busy, busy!  I  have some BOM progress to share, but first some cute little girls.  We had a great time with our granddaughters in Austin, Texas.  We babysat for 48 hours and the girls were as good as could be.  Clara is just about ready to crawl at 6 months old, and she smiles whenever she sees a new face.

Baby Clara Cutbirth at 6 months old via The Crafty Quilter


Amelia is three and she loves to play with Grandpa, rain or shine.  Mr. Crafty Quilter had his work cut out for him, but he wouldn’t have it any other way.

Amelia, 3 years old, playing in the rain with Grandpa, via The Crafty Quilter


I have to catch up with all my BOM projects, starting with the Vintage Sampler blocks for the block of the month I’m co-teaching with Dianne Sheppard.  I’ve completed another section which will be quilted in a quilt-as-you-go method and then joined with the other sections.

BOM progress:  section of The Vintage Sampler BOM by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter


I love all of the blocks in this section, especially the applique and the stars.

Vintage Sampler bird applique by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter

Vintage Sampler block by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter


I need to work on my Quilter’s Planner Sampler block for October, but let me show you my block from last month.  I’m resizing them to 6″ and 3″ finished blocks.  They are always so cute when they’re this small!

September blocks for The Quilter's Planner Sew Along by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter


Every time I put the blocks together, I get a happy rainbow feeling!  But, that orange block on the top center may have to be redone.  I don’t like that soft orange in there.  We’ll see – the “finished is better than perfect” rule may prevail!

The Quilter's Planner Sew Along by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter


Last month’s block for the Heartland Heritage BOM is a beautiful willow tree block.  I really like the way this turned out and it was really easy.  Now I need to get started on the October block.

Willow Tree block from the Heartland Heritage BOM.  Made by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter


That’s all I have to show you right now.  I should have my latest pattern (Patchwork Pumpkins) available  this weekend.  My pattern testers have been super quick and helpful which makes it so nice for me.  Big hugs and thanks to them!

Have a great day!

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  1. Love all your pictures and your projects! My you sure are a busy quilting grandma! I love the blues, the grays and sunny yellow quilt blocks. Not sure about the light orange, but maybe it will work out when all the blocks are pieced together. They are all beautiful Julie. Glad you are back and had a good time with the grans!

  2. Sweet girls, Julie! Glad you enjoyed your time with them. I always love seeing the progress your making in your BOMs, and I’m always so impressed with how you keep up. That soft orange block looks just fine, btw.

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