Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Bliss in Patches - A Finish!

When I first started this blog back in 2009, I hoped that an online journal of my quilty projects would keep me task focused and would help me see as many finishes as starts...

Of course, if you've been hanging around here for a while, you'll know that's not often the case. But, strangely, this year has been about finishing the unfinished and working through my stash. Perhaps it's my rather large mortgage which prohibits fabric purchases that has seen a positive result in me finishing up projects of long ago or using fabric that's been sitting around for some time.

So far this year, I have finished 6 quilts, with another 5 waiting to be quilted and another quilt top nearing completion! Wowsers. Here's my most recent finish

Last year in February, I'd planned to use this Bliss jelly roll for something else. But, after attempting to make just one block, I set it aside. Then in June, I decided to make a 9 patch quilt - Bliss in Patches.  After running out of white, the quilt blocks sat unloved for some time. Finally in January this year, the quilt top was finished and sat patiently in the wardrobe waiting to be quilted.

This quilt was made with a jelly roll of Bliss and a jelly roll of Moda white. The backing is a coordinating flannel print from the Bliss range. I wasn't "feeling" the quilt until I finished sewing the binding on... it was feeling a bit too pink... but the aqua binding is perfect and this quilt is so delightful to snuggle under.

I've been finishing up some other projects to and using up some of stash that I've had for years! Now, that I've located the camera and the charger, expect to see more posts :)

Happy sewing! 


  1. I love it! Fresh and pretty and fabulous - you must be happy with it!!!

  2. looks great. I am trying not to buy more fabric this year either.

  3. It is lovely Lara... you have achieved a lot more than me this year! I haven't been buying much fabric this year either :O)

  4. This quilt is awesome! 9-patches are always such a great stand-by pattern. All the clean white space from your sashing makes the colors pop out even more. I have projects that have percolated for a good long time, also. I think I'm finally getting to a point where they don't stress me out as much as they used to.


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