Since I’ve only found the time to sew once in the past week, my workdesk today looks much the same as last Wednesday.  (The bound buttonholes are coming along nicely, I’ll show you the results soon.)

Instead of boring you with a repeat workdesk, I thought I’d show you what I bought today.  Quilt fabric!


Don’t those cupcakes look too yummy and adorable? (I’m on the last day of a very restrictive phase of a diet, so I must have food on the brain cuz I HAD to buy this fabric, lol.)

And these jungle critters:


Don’t you just want to squeeze them?

These will be for charity quilts that my guild is making.  Here’s a link to the pattern we’ll be using.   Here’s how it’s laid out. four-patch-quilt

Many of us in the guild love this pattern because you can showcase a large scale print in the bigger squares and add coordinating fabrics all around.  It goes together quickly and easily. I’ve used it to make several baby quilts for gifts, too.

The fabric on the left in each photo is the backing, the fabric on the right is for the large squares (and the outer border for the jungle quilt.)    The stripes are for the narrow inner border.

I’ll try to remember to take pics when these quilts are done.  🙂

Happy sewing and creating and happy What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday!

P.S.  Just what IS WOYWW, you may be asking?  Go here to find out, it’s lots of fun!

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11 thoughts on “WOYWW – Been Fabric Shopping & A Free Quilt Pattern

  1. I love your fabric. I’m completely in awe of anyone that can quilt, it has been my one dream to start quilting but I don’t think I have the patience to actually complete a quilt.

    1. Ken, if it weren’t for the invention of the rotary cutter, I wouldn’t be a quilter, either. I can remember years back (B.R.C. – before rotary cutters) when I bought a book on machine sewn quilts. I think I managed to trace a dozen or so of the templates, and maybe cut out three of them before I said, “Forget this!”

      It wasn’t until I saw Eleanor Burns on TV using a rotary cutter and her quick, clever methods that I said, “Hey, I could do THAT.”

      Haven’t stopped since. 🙂

  2. Sandy, how I love that you suggest these things go together ‘quickly and easily’..I mean….after all my Kimono moaning I’m embarrased! LOVE the fabrics…thought the cupcakes adorable until I saw the jungly ones..How fun to do the choosing.

    1. Julia, your kimono is an amazing creation, far more complicated than these little quilts. I think I’d be moaning about all those pointy bits on the sleeves, too.

      Yup, the fabric shopping is the best part of any quilt, with the exception of having it all done. 🙂

  3. Ooooh you have had some fabric shopping fun, so lovely to see some cupcake fabric that is not predominantly pink!

  4. Oooh love those calorie-free cupcakes! Mmmmm. Great quilt design! I dabbled in it for a while but never really got going, but I love what other people do!! Happy belated WOYWW, Shoshi #84

    1. YES! It’s craziness, having snow in October. We only got a dusting, and it’s mostly melted now, but western MA got pounded. Lots of folks don’t have power, so we consider ourselves blessed to be just fine.

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