Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Change of Plans

I had every intention of starting this Crazy Seasons sew along.  I even printed out all fourteen pages of the free Block One (pictured above, photo from Farmhouse Threads). I joined the Facebook group, started gathering my background fabrics and then thought--yikes--what am I doing??? 

Instead, I got out my Stonefield's qullt BOM kit that I purchased in December of 2017 from an Instagram friend.  I've been looking forward to making this quilt--I've loved it since I followed along while Karen @ Log Cabin Quilter made hers.I decided I would be much better off if, instead of diving into a new project (as much as I love the Crazy Seasons!), I worked on things I already have waiting in my "to be made" queue. Yesterday I set up the first 13 blocks (part one of the BOM). The kit was put together by Homestead Hearth and there are lots of generous cuts of cute fabrics, but naturally I had to change a few of them--lol!
I know I am going to enjoy this project a lot. 

I'm happy to say I've finished Sunny Lanes (pattern from Pat Speth). It isn't my usual type of quilt, but I had a good time making it. Most of the fabrics were from a layer cake (April Showers by Bonnie and Camille from Moda) I had won a while back and the white muslin is from a donation made to our quilt guild. I added a few dotty fabrics from a bundle I won during a Row by Row Experience event. I think the only fabric from my stash that I had purchased was the Moda marble I used for the inner border and binding.

Willow loves my Cinnamon Rolls quilting--lol! Just kidding...I think she is contemplating how much fun she would have chewing up the quilt.

Jayne found this fun backing fabric for me to use that is perfect for the quilt--looks like fresh spring grass---another generous donation to the guild.
This is where I usually show my label, but our guild has special labels they add to the donation items they hand out.
I hope the recipient enjoys Sunny Lanes! 


  1. Stonefields it is! Looks like a good choice to me!

  2. I applaud you for working on something you already have. That takes a lot of restraint. You won't regret it, Stonefields is a beautiful quilt.

  3. You are showing great wisdom and restraint! Kudos. :)
    Love your Sunny Lanes finish. That is a pattern I have dreamed of making someday.

  4. Think that is probably a wise decision Karen. It's so easy to keep starting all the gorgeous patterns you see about on the internet! Love you Sunny Lanes quilt the fabrics you chose have really made it bright and sunny! Christine xx

  5. Great idea to sew from your projects at hand. I wrote up a list of my projects planned and scared myself. HA!
    Your Sunny Lane is beautiful and I'm with Willow...I love the Cinnamon Roll quilting too. Do you quilt that in rows? I'm going to have to try that as it looks nice. Thank you for the inspiration!

  6. I think you will enjoy doing the Stonefields blocks (especially if you change them up some). They stitch up fast. You will have enough in no time at all.

  7. Your latest finish is bright and happy. Bet it looks good today if in the midst of a snowstorm. I've copied the first part if the wool SAL. I haven't started yet. I'm waiting to see what the next section is like. Have fun with the Stonefields block.

  8. Great willpower on your part not to start something new. Have fun with the new blocks.

  9. Sunny Lanes looks fabulous! Ahhh....for the colors of Summertime! :-) Congrats on choosing to stitch from stash! You'll feel so much better finishing something you already have (than from starting new)!

  10. KAREN - I love it when a blogger talks about a quilt and gives the Designer Name (and book also). I love your Sunny Lane quilt and GUESS WHAT - I have that book! Probably bought it when I was trying to do real scrappy quilts (only to find out I have to control them or it is too much movement for my head!)

    I am ready for Section 6 or 7! Karen did a nice job on her Stonefields. I have a friend who is almost through hand qulting her's. I want to showcase it for her on a post later!