Every Friday, during the month of July, a new quilt project and free pattern will be unveiled to celebrate our ninth annual “Christmas in July” celebration at BOMquilts.com. I started off on July 1st, 2016 by announcing our first quilt along with a set of pattern instructions for “The Marquis Chickadee.” This is an *adorable* pieced quilt made with Jackie Robinson’s fabrics from Benartex – “My Little Chickadee” & “Chickadees and Berries.” Inside each of those bird houses is a precious little chickadee, all warm and cozy.
“The Marquis Chickadee” quilt designed by TK Harrison
All fabric for this year’s “Christmas in July” quilt projects is sponsored by AbbiMays.com. They have the *best* prices online for any quilt fabric. And their customer service is phenomenal!
Join us at BOMquilts.com for the next installment of this darling quilt along quilt, as well as a new quilt project each Friday in July!
My kids are on spring break. While this is a time for many students and families to run off a play for a week, my kids get to stay home and enjoy some down-time interspersed with doctor’s appointments. It’s the only time we can fit them into their busy schedules unless we want to pull them out of school – and none of them want to be pulled out of school!
Spring break for this mom means no time to quilt. I want to spend time with my kids. It’s supposed to rain (GAH! the mud!) most of the week so they’ll be stuck inside, when they’re not at their doctor’s appointments.
I decided I would carve out 30 minutes each day to sew. Sunday evening was my first night of this spring break experiment.
I am making a 10″ block (finished size) lap quilt. Super simple. I already had the fabric (from AbbiMays.com, of course) and the squares cut out so I sat down at my sewing machine and put together nine squares. Just nine. This little bit of piecing constitutes one-fourth of my quilt top (sans the borders).
How fun! If I use those 30 minutes a day wisely, I can complete the quilt top on day five by adding the first border and adding the second border on day six.