Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Have an Itch? Scratch it!

What do you do when you have an itch?

Why, you scratch it, of course.

I've had a sewing itch ever since I 
got the latest copy of Quiltmania, issue 121.
What's got me so itchy?
The pattern Comfort and Joy designed by Jo Morton.

photo from the magazine

What has made the scratching so easy and pleasurable
is the fact that I had so many of her fabrics

 and the border print.
It seemed the perfect pattern to use
some of these fabrics.
I even threw in one of Di Ford's new 
Clotted Creams and Caramels

I jumped right in making
larger hst's
and then scrappy half square triangles
using the magic 8 method.

The Bloc-Loc ruler
was waiting it's turn to start

If I was a more careful stitcher, maybe I
wouldn't have to trim, but I'm not,
so a tool like the Bloc-Loc ruler is 
my very good friend.

These Lady of the Lake blocks
are sweet and easy to do
if the half square triangles are the perfect size.

But, then I had to stop.
I got a little busy
with another good itch that needed to be scratched.

I had visitors over the weekend
and we needed to play.

And that required a trip to the pumpkin patch

in search of the perfect pumpkin.

 Then there were these two little pumpkins
also at Nana's house.

Perfect too!

I'm hoping it won't be too long 
before I'm able to get the blocks sewn together.
You never know when I might have another itch.

 Until Next Time-


  1. Oh what fun! Both the quilt and Nana time are delightful ways to spend your time. I love the pumpkin rolling picture. What a cutie pie!

  2. Oh yes, that is the perfect itch to have. I love that pattern. Glad you had such sweet visitors over the weekend. Can't wait to see your quilt come together.

  3. I love your itchy quilt!! Your babies are so darling...pumpkins pictures are so much fun. We went to the Dallas Arboretum last weeken...millions of pumpkins!!

  4. Kyle que buen picazón.
    el edredón precioso (tengo esta revista)
    Tus pitufinos son una delicia ¡¡¡disfruta de tu tiempo de Güelita (abuela en mi región)

  5. I have always loved this pattern and it is stunning in Jo's fabrics. Yours will be equally gorgeous.

  6. It's going to be beautiful with such lovely fabrics :0) I always have to trim my hst's too. Those little kiddies are so cute!!

  7. What a fun post! I love the photos from the pumpkin patch! The kids are so adorable, and the quilt is going to be amazing. Fun times at your house for sure.

  8. Sweet times with the wee ones!
    That is a gorgeous, cozy looking quilt. It was meant to be, if you even had the border fabric!!

  9. Can't ask for more pleasurable itches than all those! Yes, I would be drooling over that Quiltmania pattern also if I didn't already have so many squirrels, er quilt tops, hanging around here waiting finishing.

  10. Cute blocks, little boys and babies! Looks like you had lots of fun with the visitors. I am not a big fan of half square triangles but this block is great. I recently brought a ruler to trim half square triangles but it is not doing it for me, so might need to find a block lock, thanks for the tip.

  11. It will be so fun to watch those littles grow up together - only a couple of my grandchildren are close to the same age so they don't play together as well. I love that quilt and use the same method for making lots of HSTs as you do - good tools make all the difference, right? Your border fabric will be perfect for this - what size are you making? Hope you get to do more sewing soon......

  12. what cute little pumpkins those kids are. I love cut out photos - too cute!!!
    Your lady of the lake blocks are beautiful. What a wonderful traditional pattern they are. Your quilt will surely be beautiful. I am using the easy eight method on my baskets. its so great

  13. I can see why you got the itch to make that quilt--it is so appealing! Thanks for sharing your method for making hsts :) Your grandkids are all so cute. Looks like you had lots of fun at the pumpkin patch!

  14. Beautiful colors and fabrics that you are working with and clearly you had a great time with the grands. They are just adorable!

  15. Several times a year I have itches ! :)) I love your itch And your first blocks are sooo beautiful !

  16. You have such precious grandkids! Worth the delay in quilting! Love the pattern you are working on!

  17. The kids are just too cute.
    I love block lock rulers and want to make Lady of the Lake in Dutch prints.
    Thanks for sharing!

  18. I love your fabrics and gorgeous blocks!
    Wonderful to see such fun and special memories your are building with your beautiful grandchildren.
    Thanks for sharing all the terrific photo's.

  19. This will be soo beautiful, Kyle! Love the block, love the fabrics, love that the pattern is a perfect match for fabric already in your stash! Love the two cuties, too. :D

  20. Cute kids and I love that elephant. The Lady of the Lake block is so pretty and your fabrics are just perfect for that quilt! Like you, I rely on my Block-Loc for HSTs.

  21. Loved seeing your take on Comfort and Joy AND seeing all your little punkins!

  22. Mmmmm I adore your new project. Gorgeous fabrics, with those little pops of blue. Who can resist all that brown and pink/red. I too am itching to start a new project... but the stronger feeling I have right now is to finally finish some ongoing projects. Looks like great fun in the pumpkin patch, for sure!