Edna's Garden Blocks by Beth Sellers of Cooking Up Quilts

I finally finished all the log cabin blocks for the project I’ve been working on for what seems like forever. This quilt has been in my sketchbook for about three years. I’ve had the math mostly figured out for the past two, and finally got around to piecing the blocks in 2020. But better late than never, right?

I’ve made nine of these blocks — they are big! — and now I just need to put them together. My original design includes blocks to border these flower blocks, but I’m not sure I’m going to use them. After I get the center together I’ll show it to you and you can help me decide if I should add the border blocks.

Now that the log cabin project is getting close to being finished, it’s time to start a new project. Cause a girl always needs about 10 projects in progress at any one time. 🙂 So yesterday I started cutting the pieces needed to make the Meadowland quilt by Then Came June.

Meadowland fabric pull by Beth Sellers of Cooking Up Quilts

The Meadowland quilt has been all over social media for several months and every time I saw it I knew I wanted to make my own. I raided my stash and decided to make my Meadowland with Alison Glass fabrics.

Meadowland fabric pull by Beth Sellers of Cooking Up Quilts

I usually buy fat quarter bundles when a fabric line comes out that I just have to have. So I look for patterns that are fat quarter friendly. Meadowland has the advantage of being a design I love AND can be made with fat quarters. Win, win!

I haven’t decided on a background fabric yet, but I still have a bit of time. I’ve only just begun cutting the fat quarters and I need to cut 30 of them for the bed size I’ll be making. My goal is to finish this quilt by the end of 2021. I know, I know, it’s only January! But I figure if I set a deadline that’s almost 12 months away I won’t put too much pressure on myself. That way when I do finish it this year, I’ll have met my deadline and feel all sorts of successful and stuff. LOL Hey, you gotta take the wins wherever you can get them!

Last week I started a new custom quilt. I did all the stitch in the ditch first, and that took me about a day and a half. Then the fun started with all the quilting. It’s not finished yet, but I wanted to share a sneak peek with you.

Custom quilting by Beth Sellers of Cooking Up Quilts

Most of the quilting is freehand and ruler work, with the computer assisting in the sashing strips. There are lots of feathers, continuous curves, and straight line quilting. I’m having fun, but it’s taking a lot of time because of all the detail work. I can’t wait to see the entire quilt once it’s all quilted. That’s always so fun for me – taking the quilt off the frame when it’s finished and seeing all the quilting as a whole. Hopefully it will be done in another day or so.

Last week I showed you Kit’s quilt and the ruler work in the border. I’ll be sharing how I stitched that design soon. I meant to do it last week but ran out of days, so will do it this week. Just wanted to let you know I haven’t forgotten.

I hope you are able to spend some time in your sewing space this week and play. My sewing room is my happy place, and I hope yours is as well.