I am SO HAPPY to tell you that I was able to sew the last 3 seams last week and now have a completed scrappy version of Razzleberry. Yay!

Razzleberry pattern by Beth Sellers of Cooking Up Quilts

I love the way these fabrics play together, and I like the way the blue Grunge (yum, Grunge) adds to the overall look of the top. Even though I’m calling this a ‘scrappy’ version, it’s not really. I mean, I used a fat quarter bundle for the blocks, so the fabrics are meant to work together. Took a lot of the fabric decision making out of my hands. And I’m okay with that. The good news is that I only used one 4″ strip of each fat quarter, so there’s a lot left of each print for another project. I wanted to make this quilt to show that the Razzleberry pattern can work using multiple fabrics, and it’s not just meant for three color combinations like the cover quilt. I’m really pleased with this version, and now I’m excited to get it quilted! You can pick up your copy of Razzleberry by visiting the pattern shop.

In addition to finishing my own personal project, I completed several customer quilts. Remember the Baptist fan design I showed you last week? Here’s the quilt it belongs to (before quilting).

Nine Patch Hand Pieced Quilt

Remember, these blocks, setting triangles, and the border are all hand stitched. It astounds me the work that went into piecing those teeny tiny nine patches! Someone had TONS of patience!

Nine Patch Hand Pieced Quilt

Isn’t that sooo pretty?? We chose the quilting design because it was appropriate for the time period of the quilt. But another reason I wanted to use the Baptist Fan is because the design hits all the seams in the tiny nine patches. It just adds more security to those seams and will help keep them from coming apart down the road. I really enjoyed working on this quilt for Susie, and she was pleased with the final result. Win-win!

The next quilt was a sweet little baby quilt that I finished up pretty quickly.

This quilt is a panel of baby animals and it’s just adorable. Sue asked me to stitch some kind of animal design. I found a design called Baby Woodland Critters from Intelligent Quilting. It has a baby fox, bunny, and hedgehog that are just too cute. I couldn’t resist getting a close-up of the hedgehog.

Baby Woodland Critters e2e

See him there, in the circle? Too stinkin cute!

I don’t know why I didn’t get a picture of the finished quilt for this next one. I thought I did, but apparently not since I can’t find one. Emily used a panel and other fabrics to create a quilt showcasing some of the landmarks in our state.

Visions of West Virginia quilt

That’s a sketch of our state capital on the right side of the photo. Other scenes in the panel describe life in our neck of the woods.

Visions of West Virginia quilt

I just did a simple meandering quilting design using Glide thread in the color Cleopatra. In case I haven’t said it yet let me say it now – I’m becoming a HUGE fan of Glide thread. My longarm absolutely loves it – my stitches have never looked better, both front and back. It has that perfect little sheen to it that just makes the quilt look that little bit more special. Huge fan here. Huge. Just sayin…. 😉

This week will be a busy week for me…I’m teaching two classes and working at the shop two evenings. I have a couple custom quilts that have to be finished before the end of the month, so I’ll be spending a lot of time at the longarm. What do you have planned for the week?

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