Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Twin quilts, that is! I'm happy to present Miss June and Miss July, my Project Linus quilts #6 and #7.

They are based on the Quick Strippie pattern from Mary Quilts, but I used different strips of fabric instead of just one print. And if you look closely, you'll see that these are all cat fabrics! Someday I'll tell the story of how I came to possess all this kitty fabric...

For the quilting, I did some random straight lines over the prints (in white thread) and stippling over the green/yellow strips (in green thread). Pretty much the same as I did for this one. I tried to be more methodical with the quilting, and they turned out a lot better than the one I quilted last week. I didn't even curse the batting too much (except when stray bits kept getting caught up in the walking foot - so annoying).

And here are the backs - pieced with 10.5" squares of novelty fabrics. Anytime I cut a novelty fabric, I cut some extras for the bin of backing squares. And when I get bored, I sew up a 5x6 back for the next PL quilt (or two, or three...).

So, let's see. Today is July 15 - that means I have 15 days to bask in the glory of being all caught up with my PL goal. Sweeeeet! I'm excited to concentrate on some personal projects for a few weeks.


  1. these are great....i always love a quilt that is simple. the strip quilts always look great. these are so fun

  2. You are cranking out those quilts! These are sure to make some lucky kiddo very happy!

  3. These are really great. I like making strip quilts - they're fun and easy (and I think they look good too!)

    And would love to hear the cat fabric story some time.

  4. You. Are. Awesome!!

    and I love your backings.

  5. These are really pretty quilts - I'll have to keep them in mind the next time I need a quick quilt.