Hard to believe we are already a week into October. The Stitch Pink Sew-A-Long has kept me accountable on posting regularly, which I think has helped the week go by super fast. I have to admit writing these posts is like visitng an old friend. I have really enjoyed reconneting with fellow bloggers too. 🙂

Block 6 – Baby Boom. Directions here

It is a boom of half square triangles! Even though these HSTs are an oddish size, I still used triangle papers to piece them, oversized at 3″and then trimmed them to the correct size. I find I can batch produce them with triangle paper and size them down faster than other methods. Most importantly they are accurate as well. As I have mentioned many times over the years, I starch my fabric heavily prior to cutting. I think it makes a huge difference in having nice crisp points. I press to the dark in many places, but in order to reduce bulk, I will press seams open where the HSTs come together. I love this block. I think it just sparkles.

Block 7- Jersey Girl. Directions here 

 I refer to this block as Slaying the Dresden! As I was kind of dreading the appliqué, but honestly this block was so simple to stitch that I am not sure why I was dreading it to begin with. I stitched while visiting Lisa in Wisconsin. I just followed the directions and it went together like butter. I opted to machine applique it down. I did it on one of Lisa’s Juki’s. Just a plain old straight stitch to topshitch with monofilament thread. I folded my background fabric in quarters to center the Dresden as best as I could, but I eyeballed it for the most part.

Such a pretty pile of blocks. 

And some more Fall decorating. 

The antique basket quilt is one of my favorites from my collection.

I hope you are joining in on Stitch Pink. 


  • Rose Marie says:

    Your fall decorating is absolutely beautiful! What a lovely collection to see.

  • Rose Marie says:

    Your fall decorating is absolutely beautiful! What a lovely collection to see.

  • gailss says:

    Your blocks are really coming out great and love the Dredsen…and here you worried about it….it looks perfect! This is going to be a beautiful top and can't wait to see all these blocks set together….love them!!!

  • Frog Quilter says:

    Beautiful blocks and the fabric is really pretty.

  • Janet O. says:

    Your gathering of blocks is very pretty.
    Applique is not my thing, either, but I have done a mini Dresden, and it wasn't as bad as I expected.

  • P Jarvis says:

    Both of these blocks are knock out stunning. So pretty.