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A four hour quilt… here on Gilligan’s Isle

February 15th, 2009

Instant gratification.  From the first cut to the finishing knot on my binding - in less then four hours I was done. And that includes intermittent times I dorked around on Facebook. I guess now would be a good time to mention that this quilt only measures 18” x 22”. Small enough that I can quilt it after I’ve bound it.
Little quilt
I was working on stuff and decided I needed some play time… letting someone else do the driving while I putz around in the passenger seat. Lori Smith’s From My Heart to Your Hands little fat quarter patterns are just the most perfect, the most darling and the most fun little patterns. I did mod mine (from pattern #1505) just a tad - I added an inner border and made the outer border wider.

Last weekend when I sewed with my friends at Momma Made It, Sharon (the owner) had this quilt/pattern on display,  and I knew I had to make one.  So while at Momma Made It, I stocked up on quarter yards cuts and fat quarters of Civil Warhishy (War-ishy?) fabrics… and $40 worth of fabric later… I have a quilt the size of a fat quarter.  WTF?  How did I manage that?  Oh well… I guess I’ve got lots of leftovers to make more.  Good thing I have a stockpile of Lori Smith’s patterns!

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40 Responses

  1. The fabulous nadine allegedly said:

    I have been to Momma Made it! My sister lives there and when I am home I go there. I may be going for a visit in the Spring! You’ll have to let me know which other stores to check out

  2. The fabulous Lisa allegedly said:

    Warhishy (rhymes with door-fishy?): fabric pertaining to war? I think Oxford should pick it up. It’s a useful word.

    LOVE the little quilt–there’s something about THAT PINK with THAT BLUE that’s just magical! So pretty, Monica.

  3. The fabulous MichelleB allegedly said:

    It’s fabulous. There is something about that pink and that blue, and that paisley along with it. I love it.

  4. The fabulous Ricki allegedly said:

    You had to put a link to that quilt shop, just as I am contemplating a trip to Cannon Beach?

    I’m in so. much. trouble!

    Adorable quilt, you must have a lot more patience than I do :)

  5. The fabulous rachel allegedly said:

    how cute!!!

    when you said WTF i about cracked up because i was thinking the same thing!!!

  6. The fabulous Lissa allegedly said:

    I made a miniature grandma’s flower garden quilt, spent two years fiddling with that sucker… my WTF moment was Dags (aka super dh) saying when I’d quilted and bound the bugger ‘that aint gonna keep you warm’…

    maybe not…

    who also loves Lori Smith patterns (homestead hearth had a sale before christmas, pattern and kit for four mini quilts for $20US..

  7. The fabulous Vickie E allegedly said:

    Monica, THAT is so true and so funny…I have several of Lori’s patterns..I haven’t made any yet..isn’t that pathetic?

  8. The fabulous Paula in NH allegedly said:

    What a cute little quilt. I have some of Lori’s patterns. I’ve only made one of them so far. You’ve inspired me to try another one.

  9. The fabulous Randi allegedly said:

    $40=quilt the size of a fat quarter! Funny!

    The quilt is great and I love the fact that it was so quick!

  10. The fabulous Jackie allegedly said:

    Isn’t it great to work on a quick project for instant gratification? And not to mention it is really cute too!

  11. The fabulous Carol Lewis allegedly said:

    Your little quilt is so cute. That’s great to get a quilt done so quickly, good job. Oh BTW, Sawyer didn’t take off his shirt last week but Lost was good anyway. This week should be better, I think they all will be going back to the island.

  12. The fabulous anina allegedly said:

    I love instant gratification!

  13. The fabulous jenny allegedly said:

    seriously??? four hours? quite amazing and very lovely.

  14. The fabulous jenny b harris allegedly said:

    Are you on facebook? I just signed up this weekend! I’m off to see if I can find you…

  15. The fabulous elizabeth allegedly said:

    So so pretty! I LOVE making something where someone else has done all the figuring. So far all I’m good at these days is BUYING patterns other people have done.

  16. The fabulous pam allegedly said:

    Facebook? Am I the only left not doing that? Love the quilt love you.

  17. The fabulous Alison allegedly said:

    Oh how lovely ~ 4 hours, how fab is that!

  18. The fabulous Carolyn allegedly said:

    Impressive! Looks like it took you much longer than 4 hours. :)

  19. The fabulous cindy allegedly said:

    holy crap! I just finished one of those little quilts! I just have to take pics and post them. :) Great minds think alike. I actually did a different quilt, but it’s off those patterns. I used pattern #1514, Exploring batiks. :)

  20. The fabulous Mary Anne Drury allegedly said:

    Instant gratification! I’m all about instant gratification ….. it goes well with my short attention span ! Very pretty little quilt …. perfect size for Miss Mimi maybe? with enough leftovers for some of her friends!

  21. The fabulous Thimbleanna allegedly said:

    Hey, you better not turn into one of those bloggers that abandons her blog for facebook! Love the little quilt! You’ve definitely shifted my image of you — I had you pigeonholed in the NoCivilWarishyFabric pigeonhole. If $40 = fat quarter size, I’m not even doing the math on what = full size. Yeouch!

  22. The fabulous lilyhaven allegedly said:

    Your little quilt is darling! Well done! :)

    I love dorking around on facebook at times too. I can loose hours there. It can be trouble.


  23. The fabulous Candace allegedly said:

    Wow - my kind of quilt pattern, Monica - nearly instant gratification! I really like the colors! I’m also waiting (not so) patiently for QA’s yearly show in Monroe next month - Momma Made It is always there and I just love Sharon’s stuff!!!

  24. The fabulous Jennifer from NY allegedly said:

    That’s one beautiful little quilt! Too funny about the cost of fabric versus the size–but hey, I guess that could be said for any size quilt! It’s fruiten gorgeous!! (Tell me if you get tired of me saying ‘fruiten.’) Luv, Jen

  25. The fabulous Paula allegedly said:

    You Rock! I aspire to have one pinky-sized finger worth of your quilty mojo. Yep, pretty sure that warishy is a word. I’m gonna use it in Scrabble. Wonder if Riff’ll notice…
    (and now I’m headed right over to friend you on facebook. HEEEHHEEEheee. No ignoring me now!)

  26. The fabulous Cheryl allegedly said:

    Loooooooooooooooooooooooooove it!!!

  27. The fabulous blop allegedly said:

    As usual too cute for words…not that warishy is not a word…I like it!
    Yeah for IG!!

  28. The fabulous AnyoneCanQuilt allegedly said:

    Why do you do this to me? I don’t NEED ONE MORE THING that I MUST make! But now the sight of your blocks are haunting me….They are so cute and your fabric choices are beautiful! Now, what can I cut out of my day so I can sew these beautiful blocks….bathing?..no..dishes?..no..laundry?..no….
    Oh I’ll think of something. And so happy that you sold your home! Your Hello Joe-Joe is so cute. x

  29. The fabulous AnyoneCanQuilt allegedly said:

    Oh, I forgot about this little quilt! Adding it to the list too, d*mn it… x

  30. The fabulous Lauri allegedly said:

    Less than 4 hours? I don’t know if I should believe you or not…I would be lucky if it was done in 4 months!

    But of course, you are THE Fabulous Monica! You make miracles out of fabric every day!

  31. The fabulous Kim allegedly said:

    Hi Monica ~ Love the quilt, fabulous fabric choice! I completely understand about the $40 FQ’s ~ I work for Sharon @ Momma Made It ~ I never see a pay check :) // Not to change the subject, we met at 2008 spring market, Judy Hillman introduced us, I’m Waterpail deSigns ~ the wool lady, so sorry I missed you at Momma Made It. Love your blog, always makes me laugh!!!! Kim

  32. The fabulous laura allegedly said:

    oh, i love your blog! so many cute ideas here. (: are you interested in exchanging links? if so, please leave me a comment on my blog. (:

  33. The fabulous Julie allegedly said:

    I love your little quilt! Just the best choices for fabric and design, and finished before dinner…yahoo!

  34. The fabulous Deb allegedly said:

    LOL……..I have *lots* of $40 mini quilts; and a great fabric stash! My ex used to say if I sewed all my little quilts together I”d have something usefull. Fortunately, my new husband understands the value of fabric as insulation and encourages me to line the walls of my sewing room with shelves full of it.

  35. The fabulous Nanette allegedly said:

    I love it. What a great design.

  36. The fabulous Nanna allegedly said:

    What a pretty quilt, and aren’t you the speedy seamstress? It’s amazing how much sewing is costing these days, isn’t it? It does keep one from going insane, right? Right?????

  37. The fabulous Julie Hardgrave allegedly said:

    Dear Zombie!!

    Love your website! I check your blog constantly for new updates. Anyway, would love to win the new floss! Haven’t been inspired to stitch lately, maybe this would get me started again! Your BOM bunny block is adorable….I am still trying to decide on which background I like best! I have used two different ones so far and may ,just continue that way!

    Anyway, happy stitching! So weird by the way, my sister and her best friend have always been “the zombies” to all of the family!


  38. The fabulous marlene allegedly said:

    Love your design aesthetic. Those who hail from the cloudy Northwest always seem to have this wonderful sense of color. Your strawberries on your cake made me go to the frig and eat some real ones.

    I’ll have to try those yummy Cosmo flosses. Thanks for the tip.


  39. The fabulous Kathy allegedly said:

    love the web site- found you through thimble creek.

  40. The fabulous Kathy allegedly said:

    add me again for the drawing- i’m on the mailing list.

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