Friday, October 30, 2015

Friday Finish!

It sure doesn't take long to finish a quilt top when half the blocks are already pieced.  Although I enjoyed making the Lollies blocks so much I was sort of sad when I made the last one.  This is a pattern I would enjoy making again, and maybe not in holiday themed fabric, although I think this pattern is very well suited for Christmas fabric.

This is Lifetime Quilt Number 168 - Christmas Lollies
The pattern is Lollies by Camille Roskelley for thimble blossoms
The fabric is an assortment of Kate Spain for Moda Christmas fabric
It finished at 64" x 74"
It has approximately 698 pieces.

The Lollies pattern is available here.

Have you been drooling over all social media pictures of fall market?  Black Tie Affair by Basic Grey, Spooky Delight by Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs,  and Carkai by Carolyn Friedlander  are lines of fabric that are on the top of my wish list.   Now we just have to wait for it to show up in stores, which seems to take forever.  For the first time I was able to watch some great Market broadcasts on Periscope.  Did you give that a try?  It was almost like being there, except I couldn't buy anything at that Sample Spree!

And I can't let the day go by without saying happy birthday to someone who spends almost as much time in my sewing room as I do.

Happy 7th Birthday Cooper!

This is Cooper when we brought him home.

This is Cooper now,

I should maybe get him a bigger bed for his birthday.

Are you sewing this weekend? I'm hoping I am!!


  1. Oh my..." Happy Birthday" to Cooper and boy, he has grown! Love your Lollies and the top is a nice finish. That fabric was perfect for them and a nice new Christmas top right in time for the holiday. I am getting ready for sewing retreat in upstate NY and very excited to sew for 4 days!! Have a great weekend Thelma

  2. Happy Birthday, Cooper, wish you many happy dog years ahead!
    Love your Lollies quilt looks so great with xmas fabrics perfect for the season!

  3. You nailed the Lollies quilt in Xmas fabric. I think it was perfect!
    Cooper was sooo little! LOL! He is a big boy now. Hope he enjoys his special day.
    I'll be sewing this weekend for sure. I want to finish the swoon blocks I started on my last retreat. I will be going on retreat as of next Thursday, so I want to be able to put it all together then. Have a great weekend!!

  4. Just love your Christmas Lollies quilt Thelma !!

    Wishing Cooper a Very Happy Birthday !

  5. Too funny! Your photos of Cooper are hilarious!! The pics of market get better and better every year and how is that even possible anymore??? I loved Betsy chutchian's display and quilts this year. I'm headed down to my sewing room now to start another Farmer's Wife latest addiction. Have a great weekend, Thelma.

  6. Cooper is so adorable! Yes, Santa needs to bring that baby a new bed! Your quilt is wonderful, and you've inspired me to get the pattern. You're an enabler! Only applique so far this weekend. Almost to the 200 mark on the basket blocks, just three more to go. Today I get in the quilting joint to get some bindings on quilts that have just been languishing all year. Time to just get them done since two are Christmas presents for little girls.


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