Wednesday, June 19, 2013

PB and J - a New Adventure

I work with a woman who is just amazing. And to thank her for sharing her amazingness with me and the kids (I am a teacher) each and every day that we work together, I want to make her a (surprise, surprise!!!) quilt, of course!!!

What better fabric than a little PB and J?!!! Exactly - just perfect, I thought so too. You has the alphabet, which is soooo fitting for what we do (we work with little people). But it is not kids only fabric - it has grown up elements too, like its lovely flowers and patchwork and really great colours (love the denim blue). So I chopped up a pile (and added a few from stash)...

Did some chain piecing...

And ended up with a log cabin-ish type of block. I just went with colours and proportions that looked good to my eye.

Now I have this vision for a scrappy, tone on tone, herringbone sashing of sorts. Not sure how I am going to make this happen yet - going to sleep on it.

What are you working on lately? Hope it's making you smile like these did for me today - this was some much needed sewing time - always relaxes the soul.

Linking up with W.I.P. Wednesday with Lee at Freshly Pieced.



  1. This is going to be such a cute quilt! I love the herringbone idea and can't wait to see what you come up with!

  2. I love PB&J! Your coworker is going to be so thrilled! As a teacher, I know I'd be ecstatic. :)

  3. they are fabulous! and, oh my goodness, i always photograph my strung up chain piecing, too. =) i enjoy making it and how fun it looks when it comes off the machine. never can resist a photo of it.

  4. Oooh I was so tempted by precuts of that line, but couldn't really decide on a plan for it, so I passed. Your little log cabins with the alphabet inside them are darling! What a special gift--your coworker is going to be thrilled.

  5. What a thoughtful and perfect gift this will make! I think the log cabin ABCs are so sweet. Quilt squares always have a way of making me smile too!

  6. This is an exciting project! It'll be a fab gift :)

  7. This looks great. Such a nic thing to make!