Sunday, July 7, 2013

Leftovers for the Lunchbox

Finishing projects is awesome.  
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I finished another project from my 2013 Finish-A-Long for a grand total of 2 finishes for the second quarter of the challenge.  Not bad - but not  great considering my list was 10 items long.  You saw my first finish, Leaf Peepers, here - and now it's time for another!


I was calling this quilt Leftovers because, well, it's made from leftover blocks from other quilts I've made, Leaf Peepers which was my first quilt, a Puss in the Corner I made for an ex-boyfriend in navy and gray and even an Ohio Star I made for a nice Korean woman who cooked me dinner.  But every time I'd go to talk about my Leftovers, I end up calling it Lunchbox.  It does sort of remind me of a school lunch tray - maybe that's where it comes from - but that's as close as it gets.
Pic borrowed from here.
 So for now it'll go by both names.

This baby sized quilt started as a thrown together project because I wanted to practice my free motion quilting but it turned into something I really ended up loving.   I used a different quilting technique on each block.  Some just use the blanket stitch programed into elna, some use different free motion quilting patterns and some just used really basic straight lines. To make it extra snugly I used diaper cloth for the back which is super soft - but in the end I don't love it on the back because you can't see the quilting very well so I don't know if I'll use it again  - but overall, This is a bright and fun little quilt.

This is a quilting pattern I learned from Leah Day.

It's a perfect snuggle blanket for me and my handsome kitties.

And sometimes you get extra lucky and find a handsome baby wrapped up in your quilt.

Andrew is a snuggle monster.
I'm going to have babies visit more often.

Hop on over to She Can Quilt to see what other people finished!


  1. Yum. Those leftovers look delicious! Love all the different quilting techniques!

  2. I love the different stitches! That baby is pretty cute too. :)