City Streets Top done

citystreets  I decided I just needed to get those borders done tonight so got back to work on it and here it is.  So it’s ready to layer and quilt.  I want to get the binding made tomorrow so it’s all set to go.  So I’m getting closer to caught up on some projects.

I haven’t started my own Let It Shine but I think I’m actually going to wait a while before starting on that one.  I’ve got a couple other batik quilts I want to finish first and will need some more batiks in order to complete those.  So might as well have the leftovers from those projects too to mix into the scrappiness of Let It Shine.  Now I just need to get caught up on the Strictly for the Birds before the next one comes out.  I’ve got a little pile at the end of the sewing table with some fabrics I think I may use for that but haven’t gotten started.

Tomorrow I plan to get the blocks for my nephew’s graduation quilt up on the design wall so I can start sewing rows together.

I love it…

if I do say so myself! LOL  I postponed breakfast because I just couldn’t resist putting the City Streets blocks up on the design wall to see how they looked (which meant finally taking CTS down off the design wall since I haven’t gotten around to doing the sashing for that one — it will sit in the closet for a while and come back out later to be finished off).

cs I love fall colors and this just has a warm glow about it.  I haven’t made the checkerboard border strips yet because I’ve been contemplating adding a fabric into those that I haven’t used in the rest of the quilt but wanted to see how the center looked put together first.


It will end up being sort of the opposite of this version I colored in EQ originally below – the lights and darks are pretty much reversed in the one I made.

I’ll definitely make another  of these.  It’s a quick and easy quilt to make and great for charity purposes.

Now – time for brunch!


City Streets!

It’s design wall monday over at Judy’s blog – such great eye candy so check them all out.    CTS is still on the big design wall. I will get back to that one of these days. But I’ve been busy yesterday and will continue working on today – the Batik Lifesaver swap blocks. These are the ones I had done yesterday – I’ve got about 27 more in various stages and hope to get them all sewn this morning.

  I posted several different colorways of this quilt design, which will be the March quilt for the Stitchin with Justquiltin 2013 project.  The stitch along will be March 16-17, 2013.

I also asked for name suggestions and much thanks and congratulations go to Glenna for coming up with an absolutley perfect name for it — “Reminds me of a taxi in the city. I’d call it “City Streets” cause my eyes just keep moving when I look at it.”

If you take a look at this map of the Capitol Square area here in Madison, you will see why I think it’s so perfect.  (Okay, you need to tilt your head to the left when looking at the map to get the right alignment.  But that pieced block square in the very middle of the quilt  is like where the capitol building is.  It has main roads going out like a “plus” sign in each direction  and it also has roads traveling out on the diagonals.  The next block out (the large square formed by all the dark brown squares) — on the map you will see those roads too – for those who live in Madison, we  refer to it as the “outer square”.  

So I hope you’ll join me in March to make this project named by Glenna.  And as a thank you Glenna – please email me ( with your full mailing address and I will send you some of my Justquiltin goodies — the mousepad and pen with the Stitchin with Justquiltin 2013 logos on them. 🙂  Sure to be a collectors item some day! ROFLOL

Thanks to all for playing “name that quilt.” 🙂