Playing with Pink

With cloudy rainy days and night coming sooner, it’s nice to be working on a happy quilt. Our quilt guild will be collecting charity quilts this coming Monday, and I really don’t want to attend with nothing to contribute.

Some of the members bring bags full of quilts of all sizes. I’m just not as productive, mainly because my body starts to protest when I spend too much time at the machine. The fact that I spend lots of time with many of you by reading and commenting on the great things you’ve been doing may also be to blame. I love every minute of that.

Here’s where I was on my Project Linus quilt last week.

Well, I finally finished it today. I have a stash of several inexpensive 50×60-inch fleece blankets, on which I used the stitch and flip method. It was so easy to add multiple 40-inch strips of pink, along with strips of charm squares in blue to match the blue of the cute owls.

For the borders I used jellyroll strips. I’ve bought several rolls of those in white, black and red Bella by Moda. These strips have pinked edges, so there’s no fraying. I usually get them online from Missouri Star. They are so handy for any kind of patchwork. I’m finishing them with a zigzag stitched border.

As soon as I finish this I’m going to be working on my wallhanging for The Endeavourers Challenge due by November first.

I’m linking up with Angela at and Cynthia at

I’m also linking up with One Monthy Goal Finish at Elm Street Quilts

14 thoughts on “Playing with Pink

  1. This is such a cute one! I love how you alternate rows of squares with the WOF strips. It adds more color but uses that same clever method. And I know fleece backings are so cuddly, soft and popular with kids. Who can resist those sweet little owls?? 🙂


  2. This is such an adorable quilt and perfect for donation! With the fleece backing instead of batting and backing, you have the cuddly factor without the bulk. Super idea!! And what Jo said is true – don’t compare yourself to others. Sooner or later, we all have our physical limitations to deal with. Ask me how I know… xo


  3. Hi Paula,
    Maureen from Josephina Ballerina here.
    I’m a slow blogger and a slow quilter. I work on one project at a time. Lived twenty years in a tiny condo with my cat and husband. Only ever had room to do one project at a time.
    Like you, I am a member of The Endeavourers with this November 1st being my first reveal. I had shoulder surgery two weeks ago, so it’s going to be a SMALL project. I told Catherine from Knotted Cotton that since I am right handed and my right arm is mostly out of commission, the “improv” part most likely be how I can get a grip of the sewing needle!
    Anyway, I enjoy your blog.
    Smiles from Maureen & JB aka Josephina Ballerina the cat


  4. Soft, warm, and comforting. Your quilt is perfect for a childs quilt Paula, you are so generous with the donations you make. I can’t wait to see your improv challenge quilt and I will be checking out all the other Endeavorers too.


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