Friday Finds–6/26/2015

It’s not as if I don’t have enough to do, but I keep finding other projects I want to add to my To-Do List.  Here are a few items you might want to check out, too.

  • Little Joys Quilt Along – Join the staff at the Fat Quarter Shop and a number of other bloggers and stitch  a little Christmas in July Quilt Along.  Beginning Wednesday, July 8th, a free block pattern will be released weekly through July 29th. Once completed you will have a 34-1/2” x 34-1/2” wall hanging.

The fabric requirements have been posted.  The block PDF patterns will be available until August 14th and after that they will be for sale individually at the shop.


The blocks are 5” square. This completes to 36” x 43” which means the backing doesn’t need to be pieced.

I’ve been thinking about making an Irish Chain quilt and all of a sudden this shows up on Facebook.  Maybe that’s a sign this quilt should go on the top of my list.  I’m thinking Burgundy, Gray & Cream

Change your table & place settings by making these to match the seasons.

  • Jelly Roll Strip Patchwork QuiltOh Sew Tempting shares their most popular tutorial using Jelly Rolls or you could use 2-1/2” strips from your leftovers.  The tutorial is full of pictures and promises to be easier than it looks.

You can play with the layout of these strip blocks and create different designs.

  • 100+ Zipper PouchesThe Sewing Loft Blog has collected links to over 100 patterns of Zipper Pouches.  Although not quite quilting, I like making pouches out of scraps leftover from quilting.  So it’s related, right?

I bet we can find something to make from all of these patterns!

  • Speaking of Zipper Pouches, check out this tutorial for making a 30-minute Zipper Pouch.  This is a free pattern offered on, but you will have to have a free username and password to download the pattern.

Don’t be afraid of zippers, but do remember to use your zipper foot when sewing it.

  • Speaking of Zippers – check out this video from Missouri Star Quilt Co in which Jenny Doan shows how to make a Zipper Pouch.

A Zipper Pouch is a great way to use up orphan blocks and also practice your Free Motion Quilting (FMQ) without tackling a larger project.

  • Churn Dash & Stars – As seen on Mary Quilts Blog this is a two block quilt.  Alternating the Churn Dash block with a Paper Pieced Star block check out the additional pattern that is created – No curve circles!

The finished quilt is 57” x 75” and the blocks finish to be 9”.  Of course, once you get on a roll, just keep adding blocks and you can make a much bigger quilt!

Well, I’m thinking we’ve added enough projects to our To-Do List for this week.  I know you must be keeping busy during these summer months, but make sure you make time for doing some stitching!

Happy Stitching!

Quilt Mouse

About Quiltmouse

I am retired. I love to quilt. I make charity quilts as well as quilts for my friends & family.
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1 Response to Friday Finds–6/26/2015

  1. Christmas in July (nearly)! Cute zipper projects 🙂

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