Monthly Archives: January 2019

Winter Walk

Since much of the country will be dealing with frigid temperatures this week and we’re in the middle of winter, it seems appropriate that we talk about my Winter Walk quilt. Don’t you think?


I took these pictures while I was in the Midwest over Christmas and it took FOUR tries and two different states to get useable pictures.  The wind would not cooperate at all.  That’s why you are going to see pictures in different locations.  But after some frozen fingers and a few choice words, I finally prevailed.


This quilt was inspired by a vintage quilt I saw.  The blocks are not a true Granny Square but they are Granny Square(ish).


If anyone knows if these blocks have a specific name let me know.  Again, I saw them in a vintage quilt and recreated them.


The fabric is Winter Walk by Denyse Schmidt and the gray sashing is from the Palette collection by Marcia Derse.


If you haven’t used the solids from Palette I highly recommend them.  The colors are so beautiful and have kind of a hand-dyed look. In the description on Windham’s website they describe the colors as having “subtle movement” and I wholeheartedly agree.


The creamy white color in the blocks is also one of the Palette solids.  It’s not quite a true white; it doesn’t have that stark whiteness that true white has.  I think it’s just right and goes so well with Winter Walk.


I made this quilt towards the end of last year after looking at a bunch of vintage quilts.  I came away 100 percent inspired by all the old quilts I saw and I think I’m making 2019 the year of vintage quilts.  I saw some that I want to recreate and some that I want to do my own version of.


Now, don’t hold me to ‘the year of vintage quilts’ thing because I may not stick to it completely.  But right now, all I have on my brain are a bunch of old quilts.  This could be fun.

MSP Factory – Finished

Happy 2019!  We made it to the new year.  Always have to be thankful for that.

First up for 2019 is a quilt I finished last year and photographed in November, hence the beautiful fall foliage in the pictures.  I was planning to get this posted last year, but sometimes time just gets away from you.


I made this quilt top back in 2017 when it was my year of ‘using what I had,’ which basically meant I was trying to sew my stash and buy as little fabric as possible.


This quilt uses all Denyse Schmidt fabric.  I have a huge DS Quilts fabric collection, including lots of smaller scraps, so this quilt was designed specifically for the purpose of trying to use some of the smaller scraps up.


I chose a few different fabric color families to include in the quilt and then picked equal amounts of fabrics for each of the color to use.


For example, I used a pink/purple(ish) color, a lighter pink, orange, yellow, blue, etc.


When paired with the Kona Cotton white it definitely makes the colors pop.


The back of the quilt also uses Denyse Schmidt fabric.  I had a couple larger pieces of DS Quilts fabric from her Joann Fabrics collections that I pieced together along with a piece of Kona Cotton Windsor.


The binding is DS Quilts fabric as well.  In this image you only see one of the binding fabrics but it actually is a scrappy binding.


I haven’t don’t a scrappy binding in a while and I forgot how much I like it!



That’s a wrap on this quilt.  I have some other projects filed away and will be ready to share them here soon.  Can’t wait to show you what I’m working on in 2019!