Speaking of new kits from books….

I loved the idea of kits from books, so I volunteered to sew one of the first kits.  I needed a pretty twin quilt for my spare bedroom (aka, the fabric overflow room).  I LOVE how it turned out!













It’s called Circles and Chains and the pattern is in the book A Baker’s Dozen.  The book is on sale right now for 40% off! I used Canning Day fabrics because I love those 30s prints!

I decided I wanted this quilt to be able to stand a workout, plenty of washing and drying, so I chose to take a more thorough approach to applique.  I turned under the edges of every circle using Perfect Circles and the starch method.  Then I machine blanket stitched each circle with Essential thread that coordinates with the inner aqua sashing.  Here’s a more closeup shot of the applique:  It went together pretty quickly!

Here’s a bit of my sewing progress:


Now it’s time to clean that spare room, paint the walls and make the bed with my pretty new quilt.  I’m thinking the walls will be either the aqua or the apricot, but several shades lighter.


  1. Linda Froggie - October 11, 2010

    Fabric overflow room, I love it! I had one of those, come to think of it, but now it’s called my grandsons bedroom! I love having them in that room.
    I love the quilt, it’s great. I bet it looks good in your overflow room!
    ~Hopppy quilting~

  2. Janet - October 16, 2010

    I love your quilt.. and agree with making it ”stand up to the workout” .. like the squares and circles too good job thanks