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Rainbow Modern Blocks Sampler | A Finished Quilt | One Monthly Goal Finish | 2019 FAL | Scrap Project 8

For my September One Monthly Goal, I wanted to finish up my Tula Pink 100 Modern Quilt Blocks sampler quilt. And I finished!!

I really enjoyed hand quilting this one and I finished it just in time for snuggling through the fall and winter months! This blocks are from a two years ago made during the 100 blocks 100 days sewing event. I didn't make all 100, so I modified the Sliding Scale quilt pattern from the book to use only 60 blocks.

I love the texture created by the hand quilt. I can defiantly see myself hand quilting another throw sized quilt, especially this winter. 

This year really has been about finishing up quilt projects! I now only have 3 large quilt tops to finish quilting and hopefully I will be able to finish them up even with some changes (moving) coming our way very soon. 
Happy Stitching!
Quilt Stats: Pattern: Tula Pink Modern Quilt Block Sampler - Sliding Scale Pattern Dimensions: 54 inches x 58 inches
Quilting: Big Stitch Hand Quilting Fabrics: Various scraps f…

Rainbow Mini Science Fair Quilt | A Finished Mini Quilt | Scrap Project 7

This is one of those patterns that has been on my to-do list for years! Finally I stitched up the Mini Science Fair Quilt for myself! I remember when I purchased the pattern, that I would get to it right away, but I of course found myself distracted by some new fabric/pattern and this was set aside.

Well the thing about moving from one room to another, I found some mini quilt patterns that were forgotten about. So I decided since I wasn't sewing up any large quilts for a little while, now would be a perfect time to make a few of those long forgotten mini quilts. Plus it helps that I need some new mini quilts to hang on my walls in my new sewing room.


For my version, I went digging in my scrap bins and found a beautiful little rainbow to make my Mini Science Fair. Some of these fabrics I've had for awhile and others are recent additions to the scrap bins. When I decided on my rainbow idea, i didn't know if the end product would look like it did in my head. It works for me …

Adventures in Long Arm Quilting | Mod Tiles & The Chemist Quilts | Finished Quilts

A few weeks ago, I went to get my Long Arm Rental Certification at Time Flies Quilt and Sew. I've been dreaming of a long arm for many years now, but just haven't been able to justify the cost and where to put one, especially in our current home. So when I found out the Time Flies offers long arm rentals, I knew I had to give it a go.


I tried free motion quilting (FMQ) on my domestic machine, but it just hurt my shoulders so much, that I stopped. I pretty much just do straight line quilting or use a decorative stitch, but with larger and larger quilts that is just a lot of weight to be pushing through your machine. I have 3 large quilt tops that I have been dreading doing the quilting because they will be a pain in the butt. But now after trying FMQ on a long arm, I'm in love again with FMQ.


The quilt above is my practice piece. It took a few minutes to get into a rhythm but I was able to find it and just flow with the machine. Moving the machine versus the quilt is amazi…

WiP Wednesday | September Edition

Time again for a WiP post.

I am starting to make some great progress on my WiP's! It feels so great to being checking of quilts from my list!


While we did a room swap this past August. I came across a bunch of mini quilt patterns that I had purchased but never actually stitched up. Now that I'm all moved into my new sewing space, I need more mini quilts for my walls. So those mini quilt patterns to the rescue. First up is Mini Science Fair by Jaybird Quilts. I am just loving these little triangles and hexagons!


Even better, I can finally stitch again on my Bernina Activa 220 without it freezing up on me! My husband replaced a little chip on the power supply motherboard and she has been stitching perfectly without freezes, YAY!


This is just a fun little scrap busting mini quilt. I just love a scrap busting quilt.


I'm finishing up the binding on my Tula Pink 100 Modern quilt blocks quilt! I am so happy that this one is finally in the home stretch!


On Tuesday, I spent the da…

Mini Modern Maples Cushion Cover | Scrap Project 6

Ahh, I just love fall! Hands down my favorite season, especially in the UP. There are a few leaves starting to change color and I'm so excited. I'm looking forward to a color tour in a few weeks and really hope I have a few quilts done so I can take some quilt in the wild photos.

So with fall rolling in, I figured I would make a fun little fall inspired cushion cover. And since I've been on small scale sewing kick, I thought a mini modern maple cover was just what I needed for my living room.


Plus, lets face it this was just a perfect reason to dig through the scrap bins and use up those small little scraps. My mini maple block finishes at 3 inches and when added to a mini 9 patch block it makes for a lovely scrappy cushion cover.


For the quilting a did a orange peel design and while a little wonky, I love it! Lately I've been at a lose as to what I want to quilt on my quilts, so this was a nice change.


I quilted this cover on my Janome HD9. This baby has so much powe…

2019 Quilters Meet & Greet

Benita of Victoriana Quilt Designs approached me if I wanted to participate in a Quilter's Meet and Greet. And since both kiddos are in school this year, I actually have a little more time to actually blog, so I figured this was a great time to join the fun.

So here is a little more about me, my quilting journey, and life in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan!

Hi! I'm Jess Pugh and I grew up in Ludington, Michigan, famous for the Lake Michigan Carferry the S.S. Badger. Went to Michigan State University for my undergrad in botany and later my Master's at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee for my MLIS.


I was set up with my husband on a blind date, and were married 6 months later. In January 2020 we will be celebrating 12 years of marriage! This by far was one of the craziest things I've done!
I have two girls, Nora and Enna. Nora is a 1st grader this year and Enna started preschool. Plus we also have our 10 year old black lab, Berrie.
I started sewing as a way to help heal…

One Monthly Goal | September Edition

This month my One Monthly Goal is to complete my Tula Pink 100 Modern quilt blocks quilt! I have been hand quilting this one all summer long and would to have it finished so I can snuggle with it this fall.

I'm linking up with Elm Street Quilts for One Monthly Goal.