Yay Day in Quilt-it… today (July/August 2013)


Hello Friends!  It’s good to have you visit again.  I am not sure if you are familiar with Quilt-it… today magazine.  This magazine is only recently introduced to the market, and sold at an affordable price.  I am sharing with you my YAY DAY quilt that is featured in the July/August 2013 issue of Quilt- it… Today.

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This is a horizontal strip quilt using organic cotton prints from Birch’s Yay Day Collection.  Click on fabric collection name to view the full range of fabrics.  Click here to purchase the fabrics from Fabric Worm.


Here are a few shots of the quilt where you can see the horizontal strip layout a little better:




The pieced blocks in this quilt are framed blocks that are super easy to construct.



Quilting was done to match the horizontal strip layout of the quilt using straight line and machine “fly” stitching.  Quilting was done using Aurifil Mako 50 cotton threads over Hobbs Tuscany Silk batting.




This is what the back looks like.  Incidentally, the backing fabric is my favorite from the collection.



I hope you enjoyed my Yay Day quilt.  If you like the quilt, I am curious what you liked about it – fabrics, designs, quilting, anything!

Have a lovely rest of the day, and great week ahead!


My 2013 lineup thus far besides “Yay Day” – click on project names for more information:

Annie’s Love Those Precuts Book (January 2013):  Apple of My Eye

Annie’s Sweet Layer Cakes Book (April 2013): Sunburst Melody

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Spring 2013): Baubles, Baubles

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Summer 2013): Curious Cats

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Summer 2013): Fabrique Foursome

Fons and Porter’s Love of Quilting (March/April 2013):  Now I know my ABC’s

Machine Quilting Unlimited (March/April 2013): Quilting Curvy Feathers

QUILT (June/July 2013): Color Burst

QUILT (June/July 2013): Pattern Play

Quilt Trends (Winter 2013, Cover Quilt): Tango

Quilts and More (Spring 2013): 2 Wishes

Quilts and More (Spring 2013):  Watercolor Sketches

Quilter’s World (February 2013): New Life

Quilter’s World (April 2013): Monkey Around

Quilter’s World (Summer 2013): Garden Mist, to be posted

Quilter’s World QUICK & EASY QUILTS (Spring 2013): In & Out

Quilter’s World QUICK & EASY QUILTS (Spring 2013): Garden Maze

Simple Quilts & Sewing (Spring 2013):  Stained Glass

The Quilter (December 2012/January 2013): Not Too Square

The Quilter (April/May 2013):  In the Meadow

Benartex Free Pattern (March 2013): Pumpkin Patch/Autumn Fauna

Benartex Free Pattern (March 2013): Flora Linda/Catalina

Lecien Free Pattern, Lynette Anderson (April 2013):  Forest Floor/Wildflower Wood

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (January 2013): Mediterranean Dream

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (February 2013): Butterfly Kisses

RJR Fabrics Free Pattern (May 2013): Nature’s Harmony/Silent Harmony

Woodland Parade: Final Sneak Peeks

Hello Friends, yesterday was the first normal day for me.  I think I am finally getting the upper hand on my cold.  So, as you probably guessed, it was “frantic working” for me as far as how my day went yesterday.

I did get Woodland Parade completed a few days ago.  Here is a quilted sneak peek for you.  You can see that I have also quilted the quilt with a feather stitch from my machine in addition to the straight lines.


My favorite part of the quilt is actually the back.  Once in a while I do find myself liking the quilt more than the front – not too often, but that does happen! :)  I guess I am just in love with that birch tree print fabric!


If you have missed my previous posts mentioning the name of this fabric collection.  It is Yay Day by Birch.  The fabrics should be available sometime in April.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed the sneak peeks.  Until next time.