I'm very excited for an all day "quilt-a-thon" on Saturday!!  I'm going to a friends house for the day, without kids, and I get to quilt all day - what a novelty!  Her husband will take their kids out of the house for the day too so we'll have uninterrupted sew time!  Yes...I'm really looking forward to it :)

So, I'm planning to start, and see how far I get, with a quilt for our 3rd child, Tessa.  I bought this pack of fat quarters last summer and plan on using that and making a log cabin quilt.  It's "Cottage Charm" by Heather Mulder Peterson.
I'll be making them with one half of the block warm and the other cool coloured.

I searched online for a pattern to make it simple for myself but I could really only find instructions for making the individual blocks.  So here's my block plan with sizing for the pieces:
 And then I figured out how I could get the most out of my fat quarters.  I have just enough for a 60x90 twin quilt!  (that is as long as I've figured it out right...)
Fun, fun!! 


  1. It looks good! So fun to start something new. Hope you get lots done and have lots of fun.

  2. this is going to be so beautiful...you are so lucky to get a sewing day like that. it is like a mini retreat

  3. Hi Suzanne, just found your blog..not to sure how...blog hopping my way around the world...Love this range of fabric and your quilt is going to look great....
    Hugs Dawn x x

  4. Can't wait to see how it turns out! Hope your sewing marathon is fun!

  5. Very Clever, that's one of the things I love about quilting is when you have to do the maths, it's very challenging but very rewarding.