Duvet maker?
Sure. I can bust one out in my sleep.
But I have never attempted a quilt.
I planned to.
(Which has since been used for other projects.)
But chickened out.

I have a misconception that all quilts
are detailed and fussy.
Two words that are not in my vocabulary.
But when I saw this quilt that all changed.
It didn't change enough though.
I chickened out again.

So early this morning as I was reading Kelly's blog
(who by the way is having a really fun giveaway)
I came across Old Red Barn Co.'s Quilt Along.
Basically the instructions on how to make my
dream quilt step by baby step.

So I went to my fabric cabinet,
picked out a bright and funky mix of prints,
Michael Miller that I purchased here)
grabbed my assistant and her Bumbo,
changed the blade in my rotary cutter,

and somehow managed to cut all of the strips
before the rest of the family woke up.
Look at this yumminess.
Simply. Cannot. Wait.

So here they sit, ready for the next batch of instructions.
In a little over a month,
I too, will be a quilter.

Want to join me?
There is plenty of time!

Oh, and when all is said and done,
I will no only have a newfound skill,

but a chance to win a crazy sewing machine worth over $1,000.

Will I win?
If I don't, I'll just curl up in my new quilt and give love to my
simple sewing machine that helped make it.
I'm cool with that.


  1. Hey Jules!

    Just wondering how the duvet is coming?

    Totally can't wait to see it!!!

    You're such an amazing crafter! :D


  2. OOHHH!! Love your fabric choices!! Have fun and GOOD LUCK! I know you can do it...there isn't a doubt in my mind!!

  3. Can you please give me sewing lessons? I want to sew, but I suck. Big time!

  4. I'm so doing this!

    I've been drooling over that EXACT same quilt for almost 6 months! Saw it at Piecemakers awhile back and logged it in the back of my brain under "What to do when I have time on my hands."

    Um yeah...that time will never come, so this is exactly the kick in the bum I needed!


  5. Oh how I LOVE those bright fun colors! I can't wait to see the quilt!

  6. My daughter has a quilt made of more than a few of those fabrics. It is adorable and I love the fact that its handmade.

  7. I REALLY want to join you. Like really bad! I don't have the money for all the fabric... maybe I'll go through my 'stash' tonight and see what I can find. Maybe it will be eclectic, lol. LOVE your fabric choices!!

  8. I have been wanting to make a quilt and I think I have found the perfect opportunity. You have inspired me so tomorrow I will get my fabric.

  9. OH Julie!
    Thank you.
    Thank you.
    I have all sorts of people coming to my blog because they saw your post. :)
    This makes my day.
    I'm excited that you have decided to join the quilt along.
    Dana is making it so easy. I love it.
    p.s. I read an old post where you said you weren't good at returning emails--well you're great at it now. Thanks for all your help in last couple of weeks. My blog wouldn't be the same without you.

  10. julie, i just squealed out loud reading this! my husband gave me the look (you know what i mean right?) and sighed. "oh brother, what project are you going to do now??!"

    i super big puffy heart LURVE this! rock on super mom!

    (thanks for your sweet email the other day too. made my day!)

  11. I cannot remember if I have ever commented on your blog, but I am a faithful reader. :-) I LOVE your fabric choices and cannot wait to see the finished product. I want to join in, but I have too many unfinished projects right now...a quilt is on my future, future list. (I am too chicken, still.)

  12. holy cow. i'm telling you. you rock!
    the fabric's couldn't be any yummier!!!!!
    if i only had the patience to sew. the
    bobbin alone scares me. but i do believe it should be passed down from moms to their daughters. i should take a class just for that.
    i can't wait to see it. oh, its going to be great.

  13. Ooh - can't wait to see it!! What GORGEOUS fabrics!

  14. Oh boy! I'm totally checking this out. In my dreams I'm a quilter as well. We don't have to share any quilt fails, do we??


  15. umm, let me think.. YEP, I will be joining the quilt along too! Thanks for the info. I have been wanting a quilt "class". I usually just wing it and am never truly happy with the outcome. I am so excited... Now if only I didn't give all my fabric away. Guess I will have to buy some new stuff. Bummer, I know :)

  16. Going to be SUPER cute!!! How fun!

  17. Can't wait to see what you come up with!! It'll be fab, no doubt...

  18. I just found Old Red Barn Co. blog's too!!! I love it, and will be reading weekly for the quilt-along.
    I'm not doing this one due to "no time" but I will someday. I just started quilting too and LOVE IT!
    Feel free to check out my blog for some SIMPLE quilts I designed myself... i don't do "fussy" quilts either!

  19. I just started quilting a month or so ago - beware - it's addicting. You're gonna start dreaming of patterns and fabrics! Another great resource is crazymomquilts.blogspot.com

  20. that is exactly the quilt i would want!
    love those colors!

  21. Good for you! But, is that a container of EMPTY thread spools next to your beautiful pile of strips? I always wonder if I should save those things, but I never do.... Is that decoration? or do you have a master plan for creating with empty spools?

  22. I heart Dana.

    I want to be her when I grow up.

    I might be a bit of a stalker.

  23. Hi

    Thanks for the encouragement. I have cut the strips and sewed the sets and today I will be trimming the squares. I will blog later with some pictures.