This sweet little quilt is called Rhubarb Crisp, and is a Jo Morton design. I found it in a book called The Big Book of Table Toppers. I made mine one set of stars shorter, because I want to use it on my hall table, and that is a better fit for me.
I really enjoyed making the quilt, and found that the pieces went together pretty perfectly, mostly due to my employment of the Bloc Loc Flying Geese trim tool in the 1 x 2" size. Those little guys all came out square and flat as can be, and when sewn together lined up straight as arrows.
I am stuck at this point though, because my Janome just isn't up to the task of machine quilting. That little machine is fairly good, but it doesn't want to do much more than sew two pieces of cotton fabric together. Every now and then the foot pedal stopped working and I had to use the manual button to sew. Then it would start up again, causing me great alarm. Many of you commented that you had heard that foot pedal issues are common with the Janome Gem.
Keeping my fingers crossed that I won't be without my Bernina for more than a week longer.
So, guess how I have been occupying myself while my machine is in the shop? Hmmm hmmm? Online shopping of course. I got the new Kansas Troubles Harvest Hill fat eighth bundle, which I will use for the Moda BlockHeads project. And something quite came over me, and I found myself buying a fair amount of Kim Diehl fabric from her Welcome Wagon and Katie's Cupboard collections. Some online quilt shops (Quilt Expressions) will sell a fat quarter rather than the more common half yard cut, so I took advantage of that.
I have also spent a fair amount of time on Pinterest, and these projects are partly what inspired me to get more Kim Diehl fabric:
Have a terrific weekend everyone!