Sadie's Quilt (aka Callie Mae's Quilt)
from the book Jo's Little Favorites
20" x 24"
When I first saw Sadie's Quilt in Jo Morton's book Jo's Little Favorites, I knew I wanted to make this quilt. In the book Jo writes: What's autumn without a seasonal quilt accenting your home? I'm not big on the name Sadie and since Miss Callie Mae Calico is a calico and her kitty fur is much like the colors in this quilt, I changed the name to Callie Mae's quilt.
This is the backing fabric. Someone gifted this fabric to me a couple of years ago and with the oranges in the quilt this seemed a good choice.
Each time I make a small quilt it is a learning experience.
- the Creative Grid rulers called Itty-Bitty Eights designed by Primitive Gatherings have made a big difference for me in cutting and measuring accuracy
- Pins, pins and more pins are my new best friends
- If the fabric is flimsy, I use spray starch to give the fabric some additional body
- using a design wall/board helps me with layout. A trip to Lowes for a form insulation sheet and a 50% off coupon at JoAnn's for quilt lining made an affordable design wall
- Patience (Small quilts require time and patience)
My quilt (flimsy) doesn't look exactly like the one pictured in Jo's book, but it is close enough for me. This is going to be a really fun quilt to use for fall decorations.
It's a beautiful warm spring like day here in Nashville. Fresh air and garden clean up will give me some time to think about my next Jo quilt. Am torn between starting the Christmas Log Cabin or Meg's Four Patch doll quilt. The log cabin would sure be nice for Christmas but I need a spring quilt. Decisions, decisions.