Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Little Miss Sunshine

Over the past couple of weeks while the weather has been cold and gray, I've been sewing with some delightfully sunny fabrics!  These prints are from an upcoming line from Moda called Little Miss Sunshine.  It was designed by Vanessa Goertzen and will be in stores in April.

Little Miss Sunshine fabric

The block pattern I've been using is in the most recent issue of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks.  It's block #1184 called Electric Avenue and it's designed by Jessi Kurtz.

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks magazine

There were several blocks in the magazine that caught my eye, but I've been on the lookout for the perfect way to use these Little Miss Sunshine fabrics and this block was IT.  I love how the prints play together in a scrappy way when they're cut up into smaller pieces.

Here's what one block looks like-

Little Miss Sunshine quilt blocks

And with some jelly roll strips, some math, and a little bit of strip piecing, I was able to whip up  a bunch of blocks in no time.  Well, I watched a couple episodes of the X Files, and some Downton Abbey, so it did take me several hours ;)

Little Miss Sunshine quilt blocks

This quilt used 30 blocks and right now measures about 60" x 72".  I like this throw size so I think I'll stop here and quilt it.   

Little Miss Sunshine quilt

This layout was the first one I tried - and I DO like it - but I now wish I would have played around with the blocks to see what other fun arrangements I could have come up with.  Oh well!  


  1. This block also caught my attention in the magazine. Thank you for sharing. Love the fabric and your layout. It reminds me how the rays of sunshine make waves when shining through a window. Beautiful!

  2. This is so adorable!!! Love the quilt top!!

  3. This is so gorgeous.Great design!

  4. Fantabulous stash buster! Looks great!

  5. Love it Love Love Love it! I do like most EVERYTHING from you!


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