So I FINISHED my postage stamp quilt last weekend 🙂    I think it looks great on my dining room table with my sea turtle terrarium!

This pattern is perfect for my Avalon Jelly Roll (Fig Tree) that I’ve been hoarding for the past year or so.

I started with this free pattern from the Moda Bake Shop by Julie Sebire. Changes: I wanted a 34″ square quilt to use as a table topper (Julie’s is 56″), so I only used 24 strips. I also sewed 6 strips together before cutting instead of 4. If you want more variety, go with the 4 strip piecing.


I ended up with nine 6 x 6 squares. I love this binding, a pin stripe of the browns, yellows and creams from the quilt, also by Fig Tree.

My favorite, simple straightline quilting, 1/2″ from each seam line, stitch length 4.0, using the edge of my walking foot to line up each row.

I think Mr. Sea Turtle looks perfect sitting on this quilt top!

Or maybe Mr. Gnome! Here’s a great link for terrariums if you want to make your own. I love them!

For tutorials on machine binding, and many other quilting tips, check out my LINKS page.


So… about halfway through a sewing project, I’m always plotting out my next one, from a very long list! After changing my mind numerous times, I decided to make this Baily Island Hobo for my summertime bag.

And if the small one goes okay, I hope to make the larger tote bag for weekend outings. Hope I can get all this done while it’s still summer! This pattern again uses my favorite precut, the Jelly Roll, and I am going with these bright and vibrant Bali Pops Splash fabrics by Hoffman. They are all handpainted in Bali and so beautiful. One jelly roll is enough for both bags, plus I will need some additional yardage for the linings and handles.

Can’t wait to get started on my bag, even though I also hope to get outside to plant flowers and enjoy some sunshine. The forecast is for a beautiful spring weekend here in Kansas…

For WIP Wednesday, linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced and Let’s Bee Social.

Happy sewing!

Teri of the Hummingbird Thread


Postage Stamp Quilt & Lovely Lattice Table Runner
Bali Hobo Bag




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