WELCOME beautiful fall weather!! This brisk morning air is telling me that I’ll soon need a warm quilt to burrow under for evening IPad surfing. I’ve made several baby and mini quilts this summer, but not one nap size quilt! That will change soon as I finally finished my Jacks quilt before the temps dropped.


This is the first quilt that I designed using the EQ7 quilt design software. It’s a fairly complex program, and I only know the basics so far, but I’m having lots of fun figuring out all the bells and whistles. Below is the quilt design printout that I named from one of my favorite childhood games, Jacks.

Below is a photo of my finished quilt top, 42″ x 64″, the perfect size for a comfy chair lounger. I love the bright colors and vintage designs of this fabric that was designed by #BeeInMyBonnet called Vintage Happy. A layer cake worked perfect for this quilt.
The jacks blocks are a combination of 2.25″ finished half-square triangles (HSTs) and 2.5″ finished blocks.  Below is a photo of the block construction: (here is a good tutorial for creating HST )

I appliquéd  the fusible web balls cutout to an 8″ background square: (here is a good appliqué tutorial that you can apply to this project)

I really enjoy machine appliqué  and once I got my rhythm going, these circles were a breeze.

So that’s it for this post!


Thanks for stopping by and happy, happy sewing!!


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Linking up with Freshly Pieced, Let’s Bee Social, Needle & Thread Thursday, Pretty Bobbins, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Crazy Mom Quilts, and Fabric Frenzy Friday.


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