Friday, June 10, 2022

A Roll of the Dice


Hello, everyone!  I'm back after what appears to be a 7-month hiatus.  Unfortunately, during my away time, not much quilting has gone on.  I was in training for a new position at work, cheering on my daughter while she is going to nursing school and reconnected with someone that was very important in my life.  Over the past few weeks, I dipped my toes back into the quilting world by pattern testing for a quilty friend and I feel like I'm finding peace in life again.  So when my dear friend Sandra (mmmquilts) reached out to me about her pattern release for A Roll of the Dice...of course I want to be part of your release party!  I can't think of a better way to come back.

Introducing, A Roll of the Dice!  Not only do you get instructions for a sweet little baby quilt, but she also included instructions for a bed runner and pillow.  The pillow could also be used as a tiny wall hanging.  I chose to make the baby quilt for the pattern release.  For my colors I went with soft mauve/pinks and green/mints.  Sandra's patterns never disappoint.

I love a quilt with variation blocks.  Each of the four star blocks have a different center.  And when you step back from the quilt you notice a large Ohio Star.

Another thing I love about this quilt, is that the block sizes are bigger and this nine patch of blocks comes together very quickly.  I was able to piece this quilt over a weekend. 

Now I'm looking forward to quilting those blocks.  Measuring in at 40" square, this would be a great size to practice free motion quilting on, especially if you are quilting on a domestic machine.

I think we can all safely say, most things in life are a roll of the dice.  However when you bet on this pattern, you are sure to win.  Make sure you visit Sandra's launch page here to check out all the other projects.  You can also find out how to grab a copy of the pattern for yourself.

If you've made to the end, I just want to thank you for stopping by.  I hope to be more vocal on my page soon.  Until then...happy quilting to everyone!


  1. Wonderful to see you again, and the roll of your dice quilt is gorgeous.

  2. I am so very happy you are back and that we happened to be texting back and forth that night...This is just fabulous Tish! I love the whole post. What you said about life is so true, and I am so happy that your life is cruising along once again, better than before. Thank you for making this to help promote the pattern, and I cannot wait to see you work your magic on the quilting!

  3. So nice to sew you are back and that life is better for you. Wonderful quilt!

  4. Hi Tish!!! It is so nice to see a post from you. I hope you and your peeps are doing well. {{Hugs}} I've missed you. What a pretty baby quilt. I didn't notice that each of the stars had different centers - good thing you pointed that out. I guess I notice overall details rather than the fine points. HAHA! I am especially drawn to the large Ohio Star sparkling around the smaller stars. Nice job! I hope you are able to continue to have peace and joy in your life. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

  5. Good to see you back, Tish! I like the muted, soft colors in your version of Sandra's quilt!

  6. I'n so happy to see you back! I've missed you. So glad you're doing better.

  7. Love seeing you back in the blogging world. I love your fabric choices for this quilt, too! Its a beauty.

  8. Tish it’s so nice to see you back in the blogging world. Sandra’s sweet new pattern is the perfect reason to come back! I love your fabric choices! How great that you were a cheering section for your daughter and got to reconnect with someone who is important to you. 😉


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