Tuesday, July 06, 2021


 It's a top!  My goal for my two week vacation was to get this to a top and here it is!

Friday, February 19, 2021

Finished my wagon

I can't remember when I started stitching this.  Very Little House on the Prairie, isn't it?


Wednesday, February 10, 2021


I started this BOM in 2009 and it was a bit above my skill level.  I put it in timeout until a few years ago when I went to town finishing the blocks. (I finished the blocks in 2018.)  It went back into timeout because of the sashing.  Not a fan of sashing for some reason.  Anyway my 2021 Word of the Year is  Sashing.  I have a box of blocks for multiple quilts that need to be sashed so last night I finally started working on it (with help from Lucy!).  I actually got further than this photo shows-the second row is on and I started sashing the third row. I got really frustrated with block number 7 so I ripped it apart last night and I'll try to remake it tonight.  I was losing too many points on that block! I can really tell how much I have grown as a quilter!  I'm looking forward to finishing this quilt-I think it is my oldest UFO! I just saw a tip on Fb to sew a strip of the cornerstones onto a block of sashing and then cut.  I have already cut the sashing and cornerstones on my Accuquilt but will definitely try this technique on the next Sashing quilt.


Sunday, February 07, 2021

I am such a Lemming

I saw on Sisters Choice blog about the Little Blocks 365 and could not resist signing up.  I'm six weeks behind but I don't care.  All of the blocks are 3.5 inches and are paperpieced!  I've been wanting to get proficient at paperpiecing-I think I've actually completed one whole block-and there is a world of gorgeous patterns out there.  This also pushed ahead of my Sashing project this weekend but I loved every minute of it.  I am using my Civil War repro scraps and will be cutting into some other pieces to increase variety of colors.  I hope I can get caught up and keep up!

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Time for Tea

Several years ago I made a table runner to go on my china hutch when I display my Grandmama's china.  I love the pink and grey together. I think I made it in 2016.  I've long wanted to make a wallhanging to go with it as I have a quilt hanger adjacent to the china hutch. This was the year to do it!  The teapot is a Lori Holt pattern and the teacups are from a free mini quilt from Kate Spain. (note: I really need to make that mini quilt!  It is so cute!)

I couldn't decide if I wanted the teacups on top or bottom.  I also changed out the steam to the light grey you see here.  

This steam looked like smoke!
And here is a poor picture of it on the wall.  The grey isn't really this dark but I was unable to get a good photo.  I quilted it with a diamond grid and I'm pleased with it. 


Sunday, January 10, 2021

More mischief

Here are my finished Christmas Mischief elves. I finished my red one after Christmas.  I planned to sew on some green pompoms but I ended up binding it in red and now I think I should get red pompoms.  And how do you sew those onto binding anyway?  Guess I'll find out eventually or just call it done.

This little pink elf was for my friend Susie.  It's six inches instead of the called for 12 and I also gave her the little stand.  Now I can make her mini quilts for her stand!

Friday, January 01, 2021

January One

 My sister helped my mom purge closets while she was here over Christmas.  Mom had three or four yards of this Star Wars fabric and gave it to me-and I saw a fractured star quilt on Fb.  So I figured out how to make the star and went to town.  I did not plan to start this quilt-I wanted to get busy with my sashing project-but here I am.  I used my Accuquilt dies for the HST and both the small and large squares.  I *really* wish I had a die for the Tri-Recs.  I've been having to use a ruler!


 It's a top!  My goal for my two week vacation was to get this to a top and here it is!