snail’s trail

I saw that Accuquilt had a pattern for the snail’s trail block and theirs happened to use red, white and black fabric.  Their pattern calls for equal amounts of black and white and double the red but I have double the white with equal amounts of red and black but that just means that white –…

Bloom block 11

The background fabric is an optical illusion; it looks like I have a piece of tape stuck on it but that’s really the print on the fabric.  If it is still distracting when I complete the quilt, I’ll probably do some heavy quilting on this one to detract from it. This week’s bloom block from Lori…

Block 13 Scrap Stars

I made this into half of a Lemoyne star because I wanted the 4 star points to pop, and also because after trying out a number of fabrics, I didn’t find one for the other 4 that just  had that wow factor.  Other than a couple of bobbles, I like the way it turned out…

bobbin blunder

Here’s how my day is going so far!  It’s going to take a while to get a new bobbin wound if it isn’t ending up on the spool.

Boden triangle challenge

I received some flowers for Easter a couple of days ago and thought they would look nice next to the piano, but I didn’t have a mat to put the vase on and I didn’t want to take a chance of getting water on the piano.  In the meantime, Pat Sloan posted a Boden quilt challenge ….

Seeing red

This showed up on my doorstep last night! I am committed to finishing the quilting on the king before starting another large scale project but I liked it enough to get it now. 

Block 12 – Checkerboard

Hands down, this is the fastest block for The Splendid Sampler yet.  Maybe because I love patchwork. I also need to give a big shout out though to Accuquilt though; from start to finish that saved me time by using my 1.5″ strip die with my Go cutter.  First it saved time with the cutting, but then because my…

Block 11 – Crocheted Thoughts

I didn’t bother to read the details of the Splendid Sampler when I signed up.  I knew I’d bought 2 packages of mostly darker layer cakes that I ended up not using for the 365 sampler (because I ended up not doing that sampler). I decided to use it for this and figured this would…

red tulip

I’m not finished with block 11 of the Splendid Sampler yet from Sunday – more on that at the end of the post.  I had it pieced and thought I’d spend Monday evening and just whip out the hand stitching for both blocks.  It didn’t really happen that way. But back to the Bloom block.  This week is…

dual duty

Does anyone else use their dining room as their sewing room?  I’ve heard it’s a pretty common setup; personally, we don’t use our dining room as much as we could for its original purpose. I have a couple of rooms upstairs that I could turn into a full-time sewing room but this suits me better…

Easy hexies

I came up with a (in my mind – haha!) brilliant idea for Sulky to make.  Wash away stabilizers that are pre-cut in various sizes of hexies.  Picture this… You would be able to buy a package of  their stabilizer that washes out, but the key thing is that the iron on stabilizer would be a page…

Worldwide Quilting Day!

I can’t speak for the rest of the nation, but the wind is blowin’ and goin’, I think I saw lightning and of course that must mean it’s trash day. I always feel guilty about setting the trash out on rainy days – why make that job any harder than it already is for the…