yay for internet!

The past 2 weeks have been craaaaaazy.  Unexpected life changing events, deadlines at work that stayed the course (so glad for that!), one child took us on a road trip to where the college journey starts in 2 months, and another headed off to camp. But mostly….well our modem died at home.  Or at least I…

Vanna

Playing the part of Vanna White today….the daughter asked if I could spell out her school name on the back of the quilt.  I bought the 3″ alphabet letters a few months ago when they were on sale, because they are not exactly cheap but I figured I’d use them sometime. This font isn’t my…

Block 37 – Dashing by Chocolate

My apologies to anyone that says “that’s not a churn dash block!”.  You’re right. My mom always had a lot of issues with her stomach and would say her stomach was churning.  That word just brings back memories of my mom not feeling well so I switched the color layout but kept the pattern. This…

Block 36 – Inchy Hexagon Club

I hope this post finds you well!  I’ve been offline for the past few days.  It started off with a medical emergency for a family member – but if there’s a bright spot in that story, it’s that I had time to take my bag of stuff to work on patchwork of the crosses while…

flowering sashes

 I managed to get through stay stitching all of the Bloom quilt over lunch.  I think I got used to working on large quilts that I forgot how quickly it goes on a regular throw sized quilt. I went to get the spool of Sulky Ecru thread and realized I have not one, two, or…

baste, baste, break

I’m closing in on my backlog, which is good since I have a couple of new quilts to start.   We have a couple of twin day beds set up in our game room for sleepovers, guests, etc.  The twin beds at college are x-long but at least I could use one of ours to estimate…

Block 35 – The Wishful Garden

I learned a couple of new paper piecing tricks yesterday! First of all, I decided to paper piece the block today.  I figured that was just as easy as cutting out a template, plus it would give me an opportunity to try something that I learned yesterday.    If you look at the first 3…

priorities lead to productivity

I’m going to talk about how I make quick progress but first I have to show the quilt that I finished last night.  I think it was back in January when I was watching Quilt In A Day on TV when I saw this pattern. I realized I had 2 packages of Tonga Treats island…

I have my own mini version of “finish it up Friday” going on at the house today.  I’m very close to completing the quilting on the stained glass quilt.  My goal before the end of the weekend is to at least get that done, and if I were to get the binding on it, that…

Block 34 – Lemonade Block

If you are working Splendid Sampler blocks and are about to start block 34, do yourself a favor and get out a disappearing glue stick.  I think you’ll thank me in the end. Then while you’re at it, if you have a governor on your foot pedal set it to the slowest speed and the…

lunch hour progress

Before I do anything else, I have to brag on my dear friend, Lisa.  She brought me the nicest present last night!  It’s a zippered pouch that uses the fabric and leaves from the Bloom block, and the Dresden is from the Splendid Sampler block that we did not too long ago.  Isn’t that pretty…

hundreds of hours

I realized today – the hard way – that the connectors also have 24 pieces each, which is the same as each block.  And with 2 sashes that equal 20 pieces, they almost take as much time.  Yep, time to work on some of this! I decided to do some math. 56 blocks – 24…