quilt, quilt, quit

I think our quilt group had the largest number yet go on our road trip yesterday.  I don’t know how many there were on the bus but it seemed like I only recognized half of them.  Lots of quilters in our area! It was in a venue with quite a few vendors which was nice…

Block 48 – Whim

‘Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.’ I took one look at today’s block and let out a “woo hoo!”.  It’s a beginner’s paper piecing block.  I could probably knock this one out in 10 minutes! Except I didn’t catch that I had a piece of fabric that didn’t lay flat…

Hand binding

I said I wasn’t going to do any more hand binding because it takes a while.  But it just looks so much better.  I need to improve my machine binding skills.  Ha ha!

Block 47 – Circle of Love

Geta Grama is a favorite designer of mine and I’ve been looking forward to her block for months.  I knew it would be a challenge, and she didn’t disappoint.  It might be applique, but as usual she kicked it up a notch.  First, it has 17 pieces in a 6″ block, but it’s how the…

wedding quilt

We received a wedding invitation a month ago for a wedding; I had known about it for a while but was holding off to starting a quilt until I received the invitation.  That wasn’t such a great plan because the clock was ticking the minute I got it.  I had thought originally I would make…

Block 46 Twirl Time!

What’s wrong with this finished picture?  Or put another way – theoretically…if I person accidentally made a rotated image of the pattern, is it still the same pattern or is it a new one? My apologies to the wonderful designer, the very talented Sarah Maxwell.  I had this bright idea that I would paper piece…

Quilt guild name tag

That was quick!  Today over lunch, I basted and quilted the block I sew yesterday. Then I cut 2 pieces fur the back and basted and quilted them together.   . I cut 2 long pieces 5/8″ wide and ran them each through the same stem  maker I used for the Bloom quilt. After that,…

Block #45 – Sewing Nut

I’m caught up – again! At least for now. This is another applique block if that isn’t obvious.  When I first saw this block, I just took in what it looked like – a squirrel – and couldn’t imagine how on earth she came up with this as a design. Then I saw the title…

Block# 44 – Stitch in the Garden

Ack! I nearly destroyed this block before I ever started on it.  This was almost entirely embroidery so I used the same Sulky stabilizer that I’ve used previously.  This one calls for some applique on the 3 spools so I used Heat ‘n Bond on the back of the fabric. And then….I don’t know if…

friends

  The quilt was finished in a week – including hand binding.  Where there’s a will, there’s a way. It’s hard even to write this blog post because it’s just so personal.  There’s a real person behind this.  He has an extremely fast growing and fast moving cancerous brain tumor…glioblastoma multiforme.  I can’t even pronounce…

college quilt is finished!

Yay!  It’s done!  Well other than washing and drying but someone else decided this exact moment was the right time to throw a load of dirty clothes into the washing machine.  I think I can manage that in the next month though! Save

ready for binding!

 I finally knocked out the rest of the quilting on the college quilt.  I ran out of thread with one 6″ block to go but I went ahead and wound a full bobbin.  Surely I’ll use navy blue thread again – which is what I have on the bottom. I thought about tracing around each…