Every Direction

So here’s the scoop. That block layout from yesterday was the entire quilt – aka mini (12″ quilt).  The other day I saw that Amy Ellis was starting a new venture called Curated Quilts and the challenge was put forth to make a mini quilt, 10-16″ square, using specific colors from their palette.  I had…

how awesome is this!

The letter carrier dropped off the mail just as we were headed out the door last night.  What a surprise I had when I opened the package! A couple of weeks ago I had a notification that I was the lucky recipient of Christmas ornaments from a blog that I follow.  She asked me to…

Kitty quilt started and finished 

My sister bought me a quilt kit for a Christmas gift. I realized yesterday I’ve never made a quilt from a kit. It can be intimidating – one wrong cut and I would have been in a world of hurt.  That fortunately didn’t happen! I changed it one of the blocks that called for using…

More BSQ blocks

Crikey.  I’ll never keep these organized at this rate.  I had this great idea that I would have one blog post per block like I’ve done with the Splendid Sampler but I didn’t keep them straight in what order I did them.  To add to that, I’m not sewing them in numerical order, alphabetical order,…

Just Like Heaven

Hot off the press – I just finished the hand binding on this quilt.  It’s in the washing machine and I’ll need to trim threads after it’s out but otherwise it’s ready to go in the mail to my nephew.  The pattern is called Just Like Heaven from Libs Elliott.  I knew when I originally…

2nd of 2 Star Wars quilts done!

Woo hoo!  Let’s hear it for vacation time! I’d say I’m working hard at hardly working but truthfully I’m working at non-paid things this week.  It’s all good stuff though!  It’s 70 degrees outside with a beautiful blue sky if you can’t tell from the picture.  The last quilt I followed a pantograph; for this…

Block 79 – Spool of Inspirational Threads

When I was sewing this block, I was mystified by the length of the top and the bottom as it relates to the “thread”.  It seemed like the spools should match the thread.  But now that I’m done I am the first to admit it looks better this way.  Two minutes into a new spool…

Star Wars quilt # 1 complete!

One thing I always do when I’m working on a quilt is to pin the completed rows or columns up to the wall during the interim so I can catch anything that’s “off” before I get too far down the road.  How did I miss this?  The sewing was completed.  I quilted it from top…

Block 11 – machine quilting party

It has been a craaaazy busy week.  I am way behind on blogging and I’m not even going to try to fit everything in. We had a birthday in the family and so I started a new tradition – making a birthday pillowcase.  I’m thinking I might just make one of these for each of…

Block 71 – First Stitch

If I can’t confess this on my own blog, then where can I safely write about how this block came about? I used probably the most scientific way possible to pick fabrics for this block.  I…used the scraps I found…on the floor!  Please, someone – anyone! – tell me your sewing area is a disaster…

Block 64 – Rising Star

Wow.  Let me just say that again slowly.  W-o-w.  If I thought Jane had some tiny pieces in her blocks; if I thought that paper pieced dress had some tiny pieces…..there weren’t many of them – just 12 – but those little white pieces in the middle?  They start out as 1″ squares.  I know…

Block 59 – Circle of Friendship

I had 2 goals this weekend.  Either complete both “past due” blocks for the Splendid Sampler that I haven’t done yet, or finish one and the one for Sunday.  Second, finish the machine quilting block – as in, quilt it.  The final weekend score…. 0 out of 2.  Oops. I did however at least complete…