Whew! An update!

It’s been a crazy few months.  I’ve been taking classes full-time which quite honestly has kept me absolutely swamped night and day.  A friend called me today and said if that was the case I was probably regretting my decision to go back for another degree. Not at all!  I like a challenge and this…

feathered heart

I’m nearly finished cutting squares out of shirts and am starting to make the first practice block so I can get an idea of how it’s going to look.  There are 2 alternating blocks for a triple Irish quilt (or any Irish quilt for that matter).  Separately, they don’t look like much but the magic…

Feathers – complete!

Another crazy week in our house.  We found a crack in the shower in our bathroom and the short answer is that the best thing to do is to replace it.  We didn’t even get one with all the bells and whistles but home improvement is never cheap.  It will be 8-10 weeks before they’re…

Write the Formula

I feel like I’m constantly saying things to our son like “show your work” for math class.  They recently were working on figuring out the volume of spheres, cubes, pyramids, etc. which involves knowing a lot of different formulas.  As a result, the teacher was telling them at school what I’ve been saying at home…

Spring pillow for spring

I love these pillows because they’re such a quick finish.  Yesterday I ironed all the pieces into place and stitched around them.  That’s actually the part that takes the longest.  I think I’ve officially decided a straight, short stitch about 1/16″ from the edge is the way to go on these.  With some really tiny…

The Splendid Sampler – complete!

Kathy, thank you for being the “kick in the pants” to get me back on the blog again.  I did indeed finally finish The Splendid Sampler quilt and yes, that finger that was sewn through was a huge factor in why it’s taken me so long.  That hurt.  It still hurts.  Anything that involves using…

February bench pillow

I had someone skim my debit card at Christmas time so I had to order a new one and forgot it was attached to my account at Shabby Fabrics for their pillow of the month kit club.  It was almost the end of the month before I remembered, then I was out of town and…

Snail’s Trail

This lap sized quilt has had as many twists and turns as the pattern has in it.  My original plans, months ago, were to make this for a completely different occasion and individual.  While I was buying the fabric, another woman mentioned that she had made the storm at sea version that uses snail’s trail…

En Provence – finished!

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears.  No rhetoric, just a quilt.  I put the pedal to the metal on the back end of this quilt and it’s finished, other than trimming threads.  Oh who am I kidding?  That will take me another week! I was quilting at some crazy non-quilting hours of the day…

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…

January pillow

When I was at the Quilt Festival, I happened to see a booth with a monthly pillow kit and best of all the teeny tiny pieces were precut so all I had to do was trim the backing fabric, put the pieces into place and move around as needed, sew and that was about it….

Christmas stocking

I bought a panel the other day that included the front and back of a Christmas stock as well as several gift card rectangles.  I’m not sure I’ll end up quilting the gift cards and use them.  However, as we are working through a different Christmas get-together than we’ve ever had I asked my sister…