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…

Block 86 – Unity Star

I really, really liked making this block!  One thing that occurred to me as I was picking out the colors for this is I’ve learned with 100 small 6″ blocks, I can put colors in a block that if the block were to stand on its own, it might not look so great.  For instance,…

En Provence semaine deux

I had a vacation day scheduled for yesterday so I got a few things done around the house but mostly got some sewing done. The second clue for the Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt was released; it’s one set of blocks per week and most years she has about 6-8 weeks.  This week called for 100…

Block 84 – The Early Bird

Before I forget, if you like Libs Elliott’s quilt designs, she is having a huge 50% off sale on downloadable patterns right now.  You can buy them online at http://www.libselliott.com/shop/ .  I bought 3 for $5 CAD each and in USD that was – well I don’t remember; maybe $13?  Anyway, insanely cheap. She has…

Maybe Storm at Sea?

I am absolutely not planning to start sewing this anytime soon – and by soon I mean tomorrow – haha! No seriously, I won’t be sewing this in the near future; I have the final machine quilting block coming out on Thursday.  That same day is a Splendid Sampler block, and Amy Ellis has said…

Block #65- Stripe and Flowers

A funny thing happened on the way to the forum.  Not really; I just always think of that musical any time I say “a funny thing happened….”.  My parents started taking me to the theatre at the university near where I grew up when I was probably in grade school; does anyone else have quirky…

modern quilt completed

  This is supposed to arrive by the end of the day, so I’m crossing my fingers that it’s safe to post about this now.  I was in the middle of making the wedding quilt when my sister-in-law confided to me that my niece really wanted me to make a quilt for her but was…

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…

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…

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…

Block 26 – Dreaming of Dresdens

I started the Splendid Sampler block Thursday evening and finished up Friday; this was a good block to break up into at least 2 or more segments because there are some steps in here that took some time. The Dresden pieces themselves were actually really easy to make.  An accurate quarter inch seam was the key to…

all that for nothing

One of the stores near me was having a fabric sale last weekend but the catch was the smallest cut was 1/2 yard. Most of the patchwork of the crosses block have 4 distinct parts in them – the 4 in the middle and the 4 that fit in the corners around it (blue in…