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…

feathers everywhere

I should start off with a non-quilted story.  We changed insurance a few weeks ago and – wow! That was not a seamless transition.  With exactly 0 days of medication left for our son, I got the call this morning that everything was set up.  I made phone calls to the doctor and the pharmacy,…

sneak peak

I like to road test the quilt top before quilting, just to make sure that it is the size I think it’s going to end up.  Thank goodness this one fits on the queen bed in our daughter’s bedroom.  I loaded the quilt bottom and batting before I ran out of time for the day. …

Labyrinth top

I finally trimmed the rest of the threads on The Splendid Sampler – or at least as many as I’m going to trim – haha!  I learned something obvious about quilting from this that probably sounds dumb to anyone who’s been quilting for a while.  I’ve always pulled the threads up from the bottom…when I…

birthday quilt

My niece, who’s turning 30 in 2 months, asked me back at Christmas time if I would make her a purple quilt for her birthday.  I’m just about “purpled out” after making 4 quilts in the past 12-15 months where that’s a prominent color, but I was flattered that she asked so I’m making it. …

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

En Provence première semaine

I might just write all my blog posts about this quilt in French.  I could do it!  I took 8 years of French! Actually, I’ve forgotten entirely too much; I can still read it pretty well but writing it is another matter. I almost signed up for Bonnie Hunter’s mystery quilt last year; I didn’t…