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…

Audience participation!

Here’s what I’ve been working on!  I have one of these layouts in mind but I started thinking…why not get input from other people?  The options are as follows.  If you don’t have an opinion, no worries but it won’t get counted in the tally…since one of these will be chosen.  Yes, there are 2…

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. …

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…

Block 100 – Centered

I did it!  100 blocks!  And this one wasn’t as easy as it looks, thanks to 3/4″ squares in the light blue corners.  I thought for some reason that Pat had the last block so I figured it would be applique but this one is actually by Kate Spain. I wonder how many dies I…

Block 94 – Skyscrapers

I learned my lesson from the other day – I’m getting ready to hand sew around the edges of this one.  This was a really quick block which worked out well since that left me plenty of time to work on several things today. I used a pale blue fabric for the background.  Every time…

Block 93 – Tiny Miracles

Have you ever had one of those times when you think “I’m gonna get so much stuff done!  My slate is clean and I’m going to sew all day!“.  Let’s see…well I slept late.  Then I had an unexpected phone call first thing.  Then I joined a webinar that got a bit of a late…

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…

Merry Christmas!

Just a quick post to wish everyone a very merry Christmas! We’re spending a few days surrounded by family and a few friends so I’m unplugging for the most part (once at least one other person wakes up – haha!) Here’s another block from the Bible sampler quilt but I don’t know which number or…

Splendid Sampler layout

The designer blocks aren’t in their final places but the setting blocks are pretty much finalized at this point.  I’m still trying to figure out where to put the final 13 blocks but now at least that I know the adjacent blocks’ colors it will actually make it easier to finish out the last dozen. …

BSQ 7 – Beggar’s block

I’ve gone back and forth a few times about how to title these blocks.  I think I’ve finally decided on BSQ (short for Bible sampler quilt) then the number it is in the book and then the name of the actual block. I’ve actually made more than what I’ve posted here so far – surprise,…