marking a loaded quilt

I’m still here!  My friend asked if I could make a larger sized quilt so I’m knee deep in block 20-something of 121 total blocks.  It may be toward the end of the summer before I’m finished with this quilt.  I don’t think she has a timeline for receiving it though; if she has, she’s…

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…

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…

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 99 – Four Corner Spinwheel

We are so close!  I’m kind of amazed I actually kept up with this quilt.  2 blocks a week for a year is a long time.  I remember last year, actually December 2015, thinking maybe I would try my hand at the 365 quilt.  I signed up for emails and then common sense set in…

Block 98 – Fleur de Lei

Today’s blog post is a mashup of several projects – just individual blocks here and there.  I bought a Quilter’s Planner at the end of the year to help me keep track of my quilting projects.  Overall it’s worked well – I have probably used it more to track what  I did each day after…

Block 97 – First Purse

This block may not look like much at first glance.  That’s because it’s missing the final ingredient.  This is a purse – a small hand purse that has a small clasp at the top which is made out of 2 buttons.  Looking back, it probably wasn’t too bright to sew the buttons on the other…

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…

border half finished

I made more headway on the Craftsy block of the month.  The border is actually the same blocks as the ones lined out for January, although it doesn’t immediately look like it.  I’m always amazed at just how much variety there is with half square triangles! The border is made from blocks that I don’t…