The Watcher

I’m still whittling down my 2017 UFO’s. I corrected the blocks that had a rotated piece in them yesterday and was so glad there were only a handful. That’s always a challenge trying to fix something once the whole top is finished.  In the meantime, I had this kit from Libs Elliott which I bought…

borders and corners

Argh! It always helps me to let a quilt hang for a few days so that I can see if I’ve messed anything up. This quilt is 96×96″ so sometimes it’s hard to see the forest for the trees, so I took a picture of it and it was immediately obvious that the dark red…

sampler quilt finished

And that’s a wrap – other than clipping a few threads.  I started this one sometime last year; it’s a sampler based off of several different quilts in Amy Ellis’ “Modern Heritage” book. She had a suggested layout and I followed it for the most part although I added in quite a bit of negative…

Outlander

I’m slowly making progress on another UFO from 2017.  This one was a mystery quilt called Outlander from Ebony Love. This is the middle section of the quilt; I think it’s 33″ x 33″ but don’t hold me to that.   This is the quilt that I bought two of at Christmas 2016; one for me…

Eat ’em up Kats!

The latest quilt wasn’t technically in my 2017 UFO pile – because I had bought the kit in 2016 at the quilt festival…and never even started it!  The kit wasn’t cheap; I think it was over $150 and only included enough fabric to make it 40×48. They call it a lap-sized quilt but that’s about…

bias, bias, and more bias

I had 4 quilting projects that were started in 2017 but not finished and my goal was to knock out at least 2 of the tops.  I finished those 2 by the end of the year so I had a choice to either quilt one or both of those, or to continue trying to knock…

post-Christmas update

                                        Our quilt guild typically has a featured speaker at each monthly meeting and then the following day is a workshop where either a specific technique is taught, or perhaps we start or even finish a…

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…

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…