In 2011 I started making blocks from the book "Four Seasons at Minglewood" by Debbie Roberts. As I am prone to do, I made a few blocks & then went on to other projects. In the interest of finishing some of these older projects I got out the blocks a few weeks ago & put them up on my design wall & then made a couple more. Then after giving it more thought I decided to make a bed runner instead of a large wallhanging. It is 20" x 92" so there are 2 blocks hanging off the side…Continue
I was commissioned to make a wallhanging out of ties by a woman whose father passed away in April just shy of his 93rd birthday. This was my 1st time doing this so there was definitely a learning curve, but I'm happy with how it turned out. I will be giving it back to her on Friday.…Continue
As part of my commitment to finishing older UFOs, I looked through the drawers of an entertainment center I have in my sewing room to see what I could find that could be finished fairly quickly. This was a New Year's Eve mystery from 2003 & was supposed to be 4 placemats with a log cabin block on one end & a plain block with an appliqued daisy in a flower pot on the other. I had only made the 4 log cabin blocks so I decided to make 4 more log cabin blocks plus put a plain block in…Continue
My daughter decided 2 years ago to go back to school to get her Associates Degree. She has been a single mother since her 2 boys were very young so it was not always easy to work & go to school, but her dad & I are very proud of her for sticking with it. We are encouraging her to continue on to get at least a 4 yr degree. She will officially graduate on Friday night & her oldest son will graduate from high school on Sunday. I gave her this flag quilt as a symbol that we can…Continue
After seeing pics of the jelly roll rugs that have become the rage around the country, I decided to sign up for a class at one of my LQS to make one. It was such a fun class although part of the project is very tedious. Rather than use a jelly roll I decided to cut up my own scraps in to 2-1/2" strips. Plus I had lots of left over cotton batting so I cut my own strips of that as well. Of course I have enough 2-1/2" strips to make 10 more rugs if I so choose, but at least I made some dent…Continue
I finished another quilt that has been lingering for way too long. The blocks were machine embroidered by members of the Machine Embroidery Buddies group as part of an exchange. I had the teapot fabric for many years & this was the perfect quilt to use it for.…Continue
I finished another quilt tonight. This one is made up of blocks members of the Piece Around the World group made for me for my birthday a few years ago.Continue
After being in our house for almost 7 yrs I finally talked my husband in to painting my sewing room. What a job, but I'm so happy with how it turned out. This would normally be a living room, but has worked perfectly for a sewing room. Next up is the kitchen, but I promised him I would let him finish redoing our deck first so it will probably be fall before that happens.…Continue
I decided to make another quick table runner using some more heart fabric that I have had in my stash for several years. I made the heart blocks on my embroidery machine & then finished it on my Pfaff. It is laying on my coffee table. I told my husband that it sure would look nice with a bouquet of flowers on it for Valentine's Day. LOL …Continue
I finally quilted & bound a row robin that was started about 11 or 12 yrs ago by a group of internet friends. I sent everyone the black fabric with bright polka dots. Then I assigned each person a specific color combination and asked them to make me six 6" Sawtooth Star blocks using the polka dot fabric as the background and choosing a different center for their block than what anyone else had done. I had received a lot of compliments on it. I'm going to enter it to hang at the…Continue
I finished another wallhanging this afternoon. I appliqued the center block 20 yrs ago this month. Then I finally added the borders last year and then quilted it this week. Better late than never! …Continue
Here is a pic of my latest finished. I hoped to have this done by midnight on NY's Eve, but didn't quite make it. The blocks were made by members of The Machine Embroidery Buddies group a few years ago.Continue
I want to wish everyone a safe, happy & prosperous 2018. I made a good dent in finishing a lot of UFOs in 2017 & my goal is to continue doing that in 2018. I look around at all of the quilts in my house & shake my head wondering all the while why I need to make any more, but that doesn't stop me in the long run.
I want to wish all of my QWU friends a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2018. We woke up to snow here in Mid-Missouri this morning so we will have a white Christmas after all.
I am so proud of myself. I actually started and finished a holiday/winter quilt all in the same year! LOL This design is called Holiday Redwork by The Stitch Connection, but I'm calling mine Winter Wonderland. It is now hanging in my family room. Since it has winter motifs as well as Christmas ones, I'm going to leave it up until the end of January. You can see the reflection of my Christmas tree in my tv screen next to it. …Continue
I finished up another UFO I started a while back. This was a freebie I found online. It was a quick & fun project.
As some of you might not be aware, Nancy Zieman from Sewing With Nancy passed away today after battling cancer. She will definitely be missed in the sewing & quilting community. I know she was able to tape 13 episodes of this season and the last one will be with her 2 granddaughters. I will definitely miss seeing her every week on our local PBS station.
Here is a pic of a banner I finished this afternoon for my fireplace mantle. The designs are from The Embroidery Library and were stitched out on my embroidery machine. I have had that gray fleece for so many years I can't remember when I bought it or what I bought it for, but it was perfect for this project. I stitched it out on the back so it wouldn't be as "fuzzy".…Continue
Members of the Piece Around the World made me Double Bowtie blocks for my birthday a few years ago and I finally got the top quilted & bound. I'm so pleased with how it turned out. I still need to put a hanging sleeve & label on the back so will get that done soon. …Continue
I want to send well wishes to everyone who is living in the path of the hurricane or the subsequent tornadoes, flooding, etc. that will be occurring over the next few days. Please be safe and let us know you are okay.