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I'm a quilting, knitting, sewing, cooking,reading, gardening nut who can never find enough hours in the day to get it all done. Then again, getting it all done is out-of-the question. I'm too easily distracted.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

A Little Modern Quilt

Black and White Kona cotton fabric, improvised piecing. White rayon thread and Zebra variegated thread.
New York City buildings for backing.
Finished with facing.  
23 1/4" x 34"

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Friday, March 30, 2018

What took me so long?

This quilt has been done for weeks!
I'll be donating it to Tri -County Quilt Guild.


Wednesday, March 21, 2018


This is just a test.  I've been told my blog has gone goofy....
Can you see it?

I finally got last years Quiltville Mystery quilt loaded on the long arm.
Little Girl was supervising, and the job wore her out.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

A Week Made For Sewing

I sort of have the week-off....and so I'm using it the way I want...I'm sewing and quilting.
My String Stars are on the long arm...and Little Man is doing his best to help me (not) get this finished quickly...

I had the Quilt Chicks over Tuesday to sew.  We had a great time.  Lots of sewing, and lots of idea sharing.  All that sharing made it difficult to go to sleep that night.  So, after laying in bed at 11:30 and being unable to fall asleep, I put my slippers on and ran down to the basement.  I found a bin of fabrics, ran them through the studio cutter with the 3.5" die, and then went back to bed less than 30 minutes later.
So I woke up and started sewing this charity project immediately, sewing all those strips together end to end....
But not without some assistance...

And cutting them into 44" strips

Which I laid out before I had to leave to meet friends for dinner.  I did not expect to return home to them looking this tidy...but the cats only disturbed one row!
I got up early again this morning and got right to sewing.
And got this little top put together!
Inspections were made. Approvals were granted.
I'm waiting till nap time to head back down to the long arm...the cat's nap time, that is.


Wednesday, February 7, 2018

This UFO is NOT that "U" Anymore.....

A project that has been sitting, abandoned and in a deep, rarely opened closet since 2014 has resurfaced and been reworked.

Despite roadblocks to progress:


And Frequent Inspections:

I managed to assemble this:

The pieces are from a Bonnie Hunter pattern that went awry.
Unit sizes that didn't work out, due in part to some very bad cutting on my part, caused me to give up.
I uncovered the bin that the project was hiding in this past weekend and decided that I would work on it as my Superbowl project.
I never bothered to turn on the game but I did sew away all day and had a wonderful time.
(I am aware of the mistake in the border and will be picking that apart today)
I'm looking forward to getting this quilted and enjoying it for awhile before it gets donated.


Tuesday, February 6, 2018

February Finish: The Fine Lines Project

24.5" x 34.5"

Close Up View

Fine Lines Tutorial by Kathleen Loomis
Finished with facing tutorial by Joe Cunningham