Tuesday, December 29, 2015


I had some fabric left over from my cross blocks so decided to put a fast table runner together.  This was also a good opportunity to try some out of the box quilting.  
So I selected some 12 wt gray thread and my Sue Pelland Leaves Galore ruler and got to it.  
I still have a couple rows to go, but it has been fun to experiment with a different idea for quilting.  

Wednesday, December 23, 2015


 Cross quilts for some reason really appeal to me.  This particular one I am working on starts out with a 10 inch square and 1 inch strips for the crosses.
Here is my start on them.  I am using Lori Mason prints and dark and light gray Moda Grunge.  My crosses are wonky, and end up being 1/2 inch wide and I have trimmed them to 9 1/2-inches.  I'll need 48 blocks all together, 24 prints, and 12 each of the dark and light gray.  A fun project to work on during the holidays, while I have some extra days off work.  
Since this is a project in progress I would normally link up with Lee of Freshly Pieced but she has taken a short break for the holidays. So instead I will wish my blog readers a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  

Friday, December 18, 2015


I posted this quilt back in October when I started it.  I finished it up this week.  I happened to see a picture of a quilt and liked the idea of the blocks and different gray solids.  Love my quilter's loopy quilt designs.  
Since it is the finished project I am linking up with

Wednesday, December 16, 2015


I saw this pattern in issue 2 of Simply Moderne.  This is a new magazine out in the last few months, originating in France.  I now have issues 1 and 2 and just bought issue 3.  Dangerous for sure, I have found at least three or four projects in each that I simply must make.  
I found this fabric while searching for binding for 12 fall fabric placemats, and just could not resist the green leaf print.  I ended up buying several other prints in the line and added some addition prints from my stash.  Wish I was a better photographer, to capture the really pretty prints.  It still needs quilting and binding, but it is on its way for maybe being able to use even after the Christmas season.  
So I am linking up with

Friday, December 11, 2015


Just after Thanksgiving I decided that I would have liked some fall placements for the table.  I went on a full scale search through my studio and finally managed to find a few bits and pieces of fall fabrics.  There sure wasn't much there to work with, but I figured I would make do.  So I sliced and diced and came up with these strips.
I sewed them together into a basic 14 by 19 inch placemat.  I need at least nine placemats, but was able to get the components for twelve.
Some nice curvy line quilting.  I have found that runners and placemats really wash up well if quilting fairly heavily.
The finished product.  I did end up buying binding fabric so that all twelve had the same binding.  The backs got a variety of orange prints left over from Halloween projects done years ago.  So one down and eleven to go.  But at least one is done, and I have actually also finished up another five completely and one more ready for quilting. That still leaves six more to put together and finish off with quilting and binding, but I definitely have a project on its way to being finished by next Thanksgiving.  Since at least a couple of these are a finished project I am linking up with.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015


At the beginning of the year I signed up for a Block of the Month through The Intrepid Thread.  I did a couple months of the blocks, and due to my short attention span, I stop doing them.  I continued to get the fabrics each month feeling obligated since I did sign up for the plan.  The fabrics are a variety of Cotton and Steel prints, so I really liked them anyway.  I purchased a Quiltcon Magazine in April or May and found the perfect plan for those prints.  It is a start, the first five rows of fifteen are done and sewn together.  
Definitely a work in progress so I am linking up with

Tuesday, December 8, 2015


This project started out here.  Lots and lots of scraps cut to make a quilt for a granddaughter's boyfriend.
We ended up here with 88 blocks, finished size with borders will be 80 by 107.  He's tall!!!!!
Here is the start, now to continue on with all 88.
Off to the quilters.
The finished project and the granddaughter Suren .
The leftover strips and the grandson Noah that helped iron all those strips and helped select fabrics.  
This really was a scraptastic project so I am linking up with

Friday, December 4, 2015


Remember these?
Well here is the Christmas gift the granddaughter Suren wanted for her boyfriend.
And the grandson Noah, that worked so hard to help select and iron all those strips.  He got the leftovers!
Two projects finished so I am linking up with 

Wednesday, December 2, 2015


I am continuing to try to finish up long ago started projects.  Not too sure this will get done by Christmas, but it is worth the try I guess.  The vines are hand appliquéd, but the leaves and berries are mid process of being machine appliquéd with a blanket stitch.  How to quilt it, no idea yet.  
As this is Christmas in progress I am linking up with