Friday, June 26, 2015


I started this runner a couple weeks ago.  I saw a picture of a similar runner on the internet.  I had several color ways of the linen, which I got a the Pacific International Quilt Show in Santa Clara, Calif., and purchased the grey locally.  Seeing the picture I knew it was what I would like to try and finally accomplished.  I had a couple failed attempts getting the right angles on the strips, but finally got it right.  As this is a finished project after several tries I am linking up with

Wednesday, June 24, 2015


I saw a table runner in a magazine ad, and ended up buying the book to complete it.  I've had this fabric just, three different pieces, for some time.  It looked like it would make a good choice for the runner.  
I cut 12 6-inch squares, and have 4 with their bias strips basted on above.  Once all are basted down on the 12 blocks I will use poly thread and a hemming stitch to finish their edges.   
This is the book I ended up with.  It has a lot of great appliqué ideas and fun patterns inside.  
This is a picture of the finished pattern.  I am anxious to finish mine up.  The appliqués are not difficult, but do take a bit of time.  This is a Wednesday and my project is in process so I am linking up with
                                    Lee of Freshly Pieced  

Friday, June 19, 2015


Its hot here, likely 99 or even 100 by this afternoon.  This morning the garden is cool and inviting.  This summer buffet/table runner somehow has that cool summer morning feel.  The fabric line is Urban Mod by AGF in House Studio for Art Gallery.  It is soft, almost like silk.  Can't wait to put it on my buffet or dining table today.  Now that it is finished I am joining up with

Friday, June 12, 2015


I'm trying out some modern quilting ideas on this quick table runner I threw together this week.  A bit wrinkly, as it needs a good press, but I like it.  It does take some time to do all those rows of quilting and more than a bit of thread.  I think it might go right from here unto my table.  It looks nice and summery.  
Its done so I'm linking up with
Crazy Mom Quilts Finish It Friday

Wednesday, June 10, 2015


My Summer 2015 Stitch magazine arrived this week.  In it was a Charm Pack Plus One Baby Quilt pattern.  It spoke to me for some reason, although I did not want a 36 by 36 inch baby quilt, or even a baby quilt.  I searched around through my stash and found this Luz in Bloom fabric by Sarah Watson for Art Gallery.  I love this fabric.  I bought an original 1/2 yard pack of it at Quilt Market's Sample Spree, then turned around and bought another at Spring Market, forgetting I had already bought it.  I really did like it that is obvious.  I have expanded the pattern to 58 inches square instead of the 36 inches.  As you can see I still have a couple more crosses to add to finish it off.  Plus one row right in the middle is in the sewing machine. A work in progress for sure.  So I am linking up with.

Friday, June 5, 2015


I have a habit of buying 1/2 yards pieces of fabric more often than fat quarters.  It might not seem like one would end up with lots of fabric, but that does seem to be the case.  I made a quilt a couple years ago with these fabrics.  I happily cut and sewed blocks for several weeks.  I ended up with a large quilt, but also with lots of left overs blocks.  Just recently on a quest to try to use up some of these fabrics and blocks in my studio I put this quilt together.  I used Kona Snow for the little white squares.  Its a nice early summer morning in my garden and this quilt certainly fits right in.  
Well it is Friday and this quilt certainly is finished at last so I am linking up with

Wednesday, June 3, 2015


A couple weeks ago I posted a beginning of this wall hanging/runner, but I was not happy with the straight lines of the strips.  It took a couple tries to get it right at least in my mind.  Below is a picture of my original try.    
I also ended up having to change the first orange color.  I pretty much depleted my whole fat quarter of it experimenting with strips.  
I guess the old adage of try, try again works.  I am much happier with the new plan.  Now just to finish off the last row of that darker purple.
Since there is no doubt that this has been and still is a work in progress I am linking up with