Tuesday, January 07, 2014

More hand quilting

I finished the queen szed quilt I was hand quilting a couple of weeks ago. It was 12 years in progress so the last stitch in the binding was very exciting  

I now only have three hand quilting projects going. The oldest one is a round robin quilt from 2002. Most of the quilting has been completed. There are only the last two borders to do. 

I really like the quilt and it brings back wonderful memories of my friends in Cheyenne. 

Monday, January 06, 2014

Scrappy Hourglass

I thought I had discovered all the missing quilts in my house.  Not so much.  I decided to clean out the hall closet last weekend and found yet another one.  I had totally forgotten about this one.

I participated in a 6 inch charm exchange many years ago and decided to make hourglass blocks.  The goal was to make 400 and do a 20x20 set of them.  I love the blocks and the scrappy look.  I found there were 170 completed blocks already in the bin so I am well on my way.  I guess this is now my oldest UFO project since it was started around 1999. 

Here's to getting it done in 2014.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Design Wall Monday 10/28

Not a lot of action in the sewing room lately.  I have had way too much school work to catch up on.  I was able to get a small quilt started that I was supposed to start a few weeks ago.  It will just be a wall hanging and I should be able to finish it up pretty quickly.  At least I hope so.

Be sure to see the other great design walls at the Patchwork Times.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Jelly Roll Jam

JellyRoll Jam just doesn't get better than this.

The pattern makes two baby quilts out of one jelly roll and they are super fast and cute.  The pattern is free at the Fat Quarter Shop.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Design Wall Monday 11/14

It was quilt day again this past Saturday.  Three of us bought the same jelly rolls on one of quilt excursions and are making the same quilts.  It is just good fun.

We are doing Picnic from the Scrap Baskets Sensations book and the jelly rolls are Deb Strain's Pumpkin Party.  This is my first Halloween quilt.  I guess it is about time.

Loads of great projects on design walls  this week.  Check them out at the Patchwork Times.

Friday, October 04, 2013


We finally have our new little grand daughter. Jadzia Erika was born 10/3 @ 12:27 am.  She is perfect.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Have you tried Trello?

Trello Board

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If you are anything like me, you like to track your projects.  One tool that is great for tracking is Trello.  You can add everything you want to know about the project, files of patterns, photos, links, checklists, etc.

In addition, you can add other members to your boards so if you are working on a group project, all are on the same page.  The opening page of the board has lists of what you need to do, what you are doing, and what is done. 

If you have not seen this site, check it out.  It really is a fun way to see how you are progressing on any project.