Tuesday, June 25, 2013


I played a little catch up this past weekend.
I was asked to make this quillow a while back and kept getting side tracked.
My husband drove me all over town Friday looking for the chevron fabric.
I thought it was a popular design but I couldn't find any.
Finally after all the looking we found it at Hobby Lobby right around the corner. 

Monday, June 10, 2013

Bev's Quilt

My mother and sister Beverly (Quilters Corner) came for a visit over the weekend.
 I told Bev to bring a quilt to practice on before she gets her machine quilter.
Well Here it is.
I helped her put it in the frame and showed her a few things about my machine and left her at it.
She did such an awesome job on her 1st quilt. 
She's going to be a great machine quilter.
Wish I could keep her here - I have a ton of quilts that need to be quilted.
She sent me a few when I got my machine so I could have something to practice on -
maybe I can return the favor.
We put it in the frame Thursday night and took it out yesterday.
Of course we did a bunch of other things while they were here.
She helped me put one in yesterday and they left today.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013


I worked on these Stack-n-Whacks over the weekend and decided I wasn't that crazy about them.
I wasn't sure if it was the colors or the fact that they were only 6 repeats.
I've never done 6 before, I have always done 8 repeats.

Anyway I took them apart last night and re-did them making them into stars.
I like these much better.
Hard to imagine they are the same just different shapes. 
I have the best of both worlds.
Stars and Stack-n-Whacks --- both my favorites.

Monday, June 3, 2013


I had such a productive weekend. I like it when I can get something done - although my house didn't get cleaned - I'll work on that this week after work.
Anyway I started with this piece of fabric and got it tacked for a stack-n-whack.
 I only had 6 repeats so it didn't take that long. 
I cut off one strip and made these samples to see if they would work for something I have in mind.
I'm not sure if they are what I'm wanting for this project but they will work nicely on another. 
So I had this other piece that I had started tacking a while back and I decided to finished it to see what it would look like. It took a little longer to tack - it was 8 repeats. I did manage to get 4 more of my Christmas blocks done while I was tacking (multi-tasking). 
I cut a strip off and made these with the second piece.
 I really like these only they are bigger than I wanted. 
I also like the shape better. Only thing is these will have to be appliqued but that's not a big deal. 
I do like Stack-n-Whacks.