Friday, March 28, 2014

Scrap Quilt

I've been giving alot of my scraps to a friend of mine for her to play with, and this is one of the things she came up with.
This is her 3rd quilt ever. Not bad for 84.
I am so proud of her.
I just took it out of the frame last night.
The back doesn't really show off the quilting like I would have liked. 
This is a shot of how the border was quilted. 
This is one of the squares 
And this is the other 
I will bind it for her this weekend and we can put another one behind us.
One thing for sure I can keep her in scraps.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Some Fireworks

I've been trying to work on my Fireworks quilt and so far have only gotten 4 blocks made.
The 1st one took a little while but then I got a system down -
now it doesn't take as long.
It still takes about an hour to make one block.
I'm not really sure about my choice of fabric. I thought it would look prettier.
Maybe I need to have a little patience and wait until it's finished.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Another Finish

My daughter sent this to me to quilt so I thought I would get it done sooner than later.
When she sent it she said I could do anything easy - she just wanted to get it done.
A nice E2E would have been perfect but noooooooooooo I had to go the extra mile.
The thing is you can't even see much of the quilting.
But it's done and that's all that matters.
Here you can see the butterflies I put on the outside border. 

Monday, March 17, 2014

Carousel done

I finally finished the carousel quilt.  I was begining to think I never would.
The thread matches the front so well I decided to try and not let any of it show. That made for hard quilting - I couldn't see where I was half the time.  I've never had the thread match so well before.
 At least it's done (except for the binding).
I also got in a little embroidery work over the weekend

I think these are so cute. They take alot of thread though.
There are 12 designs and I managed to get 9 done. At a little over an hour apiece that's not too bad for a weekend.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Mini Pinwheels

I have beem making alot of half square triangles lately and the scraps have been piling up.
I have such a hard time throwing away anything. So I've been throwing these little scraps into my scrap bin. I figured I could use them for applique.
Well the scrap bin is overflowing and lets face it I'll probably never use all that's in it.
So I thought I would start a Mini Pinwheel project.
If I sew the triangles together as I do them then I shouldn't get too far behind (riiight!)

It should be a nice scrap quilt someday.
Of course at this size it will probably take me awhile to complete it


Friday, March 7, 2014


I started my Fireworks quilt and this is the 1st block.
I'm using my  MARBLEICIOUS fabric that I got for Christmas.
Isn't it great. I can't wait to finish it

Wednesday, March 5, 2014


I have still been trying to get some old projects finished.
I just finished another top - Equinox.
I really liked the colors.
I also took some pictures of the bottom side of a quilt I'm supposed to be working on.
I've been finding all kinds of things to do instead.