Tuesday, January 16, 2018

2018 Begins

This year is starting with a lot of leftovers from last year and many new ideas.  I made a list of WIPs that's as long as my arm!

I'm starting with quilting basted quilts.  I have 3.  When those are finished I will baste the next three and then finish piecing a few others I have cut. First up is this Windmill quilt.  

Of course, I couldn't resist participating in bees and this year I am also joining a monthly QAL.  I even bought a planner to help me stay on track.  

 My 2018 Word of the Year is IMPROVE.

I have a plan for this - I know it will be a successfully improved year.


Sunday, January 14, 2018

What Happened in 2017?

2017 was a busy year in the sewing studio.  Let's see if I can find pictures of everything!

I finished a few quilts, participated in 3 bees and took a tuffet class.  All in all, I think it was a productive year.  Already working on finishing WIPs, new bee blocks and non-quilting items.  

I feel I accomplished a lot, yet, I also feel like I could have finished so much more.  Who knows what I'll do in 2018. 


Thursday, November 3, 2016

2016 Finished Quilts

As I said in my most recent post -things happen.  During my absence from here, I took a few breaks from sewing/quilting.  I did manage to complete a few quilts that I'd love to share with you.

Graduation Quilt   - Queen Size

Pieced Back for Queen Size Graduation Quilt

Scrappilicious Bee Quilt

Photo could be better!  Back of the Scrappyilicious Quilt

Global Scrap Bee Quilt

Back of the Global Scrap Bee Quilt
Quilt for Pulse (Orlando)

Back of the Pulse quilt

Graduation Quilt - 60 x 60

Baby Quilt
Back of graduation quilt

Charity Baby Quilt

Charity Baby Quilt
 A quilt for my cousin - 64 x 64
And there's more...

Monday, September 26, 2016

2016 Challenges

I'm not making excuses for neglecting this home - it just didn't happen.

I've been thinking of returning to this place for a while, so, here I am!

First - a look at completed Stash Bee Blocks

Next post - completed quilts!


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

In the Works

This is a small selection of fabric that I am piecing together.  I've many ideas as to what design to use, and even what other fabrics to add, but somehow (no surprise) I keep changing my mine.  

I thought I had decided on a quilt pattern designed by Lorna of Sew Fresh Quilts and started cutting according to the directions. I cut the chosen fabrics in three sizes, 2.5", 3" and 5" squares.   I knew this was only the tip of the iceberg, which gave me too much time to think.  

 So I started sewing, lots of sewing!

It took me several sittings to chain piece these  (80+) 5" HSTs.

Well, that's where it's at right now.  I need more Kona white and many more squares.  I think I've come up with a design, which I need to draw out or I'll be cutting fabric forever. Without a plan, who knows how many HSTs I'll make.

And the quilt pattern by Sew Fresh Quilts, I've already compiled a new selection of fabrics!

My other project in the works is from Stash Bee 2014.  I designed a block which you can read about here.
I received quite a variety of blocks, it was exciting!

I'm playing with the layout.  The first layout requires I make another block - should I?  I like the second layout, although I'm thinking it could use some white sashing of some sort, maybe on two sides of each block & twist them around.  Increase the negative space a bit.  Maybe add large squares of white?  Too many ideas floating in my head over this one!

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