Thursday, March 14, 2024

It IS Pie!

Happy Pie Day!  (3.14)  I'm sharing my quilt which is just back from QuiltCon.  It was a thrill to be part of the show in Raleigh.

Here is a close up of the quilting.  I used alternating lime green thread and rainbow.
Thank you to everyone who sent me a nice comment or a photos of my quilt.  It was great to see it on IG and get some new followers.

Hooray!  I finished another UFO.  It is an outreach quilt for Habitat for  Humanity.
Sorry, it is upside down, here is a closer look.  It is a cute print with Santa cowboys.  Why Santa?  dunno.
I machine stitched the binding down from the front using this blanket stitch and I really like it!  Good for a quilt that might get tugged and washed a lot.
I practiced my free-motion quilting, which is not great.  Not bad, but not good either.

Here are my Jane Stickle blocks.  Not a UFO but hey, I get to do one thing not on the list right?
I've decided on this red for the bindings on my potholder style quilt.  I'll be machine quilting it with silk thread.    I'm only making 100 blocks (ha ha - only)

I haven't been quilting on Jill's quilt nearly enough and must recommit.
I had a nice visit with the Hudson Highland Quilters. 
We had a day of building houses without patterns.  What a treat to have pizza dinner and a catered lunch with this group.
Don't forget to treat yourself to a Shamrock Shake!  I had one while running errands and it was such a good naughty treat.
Have a great Pie Day!!
See you in April.

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Happy February!

Punxsutawney Phil says that spring is on its way!   Actually we haven't had much of a winter if I'm honest.

This wasn't on my UFO list, but I did finish these pretty ornaments in time for  Valentines Day.

I also finished this little dolly quilt while on my first January retreat.
Do you like a flat quilt?
Or a washed and crinkly quilt?  I like this one :)
I finished the baby quilt and I'm just waiting for the baby information so I can make a cute label.
I used this sweet Paris print to set the swap blocks.
I tried this "Green Batting" from Quilters Dream and I liked it, especially after I washed the quilt.  
I used a Paris Black and White print on the back.  My friend, Norma, gave it to me and it is perfect!
I went on a second retreat in January and it was a great retreat center with nice big sewing stations.
We each had our own little dorm room.  I brought 2 quilts because it was a really cold weekend!
Well some of you may have noticed on Instagram, I joined a group to work on Jane Stickle blocks.  Jane Stickle of Bennington VT is the original maker/designer.

I started with a modern bright color palette, but its not working for me.  
I have decided to, with the support of my great friend, Wendy Reed to make this quilt potholder style.  I'll let you know what my color theme will be soon.

On the wild side, just today I saw this beautiful hawk land in my tree.  He was flying with another hawk but she kept going.
I saw this lovely doe having a little breakfast last week.
I hope you had a nice peaceful January and I wish a happy February!

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

2024 UFO Goals - It's On!

This is the year at long last that I really do intend to finish some UFO projects.  

Here are mine in order of priority.

A Baby Quilt for a friend - You may see your swap block!
Jill's Quilt (I really need a good name) I have started quilting this one.
Animal Crackers.  I started this about 8 years ago.  
 Cowboy Service Quilt - quilt and bind.
Quilt Nutmeg's Quilt - Workshop UFO that I took in 2022.  
Indigo Baskets - UFO from 2021 or 2022.  Gladi Porsche sent me these lovely indigos.
Finish my Eagle top.
Helen's barn - I promised a friend I'd make her a little barn quilt like this one.
Scrappy Stars - Set and Quilt
In other news:  Hanna and David adopted a young cat and named her Harper.
She is a brown tabby.  She is 8 months and very cuddly and sweet.

So wish me luck!  

Saturday, December 30, 2023

2023 in Review

It's almost 2024!  I'm planning to make a UFO list on my first post in 2024 next week.  In the meantime, I'm dropping in photos of my 2023 year in review.
It was fun to look back and I'm really excited to look ahead.
Happy Almost New Year!