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South Carolina An active quilter for 13 years, mid arm quilter for 5 years. If I am not sewing I must be sick.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Patchwork Pretty

I finished quilting this top last night.  I love this design so much that I will do another one soon.

My grand daughter and I made this carrot cake a few days ago.  It tastes better every day.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Quilting this week

Has been one of K from A left handed quilter.  She recently sent me two of her "squirrel" tops and they are all made in batiks.  They are fabulous.

This is one I worked on this week a few evenings.  I think it turned out really nice.  What do you think K?

Monday, August 6, 2018

Joy, Joy, Joy

Three quilts were given this morning to chemo patients.  Each person receiving one, was touched.

On the way into the hospital I was approached by a young woman who thought I had given her Dad a quilt.  She described a bright blue and green quilt.  Of course I knew exactly which quilt it was.  She thanked me and let me know just how much it was appreciated.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Friday evening relaxation

After driving home from Florence through heavy rain storms and traffic I settled in to finish quilting this top for Heart Builders.  It is the last one so I can send all of them.

I have been really trying to stretch my machine quilting skills by trying new hand guided patterns.  The one I mastered this time was the orange peel.  It was a little awkward at first but by the end of the quilt I was fairly comfortable.  Feathers were mastered long ago.

Here are pictures from this morning where the light and shadow were perfect.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Swamp Fox Quilters, Florence SC

I had lots of fun with the Swamp Fox Quilters on Thursday putting on a great trunk show.  Lots of color in different shapes and sizes with many quilts.

They took care of my every need, feeding and housing.  I felt right at home with them.

On Friday I taught wonky Houses and Trees.  I was amazed by the creativity of these ladies.  Once unleashed so many ideas were brought forward.  To say we had fun would be a understatement.  Here is a sampling of their creations.  Great houses and trees!!!

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

MAM Blocks

MAM blocks (mile a minute) using scraps that are building up.  The rest of the bag will go to classes for students to use on their projects.

I have 50 8.5 inch blocks constructed.  That could be two quilts depending on the sashing etc.

This is how I end up with bags of blocks...

Saturday, July 28, 2018


I have been absent from the blog after last weeks BCG treatment.  The fatigue hit me so hard I could not finish the two quilts I had ready to go for chemo patients.  I only had to stitch down the binding and stitch the label.  It didn't start easing up until Tuesday.  What a horrible feeling!

I had treatment number five this morning and I am expecting the same or worse fatigue....

I have been busy in the sewing room the last few days.  I quilted two tops

This one is from K alefthandedquilter.blogspot.com.  She has been sharing her love of sewing and putting these tops to a great cause.  This one will be a Quilty Hugs.

This next quilt is from Heart Builders.

Anita sent me this picture of a frog who hides out in her watering can.