North Carolina. Active quilter and long armer. If it’s scrappy I love it!

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North Carolina. An active quilter and long armer. Give me a quilt and watch it come to life as I stitch it!

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Leader Ender Quilt Top

 I promised a better picture of my leader ender quilt top so here it is.

Sorry about the picture orientation, blogger did that!

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Wow Time Is Flying By

 And how has it been a month since I posted.  No clue.

I have been sewing like crazy. A few of us are making quilts 40 X 60 inches for the flood victims of Haywood County NC. They were flooded out from hurricane Fred. Our plan to provide enough to give out at Christmas time.  A lot of fabric has been used of which I am so glad. I need to see more progress so I will keep going.

I recently went on a quilt retreat in Jonesborough TN which was fabulous. It was a Sunday through Thursday morning long and boy did we eat. So much food, all good.  And the sewing ….  I did get my leaders and Enders top together. I will insert a better picture next time.  This is in progress. 

 The black and white corner stone patches were a happy accident as I forgot my jar of of 1.5 inch squares. Looking through the fabric I had brought I chose this one and it was perfect.

Some pictures of projects happening around the room:

It was a fun retreat and I signed up for next year.  🐸



Tuesday, August 10, 2021

More Updates

 More quilting has been happening here of late.

Two kids quilts were completed and turned in.

Two QOV tops quilted.

I dropped off five quilts for my Quilty Hugs mission.  That felt wonderful.

I met a women who teaches quilting to adults and kids and was accepting fabric.  I came home and boxed up two boxes of various precuts (my cuts), scraps and assorted things.  My studio now looks amazing without all that stuff laying about.  

Saturday, July 31, 2021

A Top for the Spare Bedroom

 I have had these blocks made for well over a year and decided it was time for me to turn them into a top.  Well I did and still have a small stack left.

Maybe I should get this loaded on the long arm and get the quilting started…

Thursday, July 22, 2021

More lovelies!

 Time seems to be just flying by this year. I am going with the flow.  Here are some of my creations of late:

This one was a piece that used all my large and small triangles in conjunction with a 3.5 inch square.  I love it and it has already been turned in with about eight others quilts for kids  

Next is a top from Kitty of ALeftHandedQuilter.  This one is so pretty.  I used the orange peel quilting pattern.

CN from my guild made a top for Quilty Hugs.  It quilted up beautifully using the Baptist fan pattern. 

This next one is a top also donated by Nancy F.  She did not know where it came from but I know where it’s going. To Quilty Hugs. 

This next one was just the inner piece in which I added two borders to make it sing.  It will go to comfort a child.  Donated by Nancy F who loved the result. 

Some pretty flowers around my property. 

Come back for more pretties.  I have some QOV’s to quilt up so those will be next on the agenda.  🐸

Sunday, June 27, 2021

The next batch of Quilty hugs

 Are well into the finishing stage. 

This was last years Moda’s breast cancer quilt.  Love it!

A couple of blocks in this next quilt are from Kitty from Alefthandedquilter.

And in the last post, the second set of photos at least two of those tops came from Kitty.  Thanks Kitty. 

I pulled this top off my top rack and quilted it after adding a fun Christmas cow border.

Nancy F donated this fun quilt top complete with a backing and binding made.  I just couldn’t resist quilting it.  Simple and so pretty!

I did quilt a couple love (kid) quilts but I’ll save them for the next post. Slowly I seem to be getting back into the groove.  I am learning to like days where I do nothing.  For years (lots of years), that would not have been tolerated. I am so hard on myself at times.  🐸


Friday, June 18, 2021

A Quilty Update

 I arranged to drop off Quilty Hug Quilts and have started sharing them again.  For a long time I wondered about not being in the moment when a quilt is given.  It’s taken me 2 1/2 years to come to terms with this. In the end just knowing my quilts get to a cancer patient is enough.  I have grieved over this enough.  I guess this is also part of my grieving process from loosing my husband to cancer 2 1/2 years ago.  It’s time to move on….  So today I dropped off these quilts.

The quilt on the right was made by Kitty at Alefthandedquilter.  Thank you Kitty.  I backed it with very fun flannel.  Chemo patient’s often get very cold when receiving treatment.  

I have two more very close to finishes that will probably get delivered next week.  Then I can see what tops I have to quilt.  Believe me there are plenty!

I am so glad to get going again on this project that is near and dear to my heart ❤️