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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.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Thursday Progress

Here are a couple of quilts quilted yesterday and finishing up today.

Blogger is being difficult so I'll show the back another day.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Design Wall Wednesday

I have been busy on my Christmas and New Years break.  Here is a sneak peak at what's happening here.  More blocks from the 150 Canadian Women quilt along

My newest creation Petal to the Metal (thanks Marj C).  I am still in design mode.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Broken dishes

it's a flimsy minus the corner triangles.

These broken dishes blocks were sewn into nine patch blocks and then paired with a new funky fabric.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Broken Dishes

Here is the fabric I used to set my broken dishes blocks.  The colors are actually brighter than the photo shows.

My En Provence block parts sitting ready to stitch when the mood strikes.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Friday Sewing

I have finished assembly of the small broken dishes blocks. I am thinking about setting them on point. So I need to find a fabric that will enhance these broken dishes.

I love red and white (and cream) colored quilts, so it should be no surprise that I am doing the 150 Canadian Women quilt top.  These are my blocks so far.  These is a history on each woman and it's quite interesting. The directions are simple and very straight forward.  We only do two or three every week.  They go together so fast.  I usually sew these after work for about an hour.  Good for unwinding after the work day.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Sunday sewing

I can tell blogger is not going to cooperate so here I am showing how I ironed my seams open.  It's tedious but it keeps the bulk under control.  Skip down to see the other picture.  I have as many more blocks to sew up.  These are the 3.5 inch broken dishes blocks.  I haven't started on the 4.5 inch blocks.  Am I the only afflicted one?

This is the finished quilt from yesterday that I showed.  It came out really nice.  I think I will put a black binding on it.

Here is the picture that goes with the first one.

Saturday, December 10, 2016


I made this stained glass table top while teaching this class at retreat in October.  I added a solid black border and quilted it one evening after work.  I love the crazy texture.

I used some of my coveted Jane Sassman fabric for the back.

Last weekend I finished the log cabin flimsy.  I had my doubts about it before borders.  The borders seem to make it come alive and now I like it.

This top is being quilted today. I stopped to eat lunch and get my post ready.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

En Provence step two

I completed my blocks for step two on Friday.  I really had fun selecting neutrals for these.  They make me smile.

I will be joining the Quiltville link up on Monday.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Broken Dishes Assembly & En Provence Step 1

I have SO MANY broken dishes in the 4.5 inch size so I have decided to start assembling them.  I have a feeling I will be needing a new leader enter project soon.  I also made broken dishes in the 3.5 inch size and there are MANY as well.

I also worked on step 1 of En Provence.  I'm using lots of fun neutral fabrics.  I have 40 trimmed and a pile more for sliver trimming. Linking to Quiltville  Enjoy!

Sunday, November 27, 2016


I quilted my latest made QOV top this morning.  Quilted with organic wavy lines like the wind blowing.  Enjoy!

Friday, November 25, 2016

Merry Christmas to me

I finished quilt my Christmas Quilt this morning after fighting the machine.  The binding fabric was selected, made and sewn on.  Now there will be some slow stitching in the evenings while I snuggle under it.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

My New Christmas Flimsy

As promised I finished the Christmas top today.  I'm tickled pink with it.  Even hubs said it looked good with the funky border.  The border was in one of my donated scrap bags.

Monday, November 21, 2016

It all started innocent enough.  Looking in a bin to see what was in there.  Hmmmm a bag of nine patches, more fabric.  Fabrics were speckled white and a nice green fabric.  Hmmm I need a Christmas quilt.  So that was where I started.  All I can say is that I had a great time creating my Christmas quilt.  My room is a disaster but that is normal..  I will finish tomorrow.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

My Weekend

I found this block tutorial on this http://sewpreetiquilts.blogspot.com/ A good simple idea and used it to start making blocks for a quilt of valor. I had fun experimenting with color and reversing the darks and lights. I even substituted string blocks too as a test. It all works.

Another love top from the closet.  Love this quilt design.

And the back.  Pieced with some very fun fabrics.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Log cabin experiment

These blocks www assembled from the string bags. Mostly blacks and neutrals in all different widths. Here is the progression of assembling this flimsy. The last picture will show where I am currently. I intend to add a border of some sort. I see that the top and bottom can be matched up.

 Now the side columns need to be matched up.

Now I think that the blocks can be joined together.
The result, different and glad I got this out of my mind. I will add a border and quilt it up for a love quilt.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Almost black and white

I have been wanting to experiment with strings and log Cain blocks. You see these two bags of strings and chunks have been harassing me. I've put them to use and the bags HAVE gone down in size. I hope to finish this into a flimsy today. I am off from work. Yay! Maestro the Manx kitty is photo bombing. Enjoy.