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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.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

A little fun on the long arm

I made a back for this top this morning before breakfast (pancakes and eggs).  Then after breakfast, quilted it with a gentle swirl.  The back is fun using odd blocks from the orphan bag which by the way need to be sewn up.  How did it get so full?

Enjoy the pictures of Maestro inspecting the quilt.  She thinks it's comfy!🐸


Saturday, January 27, 2018

Taming the two inch strip bin

Taming the two inch strip bin has been way over due.  It got to the point that I couldn't close the lid.  So I am sewing strips together and have plans for a basket type weave design.  I have pulled out the Reds and the blues for my next sewing sessions.  Any strips that were not 8.5 inches long were cut into two inch blocks.   That small bin is getting very full.  A quilt using those blocks will have to occur in the near future.  🐸

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Apple Core Quilt

I finished the quilting on this apple core top this morning.  After the top was loaded and I was quilting along I discovered that I had shorted the backing fabric.  So I took it off the frame and added enough fabric for the top about 3 1/2 inches.  Since this is fairly simple quilting I finished it up this morning on my regular sewing machine.  This will be donated as a Quilty Hug when we resume chemo.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

All those flying geese

Remember all those flying geese I cut out?  Here are the two stacks of them.  I have some designs floating around in my head.  🐸

Monday, January 15, 2018

Apple Core

I continued assembly of the massive amount of Apple core blocks that were cut using the AccuQuilt.    I got it down to two halves and thought I could make two lap quilts with each one, with a little more effort.  So I did.  I trimmed and added a 3.5 inch border.  This will go to the many chemo patients I support.  One down one to go and never again.  It's tedious sewing.  Any pieces that are remaining will become Apple core four patches.  They will be block squared.  🐸

Sunday, January 14, 2018

QOV Awarded

This quilt of valor was awarded on Saturday in a private family gathering.  After the award we all want to dinner at a local restaurant.  What a great family.  They really made me feel very welcome.  I did know the mother from my trips to the library in town.  I actually ran into her at chemo.  She brings a patient.  One thing led to another.  They all made my day!🐸

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Processing Scraps

My sewing room looks like a tornado had landed.  I did get through a big bag of scraps.  I put them through the AccuQuilt cutter and also stripping them.  I have a bunch cut for large flying geese.   Some are already sewn.  One of these days I needs to sew a bunch of string blocks to get them under control.  Enjoy my messy pictures!

Thursday, January 11, 2018


Hubs and I reached a milestone today.  We've endured six rounds of chemo therapy.  I'm so proud of hubby.  The doctor will let us know what the next plan of action is.  (I'm sure it will involve more chemo).

I gave away two quilts this week that provided me with so much JOY!  One couple is from where I live.  I did not realize who he was at first.  My friend M put hubby on the church prayer list.  So sweet.  🐸

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Weekend Update

I have been busy sewing.  For those of you that know me, that's no surprise.  In addition to putting my On Ring Lake blocks together, I am getting a few quilts together for chemo patients next week.

The blocks in the next picture were bagged up.  One bag used up with many more to go.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Today's efforts

They say that what you do on the first of the year you will do all year long.  Well it's no surprise to me.  I sewed, cleaned, washed clothes and made a small batch of collards and black eye peas.

Mostly I sewed in peace and quiet.

The first and third picture are Quilty Hug Quilts.  Second picture is my On Ringo Lake progress.  I have all the parts sewn.  A few still need trimming.

Wishing everyone in blog land a very Happy New Year.  🐸