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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, 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.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Quilty Hugs

Two tops have been quilted and are destined for Quilty hugs on Monday.  Maybe I can squeeze in another tomorrow.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Another Top Assembled

Is completed. And it doesn't look like I made a dent in the pile of four patches. So I will make another  top in this style.

 My long arm got a spa treatment this afternoon and is performing very nicely. You know what I'll be doing today and this weekend.  Finishing Quilty Hugs for Monday's visit.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Another Bag/UFO Tackled

I have had my Allietare quilt top in a bag.  It only needed four blocks to be made.  Friday evening that was my task.  Saturday I continued and finished sewing all the long rows.  I did it my way which is different than the pattern.  I'm on the fence about borders or not.  It will percolate for a little while while I decide.  The good news is that the bag is GONE and there is one less UFO.  It can be quilted as is if I so desire.

I won a scrap give away ("squirrel poop") from Katie Mae.  LOL!  Cute scraps!

Friday my long arm will get a spa treatment as I have been having a lot of thread shredding. 

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The Joy of Giving

Yesterday while at the chemo lab, I gave three quilts to cold chemo patients.  The last one, the large batik quilt was presented to a man.  Tears streamed from his eyes after laying the quilt on him.  After a hug I was filled with joy for the whole day.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Two More Chisel Tops

I sewed two more chisel quilt tops this past weekend.  I have three chisel columns remaining.  I'm sure that they will get incorporated into another top.  The stack of tops keeps growing and I can stop making them.   🐸🐸🐸

Saturday, July 7, 2018

From scraps to a top

Remember that bag of scraps that I mentioned I was going to stitch? Well they all got stitched into long lengths of coins. There is enough for another top but I wanted to show this one.

Health news.  Hubs doctor has stopped chemo as it is no longer working.  We are going to try a immunotherapy drug Opdivo.  It has a long list of side effects.

As for me I had treatment number two today (BCG) and all is well with me.

Stitching keeps me focused on the positive and knowing I can help others.  Monday I will be giving quilts at the oncology center.  🐸🐸🐸