Saturday, January 30, 2016

Carol's quilt

I won a jelly roll years ago at a quilt show.  I was never sure what to do with the yellow/grey/black/white fabric until I found a magazine at guild that showed a quilt similar to this one. I was able to get two quilts with the checkerboard out of the jelly roll and the leftover pieces I put in the quilt for Diana (see previous post).  

My neighbor Carol is always helping everyone and she loved this as I pieced it.  It seemed only right to gift it to her.

Great quilting from Terri Trotter at Fireline Design!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Diana's quilt

Gave Diana her quilt this past week.  It was so nice to visit with her and I was excited to give her the finished project.  She had seen the top on my blog or facebook and said she loved it.   Like everyone else in the east, we are currently experiencing a big blizzard.  

I have Italian wedding soup in the crock pot, keeping the back shoveled for the dogs and staying warm.  It's a good day to sew!  What's it like where you are and how are you spending your Saturday?  Stay warm and safe!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Happy Sunday

So far we are having a wonderful winter!  I just hope it continues this way!  
I've been working on a lot of projects.  During the week, I'm embroidering and binding in the evenings. Weekends I spend working on new quilt blocks.  Here is a top I recently finished:

It's for my aunt who loves tea :)  I ordered a special backing for it in December.  My aunt has been searching for a blackwatch plaid afghan to put on her couch so I am putting that kind of plaid on the back of her lap quilt.  I hope she likes it!  I've been really busy and hope to keep up with this blog a little better!  Have a great day!

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year!
I hope everyone had a happy and safe New Year's Eve!
I finally got in some sewing this weekend.  It's been months and it felt so good to piece this donation top!
I used up a bag of scraps for this and it felt so good to utilize the fabric.  I've been thinking about goals for the future and I only have two:  to write and to use up fabric.  Fortunately, my neighbor Carol has decided to join me in a stashbusting year.  Carol makes aprons and I am making quilts, mostly for donation this year (my family has pointed out that they all have quilts now).  I'll also be working on pieces for upcoming programs that I hope to develop.  What are you hoping to do in 2016?