Friday, June 1, 2018

J and G’s Wedding Quilt

My lovely niece J is getting married this August.  I got a real head start on the quilt for her and her husband to be, G.

I found the instruction for the quilt in a book from the library, Working With Solids.  I used the pattern for “Greater Than” but I added a length of white at the bottom. This is a tall couple!

J is a swimmer, grew up in California, so I knew I wanted to use turquoise’s and the orange/red added just the right pop of brightness.  It has wool batting and a very soft Moda wide backing which was difficult to quilt . . .there are a few tucks in the back . . Eek!
All it needs is the label.

It measures 59.5 x 79.5 before washing.  I’ll put it away now for that special August date:

Linking up with Crazymomquilts for Finish It Up Friday 

Wednesday, May 30, 2018


Peonies  are one of my favorite flowers.  They are so full of themselves!

Enjoy this beauty from my garden.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

A New Blog

Have a look at one of my favorite girl’s new blog, Conversing With Cats.

Here’s a link

Conversing With Cats

Now after smiling at the wonderful cat photos, I must return to my latest quilt, a wedding gift for my niece.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

One a Day

I have been enjoying English Paper Piecing.  Simple English Paper Piecing!
I started making these little flowers, and now I have decided to make one every day.

I am using scraps, so you will find shades of pinks, blues and turquoise.
I have lots of the yellow for the centers.

The hexagons are one inch.

This piece is from a roll of Kaffe that I won at a Kaffe Fasset lecture.

The project bag that I made to hold all the little bits for EPP works nicely for corralling all the pieces.
I may pass on the red that you see waiting for the next rosette.  I’m leaning towards pinks.

Handwork is so portable!

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Prague via Marsden

Fall 2015 I took a workshop with Gwen Marsden and created this little quilt.  The center is based upon a design from a building in Prague, Czech Republic.  I had just returned from a visit there.

It has been waiting in my UFO drawer for 2 + years.  I periodically take it out and look at it.
Well now it is a finished quilt for my son to hang on his wall. I.changed a few things . . . 
Can you find the differences?

I thought I would do matchstick quilting, but the horizontal 1/2 inch lines did the trick.

Happy Birthday!

Linking up to Finish It Up Friday at Crazymomquilts.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Square in a Square for a Baby Girl

This design seems to be my typical baby quilt lately.  It’s the third one based on this design, square in a Square with the inner square being an eye-spy block.

I love the phone, but this baby will probably never see a phone like this!

This baby’s two grandmothers live near the water, so the sea gulls seemed like a perfect backing.
It’s the last piece from a sheet I ordered from The Company Store (a while ago.)

Finished at 36” x 42”
Warm and White batting, straight line quilting

Linking up with Crazymomquilts for Finish It Up Friday 

Friday, February 16, 2018

Baby A Quilt

All those assorted half square triangle squares finished this quilt for Baby A.

The quilting is simple straight lines done with my walking foot.

The back is blue flannel. 
Stats:  40” x 40” unwashed, 38” x 38” after washing
Wool batting for a soft squishy feel
My own design