Sunday, September 9, 2018

Dolly and Baby Quilts

My lovelyniece is having her second child in October, so for a baby shower I created a baby quilt for mom and a dolly quilt for big sister.

I’m enjoying the half squares in solids.  Then I found this perfect back with animals in every color.  It’s a legacy from my wonderful friend S who passed in June. Her fabric will live on.

One more photo of the front . . .

And the doll quilt - just squares that I have been prepping from scraps. Hooray for scraps and for cutting them into usable sizes!

Linking up with Crazymomquilts for Finish It Up Friday (on Sunday!)

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Grannie’s Garden

Handwork is fun while on vacation.  Time in Hawai’i with my daughter’s family gave me time to finish the appliqué of these hexagon flowers to background squares.

Here are the girls in the pool with Koko Head in the background.

Blue, blue sky . . .

Now all 35 of the appliqués are complete.  I’ll sew them together to make a quilt for one of those swimmers.  I’m using a pattern from my latest American Patchwork and Quilting magazine designed by Sherri McConnell. 

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.