Welcome to my blog. Besides my normal everyday life, I quilt, work in a quilt shop,and love to read quilt blogs. I embroider, do counted cross stitching, tat, crochet, knit and want to learn anything that requires the use of needles and thread. Come back often to see what new project I am working on or to read a tip or two.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

I finally got the directions for the woven quilt added.  I called it the No-Piece Throw.  Sorry I took so long to do it.  I have really been enjoying hand stitching lately.  I am doing more crazy patch blocks, working on a redwork panel that has a square for each month and other things that will show up on this blog eventually.  Why are there always more things to do and enjoy than there is time?

Stay happy and keep quilting.

Friday, January 13, 2012

I made this quilt in about four hours.  There is no piecing and it is ragged around the outside edge.  Its only 36" square.  It is perfect to snuggle in while watching a movie.


I'm on a roll.  This is my second block for CQJP 2012.  The upper left patch is a piece of a man's tie with it's label.  Don't you love the gold button at the bottom?

I went shopping for goodies and these are some I bought.  I'm using them on my next block, which I pieced with silk scraps from a quilt Jennifer made.  I guess I am addicted to crazy quilting.  

Got to go stitch.  Stay happy and keep quilting.

Friday, January 6, 2012

I've got things to show.  First, I finished this quilt for Suppose.  I did the whole thing from choosing thru quilting.

I used the book "One Line at a Time" by Charlotte Warr Anderson for the quilting instructions.  It is so fun. This quilt is small, but I want to do more quilting on my domestic machine.

Next, I finished my first block for CQJP 2012.  I think I am getting an idea for a project to use my 12 blocks in. I'm ready to start another block.  There are so many ideas and embroidery stitches.  This is very relaxing work for me.

Last night was Suppose Quilt Guild.  We don't usually sew at the first meeting of the month, but last night we did.  We made pillowcases for the Million Pillowcase Challenge at allpeoplequilt.com.  These pictures show Leanne, Jennifer and Lona with their finished pillowcases.

You can see in front of Jennifer fabric for her second.  It was a fun evening. 

Now I must go sew.  There are so many projects waiting for my attention.  

Stay happy and keep quilting.