Monday, January 26, 2015


I finished Snapshot and it's been given away. 

Deb on the left, me on the right.

 I was making it for my sister, Deb, so she could use it as her chemo quilt.  And she is one of the few people who would enjoy my cat and dog fabric as much as myself.  Most of them we either bought together or bought ourselves and shared a fat quarter with the other.

The backing was flannel and Deb had a collie, so I thought she would like to have her collie with her during her treatments.  I did straight line quilting, since I wanted to get this done fast.  She has her second treatment on Thursday.  I forgot to take a picture of the label, but it does have one!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Leaders And Enders

I have a new Leaders and Enders project.  There was this bin of 4.5 inch squares in my stash. It's a sweater size box/bin.

These are leftovers from a rag quilt I made for our bed.  When we first moved to our acreage we had 3 dogs and 5 cats.  (Yes I love animals and so does my husband.)  I made the rag quilt as an everyday quilt to use on the bed to protect it from animal dirt and fur.  I washed that rag quilt weekly.  It did wear out and most of the animals are now deceased, except for one, and she no longer is able to jump on the bed.

Back to my Leaders and Enders story, I'm making 9 patches!  I have some other yardage and fat quarters that I will make 12 inch blocks from.  This will make a nice "boy" quilt for Children's Square USA.

Saturday, January 17, 2015


Snapshot top is done!

Our LQS, Cut Up & Quilt has a monthly group called CUAQ Therapy (pronounced Quack Therapy).  They meet in the afternoon and again in the evening.  I am showing Snapshot.  (Yes I'm in the middle of talking.)  It's such a fun group!  So inspiring to see what other quilters have worked on.

Now that the top is done, I have a question.  After you make a quilt, how often do you make another one just like it?  I'm thinking I might need to, but there are so many patterns.......

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Nothing To See

"Nothing to see, keep moving."   I forgot to take a picture after I got all the blocks arranged!  I did pin some blocks in the first 2 rows and I'm ready to sew tonight.  Hope I can get it all sewn tonight and tomorrow.  Pictures to be coming...

I am excited about something else.  I signed up for a class with my friend Jean.  It's called  "Highlights Sampler 20 Club" and if you go to Jean's blog you can check it out.  More exciting news is: Jean has a pattern in "America Loves Scrap Quilts" magazine.

The pattern is called "Miss Tess".  I took her class for this pattern last January and I have all the pieces cut out.  Not on the UFO list, what's up with that.  One I do hope to work on this year.  Check out Jean's blog, you'll be glad you did!

Monday, January 12, 2015


The blocks are done!  Now to figure out how to set them together.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Quilt Day!

Saturday was Quilt Day!  I almost finished cutting the bag on the lower right.  It had lots of strips.  I was cutting 2.5 inch squares for our project for this quarter.  Scrap Vomit aka Technicolor Yawn  from Monkey Do blog.  My friend Rachel and I worked on that bag at the December meeting and I did again this meeting.  Any leftover strings I put in another bag to be used for our string quilts.

The group brought in or finished up 21 quilts so far this year!   Way to go!

QFTB quilts 

Friday, January 9, 2015


There is sashing!  All the pieces are cut out and some are even sewn together.  The rest are pinned and ready to be sewn tonight.

So Happy!