Monday, May 25, 2015

The Best Laid Plans

The best laid plans can sometimes go awry.  I was working on a project when my machine jammed with thread in the thread take-up lever.  I couldn't get it out.  So it's heading off to be fixed along with a cleaning and oiling.  Good thing I have another machine.  I got out my little Featherweight.

I was able to finish my homework for my sampler class tomorrow night.  Yeah!!  Plus this is the machine I use for classes and retreats so will need to pack it up again now that I'm done with it.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Getting Close

I have a table runner that is getting close to being done!  I need to sandwich, quilt it and bind and it will be done!

I won the charm pack, "Winterlude" by 3 Sisters for Moda fabrics at Quack Therapy.  (Our local quilt shop Cut Up & Quilt has a monthly gathering to show us all the newest items added to the shop called Quack Therapy.)   This fabric is so pretty.  It's not on the the UFO list, just something I wanted to get finished

Monday, May 18, 2015

My Big Project

My big project that I have been working on is a graduation quilt for my niece.  She loved it!  I always wonder if they will like it or not.  She is planning on taking it with her when she goes to college.  A good sign she likes it.

It was packed in this Thirty-One bag.  She was excited about it too, as she wants to be a teacher.  She called it a "Teacher Bag" as all the teachers she worked with this last semester had them.  (She worked as a para educator for school credit.)  So it was a win-win!  

Monday, May 11, 2015

Where Is She????

I know, you're wondering 'Where is she?".  I've been here, just not blogging as I should.  I have completed this table runner.

The pattern is "Country Charm Table Runner" made with a charm pack.  The pattern is from "The Pattern Basket".  The charm pack was "L'Amour" by Sandy Gervais for Moda.  Love the colors in this charm pack.

There is one fabric not from the line right in the middle of the runner, that charm square was part of our Guild's challenge for February.  So I accomplished two things with one project, used that charm and finished a UFO that was one my list.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

I Really Have Been Working

I really have been working on projects.  It's just that everything is at the stage....

I have been working at cleaning off my cutting table.  Cut some 4 patches for Celtic Solstice and I have had these strips sewn together for what seems to be forever.  I am cutting and sewing them to clean off the table.  The bonus is, I have some more blocks done!

Ready to sew.

The hot mess.
More strip sets ready to cut, will work on those again this evening.  I have homework for my sample class and a graduation quilt I need to get going on.  I need the room.  It's going to get cleaned!!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015


Working with the quilt ministry, making quilts for Project Linus and the other local Services, is so rewarding!

Sewing away!
Monday night a group of about 6 of us added labels to quilts that Quilts From The Bluffs had made.  Since last October, we have made another 153 quilts for Project Linus,  21 for Children's Square USA and 23 for Open Door Mission.  That's a lot of quilts!

Quilts in Jeanine's guest bedroom, waiting for labels.

 More quilts!

All labeled and ready to go to Project Linus this Saturday.

It is amazing to see all these quilts.  We have such talent in our group.  Thank you Ladies!!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Another Finish

I have another finish.  We had a Quilt Marathon on January 23 and 24 and finished about 30 some quilts, from start to finish.  Amazing ladies!  If you follow the link, you will see more quilts.

My sister Deb came to the Marathon and started a quilt but because of her chemo, ran out of energy.  So I helped her finish sewing the rows and took it home to quilt it.  Finished the binding at Quilt Day yesterday.  Love how she place the blue and black squares on the side.

We had such a good time on those 2 days.  Lots of new friendships were formed and old ones strengthened. After all, isn't that what quilting is all about?