Wednesday, February 26, 2014

New Project

I know, how can I start a new project with all these UFOs I have?  It was easy when Jean came up with this new design called Miss Tess.  Jean does have this pattern for sale on Craftsy here.  What a fun class!

This class did make me think about how long is really takes to make a quilt.  I am doing this quilt in a twin bed size and I spent my four hours at class cutting out this quilt.  I got all 45 blocks cut but I still had half blocks and the centers to cut, which I finished on the following day.  And I don't feel the pattern is hard to cut or to sew.  I do need a design wall, so will be using my guest bedroom floor for that.  I'm hoping that this summer I can make a few changes to my quilt room so I can get a design wall added.  But no more work has been done on this quilt since then.

I went back to a UFO, Everything But The Kitchen Sink.  The pattern is a free pattern offered by RJR Fabrics and it's located here.  I removed the solid black border I had added and used this fabric instead.

A fun little poison green floral. 

Friday, February 21, 2014

Playing Catch Up

I can't believe it's been so long since I posted!  I'll play a little catch up right now.  First, I got a black border sewn on my "Everything But The Kitchen Sink".  And it has just sat there waiting for the next border.  Now I know why, I don't like the black in the middle of my 1930's reproduction fabrics.  I know that black was used with them, but there is nothing that ties it to the center of the quilt.  So I'm going to take that off and use something from my stash.

Last Friday was Valentine's Day and we go out with two other couples.  A few years ago we started making gifts for each other.  This year I made pillow cases for everyone.

Chris made market bags for us.  I love this!  I have tried making one, and couldn't get the first row after the bottom to come out right.  She has such a talent.

Mary made gift baskets for us.  Mine had sewing supplies.  A packet of fat quarters, pins and a really cool pin catcher.  It's under the basket.  Mary found the idea on Pinterest.  You glue magnets to the bottom of a saucer.  And she said that was harder than you might think as the magnets kept trying to stick to each other.

More catching up to come. :-)

Sunday, February 2, 2014


I had an unexpected trip out of town last weekend and I decided to take my hexies with me.  Glad I did.   Finished one flower and basted four more.

It inspired me to spend more time with my hexies.  Started these maybe 2 years ago, or could have been longer.  I still love them and still want to make a king size quilt with them.  A wonderful summer quilt.