Monday, January 25, 2016

Fun Idea

I saw a fun idea on Facebook some time this past month.  It used the squares from old calendars to make labels for your quilt blocks when putting them into rows.

I cut the number squares out of the calendar and label each one.  I added two holes to put the pins through.  I love how it worked!  

Saturday, January 16, 2016


The first weekend in January my sister, Deb, came over and we sewed together.  Actually she sewed!  She was working on some cute pouches.  I love how her hair has come back in after her Chemo.  She had such straight hair and now it's curly!

I decided to take my bin of muslin fabric and cut the "scraps" into squares to use for foundation fabric for string blocks.  I've been cutting on those scraps since summer and I'm really tired of them in hanging around in the sewing room.  LOL  So I finished cutting them.  A project completed even though it isn't a quilt or anything.  Sometimes that background work gets forgotten when we're working on a project.  This is part of what I have ended up with, 6.5 inch squares.  I have no idea how many squares are in there, but I bet at least one, maybe two, quilts worth.

Does any one else love recycling those plastic boxes for quilt projects?  Some of them are the perfect size for temporary storage.

Monday, January 11, 2016

I'm Back!

I'm back!  I've been under the weather with a health issue, but am feeling better and back on track for 2016.

A little catching up to do.  First, had a wonderful time at my September Retreat with Quilts From The Bluffs.
Sea of Blue
I finished sewing "Hard Tack and Coffee"! 

Now to get it quilted.  I've been toying with the idea of hand quilting it with perle cotton.  

More to come,  I promise, I will be better.  I have so much to show you!