Friday, October 31, 2014

OP's x 2

Today was all about OP (other people's) quilts and cleaning bathrooms.  

Margi won blocks at our guild retreat back in February ... And made a quilt top.

A very pretty, tropical quilt

I free-motion quilted each block individually - it certainly was NOT boring.

And then I quilted Linda's appliqué quilt.

This one was a little harder ...  Little more 3-D.

I will not share photos of the clean bathrooms, or the 5 loads of laundry ... It was a busy day!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Celtic Solstice

Not mine ... my friend Pam, finished her 2013 Bonnie Hunter mystery.

I have all the parts done but I had a bit of trouble with seams matching up.  My Celtic Solstice is awaiting some sort of divine intervention.

In the meantime, I really enjoyed quilting this one.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Tuesday, I went on a quilty adventure with my friend Terri.  A few friends from my guild had quilts on display at the Patuxent WildLife Center.

It was a lovely display at a fabulous facility.

The weather was perfect and we even did a little walk-about ...

A great day!

Sunday, October 26, 2014


Selvedge Wedgie

I have been saving selvedges for a few years ... just so I could make a selvedge quilt.
And now I have.

I used a Cut Loose pattern and a Creative Grids ruler (both available at Spring Water Designs).  This was a really easy quilt to make.

And on the back ...

I put the license plates that I collected (and were gifted to me) during the Row-by-Row Experience shop hop.  I did not make any of the rows. But I did get license plates.

Now I have to check that Quilty Bucket List and see what's next.

Peppermint Twist


This looks a bit wrinkly.  It is really pretty.

I think, sometimes, quilts are just better when you can touch them.

PS - the "prepping" - no, I'm not a "prepper" other than that I was prepping some wool for stitching.

DONES for Today

This weekend  was all about quilting and binding and gardening and prepping.

Sadly, it was time to take this ...

and make it looks like this ...

The rose bushes have been winterized.  I always worry when we cut them down but they come back healthy every year.

Then there was an OP quilt. Pam does beautiful work.

This was a swap ... Titled - May All Your Lights Be Green.

2 other quilts (mine!) were bordered, quilted, bound and labelled - photos tomorrow.

It's been a FAB-O autumnal weekend!

Saturday, October 25, 2014


Not - IN 2 weeks but it's BEEN 2 weeks!  Good morning my quilty friends. Sorry it's been so quiet around here.  I have been busy busy busy - sewing and knitting and quilting and teaching.  I have not been really busy taking pictures - I do think about it ... after.

I did, this morning (at 7:35), check something off my Quilt Bucket List - it needs it's very own blog post... ok, it also needs a binding.

I'm in the homestretch of a new Christmas quilt. It needs borders and of course quilting and such. I really like how it's turning out. Kits are available at Spring Water Designs.

This was the original quilt I made from Dragonfly Quilts.

Fabric choices make a huge difference!!

And - did you see the photo bomb - a couple of blocks were peeking out in the Christmas quilt.  That's the Spring Water Designs 2015 BOM.  It is so awesome!!  It's called Enchanted Garden by Gretchen Gibbons.  A partial reveal will be happening at the shop on Monday. Sign ups will start the first week of November.  Stay tuned for updates on that beauty.

It's now 8:00 and the coffee is ready ... and so am I.
Have a sunny, autumnal weekend!