Friday, January 5, 2018

First Finish!


"Crossroads & Crop Circles" is my first finish of the year!  Forty years' worth of scraps went into this quilt.  It's like a diary of my quilting years.  I saw this design in Roderick Kiricofe's latest book, Unconventional & Unexpected.   

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Taking the UFO pledge

"I solemnly pledge to finish this bow tie quilt."  My guild is suggesting we commit to finishing our UFOs by putting our declaration on record.  I have 85 bow tie blocks from an online swap and am making 9-patches to alternate.  Only 16 more to make... 

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Oldest UFO

Summer is half gone already!  I wanted to finish this counted cross stitch sampler on linen that I started seventeen years ago.  My two cataract surgeries have left me with no more excuses.  It needs more decorative borders before I frame it. 

Then back to my Forever Stamp quilt again.  Will I ever finish them all??

Monday, May 15, 2017



Finally, a finish!!!  Have too many works-in-progress, so this feels good.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Jelly Roll Challenge


A fellow quilter gave me this jelly roll and said she knew I could make something with it.  The colors are much like my Persian rugs,   I have been mulling this over and finally was inspired by the "Over and Down Under" quilts my friends have been making.  With the help from quilt teacher, Judy Doenias, I am making a table runner.  I do love a challenge.  Thank you, Sally!

Now to quilt and bind...

Saturday, March 4, 2017

A Gift to Be Simple

My friend Jim and I made this quilt for the veterans' hospital on LI.  Jim selected the colors and cut strips while I sewed.  I love how it looks with my Shaker boxes and basket, and now I want to make another... to keep! 

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Another Year, Another UFO

Have been in the quilt doldrums lately.  My beloved Jack's Chain is progressing ever so slowly.  Knee replacement surgery knocked me out for a long while. Now I really need to get moving on something easier.  I have been smitten with my friend Karen's quilt (above)...her version of a Kaffe Fassett design.  What the heck!  Will kick off the new year with something completely different.  The whole world is in a state of disequilibrium anyway! 

However, I will not abandon "Jack"