Friday, March 15, 2019

Mourning Quilt

 My Amish double nine-patch was hand pieced and quilted during my son's illness.  He left me with many good memories and much sadness.  But sewing is how I get through the days now.


b. 1966   d.2019

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Unconventional and Unexpected QAL

When I saw this quilt in Roderick Kiracofe's book, it made me think of my stacks of solids that have been piling up for years.  Why not use them all in one quilt?  It probably won't make a dent, but it should be fun to see them all together on the wall.  


This palette will be quite a departure from my usual subdued color combinations. 

Wish me luck!

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Happy Ending

The bow ties from Barb Vedder’s swap have finally turned into my favorite nap quilt.  It took some time to add those uneven 9-patches to stretch it out, but it was worth doing.  I have made countless nap quilts in the past, but this one suits me best.  It covers my feet (I am 5’9” and wear size 11s)

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.