Sunday, August 23, 2015

1718-ish Coverlet

Made four more blocks today.  The applique was time consuming, but the pieced blocks were a breeze.  I like the Kaffe gold and gray striped block a lot...not in the pattern book.  Already I have strayed from the original quilt design, but that was bound to happen.  I am taking some"liberties" with the blocks now.  However, I really admire those with the skill and patience to follow the original.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Sweet Charity

Tina's beautiful Show & Tell at Empire guild's charity sewing night at City Quilter...among many more wonderful gifts in the making for some folks who need some caring.  Not too soon to think about holiday gifts for the less fortunate.  Very cool, in fact...

Saturday, June 27, 2015

English Garden is Growing...

Having a wonderful time with these Liberty florals.  The delicate prints are on the finest fabrics.  Hand piecing these is like reading Jane Austen in the genteel!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Easing Into My 1718 Coverlet

My first block 

and the second...

and then number three!

I joined The 1718 Coverlet Quiltalong, but I am six months behind already!!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Can You Guess??

Guess what this little gadget is...

a) wooden iron

b) seam roller

c) trapezius massager

d) all of the above

The answer is (d) and I bought one today at my guild meeting.  It is a handy "iron" for pressing seams at the sewing machine, leaves no carbon footprint, and relieves neck pain---all in one cute little power-less tool.  Oh, and I bought these luscious reds to use it sleep tonight!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Still Quilting After All These Years...

This quilt was started years ago, and I have been enjoying it all along the way.  It is basted and bound now, so I can hand quilt the hexies at my leisure.  Very cozy on the cold rainy days we are having this week.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Colour My World

Colour my world with Kaffes and Liberties!  I have been saving these for something special and am 
hoping to put them into my  1718 Coverlet.  


 My lawn is up!!!  Not quite Downton Abbey here yet, but this new grass is the grandest green!