Thursday, October 1, 2015

Keeping On...

Keeping on sewing postage stamps here.  Slow work, but I enjoy the process and the progress.   

Twenty pages done!  

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Keep Calm and Quilt On...

I just received the sad news of my friend Eri's passing.  She was always making quilty gifts for others and has left a trail of keepsakes for many of us.  She made me this caddy and bag and recently got me started on yo-yos.  I will miss her so much but will "keep calm and quilt on" just as she did up to the end.  What a wonderful legacy from this gifted young woman!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Size Matters

We swapped HST's in my Needle Arts group at the library.  So much fun to arrange the great variety of batiks in this Hanging Diamonds pattern...

I stitched them up today and was amazed how much smaller they became.  The 2 1/2" HSTs shrank to 2" and I think lost some of their charm.  What do you think?

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Barb Vedder's Civil War Swap

I have not done an online swap before, but this was the one for me.  Bowties are my all time favorite block, and my stash of Civil War fabrics is needing to breathe.  Mailed 80 bowties to Barb Vedder, and now the hardest part...waiting to see what other swappers have made for me!

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!