Monday, September 26, 2022

Make A List Monday - Time to Get Back Up On the Horse!


Hi, all!

It's time for me to get back on the horse and get to work in my studio - and the best way I know to do that is with a list!  So today my list will be all of the quilt-y things that are on my horizon for the next few months.  

1.  Annual quilt for Lilli.

I'm planning a postage stamp quilt for Lili, made with some beautiful Kaffe Fassett shot cottons in deep muted colors that I have on hand.  They aren't particularly my colors, but they are definitely hers!

2.  Annual quilt for Nathanael.

For Nathanael, I'm going to indulge myself and use a design I've wanted to make for a long time - Dragon Dreams!

3.  Annual quilt for Emmalyn.

Emmalyn is totally into Harry Potter, and while I don't have time to make her a HP quilt like I made Lilli, I do have time to make a simpler one with the house colors and the Hogwarts shield on it similar to the one shown above, so that's the plan.  She's just started re-doing her bedroom in HP so I think she will love it!

4.  Ministry quilt tops.

I'm not quite ready to belly up to the belly bar on my quilting machine yet, but I can piece or finish ministry quilt tops for others to complete.

5.  Hexie quilt (for me!)

I am really enjoying this project, and hope to make some serious headway while on vacation.  I managed to fill in one corner yesterday, so there's progress!


And it turns out I have a real/attainable task list in my head, so I'm going to go ahead and set it out as a good exercise...

1.  Keep working on my hexie quilt.

2.  Put borders on the string quilt and turn it over to someone else for finishing.

3.  Pull/buy fabrics for Emmy's annual quilt, and locate pattern sheets needed.

4.  Cut out Nathanael's annual quilt.

5.  Press fat quarters for Lilli's annual quilt.

may will not get these things done this week (especially since I'm on vacation!) but hopefully I will be taking some steps towards completion on some or all of them!  

And now, I REALLY want to know - - - what are YOU working on this week?



Friday, September 23, 2022

Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? I'm Back!!


Hi, all!

It's Friday, and we all know what that means - it's time for us to get our whoop whoop on!!  After a much longer than anticipated hiatus, I am back - and I am whooping about it!  I've also got a few things I've been working on during the hiatus to share.  I hope you've got something wonderful to whoop about this week, too, so let's get started!!


First of all, thanks to all of you who have checked in on me over the past months, or who have sent good thoughts and prayers my way.  It's all been much appreciated, even if it was unacknowledged at the time. Life seems to be returning to normal, for which I am VERY grateful!!

Here's a project I started way back in January that is finally coming close to being completed...

This top started out as a bunch of leftover binding strips!  I sewed them together jelly roll race style, then cut the resulting top into long strips made up of short pieces.  Then I re-sewed those strips together to end up with what is shown above.

Isn't that pretty?  It's still not quite large enough, so I went to church this week and dug through the stash for a good border...

... and I think this will do!  Hopefully I will get this border on this week and then this quilt will be ready for quilting and gifting to someone in need!

I also worked on a hand project over the past few months.  

Made completely by hand, from 2.5" squares cut from my scrap stash, I despaired of this ever reaching quilt size.  But as I kept working on it, I realized I was having fun (and getting pretty good at it!) and now it looks like this!

I'm still working on filling in the top angle (that was an "oops" because what I thought would fill in and make a straight, 90 degree corner actually made a way out of whack angle) and I will then finish off the two bottom corners to give me a nice rectangular quilt.  We will be driving on vacation this next week, so I'll have lots of car time to work on that stitching - maybe (just maybe) it will be finished in a couple of weeks!

And last but certainly not least, let me show you a picture of my constant companion of the past few months.  Bree has grown up from a tiny puppy to a lovely, not quite mature one year old. She realizes that I feel better now, and so she has reverted to some of her puppy ways.  One of those "ways" is stealing fabric scraps in my studio!

I guess it's appropriate for a fabric addict's dog to also be addicted to fabric!  So I share with her and hope she doesn't steal anything too precious...

So - - - can I get a whoop whoop?


And now it's your turn!

What's making you whoop it up this week?

What's making you do a little happy dance?

Share!  We want to dance right along with you,

And it's always more fun to dance with friends!

The party will stay open until Sunday midnight.

Hope to see you there!