Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Wednesday Wait Loss-Flower Quilts

Jennifer at the Inquiring Quilter is having a giveaway of a chance to win one Island Batik Stash Builder Roll for every quilt you link up, two for every flower quilt.  So I am submitting the following flower quilts I have done.

This one, Primitive Lilies a pattern by Patchwork Pieces I recently finished and gifted a 2018 high school graduate, friend of my granddaughter,.

This one is part of a raw edge quilt, actually the center piece.  I still have about 4 more blocks to do.  It is called Time Began in a Garden by Sarah Sporrer, still a UFO.

I recently finished this one, called Wooley Flower Sampler by Connie Huddleson.  I had the top done, just finished quilting this UFO.

This was a quilt I finished in 2000, designer Terry Clothier Thompson, hand appliqued, machine quilted called Mrs. Brown's Quilt

I am linking these up to Wednesday Wait Loss at The Inquiring Quilter.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018


The third block for the Fall Into A QAL was released today, designed by Sherry Shish at Powered by Quilting.  The pattern can be found here for the bonfire block.  I'm procrastinating on working on crazy quilted my Boho purse, so I got right on this block!

I decided to do a night time sky for mine. 

Thanks so much to Sherry for this great pattern!

Thursday, June 07, 2018


This is a Throwback Thursday post, quilts we have made before our blogging days. I am linking up with Sandra at Musings of a Menopausal Melon-mmm quilts. 

I can't find that I blogged about my Dear Jane Quilt.   I started it in 1997, 3 years after I began quilting, and finished it in 2003.  I would do rows of blocks, and then put it away for long stretches.  Then I would get excited again about it and start working on it again. 

Jane Stickle was the woman who made this quilt during the Civil War, in 1863 and finished her quilt in 1868.  The quilt hangs in the Bennington Museum in Bennington, Vermont.    Brenda Manages Papdakis became fascinated with the quilt after she saw the quilt in the "Book Plain and Fancy:  Vermont's People and Their Quilts as a Reflection of America" by Deanna Bister and Richard Cleaveland.  Brenda began drafting the blocks from the photos in Plain and Fancy and ended up writing the book "Dear Jane, the Two Hundred, Twenty-Five patterns from the 1863 Jane A. Stickle Quilt"

My quilt  was a  combination of applique, paper pieced and pieced.  It was hand quilted by a woman named Carol Morris.  It is composed entirely of Civil War reproduction fabrics.  I did not use the same one twice.  I still have A LOT of these fabrics left.  Anyway this is my quilt: 

I'll be linking up with MMM Quilts.

Wednesday, June 06, 2018


I finished up another UFO, this one dating back to 2007 when I finished the top. I wasn't sure what I was going to do to quilt it, then I closed my home-based transcription business, and went to work outside the home and didn't have much time to quilt during that period. Since I have been retired in May of 2017, I have been trying to finish up UFO's and get caught up on my grandchildren's quilts. Three of them got quilts last Fall for their birthdays (was not back into blogging at that time), and I just got Kyleigh's graduation quilt done.  I have another 3 years to make one for Jaeger.  

So even though this was not on my Finish-A-Long list, I was anxious to get it quilted.  It was a BOM, a Wooly Flowers Sampler by Starry Pines Pattern Company, designed by Connie Huddleson.  This quilt was wool appliqued on flannel.  It was so nice to work with.  The backing is some really cute flannel too.  


The only thing left on my Finish-A-Long list is my crazy quilted Boho purse.  I need to get going on this, I have barely started.  

Sunday, June 03, 2018


April Adams' Harvest basket was this week's block on the Fall Into a QAL, and I love it!  You can download the block here.  I love baskets, and I appliqued some pumpkins and corn in mine.  Thanks April for such a great block!

Saturday, June 02, 2018

One Monthly Goal

I've been seeing all these One Monthly Goal posts and decided to join in.  This is the link-up for One Monthly Goal for June on Elm Street Quilts

My goal for June is to finish this center section of this Sarah Sporrer Time Began in a Garden BOM.  This is a quilt as you go project, ad I have all the stitchery done on this block, and I was working on quilting it when I stopped.  I would like to finish this large section, and then I can work on the last 3 blocks.  

So my goal is to finish the quilting, and then finish the binding on this center section

This is the whole project

2018 Finish-A-Long, Q2 - 3rd Project finished, Kyleigh's Graduation

These past 2 weeks have been busy ones.  First I got a frantic call from Kyleigh asking if I could fix her jeans.  

She just wanted top ones on the left leg to be patched.  I first put interfacing on the inside and then made the big patch.  She was thrilled, as they are her favorite jeans.  I have a feeling she is going to need the right leg top hole fixed too before too long. 

Last night was Kyleigh's graduation from high school.  Quite exciting around here, and hard to believe she will be leaving in the fall for college back east.   It was hotter than blue blazes last night but we are so proud of her and all she has accomplished.  I am going to miss her terribly!

This is my third finish in the Finish-A-Long.  It was a flimsy I had finished in 10/06 called Primitive Lilies by Patchwork Pieces.  I saved it for so long as I wanted to quilt something special in all those blank blocks, and I did, but I cannot capture it in the pictures.    I plan to gift it to one of Kyleigh's friends who admired Kyleigh's quilts I have made her in the past.  She was trying to get Kyleigh to part with one of them since I made her graduation quilt.  

Friday, May 18, 2018

2018 Finish-A-Long, Q2 - 2nd Project finished

This week, I finished #1 on my Finish-A-Long list for quarter 2. This is a graduation quilt for our oldest granddaughter Kyleigh.   The project started out as swap blocks from a number of years ago.  They consisted of Laurel Burch's line Jungle Songs and black Kona cotton. I decided to add a panel from Laurel Burch's Ocean Songs with a mermaid, and I made a braided border.  I ended up making about 13 more blocks than the original swap blocks.  To be able to quilt it on my frame, I was not able to add any further borders for the outside.  As it was, I had to go back and separately quilt 4 inches on either side that was too long for my frame.  



I have no clue why when I bought the fabric for this swap I bought so much extra but I was able to use up a lot of it on the back of the quilt.  The quilt measures about 91 x 91 inches.  

Two more items on my Finish-A-Long list, and I have actually almost finished an item that wasn't on the list,  quilting a Wooly Flowers sampler, a UFO from 2007.