Thursday, October 31, 2013

Back to Square One: October

For this month we had to make 12 of these star blocks. (At least I think I remember it being 12). Should start putting this together in November. I love how this is turning out.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Baby quilt

I am hand quilting a baby quilt for my daughter- in- loves sister.  The shower is Saturday. I've got a busy week ahead of me.  Too bad work gets in my way of being creative.  I only have maybe a third of it done. I have to be finished Friday so I can get it washed and wrapped. I'm using big fun stitches. And thinking I might should have used the machine to get it finished quicker. ;-). Plus my fingers are sore. Lol
  Hope she likes it. 

Sunday, October 27, 2013

New quilt in progress

This is made from the last blocks my mother-in-love was able to cut before it became too hard from macular degeneration.   The strips are from her DH's shirts.  This quilt is for them.  

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Blocks for QOV's Block Drive

I decided to make some blocks for Alycia at She is having a big block drive to help make some quilts for Veterans and service members. I made 20 of each and they are on their way to Colorado. I will be linking up with Judy at next week. I just don't have time to make a whole quilt to donate so this is the next best thing.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

A4A top completed

I love this quilt.  A special thanks to Michele Foster for the pattern.  

Monday, October 21, 2013


I just noticed that the picture of the Peony wall hanging was one I took before I added the binding.....and I really like the binding!   It's a small brown/tan/black plaid cut on the bias.  

Peony Wall Hanging

The quilting is complete and the binding and sleeve are in place.   As soon as my DH gets my quilt hanger with shelf hung on the wall, I can hang my Peony wall hanging.    I think he just has to put on a final coat of something or other and it will be ready to hang.  Unfortunately, he had to go to Fort Smith this morning so I guess that means I'll have to wait patiently for his return.  This finished about 49" X 49".

I've started another mini-quilt top but still need to quilt the last one - a Radiant Star.  Here's my "Prairie Moon & Star" work in progress.  Each block will have a moon & star in the center.  I've cut the background pieces 6" so they will fit in my small embroidery hoop while I sew the blanket stitch around the moon & star which is fused in place.   I will probably finish the blocks at 2 1/2" to 2 3/4" square - then I'll add sashing strips.   Will plan a border (or not) later.

I'm looking forward to getting back with the group tomorrow night - hated to miss last week.  I hope to see some Radiant Star tops near completion or completed!  

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Prayers Please

Fellow Pickle Patch Quilter Penny lost her husband to a massive heart attack yesterday.  Please pray for her and the family. 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

My 9 patch window pane top, Crazy 9 patch top  and Big Star quilt

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Back to Square One: September

I know I already posted my progress a couple of days ago but I didn't give my post a title and now I am having trouble linking it to the blog! So, bear with me if you are tired of seeing this! Love, love, love how this is turning out!

Shutdown. Prayers please.

I am not getting into the politics just asking for prayer for all workers effected by this shutdown. This includes co-workers whose wages are funded by the WIC Program. I'm just not sure if I am one of them.