Friday, November 14, 2014


I've had these blocks around for months. I have more of the 16 patches, about 10, but this is all the X blocks I have. Its made from 3 1/2 in. unfinished squares, and it already fills my design board. I guess I was thinking I'd make a queen size when I started, not to mention I miscalculated and cut about 100 more blue squares than I'd need for even a king size. There will very likely be more quilts with these squares! I used 53 different fabrics in all the blocks I have. I'd love to get this finished but am intimidated by the size. 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Feather Quilt

I had a lot fun making this quilt. I gave it to my son for his 18th birthday.
 The feathers are from Anna Marie Horner's free pattern.
 While I made the feathers with small strips I also made some 3" log cabin blocks.

I didn't have a plan for the quilt, I just started with the feathers and worked rows around. Putting it up on the design wall at each stage was great to choose the layout for the next row.

Make sure to check out the great quilts at Bloggers Quilt Festival at Amy's Creative Side blog.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Celtic Solstice almost done

I am trying to finish my reduced version of Celtic Solstice before Bonnie Hunter starts this years mystery quilt.

I am going to add a solid blue border and then call it done. I love the pattern but I would have chosen my fabrics differently if I had known the finished design. I would love to make this again in a whole new colorway. 

Monday, September 29, 2014

On the design wall...

Blue and green Trip Around the World.
This is my second quilt using the pattern by Bonnie Hunter. The first one was using blue and orange and is still awaiting borders to make it a bit bigger. 

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Quilt Delivered

The day before we left CT, I got a farewell shot, with no one around to hold it, of the nap quilt I made for my parents. 

It finished just about the right size for their couch. I probably should have made one more row of blocks on the bottom, but I really did not want to deal with any more of that sashing. Luckily it fit my dad in his "test nap". 

Friday, August 29, 2014

A new addition

 A Lovely Sewing Machine!

1953 Singer 301A

She came hidden in this great table.

With some feet to spare.

This was the first machine I came across when I decided to start looking for a 301. I wasn't even expecting to get one in a cabinet. It is in fantastic shape and I am anxious to start piecing on her.