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. 


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Works in progress...


Red and grey feather quilt
This was fun to piece, just made it up as I went along. The feathers  are from a pattern from Anna Maria Horner. Free on her website. 



Star throw quilt for my parents

The star quilt top is almost done, need to add a dark grey border and then figure out how to quilt it. I will bring this when I go visit in September.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Our second dose of winter



Two months after our December snow and deep freeze, we had another snow storm leaving 8 inches. This time it was more typical in that it rained the day after. The freezing rain made for some beautiful ice covered plants and trees. 







Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Celtic Solstice Mystery Part 2

Part 2 of the mystery quilt came out on Friday December 6th. I was not done with part 1 but started right in on the 2nd clue.

These chevrons are much slower going for me than the first triangle-in-squares of clue 1. I have had to rip and resew several due to the gray or yellow square not quite reaching the edge of the green when folded back. I am being much more careful now and really making sure I sew a bit to the right of the marked line.

Be sure to check out everyone elses progress on this great mystery.

Mystery Quilt link up.


Monday, December 2, 2013

Celtic Solstice Mystery!

First clue

I am doing Bonnie Hunter's Celtic Solstice Mystery quilt. Here is the first part, tri-recs units, waiting to be trimmed.



These are some of the fabrics I'll be using. I'm using grey as my neutral, otherwise using blue, orange, yellow and green like Bonnie.






Friday, November 22, 2013

Finally finished!

I've had this quilt waiting for a binding for months and finally got it done!



It has yet to be washed, and it is pictured here in the last weak rays of the day.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

On the design wall...


Star pillow cover


I'll quilt this and add an envelope style back to it. The star layout is based on Sparkle Punch
by Elizabeth Hartman of Oh, Fransson!