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. 

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.