Visiting Old Friends

I had a great trip to the US, visiting family and friends.  Lots of laughter and fun, and it was especially wonderful to spend time with my son, who just completed his first year of college.  It really makes me wish I were closer and could see everyone more regularly.  Plus it was wonderful to… Continue reading Visiting Old Friends

Goodbye 2015: Quilts

The year is almost done, and I am quite sure there will be no surprise finishes before the year is out.  It seems like a good time to review my quilting and blogging accomplishments for the year.  I'll save the blogging review for another day.  For today, it's quilts!  I started out quite well this… Continue reading Goodbye 2015: Quilts

Finally, A Friday Finish: Which Way Do I Go

I think I may have let the alliteration get a bit out of hand there.  I am happy to finally have a finish to share though.  Here's my flying geese quilt, fully quilted and bound.  I'm calling it, Which Way Do I Go, which seems a very appropriate name of late.  It looks a bit… Continue reading Finally, A Friday Finish: Which Way Do I Go

In Under the Wire: ALYOF May Goal

I chose an easy goal for May, knowing that I was going to be quite busy this month.  Despite that, I was surprised to see the Lovely Year of Finishes finish link up has been posted already!  Luckily I did not have many threads for my thread sampler, and the owls are fun and easy… Continue reading In Under the Wire: ALYOF May Goal

Entry 1

I've never entered a quilt show and hadn't expected to enter one any time soon, but then I heard that Amy at Amy's Creative Side is hosting the Blogger's Quilt Festival.  I am entering my Sweet 16 Double-sided scrap quilt into the Home Machine Quilted category.     This quilt began with the idea of… Continue reading Entry 1

Another Quilt at Home

I am home again and quilting, but more on that on Wednesday.  Today I just wanted to briefly share some pictures my son sent me of the quilt I made for the family he has been staying with in its new home, with its new family.  You've already seen quite a lot of this sweet… Continue reading Another Quilt at Home

Sweet Sixteen Finished!

All bound and ready for gifting.  Except for possibly a label.  This was a very fun quilt to work on.  I would have loved to match the binding to the quilt top as in this tutorial, but what would have looked wonderful on one side would have looked terrible on the other so I gave… Continue reading Sweet Sixteen Finished!

The Nightmare is finished!

And I rather like it 🙂  It started out with quite a number if problems -- biased edges, using the wrong measurements, stretchy fabric, just to name a few  -- but in the end it came together and I think it will be a great gift for my friend.  I love how the black binding… Continue reading The Nightmare is finished!