Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Syracuse Quilt Feature

My Syracuse quilt was posted on Margaret's Hope Chest!
That is so great! I really enjoyed making both this quilt and another, and I am glad to be a part of this ministry. They are in need of many more quilts. I am going to make one or two to fill the void. Will you?

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Oh Machine How I Love Thee!

I am back in the world of sewing machines. Although I LOVE hand quilting, I have learned the merit of the machine! Why have I not come around to this until now? I guess we all progress to something different at some point. Then we wonder why we did not want to do this. As I have said before I do not think I will stop hand quilting, but I will definitely be doing a lot more machine quilting. I still do not know how to get my needle to stay down, but I am not worried about it right now. I will progress there eventually, but for now I am enjoying the straight lines. I need to start somewhere.

I started the Batik quilt and a T-shirt quilt, but I am behind schedule. That is OK though, as long as I get them finished before August I will be happy. I am going to add some baby quilts to the list too. Oh how I love having a lot of quilts to work on and being behind, but I am quilting with a machine now so I can catch up!

Also, I really want a serger, because I want to make more bandanna pants, only better, and I want to make baby sheets that look professional! Off to Craig's list now.

Saturday, June 18, 2011


A little over a year ago a friend asked me to repair her father's quilt. It was a high school graduation present from his grandmother. It was not in the best shape, but, as I told my friend, it was repairable.

It was my goal to fix and return it by Christmas, but with my husband's illness I was unable to work on anything. It became my goal to finish it for Father's Day. I am proud to say it is finished!

She will be able to return it to her father (who thinks this quilt is in storage, in a closet, or something) tomorrow.

I love that I could repair this quilt.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Inspiration Calling

I have a few projects started and some with due dates that I MUST work on and finish, but this is calling my name.

I really want to make a quilt like this. So, I bought a lot of white fabric and cut it into 2 1/2" strips (rather than buying a white jelly roll), and I want to use batik fabric. I have a lot of batik fat quarters, so I cut into them.

They are obviously not the same length, so I am going to modify this a little. Instead of three rows, I am going to do two. They will be the length of the fat quarter, so approximately half the length they would be. Sort of like this one only half the length.

I intend to use the triangle ends, that are left over, as well in something. Maybe use them as a border, a baby quilt, orphan blocks, or something. The ideas are endless. I am also planning a quilt using this technique to make a wedding present. Stay tuned for that one (I already have the fabric).