Thursday, February 27, 2014

Away for a Few Days

My husband is in the hospital so I will probably not post for a few days. Send good wishes our way please. 


Away for a Few Days

My husband is in the hospital so I will probably not post for a few days. Send good wishes our way please. 


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Turned on Point

I was able to work on my lattice patch quilt a little yesterday. It now has the inner border on it and is patiently waiting for the outer border. Hopefully today.

Off to more doctor appointments and tests.  Hopefully we are on the way to a diagnosis. 


Monday, February 24, 2014

Design Wall Monday–February 24, 2014

Today on my design wall is a Lattice Patch quilt for Shop Hop.


After I sew the top row together and attach it to the quilt, I will cut it and turn it on point!  Such fun.

Here are a couple of photos of the mystery from last Saturday night.  They still need to be sewn together and borders added but they look pretty good. The first one is the red, white and blue option, followed by the Kaffe option.

0214 RWB

0214 Kaffe

Sue had a slight problem putting the blocks together so here is hers.

0214 Sue's Quilt

It is different but still looks good.

For more design walls, go to Patchwork Times.


Saturday, February 22, 2014

Mystery Till Midnight

We are playing at the quilt shop until midnight. 


Friday, February 21, 2014

On the Needles–February 21, 2014

My never-ending socks are on my needles today.


I did a few more rows on the ribbing while waiting at doctors’ offices.  Still have lots of yarn left so need to do a few more inches.

I would really like to get these finished – so much yarn, so little time.

For more yarn projects, go to Patchwork Times.


Beginning Machine Piecing

We have had to cancel our Wednesday beginning machine piecing class two weeks so far so it is now going to go well into March.  Hopefully we are not going to get more bad weather.

Here are some of the blocks from the morning class.

0214 Morning Blocks 5

In the evening class I only have two students and one of them was sick.  Here is Dennis’ quilt so far.

0214 Dennis' Quilts

He is adding one additional block to each row for a slightly larger quilt.  We are trying to decide on an extra row for him to make.  I suggested pinwheels.

I  have been working on a lattice patch quilt but don’t have photos of it yet.  I did complete 10 more bowties – numbers 321-330.

0213 321-330


Thursday, February 20, 2014

Grow Your Blog Winner

While I was gone on my blog break, the deadline for choosing my winner was the 15th.  It is now the 20th and I am finally getting around to it.  Sorry for being late but the random number generator selected number 24.

Vicki H10:44 AM

My first quilt was in 1992 and a Log Cabin done in greens. I attended a class at the local Wal Mart taught by the fabric department manager. It was my first introduction to rotary cutting, quarter inch seams and a whole lot more. I hand quilted it and it currently resides on the bed in the spare bedroom.

I am sending her a message so she can send me her address.  This is what I am sending her.

0214 Grow Your Blog

I have been hoarding Authentic fabric but finally made a quilt top from it – my Swoon quilt.  It still needs a couple of borders on it but I will get it done sometime soon.  I hope Vicki enjoys this charm pack and five fat quarters.


I am Back

I know I disappeared and haven’t posted for quite a while and am sorry if you were concerned about me – although I do appreciate the caring that has been expressed.  My husband has been ill for the past two months and we have spent the last two weeks on tests and doctor’s appointments.  We now think we know what is wrong and that it is something that may take a while to improve, but it should improve.  I hope to get back to real life now.

Let’s start with Hexie Club.  We had a meeting on Tuesday night.  We have decided to do Julia’s BOM so here are our January blocks.

0214 January Blocks                  

Mine has the green/yellow background.  Michele as a white background, Karen has blue.  Look up in the corner of Karen’s block – you will see Rosemarie's 1/4 inch snowflake.  I think the one on the bottom left belongs to Carolyn but it might be Susan’s.

Next are the Valentine/February blocks.

0214 February Blocks       

Rosemarie's little heart is up in the corner of my heart.

I finished the applique on the heart and have started the Snowflake – lots of applique on that one.  I am using little tiny applique pins and they make a lot of difference.  I starched the applique – a lot of starch and then took the papers out.  At that point I starched the back also.  It was easy to hand applique.  Michele is machine appliqueing hers and that looks great also.  It is fun to see how different each of our blocks are.  Can’t wait to see March – we are guessing a shamrock!

If you are interesting in joining the BOM, all the information is at The Hexie Blog.


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