Killing two birds with one stone here.....always trying to do two things at once! Received a pattern from Pam Buda (Heartspun Quilts) and here is my version of her Teeny Tiny Stars Sew Along! Two inch stars took me longer to make than larger ones!! Check out her blog for Sew Along instructions!
Saturday, July 31, 2021
Tuesday, June 1, 2021
This month's Mini Quilt with Wendy is one that has been in the works for a Long Time, so I just decided to Finish It! Looking at it now, other fabrics I own come to mind that might have been closer to the original. Do you Second-Guess your choices as much as I do? I handquilted with the big stitch as it seemed appropriate for this piece.
Saturday, May 1, 2021
This was actually my March Mini that did not make it! So I am sliding in under the wire for April! Felt good to get back into handquilting again! Finished binding last evening!
The basket props are a reminder that in another life I was a basketmaker.....liked mini baskets too! Now to go see what everyone else has made on Wendy's blog! Hope to see you next month with another Finish!
Monday, March 1, 2021
Joining Wendy's Monthly Minis at Constant Quilter blog.
Well, not really That Mini because it is 18" square. Thought about stopping at four blocks but didn't! Might revisit that tho! My quilt is based on a Pinterest photo I found a year or so ago and just loved. Their 4-patches look to be about 2" but mine are 1"......love using the tiniest bits instead of throwing them away! Someone else loved this quilt, too, and made her version of it.....Lori D of HumbleQuilts blog Check it out! Was not able to create links.....sorry.
And just this morning I found a quilt pattern I'd like to try for next month! Love this not working business but will open the shop again in April IF the covid numbers stay down!
Monday, February 1, 2021
When I noticed that Wendy (The Constant Quilter) had added me to her mini quilt list, I thought I had better produce!! Long story on this one is that as you can see, Jo Morton's pattern is dated 1995 and I believe that is when I made the two stars. Well, I either lost them or put them away (you know how that is....can't remember much any more!). Every once in a while they would resurface and I would tell myself to finish the quilt......but didn't! Well, now it is finished and here it is a day late.....finished the binding at 10pm last night!
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Life is slower, for sure, these days and I find I am enjoying it immensely! So much so that I am calling myself "semi-retired". On Feb 1st, I started my Retirement Sale and then was sidelined for 4 months. Life has changed for the forseeable future and it's not too hard for me to cope with that as I am a Homebody at heart! Am sure that there have been many Good Things come out of this situation, especially for quilters and others with hobbies. In fact, I read somewhere that the Shutdown was what Quilters had been waiting for! On June 19th I re-opened the shop for Fridays and Saturdays only by appointment only for one or two people at a time......Retirement Sale will continue in this manner until I decide it is over! Probably won't be for a year, maybe more, now that 4 months have been lost. Even then I am sure all the fabric won't be depleted!!
My first Shutdown project was, and continues to be, the quilt on the cover of Quiltmania #132.....no idea why the quilt appeals to me so much, other than being Scrappy, Scrappy! Well, yes, there is another reason.....I found two other quilts on a MA antique dealer website that had that unique red hourglass center and were from Eliot, Maine. Probable that the QM #132 quilt has a connection even tho no info about the quilt was known......no owner, no location mentioned in the magazine. Anyway, it's been enjoyable to work on the quilt.......picking up scraps around the sewing room and looking for old favorites that come to mind. AND, here and there, there are tiny quilt blocks interspersed throughout the borders. Maybe that was the appeal! Anyway, I've made a few tiny blocks.
One thing that hasn't changed is my penchant for having Many Projects on the go at any given time! No willpower to resist starting something new that interests me! Didn't someone once say that Variety is the Spice of Life?