Wednesday, May 15, 2019

What Have I Been Doing This Winter?

Bet you know what I've been doing!  New Starts, of course!  Actually, two are finished!  A friend came to the shop last July with a medallion quilt she made with soft colors which I immediately loved!  Not having worked so much with softer colors, I decided to give it a go.  Found this little square of an older Judie Rothermel Toile and began!  Made this little tablemat that I love!  

Notice the name on the shop sign? 

Another "Start" would be this Half-Square Triangle quilt using Jo Morton's "Hickory Road".....just cut a charm pack into fourths, paired up with a light and produced 320 units....number works perfect for a 16 x 20 setting!  Half done..................

Loved this blue colorway of "St. Louis" by Evonne Cook for Washington Street Studios and thought I would work up a single block into a tablemat/wallhanging size.  The block is "Massachusetts" (made a much smaller quilt years ago using a single block).  I think someone has recently written a book about making small quilts, tablemats or wallhangings from a single enlarged quilt block pattern and I thought it a marvelous idea!

Cut a 16-1/2" square of Di Ford-Hall's new "Rochester" line for a fullsize center medallion.  Will use some of her other "Rochester" fabrics and any others (tho likely hers from previous lines) that strike my fancy!   Plan at the moment is to make plain fabric borders until I feel like it's big enough.........and then I will have Another Quilt to add to the Handquilting pile (still working on my Hewson panel center medallion, tho I have not touched it in nearly a year!  I need to finish the boring start-and-stop triangle border so I will have a plain border to quilt a cable or some such design that I enjoy doing!)   Am handquilting the final border of a small Jo Morton quilt so I will soon have a "Finish"!

These piecing projects have taken some of my time this winter......quiet hours in my sewing room listening to audiobooks......."Winter Garden" by Kristen Hannah at the moment.  Loved her book, "The Nightingale"!  Six inch log cabin blocks for a fullsize quilt Someday.  And the Circa 1880 quilt by Pam Buda....throwing in a few odd blocks here and there just for fun!

Great-grandson, Baylor, loved his first toboggan rides!  But Mimi is glad the snow is gone now!


  1. lovely fabrics and projects...and baylor is adorable as well! early summer here now...winter never really came...LOL!

  2. Winter Garden is one of my all time favorites. Practically everone in our quilt group has read and loved it. I love all of the quilts you have been working on this winter.

  3. The toile print is wonderful!

  4. I am so glad I got to see that sweet medallion in person. It is even prettier in person than on the screen! That Baylor is adorable!!!

  5. Wow, fantastic projects and love your fabric choice!

  6. Beautifully soft little quilt with the toile center. So cool to have the Rothermel shop name.
    How large are your finished HSTs? I really like quilts like this--I have made a small one, but when people make huge ones it blows me away!
    Wonderful little log cabin blocks, and, of course, the Circa 1880 blocks. I have 3 rows left to assemble, but I want to make them with blocks from people who have yet to send them, so I wait. :)
    Very cute shot of your great-grandson on the toboggan. We are still getting snow in the mountains this week and next--so we could still go up the canyon a few miles and do that, but the valleys are just rain.