Wednesday, September 30, 2009


I like to do puzzles. This is the biggest one I've done so far. I started it Sunday evening. The following photo was taken about 9 pm on Tuesday.
This is the background for an applique practice piece. I'm trying to come up with a technique for a quilt I'm piecing. The following photo is of the applique and quilting I did last night. The last flower has faced petals. It was a lot of work and difficult to attach to the quilt. The seam allowance bulk got in the way. The stems are bias. Some of the edges were straight and some were cut with a rick-rack rotary blade. I'm planning to use some other techniques on the lower section of the quilt. I plan to wash the piece several times to see how it holds up.

Friday, September 25, 2009

LR, Junior & the quilt

This is our grandson and is webkinz Junior. This evening he pieced and quilted a quilt for Junior. He likes decorative stitches. This is a closer shot of the detail of the quilt. He picked out the fabrics himself.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

latest work/retreat weekend

YEAH! The top is DONE! I really enjoyed this quilt and it's mine! I've made several of these quilts and have given all of them away. Now I just need to quilt it! I took all of the leftovers from the top and make the backing. This is the 1st scrappy backing I have ever made. The binding will be the strip on the right.

These blocks are FUN! I started making these blocks to see if I liked making them. I was planning to use the top for a baby quilt but, I may end up keeping it. This is a work in progress. I haven't decided if it needs more blocks or not.

I bought the Ricky Tims Convergence Quilts book in 2003 and the quilt really didn't appeal to me at that time. A few years later I decided I wanted to make the quilt and I was thinking about the fabrics. I was given these fabrics and I knew that they would be perfect for this quilt. I decided to make this a challenge to myself. I had to use all 7 fabrics. I had hoped to have enough scraps leftover for the backing but, that didn't work out. Now I just need to decide on a backing and get the top quilted.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

work in progress-scrappy trip around the world

The center is finished for now, I'll add borders later. I have another project that I need to work on next.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Bonus Quilt & WIP work in progress

I've heard that bonus quilts are quilts that you make from leftovers. I've been organizing and straightening up around here. I found leftover pieces from 2 baby quilts while organizing. I took those pieces and some extra yardage I had and made this small baby quilt. This quilt will be for the 1st grandson of a dear friend of mine. He's supposed to be born in December. I love bow-tie blocks, they are so much fun to make. I started blocks for this project earlier this year. I put them up on the design wall a few days ago and I can't leave them along. I can't wait to see what the center of the top is going to look like when all the blocks are together. If you like the design, it's at It's a scrappy trip around the world quilt.