Think about this.....

...the only thing scarier then reaching out to the unknown is settling for that with which we are comfortable.

Thursday, September 18, 2014


There is a sense of accomplishment when a top becomes completed. This has been hanging around my studio WAYYYYY too long!

Waiting, and waiting...
I was waiting for the photograph in the center block to come via email so that quilt top could be completed. It finally came through on Tuesday and so here are the blocks.

The next pic didn't turn out really well, but after yesterday, both borders are on and now I am in search of backing fabric.

It's better then it looks!
The customer said the quilt recipient loves red and green, but doesn't want the quilt too "Christmas-y". Hmm...this could be an interesting search. First stop, LQS's in Charlotte. We'll start there later today and see what we can find at B's and The Hen House.

Since Tuesday came and went, I had to make my weekly The First Snow block. Here is week #12.

Week #12
The house sort of looks like it's tipping over from the pic, doesn't it?

I'm going to start on the Mondo bag today because all my other projects are on supply hiatus. I need a cording/couching foot for one project. I need the rest of my pattern back from my quilting friend for the other. I need sashing fabric for piecing together the Amish Stars quilts, and I need the rest of the blocks for all the BOM's.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Easy Peezy

This blog is going to be easy because the only sewing-type of thing I did yesterday was run to Marshall House and pick up gridded fusible for my Mondo Bag.

That's it!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


Finishing this little Squirmy Wormy quilt was about all that was accomplished yesterday.

While I was rolling the quilt to work on further blocks, I noticed somebody peeking out at me. Jim was here in the studio with me and he saw the same thing and it sure made us giggle.

At any case, here's the finished quilt.

Squirmy Wormies
My T-shirt customer finally got back with me and I'll be tackling that for the next few days. However, today we have to run errands, mow moms lawn (again), and I haven't a clue when I'll be back home. Tomorrow may be another light blogging day.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Lazy Sunday's

Sundays are for doing what you want. Sundays are for lazing around and taking your time and enjoying whatever comes your way each hour. It seems like I get more done when I subscribe to that theory.

While I didn't do any actual long arming yesterday, prior to the kids showing up Saturday, I started working on Squirmy Wormies and this is some of how I'm quilting the piece.

Squirmy Wormy Quilting
I'm following the fabric for my quilting muse I suppose.

I started this next piece on Friday night. It's been in the back of my head for a while and I finally found a good pic on Google Images that let me take a good hard look at what I needed to do to make it my own.

Here's the finished result:

Hopefully I'll have this whole "rainbow of colors" pull out of my system, but I do love this piece and after showing the guild members what I did on Thursday, I'll hang it in my studio. I have a crayon quilt top in the spare room I need to get quilted yet and I think, for some lucky child, this would make an excellent room theme and I have two elements that would look amazing in there.

Are you sick of hearing about me making Amish Star blocks? I know I'm pretty spent with their construction. I knocked out the last eight yesterday evening.

Here's the pile I have to tote to sew-in this coming weekend. I'll have the members assist me in block placement since, together, we all make the colors work to the very best.

54 Blocks made; two quilt tops to go