Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Quilt # 6

This is a shop sample--the pattern is called Touchstone and will make a great baby gift or please a 1960's wild child. I love it!!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Quilt #5

This was started in a class in 2004. I didn't think there was enough contrast between the pieced strips and the main fabric, so started over again. BUT I had all these blocks done, so DH took half and arranged them to his satisfaction (that one has yet to be quilted) and I designed this half and finished it in January 2015. Another 10 year project. Sigh....
The color on the main fabric is really wrong--it's actually a dark navy, not brown---I do have better color sense than it looks like!!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Quilt #4

I bought the batiks for this using the gift certificate I got from DH for Christmas--the border I had in my stash that matched perfectly! the pattern is a basic 5 rail.
Just got home from running errands. One perk to doing them with DH is he springs for lunch! Saw a favored nephew at the restaurant--another major perk!!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Quilt #3

This is a string quilt made extra long for a tall dude!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015


This is a tablerunner I've had done except the quilting for awhile--do you see a pattern here?!? I REALLY want to get all my completed tops quilted. I don't want anyone else to have to deal with them when I'm dead (or looking at the back and examining my piecing!!)

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Quilt #1

This was a guild class in the fall of 2004 by Marcia Baker--Tumbling Blocks. I finished piecing it in 2007, quilted it last month and finished the binding on January 1, 2015. Ten and a half years ain't so bad.....!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Quilt #22

Well, better late than never! The photographer (also known as DH) came home a day late--planes weren't flying down here on New Years Day, so he worked that day instead. And I'm giving him another chance--actually I have to since there are no back up photographers living here! This is a hunter's star I started in a class Nancy taught earlier this year, so it didn't stay in an uncompleted stage for years like some I have laying around!
Hope you all have a blessed New Year!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Quilt #21

is 36 layercakes topped with 36 charm squares topped with 36 2 1/2" squares all raw edges hanging out! Very easy to do. I think I'll have to fire my photographer--he cut the top of the quilt off!
I also just finished the binding on # 22, but that will be posted tomorrow. I have another one almost quilted, but won't make it for this year! (I DO have other things to accomplish!)

Monday, December 29, 2014

Quilts # 19 and 20

This first one is a Lake Clark Mystery in purple and teal--DH likes this one better than the one in red.
And #20 can't be seen yet--it is the mystery for the quilt guild retreat in Homer in February. (But I will say this: DH liked it!!)

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Quilt # 17 and 18

The Christmas twin size was pieced at the Northwoods retreat in Homer this fall. I was smart and ONLY took this to work on. Halfway through I got bored and wanted to do something else but couldn't since this was my one and only project. See, I know how I am and wanted this done for THIS Christmas!! and it was!
And this baby quilt is a BQ3 pattern--the shower is just around the corner and I didn't have time to get more elaborate. I have baby girl quilts stockpiled, but there has been a flurry of boys born at church--no girls :(. And this one put me over the 100 yards used from stash for this year--barely!!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Quilt #16

This will be the last Christmas project I finish in time for use this year. If I don't wait til December 1st maybe I'll have the rest of the stuff done before Christmas next year. Or maybe not.....

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Quilt #15

Another panel--this one will end up in my bathroom--I think!
Rats!! I hate it when the photo doesn't rotate correctly! Grrrr

Tuesday, December 9, 2014


This year's bull calf was munching on my peonies and very photogenic!
(Notice our lack of snow!!)

Quilt # 14

This one is called Brit's Blitz --designed by Barb Steckel and FINALLY completed (only a few years after I took the class with her!) It is a mixture of quilting cottons and batiks.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Quilt #13

This is a BQ2 pattern--I HAD to have the focal, so to justify the purchase of MORE fabric, it is a wedding gift. Pretty good, huh?!
I did the quilting with Superior omni thread and the pattern is called Splash.