Monday, February 25, 2008


Finished this quilt and ready to send to Bev Bennett for Sunshine Quilters. I had to hurry and put it in the box as I love the colors. As DH reminded me, I can only keep so many quilts. The pattern is Double Spin Wheels from http://www.quilterscache.com/D/DoubleSpinwheelsBl0ck.html

Sunday, February 24, 2008



A call went out this week from Bev Bennett in Alaska for some more quilt tops for the Sunshine Quilters Yahoo Group. The call was for quilts for Wrap a Smile quilts. I was working with Baby Genius on the right and had some scrappy pieces I was using up, so I got these two done this weekend and worked on the row quilts. I've one other that may fit into the box, but I'm still working on it. I also finished the back for another quilt for this month's Syracuse Humanitarian Quilt Club that meets this coming Friday. Wanted to have all ducks in a row as I'll be taking Mom to the hospital on Wednesday of this week. Baby Genius was done using charm squares in what is called a disappearing nine patch. It seemed awfully busy, so I added the borders between to divide it up a bit. Granddaughter liked it when she came by, so I think it does stimulate the child to think and recognize shapes and colors etc. See http://quiltsatcs.blogspot.com/2007/04/disappearing-9-patch-tutorial.html for instructions.

Row quilts are a happy diversion. I had some fabric sitting around that I had wanted to try in a row quilt. I made two. I still have enough for one more, but I'll keep it for another time.

Friday, February 15, 2008

The blue hexagons are pieces from a challenge piece I got at my quilt guild Tuesday. It's been "challenging" my mind since then. The piece seemed like a bright spot of spring on that wintery day and I was sure I could make something from it. I love looking at the quilts in this book. I wanted to try doing one and thought this would work. But this fabric was more controlled the way that I cut it than the fabrics in the book. More variety in the cuts makes better blocks. I may still use these blocks in a quilt if I trim them down a bit. Or I may use them as pot holders!!! Not sure yet, but after I got online and tried to find some fabrics that would lend to this, and found a purchase would be $73, so I decided the lesson was in the learning and to spend my money more on something I could use and love or use what I have and make quilts for charity and forgo the challenge.

Oh one more thing I learned from this small piece of fabric--I think I like the octagons more than the hexagons and if I hadn't plunged ahead quickly like I did, I'd have just intellectualized that and not experienced it.

Monday, February 11, 2008





A jacket with easy to make chenille fringe. It is a bias tape product I bought at the state quilt show and added it to pre-made jackets. I made two for my granddaughters. The pink really popped on the Levi jackets. Cute model don't you think??

The reason we went to Disneyland! Need I say more???

These quilts were finished before we went to California. The one on the left is one I quilted. The two on the right got quilted also and those with others were taken to the Family Connections Center in Layton. I had some trouble with the tension on the pieced orphan block quilt. I still have so much to learn!! Always something on the horizon with quilting. After a week off, I realized how addicted I am to quilting! Now to get over the bug I caught and back into the groove.