Posts in category "Quilts in progress"

Friendship Star Quilt top completed

Last year at this time I made a quilt in a week and I am talking even quilted. This year I am having trouble with my Friendship Star, I feel I have drug my feet through each stage. I am happy to report that the Friendship Star quilt top is completed. Finally! Last time I... Read more »

Progress on Two Quilts I am making

I’ve been working on two quilts. At once! I even wrote about it if you missed it. I was all bedazzled with the idea of two but I’ve learned from all of you that two is nothing. So I am just about to start on a third. But I  want to catch you up on... Read more »

Working on two Quilts at Once

I started working on the No Dragons on my Quilt and I wasn’t really digging it. I found the cutting out of the pictures tedious. At the same time, I was stymied on using the fabrics I picked up which reminded me of the ocean and sky in Cuba. Plus the December deadline for a... Read more »

One of my quilting heroines, Jean Ray Laury

My nephew is living on his own now and a college graduate but back when he was just a baby, I made him the quilt from Jean Ray Laury’s iconic book, No Dragons on my Quilt. He loved it and still has it hidden somewhere. When the idea that I might be a grandma came... Read more »

Pieced back for the Orange strip quilt

I’ve been away from my sewing machine too much. Trip to Alaska was a good reason, hospitalization for my sweet husband was a bad reason. After long hours at the hospital Cliff told me to go home and sew. So I did but not before I picked up a pizza. Hey, a girl’s gotta eat!... Read more »

Orange Strip Quilt Part Two

I finished the quilt top for the orange quilt. It took me a little longer than I thought it would but I am very happy with it. Last time I posted about it I was about half way done so this is the Orange Strip Quilt part two. This was the next step and what... Read more »

Strips of orange quilt part one

I am still in my orange period, orange you so glad? (Oh the puns are getting worse around here.) I got lots of orange fabric when I was in Portland last fall. I washed it and put it all on the side of my ironing board. The other day the fabrics started yelling at me... Read more »

Low Volume Fabrics and Quilts

I am a huge fan of Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice collaborations. Often something will happen in life and it will remind me of one of their songs, they provide a kind of sound track to my days. Such is the case now and the song I have playing is “What’s the Buzz, tell... Read more »

Quilt labels are an emotional subject

I used to label some of my quilts, then I stopped. Recently I posted a post about labels on my facebook page and got a lively reaction to it. I was surprised and then I realized, Quilt labels are an emotional subject! There were 27 comments on this label idea and 12 comments indicated that... Read more »

Michael Miller Challenge and T-shirt quilt

I am slowly getting back into gear, my brain is no longer in the Caribbean. I finished one repeat sewing project and I have the Michael Miller Challenge and T-shirt quilt going on right now.  Want to see? I am glad because I want to show you. On a whim, at the last minute, I signed up... Read more »
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