Sunday, May 20, 2018

Binding Time Part 3

I am working on the binding for the last of the quilts going into the quilt show in June. Once this is done it will be time to label the quilts. I label quilts that I give away, but I don't always label ones I keep. I am happy to have this blog to be able to go back and check when I finished the quilts. My son helped me picked out the thread colour for the binding. I am happy that my family share and support my love of quilting.

Linking to Slow Stitching Sunday.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Friday Night Sew-In - Lotus

I spent my Friday Night Sew-In working on some more triangles for my Lotus quilt. Now I have only three more to do and I will be able to start working on the layout. I know I need to get to finishing my quilts for the quilt show but for now I am enjoying working on this quilt.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Lotus love

I am having lots of love for Lotus. It is a good using up fabric kind of quilt.  I have reached the point now, unfortunately where I don’t need any more fabric.  I used most of the fabric from my stashto make the quilt but I did get a bit of fabric to balance out the quilt. It has been nice after working on some longer projects to work on one that comes together quickly.

I also finally got my Kaleidoscope ready and sent off to the quilter's. I am calling this the little quilt that could. I have had so many issues with this quilt most of my own doing, including sewing the backing together incorrectly which was the last piece I needed to do after having the quilt top sit around for months. I know this is one I will treasure for always.

Linking to Let's Bee Social.

Monday, April 30, 2018

All You Need Is Tea & Warm Socks

All you need is tea and warm socks is one of my mottos. I would include books and chocolate as well. I am always amazed at how a ball of yarn can end up becoming so many different things.

My ball of yarn became a wonderful pair of socks. It has been a long time since I made a pair of socks.

It was like riding a bicycle. Once I started knitting again it came back to me. I have worn them all day and they have are so cozy and warm. Handmade socks are going back on my to do list.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Not My Work In Progress Wednesday

This is not my Work In Progress Wednesday. It's my daughter's. She started another quilt on Sunday and as always I wish I had picked the fabric. Now she will talk about her quilt.

I found the brown floral fabric and I absoulutly fell in love with it because I loved the almost vintage feel to the fabric. I found the floral jean looking fabric soon after and thought it would be the perfect pairing and then I began to build my quilt around them.  Funnily enough my mother made a quilt using the same pattern almost ten years ago.

Me again, I tried to sneak a new quilt past my daughter yesteday. I had a quilt kit that I have had about eight years and I saw a pattern last week that I thought would be wonderful for it. I organized it yesterday and then my daughter caught me and persuaded me to return to what I need to get done which is the bindings for my upcoming quilt show. I will try to sneak the quilt in sometime when she is not looking. 😊

Linking to WIP Wednesday and Let's Bee Social.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Friday Night Sew-In - Lotus

I got a couple more blocks done for the Friday Night Sew-In. I am still auditioning fabrics to go into the quilt and I think I will change some of the fabrics. I find it easier for some projects to cut as I go along because it gives me more options for change or to adapt a pattern if things are not going as I hoped.

Thursday, April 19, 2018


I am working on a new quilt by Jaybird Quilts called Lotus. I have a journal where I keep a record of the quilts that I make. When I added in the start date for this one I  realized that it has been a long time since I have started a new quilt. I cut out the blocks for one earlier this year but have yet to start working on it, because I have been spending my time getting quilts ready for my guild's quilt show. It has been wonderful to get to start on a new quilt. My daughter was my pattern and fabric consultant for this quilt. She is the brains and I am the worker bee.