March 31, 2011

Decisions or Procrastination

Which is it? How many of you have those days or even weeks where you cannot decide which fabric combination to put together? Or, is it really procrastination and you required a deadline date to get the wheels in motion?

It has taken 2 weeks to decide Just Do It for crying out loud. Make the decision and get on with it. As per usual the decision is a tweak of the first fabrics that were picked. Geesh! Cross you fingers that it works. Stay tuned for the Lattice.

Even Lucky gets tired of waiting. But, say 'Supper' and the sleepy come alive.

p.s. How many of you use yellow green, aka puke green - first block, in your quilts?

March 20, 2011


Even in my garment days the first and last thing, ie cutting and hemming, was hated. Learning to bind my quilts by machine was a god send. It only takes 1-2 hours. This quilt is to be shown so the binding is done by hand about 8 stitches per inch. Twelve, yes 12, hours later, voila.

Quilting by Nancy at Crazy Creek Creations. Isn't it fantastic!

March 17, 2011

Happy St Patrick's Day!

May the luck of the Irish help you find your pot of gold at the end of your rainbow!

March 16, 2011

Extra Square

Here we are another quilt top completed, well, maybe. There is one, Yes, One, extra block. Used 63 hst's.

Question: does the extra block go in the back Or does it look okay on the front bottom right?

March 13, 2011

Hallowe'en HST

What was I thinking cutting 480 hst's last November?

Oh fun! There are 2 left over.

Yea! One fell in the scrap bucket.

Alright, there are extra triangles in the HST scrap bag.

The hst's were sewn in groups of 10 so that a string would fit on the ironing board. While pressing them decided to sort them according to the black fabric because the hallowe'en fabric is blended, ie all look close to the same. Therefore, the black fabric will be the feature where the eye can rest, the hallowe'en the background.

All squared, maybe should have used triangle paper instead? Which takes less time to paper or not paper?

March 8, 2011

Star Daze

Check out the quilting on my original Star Daze block of the month done in traditional fabrics. Nancy from Crazy Creek Creations has done awesome quilting on the asymmetrical quilt. It will look fantastic at the quilt shows. For more pics click on Crazy Creek Creations.

March 6, 2011

Start the groove.

Easy easy easy! Two similar blocks diagonally cut in half and sewn together. What a great idea! My head is spinning and it's time to experiment with other blocks. Feel the groove - look out - we're coming out of quilter's (writer's) block.

And the fabrics in this simple block are just awesome! Sets the mind a spinning.

March 1, 2011


Do you suffer from bigitis and changitis? It doesn't matter how small a quilt starts out at, it gets revised and enlarged. Sound familiar?

Back on November 28 a Hallowe'en HST quilt began. Since then, this Hallowe'en panel was uncovered from the stash and is now going to be incorporated into the HST's. No sense making two quilts when one larger one will suffice. That's one way to use up the stash quickly and effortlessly. It's also interesting that the fabrics look like they are from the same line even though there are a few years between them.