Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A Method to My Madness

This one is Andrews Star in the Window from Jennifer Chiaverini and Nancy Odom 's book Elm Creek Quilts. This has been a UFO for several years. I ran across it when cleaning the quilting closet recently. After I started A Little Porch Time I realized that I could use the left over fabric from the star quilt but needed to get it finished in order to do that. I don't know why I stashed it away, it had so little to go to finish it. I didn't really think I would like this quilt but now that it is finished and thrown over the rocker in my living room I am really enjoying it. So one more out of the closet!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


Another top from the closet. I made this one to support a pattern designer that I was quilting for at the time, a few years ago. The pattern company was called Two Quik Quilters if I remember correctly. It's one of those that you cut up into shapes and stack and shuffle so each block is different. I have no idea why I chose that border fabric unless it was just because it had all the right colors. This one will be good to take to the beach for Lucky and I to sit on, although Lucky does prefer to lay in the sand so he can get as much sand as possible in his fur to drag back to the car and house.

Monday, February 11, 2013

New Project

A little porch time. The first block is one of those best seen from the galloping horse. Not bad except for the one missing point. Embellishment may be the answer.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Another Finish

Binding is on, another flimsy done, yea. Not loving the loops on this one but it will have to do!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Cleaning, Stripping, Sewing, Quilting

I've been cleaning out the closet in the quilt room. I'm determined to get all these tubs of scraps stripped up. This may be a life long project.

Sewing the Easy street blocks together. Block A is finished and I have started on block B. only nine of those, then I can start to put it together.

I pulled out a top that has been waiting for quilting. Another Christmas quilt, lap sized that was a guild mystery a few years ago. I will stitch down the binding while watching Downton tonight.

I have also been reading some new blogs and of course found another quilt I want to make. Ordered the book tonight - Stitches on the Porch - I think.

Onto to binding.