Quilting season is here again

With cooler temps outside, I can start using my quilting machine in my attic. It’s just way too hot in the summer to be up there. So far, I’ve quilted 2 charity quilts, a quilt sample for MJ Kinman and started my mom’s Thimblecreek Mystery quilt that’s going to a friend.

A work friend asked me to make a t-shirt quilt for her daughter from all her track shirts from high school and college. So that’s in progress too.

I counted up the tops to be quilted last night and have a dozen to do. I certainly won’t be looking for something to keep me busy for most of the winter.

Plus now that my sister is sewing, she likes to use the Accuquilt Go! cutter and we’ve gone to a couple classes at our favorite shop, Top Shelf Quilts. That’s a monthly class which creates small projects. Last month was a spiderweb table runner and this month is a Storm At Sea table topper. But I think I might use the 4 blocks as the center of a medallion quilt. We’ll see how ambitious I get.


Another Month Gone

Time sure does fly by. Mom’s gone now and I miss her every day. I thought that I’d have to find a new quilting friend since my mom and I went to quilt shows together, shop hopped together, sewed together, and gave each other advice and support. But after all these years, my sister has decided to start sewing! So I get to teach her how to quilt and we bought an embroidery machine, so we’ll be learning that together. My mom would be very excited to see us sewing together.

Here’s what I’m working on right now. A military Snoopy quilt top using the Fat Quarter Cubes pattern, free from Fat Quarter Shop.

This is a top I put together of blocks made by my mom. A few years ago, she started making one block for each quilt she made, using the fabric in that quilt. There are 54 blocks and most I can recognize, but some I don’t remember at all. I’m so happy to have this amazing history of her quilting.

I’ve missed posting

Again, it’s been a long time since I’ve posted. I’ve not been sewing much because my mom had a stroke and moved to a nursing home with hospice care. I’ve been trying to keep up on the Moda At the Seashore QAL and that’s about all I can manage right now.

Here are a couple pics of those blocks. I think there are 4 more blocks coming and then I can put it all together.

Time gets away!

I can’t believe it’s been almost a month since I’ve posted. Understandable though. My mom had some health issues and is now settled in a nursing home. I’ll be visiting regularly, but can get back to a little bit of sewing.

I’m 4 blocks behind on the Moda At the Seashore QAL. I don’t even have a picture to share yet. Next time.

I did finish quilting and put the binding on a quilt that my mom started for her future first great granddaughter. She loves carousels and wanted to share that with the next generation.

I’ve started a quilt to donate to our local FFA group’s annual auction. The blocks are done and I’m getting the rows sewn together. So that’ll be another picture for next time.

Happy quilting!

Garage sale find

I went to a quilters garage sale last weekend. Got a couple lengths of fabric for a one block wonder quilt and a bundle of Star Wars scraps that I couldn’t pass up. They got turned into this and called it Death Stars. Leftover strips were turned into a giant log cabin block for the back. I used all the scraps I bought, so I’m happy with the result.

I decided to make a quick charity quilt top for Project Linus. It’s from one yard cuts of 3 coordinating fabrics. The main one has coyotes.

Living Coral

My entry for this year’s Pantone Challenge is done. It’s a cute design by Linda Hahn of crabs on the beach using quarter circle blocks. I call it “Beach Party” and it measures about 36″ square. It still needs to be quilted, though, so I guess it’s not quite done. Good thing there’s a Top Only category in the challenge.

Back to Sewing

I am sewing again after going to our son’s college graduation in Wyoming last weekend and him and 2 friends coming come a few days early due to a spring snowstorm there.

I quilted this strawberry table runner yesterday. It’s for the Strawberry Jazz Festival on Sunday. I’ll be selling my quilts there with many other great local artists and authors.

Plus I’ve started a Halloween Houses quilt. It’s a free pattern from Free Spirit Fabrics and Coats Threads. I love house quilts so this will be fun.