Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Endless Chain

I have dug out another UFO.  It is Endless Chain.  I got the pattern from Emile Richards.  This quilt has been taken  apart at least two times.  I really enjoyed sewing the large wheels together, but sewing the rows together was a little difficult.  My goal for the day is to finish sewing  the centers to the wheels and to sew the wheels into rows.  Let's see if I can accomplish my goal for the day.

Monday, September 29, 2014

House quilt

I love House quilts.  Here is a picture of the house quilt that I made several years ago.  It has faded since this picture was taken. 


These last two weeks have been a difficult time for me.  I was told that my mother would not have much longer to live.  I took my two youngest kids out of school and went up to see her on her last days.  I came back home for a few days and then went to Nebraska with my husband for her funeral.   I have been able to look back and reflect on some good memories of my mom.  She was a sweet, tender-spirited person.  She was able to be home with us kids as we were growing up.  It is a good thing, because there was one time when I was playing hide and go seek and crawled in the dryer. I shut the dryer door and went round and round. She was home and came to my rescue.  She never let me forget the time that I used easy-off oven cleaner to coat the pan to cook some eggs instead of PAM spray.  They were both yellow cans and I didn't read the label.  She made me feel so special when she knitted  a red cape for me when I was a little girl.  I felt like Little Red Riding Hood.  She would read to us from an illustrated children's Bible.  She had a deep faith in God that rubbed off on me.  It is so nice to know where she is now. 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Slowly but surely

I have been making some more progress on this quilt.  You can't see it very well, but there is one row of border at the top.  This is on my display wall, so not all of it is sewn together. 


Friday, September 5, 2014

My quilt and my cat

Here's a picture of my hexagon quilt, along with one of our cats sitting on it. I'm making a lot of headway, but still have a ways to go.

It does make my smile that our cats love to sit on my quilts. I suppose it's their way of telling me they like it too.

Fall Colored Drunkard's Path Quilt

I decided to dig out an old quilt project.  It is a variation of the Drunkard's Path Quilt.  The quilt consists of black and batik fabric.  I may do some applique on the sides.  I am not a big fan of applique though.  I still haven't decided how big I will make it.  I will be happy just to make it into a wall hanging.  It is time to get this UFO completed.

Friday, August 8, 2014


Showing the pieces
 I thought it would be interesting to show this as it is assembled...

Mostly together

Friday, July 11, 2014


These diamonds and flowers are waiting to be sewn into the quilt. 
Here are some flowers that I have been making.  I haven't decided exactly what I will do with them.

it's coming together

    After making several diamonds for my quilt, I decided to put some more of them together.  I am looking forward to seeing the quilt slowly grow.  I did play with the diamonds  a little bit and decided to just put them in random order throughout the quilt. 


Monday, June 30, 2014

My first block

After seeing such beautiful pictures of Lucy Boston crosses, I decided to give it a try.  This is my first block.  I really like the way it turned out.  I love the colors too. If you look closely, you can see peacocks in the center.    I can hardly wait to do another one.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Display Wall

The quilt caller Scarlet is on my display wall right now.  I am about ready to put the last row together.  I am having one problem though.  I don't have enough purple material to put on the bottom row.  I can't decide what I should do.  The reason I used such wide sashing and squares is to make the quilt larger.  Does anyone have any suggestions?   I do have a few ideas, but would love to hear yours.

Sunday, June 22, 2014


The quilt that I started 19 years ago is almost done.  I just have the corners on 1 square to finish.  After I have the square done I will need to complete the last row and sew it to the quilt top.  I was looking for the fabric that I used for my sashing, but can't find enough.  I will look again.  It is time to finish this quilt.

Friday, June 20, 2014

A quilt for my son

A quilt for my son. Happily, he really looked forward to having it on his own bed and not in pieces on my wall. It turned out great!

With him at camp, I got to sleep under it myself. And, I'd like to pat myself on the back with how well it turned out. My husband fancies it too, but then he's a bit biased in my favor.

It's hard to choose a favorite square, but I think the stars are my best. It's a good feeling to finish, and now I have the itch to put another together.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Before and after

Here is the fabric I chose for one of my hexagon diamonds.  I decided to go ahead and use some fabric that I liked.  I wasn't going to worry if the print was the right size for the hexagon.
This is the result.  I really like it.
Here are three of my latest hexagon diamonds.  It has been a slow process, but I am getting there.  I plan on making this quilt a full size quilt. 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Angel on my quilt

My cat Angel, sitting on my hexagon quilt.  she likes to get in on the action. 

Progress of hexagon quilt

My hexagon quilt is slowly growing.  I have added a few more diamonds as well as some more cream hexies that go in between the diamonds.  I found a pretty batik fabric in my fabric stash.  I cut it out into squares for my hexagons, made some hexagons and put several of them into a pile.  I then reached into the pile without looking and made a couple of flowers and decided to use it as part of my border.  I just hope I will have enough.
Here is a close up of the border.  I just love the batik fabric. 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014

hexagon organizer

my  hexagon organizer

This is one of the organizers that I use for my hexagons.  I also use a small plastic box to take my hexies on the go.            

Today has been a great day.  So far I have stitched one flower together from the hexagons that I received from a hexagon swap.  I have added one diamond to my hand-pieced hexagon quilt.  I have also made 6 sets of hexagon for the next hexagon exchange.  I will post some pictures soon.