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.