Sunday, January 26, 2020

It is together

I got the top all together (albeit not pressed yet) and now, aside from pressing, just need to sew a stay stitch or whatever you call it around the edge to keep seams from popping open.   Then I will get a back together and off to be quilted it will go!  The blocks are 10" and it's 8x9 so a good size quilt.  I think there were 3 blocks left over so will get those in the back.  I love the riot of color!

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

On a chilly, rainy day

I decided to stay inside and sew!!  I finished another baby rag quilt, got 4 more blocks for Jamestown done (up to 34 now!!) and started sewing larger sections of the cross plus blocks together. 

The little hooties are so cute!   I've completed 4 months of these and January's not even finished.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Out my back window

Well, I actually had to go in the backyard to get these while trying to avoid as much 'clutter' (roofs, power lines, etc).

Cross plus

I've been taking from the pile and sewing 4 blocks together for a few days now and have gotten this far.  I'm leaving them in 4 patches so that I can move around as something 'wonky' catches my eye.

Got 6X6 at the moment and the ultimate plan is 8X10.  This is going to be a colorful, wild quilt and I'm really loving it.

In the meantime, I'm cutting more fabric to make the Jamestown 1/2 square triangles and string blocks as I'm needing more diversity in the fabrics.  And while I've got the blues and neutrals out, I'm also cutting for a QOV to be made soon.

Saturday, January 18, 2020


ready for quilting.  Naturally I did the easiest one first!!  HA  But if I get it to her now, I'm quite sure it'll be ready to hang next Christmas (if I do any decorating).  There are still way too many needing work but I'll only get them done by working on them.  Maybe some should go to guild and find new owners! I know no one in my family will be interested in any of my quilts when I'm gone.  Sad but true.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Still truckin'

I'm continuing to make decent progress on Jamestown while I'm also working on a few other projects.  Looks like I'm currently at 30 blocks and Bonnie's size is 42.  I've contemplated 56 (a 7 by 8 setting) but will see when I get to 42!!  HA

I had TWO of the large under the bed storage boxes that had been sitting in the garage since I moved in here 6 1/2 years ago!!  I knew there was sewing stuff in them and finally dragged one in the house a day or two ago.  OH MY GOSH!!  MORE FREAKIN' UFO'S!!!  This was a completed top that I've semi ironed so seriously all it needs is a backing and trip to the longarmer (and more time under the iron).  GOOD GRIEF, what kind of quilter does this?!!!   

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Does anyone remember

when these cross plus blocks were all the rage?  Probably if I scrolled through posts from the past, I'd remember when I jumped on the bandwagon.  I knew they were somewhere and searched for them earlier today--I have quite a stack (yet to be counted).  They're so pretty and colorful that I had to sew a few together.  Yet one more project needing to be worked on and finished but at least I have a really good start and probably not too many more required for 'done'.