Tuesday, January 31, 2017


This is the second star quilt that was in process and I've enlarged it on one side and at the bottom like I did the other so now it and my scrappy mountains need borders.  I got one back made today so I'm pleased with the progress happening since NO progress has been happening far too long.

It has been absolutely beautiful the past couple of days and will be tomorrow as well then it gets chilly again.  I'll be heading out for my cruise here in a few days so once again there will be no progress but hopefully that won't last for long.  I THINK maybe I'm really motivated now to get these done and THEN maybe I'll get back to the Christmas trees!!

Monday, January 30, 2017

Cranking em out

Got the border on yet another QOV and will add to backing stack.  I need to take a day before heading out of town to spend serious time making backs..problem is, weather is supposed to be so gorgeous that I think I'll find it hard to spend time INSIDE.

I'm not getting fancy with any of the QOV borders, just putting them on to enclose all the seams along the edges to make it easier for the longarmer (at least in my mind that's what I'm doing :-) ).

I did get backings made for both of the keepers so will call my quilter to see when I can drop these babies off.

I was cleaning up ONE of my fabric/bedroom/storage spaces so that #2 son could move in for awhile until his house is finished.  He informed me yesterday it's been delayed by a month--hmmm, he coulda told me sooner.  Trying to pawn him off on different family members for a week at a time.  So far, no takers!!  LOL

Thursday, January 26, 2017

A keeper!!

This is one that's been hanging around waiting for a border or two and now they're on!!  This is one I plan on keeping as I love it so!  Next up will be the patriotic that I'm keeping so I can take those off to the longarmer--when that one's bordered, I will need to get busy and make 5 backs!!  Then I'll get busy finishing up 3-4 more and that'll be several that have languished for awhile that will be ready to go.  What a great feeling that will be.

Last night I was on the couch and glanced out the back window--WOW, the sky was GORGEOUS! So I had to go out and snap a couple of shots.

Monday, January 23, 2017


I'm making progress on the QOV's!!!  I got the border on this one (after it was enlarged by a couple of rows and one side and the bottom)

and it's measured and I'll get a backing made for this and the big carpenter star!!  I have the final border picked out for the one I'm keeping so will get that one ready and a back made then I have the HOB style that simply needs a border as well.  BORDERS, BORDERS and MORE BORDERS!  Then comes the backing fun!!  But it IS getting done..WOOHOO!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

My mission

at the moment is two-fold.  I want to get one bedroom cleaned out and cleaned up (which will take some work) and get these puppies finished so they can go live with someone.  The smaller star block quilt needs to be enlarged some so I'll make a few more of the blocks.  The Home of the Brave replica just needs a border like the carpenter star from yesterday (or day before).  Those two SHOULD be easy but not everything is as it seems, right?  I have 27 blocks made for another HOB style quilt so will make 3 more and get that one put together.  The one with the four patches (no idea what that pattern is) needs enlarging and I have several four patches already sewn.  The last one I LOVE and it might wind up residing here.  I don't think I have any patriotic quilts to call my own so I should have one, yes?   I also found a couple more that just need backings so I have quite a few that could wind up being UFO's no more!!  WOOHOO, that'd be awesome (if it works out that way)!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Got it together

Well, some of it anyway! LOL  While taking a break from the stupid tree top, I wanted to get something nearer to completion and I showed you that in progress.  It's together now but as you can tell it's not received it's final pressing.  I really need to get the big board cleaned off so that items of this size can be more easily accommodated.  But in the meantime, here tis

These blocks are 9" so at this point, it's 72" square.  It will most likely get a small border and I will get the backing made and find someone who does charity quilting to get it done.  Now maybe I can bring myself to go back to the tree top soon.

Monday, January 16, 2017

The tree quilt

Is just ALMOST there (as in ready for borders).  However, as I was pressing it, I found one stupid little seam that didn't quite catch which annoys the CRAP outta me!!  It's enough to make me toss it aside for a few days before getting back to it.  SO in the meantime, I decided to get this one put together (yes, another QOV) that I had started BEFORE the tree quilt.  All the pieces are there, just need to finish assembling the rows and sew them all together.  However, in this photo I see two 1/2 sq tri's that are on wrong and will need to fix THAT!  GAH!  It's always something needing fixing!!  For once it would be nice for everything to just fall into place correctly the first go round, right?  Well....

Sunday, January 8, 2017


Finally got the blocks together and just kinda threw them willy nilly on the floor.  99.9% certain this will NOT be the final layout as there are too many dark green trees clustered together..need to remedy that.  But it is nice having the blocks done and now just to add a simple border and have it quilted.  The Christmas quilt will be ready for the wall for 2017!  Yippee!

And that's a wrap for the first Quiltathon of 2017.  Hopefully they'll be ready to show for a finish next one!  We'll see....

Thursday, January 5, 2017


Still working on the trees-this must be a record!!  There's one other block somewhere.  I thought I had them all in the stack.  Only need 12 more to go and this one will be ready to go together.  Maybe in the next day or two.  Then I REALLY need to get back to my Carpenter's Star QOV I'd started.

Monday, January 2, 2017


I bought a kit from Craftsy to make a shawl and this is the start (I think it looks more like a scarf)--not much to look at at this point but hopefully it will be when it's finished.  I really like the colors.

And I'm continuing to work on the tree blocks so hopefully will get the top done before too long (and before I get distracted again--sigh).