Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Some stitching going on here but not as much as usual.  I did finish the sunflower piece.
I did the applique last fall and have finally taken time to machine quilt and do the binding.  The pattern name is "Celebration" and is a Joined at the Hip pattern from the book "Olde Farm House".

I am making two smaller size quilts from the same pattern.  I am about to finish the applique on one and have all of it to do on the second.  The applique goes fast though.  The pattern I am using is by Cheri and is called "Monday's Quilt".

I finished the last two wool basket blocks.  Now I need to go back to the directions and do some reading to see how to put things together and then do the final wool applique.

I also made four more blocks for the "Blessings From the Hollow" quilt pattern.  I have seven more to make and then the pieced border.  I will show the progress in another post.

Has anyone joined the member part of Sentimental Stitches?  I am just wondering if the monthly cost is worth what is available and if you can stop at any time that you want to.

Thanks for stopping by to see what I am working on.


Monday, February 14, 2011


My DH says that I am trying to catch up for six weeks of not being able to sew.  I have been enjoying being back in the sewing room playing.
Yesterday, I finished the top "Santa in the Woods".  If you followed my posts from Saturday, you will remember that I participated in a Christmas Sew-Along.  Still needs quilting but plenty of time for that.

I made a Schnibble last week from the pattern "Madeline" using French General fabrics.  Enjoyable sewing.
I made the quilt top from a bundle of fat quarters instead of charm square packs.  I used four of the fat quarters to piece together backing.

Yesterday, I made two blocks for the 1880 Sampler Quilt.  There is a link on my sidebar to the patterns.  My blocks don't look particularly square in the pictures but I think it is the angle I took them at.

Below are pictures of all the wool on cotton basket block that I have finished the stitching on.  Two big blocks to go for the main body of the quilt.

Whoops, I see I repeated one of the wool basket pictures.

Next I made a sample block for "Blessings From the Hollow".
I am waiting on another jelly roll to arrive before making more blocks.  I am very pleased with the look of the block.

Off to do some stitching.  Thanks for stopping by for a visit.


Monday, February 7, 2011


It is hard for me to take pictures and download them right now.  So not the best pictures today.  I just thought I would share two more of the wool basket blocks that are completed.
Three blocks done and I am working on #4.  The blocks will be trimmed to size before joining so the edges are still a bit rough.

I am taking a round of prednisone to help with some shoulder/arm pain I have been experiencing and am having trouble sleeping because of it.  I have played in the sewing room the last two nights.  My first venture in there since my back surgery.  I have found that I can only work on what I can reach without bending so am somewhat limited.  I cut out the parts for a Schnibble quilt called "Madeline" from a line of French General fabric in reds, pinks, blues and off white prints.  I think I can manage to start the sewing together part later today.  Will see how it goes.  I have fabric laying on the cutting table for a Valentine quilt but I don't think there is any way it will get done by February 14th.

Surgery recovery is going okay although I wish it would go much faster.  Thank you for all the well wishes and the e-mails from those of you checking up on me.