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Sunday, January 05, 2014


What with travel, company, Christmas and New Year celebrations I haven't spent much time in the studio in the last few months.  I did find time to finish this one to the flimsy stage. Now I just have to find some backing and quilt it.  I'll finish it with a black binding. It is pictured here on my queen sized bed. I had no idea it was going to turn out so huge. It may just be my new favorite quilt.

Saturday, June 01, 2013

Latest Start

I have been collecting black and white fabrics for awhile so  I decided to put them to use. I am also using up a few bits of color from my scrap box. I saw this idea on Pinterest. I can't recall who posted it but I fell in love with it nstantly. I'll be making lots more blocks. Each one is about 6 inches square.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Another One Done

I pieced this one with Kaffee Fassett fabrics last year but didn't get it quilted because I wanted to use a wool batt. I finally got one last week and yesterday I put the final hand stitches on the binding. It has a wide black border all around which really sets off the wild colours in the KF fabrics. I love the wool batting. It's super light weight but warm.

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Hunter's Star

Today I finished this Hunter's Star quilt that has been sitting waiting for border and backing fabric. I found the perfect coordinating fabric at The Kickass Country Store in Plumas.  It was made using the Rapid  Fire Hunter Star ruler  which is fantastic because it enables you to strip piece the blocks. It was easy to match the corners because of the strip piecing. I'm sure there will be a few more of these in my future.

Thursday, May 02, 2013

I Spy the Second

I have started a new I Spy crazy quilt.  I went to Kickass Country Store in Plumas to look for novelty print fabrics.  They sell I Spy kits of suitable fabrics that they have put together so I bought one of those plus a few more quarter yards of other cute fabrics.  This  weekend our local quilt show will he held and I'm sure there will be  lots of vendors so I'll probably end up with more picture fabric.  I'm thinking I'll have to do several more of these.

Two of my granddaughters have been coming here to sew since they were small. Now they are 20 year old university students but they still manage to find time to come and sew occasionally. I must say that I think they are very talented.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Hey Jude

Now that Jude has received his quilt, I can show you the first I Spy quilt I made.  It was so much fun that I started a new one.  Now I am collecting fabrics with interesting images...What a good excuse to go fabric shopping.

Friday, April 19, 2013

New Quilt

I was working on the brown and gold quilt yesterday when I realized that it was put together wrong.  Rather than deciding to either finish it or fix it, I started a new random one, which is what I prefer anyway.
This is another I Spy done with crazy blocks.  I love this style.  There can be no mistakes. And the blocks all turn out the exact size because I make them bigger and cut them to size.  Plus I use up lots of scraps.

I took some close up photos to show the details.

The flash kind of faded this one but you get the idea.