Monday, September 3, 2018

Design Wall Monday–September 3, 2018

Nothing new on the old design wall but I did finish another new skirt.


I’m slowing getting rid of some of my old skirts and replacing them with new.  It’s fun and a quick and easy project. 

I’d like to get a quilt top layered so that I can start quilting it.  We’ll see maybe it will happen over the next few days.

In the mean time…………………….



Friday, August 31, 2018

My Yellow Skirt

I’ve been wanting to make a “retro” looking yellow skirt for a while.  I thought the fabric would be easy to find........not!  I finally found this one and only fabric at M & L.  Fortunately it was exactly what I was looking for.  I’ve had it cut out for a while but finally sat down and sewed it together this morning.     Enjoy,  

Monday, August 27, 2018

Design Wall Monday - August 27, 2018

It’s been a while since I’ve had a Design Wall Monday post.  I don’t exactly have a design wal to shae but I do have a couple of things I’m working on.  As I’ve mentioned before I’m in the process or relacing some of my older skirts.  I have two cut out and hopefully I’ll get them sewn up tday.    Here’s my Yellow skirt.  I think it has a slightly retro look to it.  
I loved this fabric when I found it and decided it would make a great skirt.   Enjoy,

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Posting a Blog Post from my IPad

I am trying to transition from using my laptop for just about anything to attempting to use my iPad more and more.   As a test to see how it’s working, here is a picture of a quilt top that I worked on last week.  
Until next time, Robin

Monday, July 23, 2018

Design Wall Monday–July 23, 2018

I’m not sure I like this but this is what was most recently on my design wall.


I decided to play with making a small (20” square) piece using a herringbone pattern.  It’s very similar to a braid but notice how the rows are interwoven together.  It wasn’t hard, just different.  My fabric choice is questionable.  My excuse is I was in Las Vegas and these are what I had that would show the contrast of light versus dark.  I don’t know whether I like it or not.  Maybe with different fabrics I would like it better.  I’ll have to dig around and see what else I can come up with. 



Thursday, July 19, 2018

Size Really Does Mater

I’m in Vegas this week attending a Quilting Retreat that I’ve been coming to for close to 20 years.  I usually teach one day and this year I taught a “Great Grammy Square”.  The idea is to make 12” blocks and make as many or as few as you like to make anything from a wall hanging, table runner, throw quilt all the way up to a king size quilt.  In talking to my friend Barb, we were discussing pin cushions we each had using basically the same idea.  She brought her pincushion (the one on the bottom), and I brought mine. 

The end result was a study in cutting size and the finished blocks. 

GGS Size

The block at the top is what we are making this week.  It is made using 2 1/2” squares.  The next one (it’s just sooooooo cute), is made using 1 1/2” squares.  Reduce the cut by another  1/4” in and you have the cute pincushion with the red button in the middle, it was made using 1 1/4” squares.  And that cutie at the bottom (Barb’s pincushion) is made using 1” cut squares. 

I’m always amazed at what a big difference the cut size makes.  I always think whether it’s 1” or 1/4” it’s not going to have a huge impact but sure enough…………..SIZE DOES MATTER.  



Monday, July 9, 2018

Design Wall Monday–July 9, 2018

I’m back to working on this…….


My Great Grammy Squares.  This is just a sampling.  I actually have 26 blocks made using these fabrics from two different (but similar) Bonnie and Camille lines.  I’ll be teaching this next week at a Las Vegas retreat so I need to put the finishing touches on the instructions today and tomorrow.  As you may recall, this is the same (but different) as the quilt and shams I recently finished. 


I also just finished a boring but practical skirt.

IMG_0454I have a couple of really cute tops that I’ll now be able to wear with my boring white skirt.  Like I said, practical and boring but we can’t all be “The Star”. 

Until next time………………………….



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