Monday, February 29, 2016

Design Wall Monday–February 29, 2016

Unfortunately this isn’t my oldest UFO but it’s one step closer to getting finished. 


This is my Texas Chain, designed by Bonnie Hunter and started in a Road to California class is 2011.  Over the years it has gone with me to many retreats and worked on a little bit here and there.  I think all the rows are now completed and ready to assemble.  I’m not sure exactly when that’s going to happen but at least for now I can see some progress. 

To see what others have on their design wall/floor, check out Judy’s Patchwork Times blog.  



Monday, February 15, 2016

Design Wall Monday–February 15, 2016

This is what’s on my design floor.


I haven’t made a charity quilt in quite a while and thought a quilt made out of bandanas would be a great little boy quilt. 

To see what other quilters are working on, check out Judy’s blog



Saturday, February 13, 2016

A Little Bit of Crazy Quilting

I’m sure many of you have seen lot’s of quilters on Facebook sharing 7 days of quilts.  Today is my 3rd day to share but one picture just didn’t seem like enough to share my crazy quilting history. 


There it is, my entire crazy quilting, all in one tote bag.  I had good intentions.  I took a class and bought a kit to make an entire crazy quilt.  The kit was beautiful, it had all the fabric for 12 blocks.  I also bought lots of supplies of georgeous threads, ribbon and lace.  After spending a lot of time on this 1 block, I decided “been there, done that” and it was time to move on.  I love this but it just wasn’t for me.

Here are some closeups of the stitching. 


The traditional spider web, including the spider made with a bead and stitching the legs.  Notice the embossed rose on the right.  That was made using a very nice velvet, a rubber stamp and an iron. 


Most people know I’m a cat person so of course I had to embroider a cat with little beads for eyes.


The bag isn’t really signed but I do have my signature “R” embroidered in a small area. 


This is simply a close up of various stitches that are on the bag. 

Every time I look at my tote bag, I love it, but I’m also reminded that each quilter isn’t meant to do it all.  We may try, but most of us find what suits us best. 



Thursday, February 4, 2016

A New Front Door Quilt for February

It’s a few days late but I finally finished a new quilt for my front door. 


I love all my little door front door quilts, they are easy, fast, fun to quilt and they give me a chance to just play.



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