Saturday, October 25, 2014


Not - IN 2 weeks but it's BEEN 2 weeks!  Good morning my quilty friends. Sorry it's been so quiet around here.  I have been busy busy busy - sewing and knitting and quilting and teaching.  I have not been really busy taking pictures - I do think about it ... after.

I did, this morning (at 7:35), check something off my Quilt Bucket List - it needs it's very own blog post... ok, it also needs a binding.

I'm in the homestretch of a new Christmas quilt. It needs borders and of course quilting and such. I really like how it's turning out. Kits are available at Spring Water Designs.

This was the original quilt I made from Dragonfly Quilts.

Fabric choices make a huge difference!!

And - did you see the photo bomb - a couple of blocks were peeking out in the Christmas quilt.  That's the Spring Water Designs 2015 BOM.  It is so awesome!!  It's called Enchanted Garden by Gretchen Gibbons.  A partial reveal will be happening at the shop on Monday. Sign ups will start the first week of November.  Stay tuned for updates on that beauty.

It's now 8:00 and the coffee is ready ... and so am I.
Have a sunny, autumnal weekend!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Hockey Time

Last night was the season opener for the Washington Capitals and My Cute Husband and I were there. The CAPS lost but it was a really good game. 

The best part - there IS knitting at hockey!

I knit during warmup and intermission... got the toe done and a few rows of pattern. 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Another OP

Such a pretty quilt ...

My friend, Elfrieda makes lovely quilts ... a lot of lovely quilts.  This one was a "B" swap which gives it LOTS of fabric variety.

It's another one that is stuck in my head.  But this time - it's OK!  I have the parts to make this quilt.  I'm in the same "B" and did the swap.  My quilt is still parts (and not even all the parts, yet).  It's in a box, waiting patiently for me.

Someday, I will get to quilt mine ... after it's stitched together.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Monday, October 6, 2014

Quilt Show

I spent last weekend at a quilt show. Spring Water Designs was vending and I work there.  Vending at a show is a great benefit of working at a quilt shop.

Looking at quilts, talking with quilters, demoing the HandiQuilter machines ... I love my job!

An OP Uh-Oh

Quilting OP's (other people's) quilt is fun. I get to quilt - a lot, in between the much longer process of piecing my own quilt tops.

I quilted this BIG t-shirt quilt for a friend (to give her husband for Christmas). Actually I made this from his shirts and then quilted it.

I enjoyed making it because she's so excited about it and he's going to love it.  It's a nice quilt.

BUT - it's done, out of my house and mostly out of my head.  Enjoyed the experience but it's Jack's quilt, made from Jack's shirts and it's all about "Jack's ride". 

But THIS quilt ...

I quilted it and it's done and it will be returned to it's owner on Wednesday and it will NOT be out of my head.  I LOVE it and NEED it and want to make it!!

It's a simple design, a humble quilt of many fabrics.  I'm not exactly sure what about it speaks to me.  Maybe it's just the fact that I have a box full of Christmas fabric.

Sometimes, quilting for other people has a side effect ... more projects to start!  That's not really a bad thing ... right?

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Stars In My Garden

What a fun block to make ... disappearing hour glass

Cut and sew and cut and sew ... I love easy sewing with a big "WOW" factor!

Stars in My Garden

Sorry - not the best picture - taken at night on the floor in my front hallway.  I should have taken a picture of Stars in My Garden on a sunny day actually IN my garden.