Sunday, August 16, 2015


Sew .... this week ...

I quilted a pajama quilt top for a friend of a friend.

It's a t-shirt quilt made out of pj's.

I taught the final installment of our summer Magical Mystery Tour.
The Inside Out Churn Dash quilt ... Modern meets Tradional.  

 Robin is a newish quilter and went with really pretty blues.

And ... Sheila's BINGO quilt (OP guild donation).

Today starts a new week and we are heading out on a road trip vacation!  We leave Wednesday.  Sew much to do before we go.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015


Today was binding day!

This quilt is called : X's and O's ... I Love Batiks

The funky feathers really show up on the back.

And then there was - Fresh Cut Pines.

I pieced the back with all the leftover bits.

And a few extra fabrics.

I wasn't sure how I felt about this non-traditional Christmas fabric. About 1/2 way through quilting it. I suddenly realized that I loved it!  It's going to look great in my Florida house in 2016,

Monday, August 10, 2015

Ahhh - Monday

Monday ... I like Mondays.  It's a new beginning, a fresh start.  Today - it was a rainy Monday and I had stuff to do.

But first ... I finished quilting a Christmas quilt for the shop.  It still needs binding by Saturday.

And then - I stitched together another quilt.

I made a few changes and used up almost every teeny bit of a packet of batik strips.  On to the frame it went.

It is now off the frame and awaiting binding!  I have to make the binding.  

Now I have 3 quilts that need binding ... again.  I was without for several weeks ... it never lasts.

My "to do" list?  Yeah, none of the above was on my list but it was a fun day!  I hope I love Tuesday as much as I loved Monday.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

End of the Weekend

The "unplanned-nothing-HAS-to-be-done " weekend has come to an end.  Of course, things did get done ...

My Cute Husband, Mom and I went to the movies - Ricki and the Flash.  I love Merle Streep.  It was a fun movie, a chick flick.  Good way to spend the afternoon.  I do love movie theater popcorn!

I finished quilting my swap quilt and binding made. I hope it doesn't take another year to sew it on.

The backing was pieced, binding made and this one is now loaded up and ready for some HQ magic.

A new project was started.  Once I get this made, I will be writing up the directions for it.

some sweater knitting and laundry also got some attention.

A fabulous unplanned-nothing-HAS-to-get-done weekend!

Saturday, August 8, 2015

The Weekend!

A totally unplanned-nothing-HAS-to-be-done weekend!  Not sure we know what to do ... nowhere we have to go, no one expected to come over, no projects that need immediate attention.  Maybe a movie?  Maybe not.  Oh ... The possibilities.

In the meantime ...
I have this quilt - ok, you know this story - Dawn, Starlyn and I did some block swapping several years ago.  Mine sat and sat and sat.  Then I put the center together and it sat some more. Last year it actually got borders. 


Yesterday, I loaded that quilt up on the Handiquilter!  It just might get a little HQ Magic this weekend.  At the very least - it will get quilted this week.

I also did some piecing yesterday.  A shop sample that I've had for several weeks (a month?). The top is done!  I need to make a backing.  It might get quilted this week too ... I'm a roll!

My Cute Husband made a shop delivery for me yesterday (it was a BUSY day).  This is Starlyn's top, that I quilted.  It's a kit available at Spring Water Designs.

And ..l I started a new sweater. The color of this yarn is so pretty!

Lots I CAN do this weekend. It's a great feeling that I currently, right this minute, have no deadlines.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

OP's - Getting DONE

Feast or famine!

Sometimes I actually have NO customers quilts waiting for some Handiquilter magic.  I know, hard to believe. Sometimes there's a backlog. I've got the last one on the frame (as of 10 minutes ago). 

This has been my week ...

AND - a forgotten photo op ... a pretty red Hawaiian fabric that asked for funky feathers. 

Monday, August 3, 2015

Hello August

Holy Moly!  This summer is flying.  It been busy and there's still more to come.

Eating vacations

Kite festival

Quilt show

Hospital visit ... with a view

AND - I'm still quilting!