Thursday, April 11, 2013

Sunday Mornings Quilts Bee

I have been enjoying this bee group so much.  I love making few blocks each month and shipping them.  I especially love seeing the results!  Here is one of my April blocks (for the gum drop quilt).

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Quilting finished on the SMQ wall hanging!

Now all it needs is a binding.  I think I will go with a green to let the binding blend in with the front. I am happy with how it turned out.

Monday, April 8, 2013

My new sewing room!

We are closing in a covered porch on our new barn to make a sewing room.  The finished area will be 10' by 40'.  We worked all weekend and made some progress.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Quilting the SMQ wallhanging

I was intending some beautiful celtic circles and this is the result.  Alas not what I envisioned, due to my lack of skill.  Oh well, the wobbly, organic spirals are pleasing, if not perfect.  There is a uniformity of imperfection!  I am looking forward to hanging this one in my living room soon.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Fundraiser Raffle Quilt

This is for a local highschool fundraiser.  The school colors are red and black so that was the inspiration for the color choice.  I have the backing fabric...just need to put it together.  I need to come up with a label as well.  I am on schedule to have it completed by the end of April as promised.

Sunday Morning Quilting Bee round 2

Wall hanging flimsy is finished and awating quilting.  It measures about 36" x 48".  For this round each month we sew blocks for two people.  Those two will receive all their blocks in one month.  My month was February.  The quilts are inspired by the Sunday Morning Quilts book by Cheryl Arkison and Amanda Jean Nyberg.

I think I will be quilting a celtic circles pattern using green Aurifil (my favorite thread!).

Covert Robin swap gift received (and it's a beauty!)

Today I received this georgeous tote from Stacy at Freshly Handmade. You can check her out at  What a great surprise. Don't you just love the polka dot handles? I sure do!  It has been so much fun participating in this swap. I can't wait to do it again next time.