Thursday, April 16, 2009

Kelly's Quilt

Finally, after sleet and snow, sunshine and rain, and a trillion other interruptions and distractions, this quilt is finished!

The quilting is in the ditch around the sashing and large stars to stabilize, then more stars etc. to fill in the center of the blocks and around the setting stones in the sashing. I decided that curvy quilting would distract from the piecing/blocks, so wanted to keep it real simple. If you double-click on this, it might show up better.

This one goes to a friend of a friend, a wall hanging to brighten a spot in her home and give her joy.

Now, onward... to battle the UFO's while the weather is cool and before gardening starts. Some plants are finally poking through, but together we are trying to ignore the small snowbanks lurking in the shadows -- mere reminders of a
very stubborn yet slowly fading winter.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Happy Easter

I've quilted the sampler and will post a photo as soon as I'm done cooking and eating and celebrating Easter this weekend. We are driving 5 hours to see my mom-in-law, then back 2 hours to celebrate a 50th wedding with friends, then 3 hours home to cook dinner Sunday for family here. Yikes, I'm tired just writing it down!!

Interested in a giveaway? Try this site for a chance at 30 FQ's! Thearica is celebrating her daughter's birthday by giving someone else a terrific gift!

Blessed Easter to everyone!

Saturday, April 4, 2009


Does anyone have suggestions for quilting this star sampler? I've been told to keep it simple; stitch in the ditch. That is a tad boring. I'd love to hear something a little more innovative.

I'm one of those people who throws her hands in the air when it says "quilt as desired" but quite glad to try a new idea! Thanks!