Wednesday, March 23, 2011


I am finished the top for the "secret" project and still cannot post it, but can post the latest start. Our little quilting group at church (called "Fellowship Peacemakers) decided to do Kaleidoscopes again. This is the Ricky Tims version. I've got the strata done for mine. The colors are even brighter than the photos.
In this project, we cut five pairs of strips and sew them together. The strata is WOF by about 10 inches. From this, we will cut our pieces. It is fun, mainly because no one can guess what the final result will be. Since everyone chooses different fabrics and pattern layouts, watching how everyone's quilts come together is really exciting. Not seen a bad one yet!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Still Stitching

Oh, I'm swamped. We are going to put hardwood down in the room where I've had my craft table, stash (in the closet) and two storage cupboards for sewing, quilt bats and other projects. All of the stuff has to come out and be stored elsewhere. When the floor is done, my desk goes in and all the quilt stuff goes in the big studio where my desk is now. This is a giant overhaul. I'm doing a bit each day and am really tired. All that keeps me going is the vision of what it will be like when finished. All my sewing in one room!

However, I'm a tidy-saver, meaning lots of stuff, too much stuff, nicely stored, but too much of it. Deciding what to keep and what gets purged is big-time difficult. I will not live long enough to make use of all the inspiration that is lined up in those shelves. Any tips? My granddaughter says she'll do it for me, but that is scary!

This photo is a quilt I made for her when she played soccer. It is in the team colors. Everyone wanted one at the time. She is now waiting for me to finish her Cherry Tree quilt (picture to the far right on this page).

As for the current other project, I'm busy putting cording in some seams (elaborate surprise quilt). It is coming, but will be a few weeks... 

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Animated Blocks

I am working on it daily, but still cannot publish my latest WIP in case the recipient is peeking. This needs to be a total surprise. 

However, I do have an interesting link for you. It is a short film with moving traditional quilt blocks set to music. Starts out a bit boring, but builds interest as it goes. Here is the LINK. This photo is a child's quilt that I made a few years ago. One segment of this film reminded me of it.