Sunday, December 25, 2016

Bonnie Hunter's 4th and 5th steps combined for the 2016/17 Mystery

I missed posting last week because I was away at a Winter Solstice yoga celebration in central Florida, so I'm posting some of the units I made last week and this week together, arranged creatively. Although the ruler I ordered from Bonnie hasn't come yet, I was able to use my "easy angle" ruler for step 5 and it worked fine.
I'm looking forward to the last few weeks of this mystery! If you want to check on what everyone else is doing, just click here

Monday, December 12, 2016

Bonnie's Mystery: Purple 4-patches

I'm a little short on purple scraps, especially light purple, but I got a little help from a quilting buddy and was able to whip up a representative sample for this photo.
I'm still having fun! If you want to see what everyone else is up to, check out Bonnie's blog here.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Week 2 of Bonnie's 2015 Mystery

Here are some of the units I made for the 2nd week of the Provence mystery. I'm going to use only fabric I already own for this quilt, so I needed to go scrappy with the magenta. Some of the "magentas" are a bit red or a bit dark, but I hope they will look ok in the completed quilt. At least they will  not be taking up space in my fabric collection any more.
To see what everyone else is doing, click Here

Sunday, November 27, 2016


I've combed through bags of scraps to come up with a range of neutrals and I'm off and running on Bonnie Hunter's latest mystery. Hurrah! Bonnie's mysteries are always so much fun.
To see what everyone else is doing, visit Bonnie's blog by clicking here

Sunday, May 22, 2016

A couple of new projects...

A couple of months ago, I promised some dear friends that I hadn't seen in awhile that I'd make them a blue-amd-white quilt for their bed, and I've been thinking about which pattern would be best ever since. I've got tons of blue scraps, as I work with a lot of blue, so I was on the look-out for just the right scrap quilt pattern. Yesterday I met my friend Dori at our quilt guild's monthly meeting, and she was working on a baby quilt using this Disappearing 4-patch pattern. I fell in love with it.
     When I got home from the meeting I sorted through some of my scraps, found some great blues, and cut and sewed together 6 blocks to get an idea how it would look. I think the blocks finish at 7 in. square each, so the pieces are fairly small. I thought this would be a good way incorporate a fair number of different scraps without giving too much weight to any one fabric. It will be very scrappy.
Here are the 6 blocks together:

Here is a single block:

Sorry, the photos are a little dark, but the white is a white-white and the blues are brighter than they look here.

Below is another quilt that I started a few weeks ago, after I took a machine quilting class from my friend Chris Janove at City Quilter in Manhattan. I think the pattern is called Paving Stones, and I'm using some Kaffe Fasset fat-quarters I've had in my stash for a long time, along with the same bright white fabric in the photos above. (It looks whiter in the photo below, right?)

I chose this pattern because it lends itself perfectly to a quilt-as-you-go project, and I'm quilting each square as I finish it. I am practicing pebble quilting, which I learned in Chris' class, and which I am totally enjoying. Below is a close-up photo of the quilting, so you can see the progress I'm making. ;-)
More updates to this blog soon, I hope. I've been on a break, from blogging and from quilting after a tragic death in my family, but I'm hoping to do more sewing and blogging in the coming months.
All the best,

Monday, January 4, 2016

Week 6 of Bonnie Hunter's 2015 Mystery: the big reveal!

I was so happy to see the completed quilt on the Quiltville website this year....I love it! It's going to be awesome. I just put together these 4 blocks to get a general idea what my version will look like. A few people have posted photos of tops that are already done, in various colors, and they look amazing. Thanks again Bonnie for the fun mystery!
If you want to link back to what other people are doing, click here.