December 30, 2013

a quick finish

I just had to finish this String quilt (although I had been sewing the blocks for about six months) in a matter of days, since I knew my scheduled shoulder surgery was coming up. I love the aqua binding, I have to use this color again soon. This was made for a very lovely niece. I hope she likes it.

Scrap Attack String Quilt
he has taken great care of me

Repaired tendons, ligaments, and clavicle. I can't wait to sew again.

December 8, 2013


I've been lucky enough to have friends who have needed special baby shower gifts. I love whipping together small quilts. Not only is it a stash buster for me, it makes a memorable gift. 

Then I get a queen sized request. With color and pattern requests. I don't like doing those as much. I just don't feel good enough yet. And quilting one that big is a pain. But the financial part made it worth it.

 My received 2013 Mini modern swap was amazing. It is hanging in my living room. Made by Jamie Moilanen.

Sew Away

 I am finally quilting the blocks I won in the block lottery last year from Dallas Modern Quilt Guild. I am quilting them one by one. I will finish sometime in early next year, as I am in holiday sew mode at full speed.
Inspired by Natalia Bonner, hope she doesn't mind me stalking her style.

I am also in awe of Angela Walters and Leah Day.