Saturday, April 28, 2012

Another Fall Project

We have had a taste of nice spring weather, but now we're back to cool and rainy. So I've been working on paper pieced hexagons done in fall colors, while watching it turn green outside.  These are all from scraps--don't know how I ended up with so many of these colors, but fall is my favorite time of year, so I guess that's what I'm drawn to. I love earthy tones.

I have 53 flowers completed and 62 more flowers to sew together.
I'm hoping to have enough to make 2 small quilts.  I haven't quite decided how I want to put them together.  I thought about using a tea-stained tone on tone to scatter between the flowers. Then I would quilt them using perle cotton in fall colors.
Once all my flowers are done it will be fun to start laying them out to see what I can come up with.
This is my little plastic snap-tote that I found to keep my hexagons in.  I really like it because I can keep a supply of blocks, paper pieces, my little pincushion for a couple pins and needles, scissors and thread so I can work on my flowers wherever I go.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Fall Leaves in the Spring

I know it is spring, but I’ve been working on a quilt called Feels Like Fall.

A couple of years ago in the fall, I was walking past a quilt shop and I was determined not to go in, but in the window there was a quilt so full of fall colors that I just had to go in and investigate. The shop owner had made up kits for this quilt and I don’t usually buy kits, but this one just called to me. So, now two and a half years later I am putting it together. I had my leaf block done and then the next block section.

Just as I was ready to cut the block I looked at the instructions and realized I had sewn them together wrong—thank goodness I caught my mistake!

So I have spent some time rip, rip, ripping, twelve down and twelve to go.

Friday, April 13, 2012


Hello, my name is Rose. I grew up in the northeast corner of Kansas, but have lived in northern Idaho now for almost 30 years. I am just beginning the last year of my 50’s and wanted to start a blog to record and share the things I love to do, which includes quilting, embroidery, making dolls, collage/mixed media, writing, taking photos and cooking. I chose Every Day Is a Journey for the title of my blog because each day brings something new; beautiful fabrics, threads, embellishments and new projects to add to the many I already have in the works. I was working on setting up my blog page a couple of months ago and just as I was ready to make my first post, my journey took a sharp turn. My husband of almost 30 years passed away suddenly. Now on this journey of a thousand stitches, the first stitch will be the beginning of many to patch my life back together and lead me in many new directions. This is all new to me, so I thought what better day than Friday the 13th to make my first post. I’m still trying to figure out how this blogging works. I will be back soon with some photos of things I’m working on. Thank you for visiting, please stop again soon.