Friday, June 13, 2014

Time flies............

It's been a while since my last post. (I started this blog on a Friday the 13th and now I'm back at it on a Friday the 13th) 

I am now back home in Idaho, my winter visit with my mom and brother was nice, but it is good to be home.  I did get to spend Mother's day weekend with her and all of my siblings were there.  First time we have all been home at the same time since 1958.
I'm not one for showing pictures of myself, but I'm the one in bright pink.

Quilting time has been hit and miss, but I finished a scrap quilt for one of my granddaughters.
I have 3 quilts sandwiched together that are ready for quilting, my maple leaf quilt, my Hocuspocusville and another scrap quilt.

I did get a little more accomplished on my deer in the pines quilt, 3 rows complete, 2 more to go.

It was nice to get back to my little quilting group here, I sure missed them, and with our weekly meet ups,  I'm getting back into a quilting routine.


Sunday, February 23, 2014

A finished quilt.......

I haven't had a chance to get my Hocuspocusville quilt sandwiched together yet, but I've been busy trying to finish up some scrap quilt tops.  I just finished this blue one.  I have a whole stack of various tops made from bits and pieces.  Thought I would give them to a women's shelter but my youngest daughter wanted this one and the one I'm working on now is going to one of my granddaughters.

I was able to visit a quilt shop in Lawrence Kansas called Sarah's Fabrics.  They have a nice selection of fabrics.  I bought 3 batiks to add to my stash and a new book.

Across the street from Sarah's there is a store called Stitch On and I didn't leave there without these two patterns.

The cat quilt pattern is foundation paper piecing.  I have never done this kind of quilting before but have always wanted to try. 

My to-do's grow so much faster than my finishes! 



Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Hocuspocusville Quilt top fininished!!!

I got the whole top sewn together had it laid out on the bed and then..............

I saw this!

Well I didn't want to tear it apart to replace that one triangle so I added a few more bats!

The bat nicely patched the flaw in the fabric.

So now I just have to sandwich it all together and start quilting.  I had been looking at a Barnett Laptop hoop with a sit-on base and I may buy one when I go home in the spring, but for now I just picked up a 14-inch Morgan hoop at Hobby Lobby.