Category Archive: Quilting

Word of the Year for 2018

As I sat down to plan for this coming year, my Word of the Year popped into my head unbidden, and it was “Quality.” When it comes to quilts, I have always loved… Continue reading

Wrapping Up 2017

My word of the year for 2017 was Focus, and I even turned it into a little acronym to help me to remember what to focus on. Essentially I wanted to use up… Continue reading

Souvenirs from Washington

On our way to the Maryhill Museum of Art, we had time to meander and stop at little towns and scenic overlooks. In the historic district of Ellensburg, we had a delicious breakfast,… Continue reading

Top Five Joys of Quilting

Number 5:  The sound of a well-tuned sewing machine, stitching steadily as a train clacking over tracks. Number 4:  The scent of Magic Sizing steaming up from under a hot iron. Number 3: … Continue reading

Tattered Treasures

As my mother-in-law continues to downsize, she is contributing to some sizeable up-sizing of our own household, and the treasures she is passing on to me came from a generation even further back,… Continue reading

A Top and Some Tablecloths

When my sister saw this one on the design wall, she said, “Whew, that’s bright!” Well, I live surrounded by a wall of green on all four sides of our property, and I… Continue reading

Funky, Funkier, Funkiest

Here are some recent finds, and they are all a little bright and crazy. This first one has me utterly befuddled.  I can’t find the exact pattern in Maggie Malone’s 5500 Quilt Block… Continue reading

Bright Blocks for Gray Days

About five years ago, the coordinator of my quilting group was cleaning out leftovers from group projects, and I took home some of those scraps, including some tiny little nine-patches that were only… Continue reading

From a Shoe Box Full of Scraps

Back in January I bought a lot of fabric from a quilting friend who is moving, and instantly, all my New Year’s resolutions went out the window.  Except for one — working with… Continue reading

Checkmarks on the List

Although I have been lost in the news with everybody else, my personal life went nicely in January. Early in the month I had a dinner party for my husband’s birthday.  He loves… Continue reading