Category Archive: Quilting

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

Word of the Year for 2017

When it comes to New Year’s plans and resolutions, I have tried different things.  I have made just a few resolutions, a long structured list of resolutions, and no resolutions at all.   At… Continue reading

First Finish on the Last Day

So my sister called and said, “What are you doing?” And I said, “Working on a blog post about my first quilt of the year.” She said, “It’s the last day of the… Continue reading

A Fruitful Small Business Saturday

I talked my husband into going out to some local antique shops on Small Business Saturday, and I made some great purchases! Let’s start with this top. Nice, but not too special, you… Continue reading

A Different Kind of Cheater Cloth

One of the things I enjoy most about quilting is taking all kinds of unwanted supplies and turning them into something useful. You may be familiar with “cheater cloth”, a name for fabric… Continue reading

Panel Play Mats

Two weeks ago I hit 24 quilt shops in an hour and a half!  How did I manage that?  Because someone had the genius idea to have the small scattered quilt shops of… Continue reading

I Can’t Do This, Until I Do That!

As I go through my air-conditioned August, my goal is to finish up some of those odds and ends of projects in the effort to have a beautiful streamlined studio (like Melanie’s).  I… Continue reading

Trying Some FMQ Options

Thank you to everyone for input on ways to put the string quilt blocks together.  In the comments, Choice 3, a straight grid of sashing was the clear winner, but in the voting,… Continue reading

Setting Options – Opinions Requested

With this cold I’ve had for two weeks, I have felt too foggy to concentrate on anything even slightly complicated, but I have been wanting to sew.  So I have spent a little… Continue reading

Multiple Technique Practice Piece

This may be the year I don’t get any projects done, just some studio organization and some practice.   I followed Melanie McNeil’s suggestion about inventorying books — between art and textile books, I… Continue reading