Tag Archive: quilting

I Whistle a Happy Tune

I have been making some things this summer, but not exciting things.  We have had a crew here off and on to replace the siding on our house — the noise and the… Continue reading

ScrapHappy Day, July 2019

This month I made a lap quilt from the Bottomless Bin of Red Scraps (this one is the third, I think.  Maybe the fourth.  And the bin is still pretty full). I have… Continue reading

Scraps from the Past

The wonderful Paula B kindly sent me a package with two scrap collections, one from the late 1800s and one from the 1930s.  There are at least 200 different fabrics represented! Most of… Continue reading

Scrappy Baby Quilts Finished

I started these baby quilts back in February, and I finally got all three of them finished.  On one of them, I quilted smaller patterns in the white blocks only, and on the… 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

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

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

Old Sisters Together

Old Sisters Together Slipping sliding in their stacks to nestle folds and feathers Frail whispers float in sun-warmed air lacing memories together. “We’re glad you joined us, Ruby, dear.” (“Her stitches are gigantic!”)… Continue reading

A Practice Piece for My Practice Piece

This week I had some time to set aside to just practicing free motion quilting, and I decided to work through the book Quilting Wide Open Spaces by Judi Madsen.  (When I bought… Continue reading

Pixilated Panels

The first time I heard the word pixilated was long before digital imaging.  In the early 1980s, we often spent weekends with some friends on an Arkansas farm.  A few times we played… Continue reading