Archive | January, 2012

It’s Finished!

30 Jan

I started a Block of the Month in February 2010.  I finished the top in January 2012.

Tonga Nature 96x100

I love it!

My favorite block

I learned so many new techniques making this quilt top.  Y seams.  Paper Piecing.  Bias edges.  I think I would like to make the pattern again to reinforce my new skills.

Spinning Corner Blocks

The center block  is awesome.  Shaun was thoroughly impressed when I laid this one out for him.

It’s amazing how much work I can get done at retreat.  No cooking, cleaning and few distractions.

I am sew inspired right now.  Can’t wait to get back to it.  Have a great week!


How is it done?

4 Jan

Happy New Year!

My last post was in November!  It’s been a while.  I got swept away with the holidays.  It was more stressful than I wanted.  But I am through to the New Year and looking forward to a year of health and growth.

I’m not making a resolution, per say, but a promise to me to be good to myself this year.   I am going to enjoy my work with quilting.  I am going to reach my goal weight of 170 lbs before 2013.  And I’m not going to stress about it.  I love my life and I am so grateful.

Over the last two months I have been amazed at how many of the bloggers I follow kept up with their sites.  How is that done?  I’m curious.  I was terrible about getting my projects photographed before they were wrapped and shipped.  So I do have one shot of the picnic quilt I did for our dear friends in San Diego.  Thankfully they took a picture of it.

This quilt was inspired by the outer white border that is crawling with black ants.  It just jumped out at me at the shop.   Then I searched for fabric with food prints.  There is also a bee print and the red check table cloth all around the outside.  This one measures about 80″x85″.  The backing is a hunting camo print.  I figured the camo would be able to get dirty and not show any resulting stains.  A bonus!  And a little side note.   As I was sewing on the binding I was watching my only spool of black thread winding down and I didn’t think I would be have enough to finish it.  I did not want to make a trip to get more thread!  I was stressed and just wanted to get the package to the post office.  Hallelujah!  I finished my stitching with about 10 inches left.

Have a great beginning to another great year!