Wednesday, April 19, 2017

At the quilter

Two pieces are at the quilter now:
- Glow, made entirely from stash
- Play a Card, a huge piece from a bundle of Asuka by Dear Stella Fabrics

Didn't make Guild meeting last night, but saw from photos that some charity blocks were turned in. Can't wait to put this all together!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

2016 Finishes

I've just come back from the NHMQG Retreat in Kennebunkport. Sewing is such a nice way to spend three days in gloomy March weather! I was able to finish up one quilt top, reject another project as too fiddly, and started on a scrappy block project using some "yard sale" 2-1/2" squares. More on these pieces later.

Here's a recap of some recent finishes:

Stargazer from "For Keeps" by Amy Gibson.
I pieced this quilt when at the Fall retreat on the Cape. It was fun to do, and was a perfect Xmas gift. All the stars were made from scraps and FQs I had in my stash. H & C wanted a quilt they could take outside for picnics, so I made it with a dark background and green backing fabric - it won't show grass stains as easily that way!

I Can Sing a Rainbow (baby quilt) from Sew It! by Allison Nicoll.

This was actually finished up in 2017, made for new baby Elowen who was born in California in February. I used a bundle of grunge fabrics for the top of this quilt, and put a grey fabric with owls on the back. Melissa used a pantograph that has butterflies for the quilting. It's very cute.

I Can Sing a Rainbow
I don't remember the name of this one - it came from a magazine that I now can't find. I used Carolyn Friedlander fabrics for the majority of the quilt top, fabrics that I collected at the NHMQG Fat Quarter swap in 2016. I started cutting it out when I had a visitor in town; she and I spent an entire weekend shopping for fabric, and sewing, and yacking. This quilt doesn't have a home yet but I do love it.

I just realized this photo was taken before the binding was sewn down. I'll have to get another picture to show it really IS finished.

- "Chelsea" scrappy blocks
- Glow, with SS
- Play a Card by Brigitte Heitland for Zen Chic
- Charity piecing on Cutting Garden by Krista Hennebury

Wednesday, November 30, 2016


A couple of additions to the FINISHED pile, but I can't talk about them yet -- not until after 12/25!