The Speed Squares quilt is a FINISH!


Partially cut ahead of time, I finished cutting and started piecing last Tuesday.  Pieced and assembled Wednesday and Thursday.  Quilted Friday.  Bound Saturday.

Gifted today (Monday) to a teaching friend who needed a quilt, I’m sure.



ps–Finishes at 50″ x 70″ (20 squares by 28 squares).  Squares 3″ unfinished.  Color theory:  50% background (obviously), remaining half 2/3 blue and 1/3 red.

Slightly Slower Assembly

After sprint sewing Tuesday night, Wednesday’s pace was more measured.  After all, there were people at home and other things to do.  While I voted for popcorn for dinner today, the family vetoed.  We are going over to a friend’s house to share with them.

Daughter did her part yesterday producing vast quantities of PIE.  That has become a tradition at our house.  We will assemble a buffet tray later and drop it off at the local fire station–We are grateful for the people who work so we can play today.

Anyway, I started assembly on the top.  About half way…


I hope to finish today.  Tomorrow I have time reserved on the machine I rent and, with a little luck, it will be a quilted quilt. Binding Saturday??? Whew!

Sprint Sewing

After a sewing drought, I found myself with an evening to myself.

Ah–blissful sewing time!


I hauled out an idea that I had started to cut for a while back and cut a little more to go with it.

Then started sewing!


Three hours later I have over half of a top.  With any luck at all I will have MORE sewing time today.  Hmmm…would the family be ok with popcorn for dinner tomorrow?

Halfway To The Fair

I am entering the Halfway quilt in the local fair this year.


There are usually between 75 and 100 total quilts at our local county fair.  Yep, that is a lot, but quilting is big around here.


I will be there this weekend and will share pictures and results as they are available.  I don’t expect a big prize, but maybe a ribbon…


We’ll see.  I don’t enter to win, but to support a local event.  And it is nice to get feedback on my work.  It helps me to improve.

Small Someday #2: FINISHED

I got it quilted.IMG_3496

And bound.IMG_3498.JPG

There were some problems with the piecing of some of the flying geese (I suspect the stitch-trim-flip style) that put some puckers in the top, but I think they will mostly wash out.  At least I hope so. IMG_3497

And I still love the back.IMG_3495

No tutorial, but small squares are cut at 2-1/2″ and the flying geese are 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″.  Finished size 36-1/2″x36-1/2″.

Small Someday #5: Baby Dress

No baby, not even a grandbaby, but the scraps were begging to be something for a baby.IMG_3487

So, I “had” to make a baby dress.  It has been a long time since I sewed this small, but I really enjoyed it.  IMG_3490

For now it will hang in my sewing room until the right baby comes along.  IMG_3493It is about 12m-18m size.  Any suggestions?