Friday, October 30, 2009


I'm right on schedule with the Half Pint Quilt Along....not sure how I did it...but here's the proof.

I really like the way it looks...a little sad though that only 1" shows of each of those pretty florals in my layer cake.

The next thing to do is the half square triangles...which I will start on today. Glad that we only have to sew them and not arrange them this week.

Saturday, October 24, 2009


Whew...did it. Here are the 9 patches for the Half Pint Quilt Along. It was a bit of a puzzle at times putting them together...but they are done and now I can lay them out.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Half Pint Quilt Along

Here is a quick picture of the fabric for the Half Pint Quilt Along all cut up.........took most of the weekend!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Today's the day we've all been waiting for ..... the start of the Blogger's Quilt exciting...I can't wait to see all the different quilts...Click on the link in my sidebar, not the one at the beginning of this post, to get to the site.

The quilt I decided to show is called Here's Comes is one of the first quilts I made and definitely the first and only one that I have ever hand quilted! It was made in 1998. I don't know the name of the designer, but the pattern sure was the cutest...and I was 'in love' with the 'homespuns' and scrappy look...also have always been a 'scenic' here is my offering...
The size of the quilt is approximately 54" x 72".
Here's Frosty melting in front of the stove...there is a winter scene in the window.

A little dog came to travel with Frosty.

Here's a little angel snowman...

I didn't know WHAT I was doing...but I had the cutest piece of fabric that I wanted to use for the backing but it was too small, so I added a border...I so remember 'stressing' over getting it centered.

This is a close up of the has receipes on cute sayings.
Well I hope you pictures aren't the best...but you can click to enlarge and maybe see them a little better. I'm off now to check out some of the other quilts. Have a happy day!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Since I actually finished my 2 projects last month, I decided I would do 2 more this month. I recently found a quilt I had started 12 or more years ago...didn't know a thing about quilting...but I had taken a picture of this cute quilt in a shop at one time. Here's what the quilt should look like when finished...
This is what I had done so far...I didn't know anything about binding a I added a ruffle! I hope to get the rest of the appliques fused this month.
My second project is a UFO that's been hanging around a couple/three is machine embroidered with applique. I just have to quilt it...that's all I hope for this month...don't think I will be able to bind it...but who knows?

Also on the agenda for this month is the HALF PINT QUILT ALONG. This should be a fun quilt along. I already had all my fabrics...except the backing.

Here's the Maypole layer cake and a couple of other fabrics, I still need to pull about 6 other fabrics from my stash to make up the 48 10" squares needed for the lap quilt. Will choose a backing at a later date.

You can click on the pictures to enlarge. I think that I actually have been able to post in the correct order this time....fingers crossed!!