Friday, April 26, 2013


The past few evenings I've been working on hexies.  These are stitched to the papers.  I'm making these to trade with friends so I'm using the prescribed method.  It is very easy and mindless to stitch these while watching tv -- very relaxing.

But really, I think from now on I'll use Inklingo, where the first stitches you take are stitching the hexies together, eliminating the need for the paper pieces.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!  I have a Stashbusters group at the LQS, as well as a First Communion for my Grandson, Devon.

Thursday, April 25, 2013


After making the SBS block yesterday, I whipped up two pillowcases for my guild.  They have the kits ready take and make.  The pillowcases go to kids in the local hospitals.  It's a quick and easy way to  pay it forward and make a difference.

There's a tut on my blog for how I make them -- the rolled way -- all seams enclosed -- super easy.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


N8, Double Nine Patch is the BOW for SBS this week.  It's pretty straight forward, but fiddly because this is a 6" block, so those little squares are less than 1" square.  The camera does lie.  That background is purple not blue!  One of my goals for the week now with a check mark, LOL!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Round Robin

This is my center for a round robin.  It's an orphan block from a few years back, squared up to size with the narrow border.  We'll be posting pictures of progress as we go, so I'll get to see progress before the end.

Other things I've been working on are secret so can't share yet.

Happy stitching:)


Sunday, April 14, 2013


After several weeks of no stitching, I got back to my SBS quilt today, and made this week's BOW, B-1 Stamp Basket.

As the DJ's say, finished is better than perfect!

Thursday, April 4, 2013


You might remember a few months back, when I made a few blocks for the Hurricane Sandy Relief Quilt Effort, organized by Erin Hutchinson.  When I mailed the blocks off to Erin, I thought that was the end of it. 

I was surprised to get this postcard in the mail today.  It's a thank you for participating.  In the photo is a woman wrapped in one of the quilts holding a thank you sign.  What a nice surprise!

Erin was surprised to receive blocks from over 200 quilters.  To date over 35 quilts have been delivered, and there are over 10 more in various stages of completion.

Here is a link to Erin's blog:

Monday, April 1, 2013


I recently won this book from Sandy Blackwell.  My signed copy arrived last week.  She has an interesting way of sering rectangular pieces together, cutting apart, shifting around, and re-sewing, to make these blocks -- square-agonals.

The instructions are excellent and very detailed.

It's always nice to be a winner:)