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Thursday, March 23, 2023

March swap blocks are done!

 I know,  I have missed so much in blogland for awhile. Thank goodness for swap blocks that keep me going and get me sewing a little. Here are the ones I made this week.

Oh. And I finished two baby quilts. Our new little angel received the lighter colored one. 

Saturday, February 18, 2023

Been sewing swap blocks

Hello blog friends.  Not much sewing has been happening in my neck of the woods, but I did enjoy getting these swap blocks done yesterday after work.

The leaf blocks were a fun method as requested by my stashbee queen this month.

The other three blocks were made for 3 people in a local block swap group I joined this year.  One requested the star in blues and greens while another lady wanted the same star in Halloween fabrics.  It was super fun fussy cutting the pieces from a Halloween fabric I had.

The red and white star block came together with ease.  I did cut the pieces different than the pattern to cut down on half square triangles.  I don't really favor them.

Saturday, January 21, 2023


 Deana is a great inspiration. I can't believe how much she accomplishes. On the other hand, I am pretty slow at getting my quilts finished, and even slower at posting photos of them. It seems that I would rather sew than blog, but today I wanted to post photos of the quilts I have finished since my last post. 

I quilt my quilts on my domestic sewing machine. They do not turn out as nicely as those done on a long arm, but I am getting better with each quilt. By the time I retire from quilt making (no, never!) maybe I will have it perfected. Until then, I have a lot of fun with it.

I made two Windmill quilts from Deana's pattern. I love how different they look even though they are the same pattern. Both of these quilts were wedding gifts for grandchildren.

I named this quilt "Prints Charming" simply because that is the name of the line of fabric that I used. It is  Moda fabric. I didn't have a pattern for this one, but it was easy to make with a couple of Jelly Rolls.

I just finished this quilt. I love this quilt and I'm keeping this one for me to go on a twin bed in my guest room. This pattern is from Melissa Corry at "Happy Quilting" ( The fabric line I used is "Peacock Plumes" by Island Batiks. 

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Top done and ready for quilting

 Cherry Fizz Bloom has borders and is ready for quilting.  I do need to piece the back together.

I also started this cute little 3D pinwheel quilt.  It just needs borders.  It is fun to do something simple for a change.

Monday, January 9, 2023

In DECEMBER, Two quilts returned from the quilter - Yay!

 I received these two babies back from the quilter in mid-December and am just getting around to posting them now. I guess Christmas craziness made me forget to post about them.

I love these quilts SEW SEW much!!

Here is the back side of Sand Dollar.

Obviously this is the front.

I present to you "For the Birds"!

15 Minutes to Stitch Report beginning 2023

2023 Progress Report

Thursday, January 5, 2023

I've been zooming a little and making round robin blocks.

 I suppose you could say that I have been quilty social lately.  Last week my Stashbee hive had a little zoom session to get to know each other for the 2023 swap.  The blocks for January will go to Diana and they are little colored kitties.  

Here are my stashbee cats.  I made an extra set just because.

Here is a photo of our zoom session.  I look forward to working with you ladies and sewing for you.

I also joined a little block swap that my daughter has been involved in.  It is a beginner group, but I don't care.  I just want to enjoy it with my daughter.  There are 26 people, and they finish I think in November, so some months we do 3 blocks while others we do two.  Here are my blocks for January.  I did just discover that another lady also chose the improv trees, so I need to make her a set as well.

I have also been sewing up braid blocks for when it is my turn.  They will be trimmed into square blocks.

Last weekend I got into my Auzzieness and zoomed with Chooky friends.  I love me a good Chooky visit!!

Different zoom friends came on at different times.

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Goodbye 2022 Summary Post

I have been working on a list for this post for a couple of days because I don't want to miss something important.  It is fun to look back through the years and read my end of year summaries.

2022 Finishes

Christmas Row & Scrappy Blooms

Retreat bags

Masterpiece & Sand Dollar

3 Project Bags and Flower Power
For the Birds and Windmill
Churn Dash Houses and 3 pillows to match

2022 starts that are still WIPS

Cherry Fizz Bloom and Crazy Quilty Ladies

Progress but not done

Color my World 

Snow White joined the Disney Princess collection

Some other highlights of 2022 were attending a quilt retreat, a weekend with my girls sewing, rock crawling, racing, biking, hiking, and reading.

I kayaked a ton last summer.

Rode my bike to the next state with my sweetheart...

Hiked the highest peak in my state - King's Peak