Saturday, March 28, 2020

Ella Maria Deacon

This past week I spent some time taking inventory of all the projects I have going.  After evaluating the whole array, I decided to focus on finishing a few of them slowly, and to finalize a few others immediately.

Ella Maria Deacon was my first 'finalize' candidate.  I haven't worked on this sew-along for several months.  I wasn't particularly enjoying the variety of techniques that the blocks required.  So I decided to assemble the blocks I'd already completed, and call it a day. 

And here we have it: a nice lap quilt top instead of a UFO!  This will move forward to the To-Be-Quilted basket, and the fabrics that were pulled out and waiting to be used can all be returned to general stash.


Friday, March 27, 2020

RSC20: March - teal

As my final activity for RSC March, I browsed through my lotto block collection and came up with enough blocks for a teal donation quilt.  It's all done, and ready to send to Wrap A Smile when we start mailing again.

Meanwhile, I wonder what April's RSC color will be?

Enjoy more teal projects at 


Thursday, March 26, 2020


Keeping the little boys busy at home :)

I thought this was such a cute activity!  It took concentration and a bit of muscle power, and passed quite a bit of time … and what a fun healthy result!!  Kudos to Jess for being such a clever mommy!!


Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Blockheads 3

Moda BLOCKHEADS 3 sew-along

#11 - Blooming Love


Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Day by day

These days are so weird: the entire globe seems to have entered a twilight zone.  Bizarre and difficult-to-absorb news, which changes every hour.  I feel like I'm existing in slow motion somewhere in a dream.

As a distraction:
Laundry Basket Quilts/Edyta Sitar started an appealing mystery sew-along the other day.   All the blocks are 6", and we are making multiples of each to create a balanced medallion-style quilt.  The series is only running for two weeks, and we're on Day 5 already, so it'll be finalized before I get bored and drift off.

 The official colors are bright pinks and blues, very summery and clear.  I chose a more dusty muted autumny palette of terra cotta and teal.  So far, so good.


Monday, March 23, 2020

Hands 2 Help Comfort Quilt Challenge 2020

Now that we're all staying home for a while, we might have some extra quiltmaking time on our hands.  Here's a wonderful way to consider using some of that time to help others.

There are six different organizations seeking donation quilts, and hopefully one of them will be a good fit for your efforts.  All the details can be found at the link, and sign-ups are happening NOW.

Happily, I already have several donation quilts on hand, ready to go as soon as packing and mailing can be organized.


Sunday, March 22, 2020


We have some excellent local photographers!