Friday, November 21, 2014

First snow


Thursday, November 20, 2014


I sewed up the next clue for
Lori's Cascadia Mystery Quilt-along,
and then went ahead and assembled the sections.
I'm still thinking about adding an outer border in one of the red fabrics.  I was just going to use red as the binding, but maybe the busy center needs a little more *closure*. 
This small project will be hand-quilted in time for February decorating.

Evening:  I had a chance to get back to this and yes, it's better with the red border.
Layered, pinned and all ready for quilting.


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Austen Family Album

Week 33: Corn and Beans

Austen Family Album series by Barbara Brackman HERE

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Stash report - week 47

Used this week: 2.75 yards
Used year to date: 215.25 yards
Added this week: 0.00 yards
Added year to date: 114.00 yards

Net used for 2014: 101.75 yards

Woohoo -- I broke the 100 yard mark!


Friday, November 14, 2014


A progress report to wrap up the week:
I'm up-to-date with the Cascadia Mystery Quilt-along ...

 ... and I finished all the pieced blocks for my Snow project.  They will be set on point, so next I need to cut the alternate blocks and the setting triangles. 
Do you ever figure out how many pieces there are in the quilt you're making?  I'm into this one for 1323 pieces already, and I have a ways to go yet.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Holiday logs

While I was tidying up some fabric storage tubs last month, I ran across the scraps from this quilt and this quilt, both completed in 2011.  Since the holiday season is approaching, I decided to use some of the scraps for log cabin blocks.  As the project evolved, a few stars wandered into the block pile also.  The long proportion of this rectangle was intentional -- the quilt will be used over the high back of a particular chair.  And needless to say, the scraps were not consumed, and will live on in future projects. 

This is quilt #562 on my lifetime list of quilt completions.  I make utility quilts, not art.  The very great majority of my quilts are traditional pieced designs.  I always work scrappy, and I usually use reproduction-style fabrics.  Quilting in general, and my style choices in particular, make me feel connected to all the other women who have been making quilts to keep others warm, both past and present.

I'm linking to Scraptastic Tuesday.  Lots of scrappy inspiration there to enjoy!