Sunday, December 14, 2014

Wool again

Since I finished the snowflake quilt last week -- it's washed, folded and ready for January -- I decided to jump over to a January wool applique project next.
This charming little mat came as a kit from
I did do a bit of customizing to include my own red house :)   It took all afternoon to get everything cut out and set up, but now I can spend my evenings next week peacefully stitching.  

I also did some block assembly for a small Valentine quilt.  I'll add the borders soon.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Stash report - week 50

Used this week: 7.75 yards
Used year to date: 239.00 yards
Added this week: 4.75 yards
Added year to date: 129.00 yards

Net used for 2014: 110.00 yards

Snowflakes are quilted and bound!

Thursday, December 11, 2014


A completion report for my Cascadia project,
 started last month as a
mystery sew-along from Lori at Humble Quilts:

If the mood strikes me, I may still add a bit more hand quilting between now and February, but if I don't get to it, I can call this done.
Thanks, Lori, for a fun happy project!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Quilting Bee

The Quilting Bee is a brand-new Yahoo group.
If you might like to participate in some swaps
or other quilting activities in 2015,
click over and join us as we make plans. 
Right now we're organizing a mini-bow-tie block swap, which will be due on February 3.  Please join us.  Your participation and suggestions will be welcome!


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

A little more holiday spirit

One of the guilds I belong to partners with our local Kiwanis Club to provide holiday deliveries to families in need.  This year's commitment was 100 stockings and various other items, and we'd already reached that goal last month.  But we just heard that 20 additional stockings would be needed.  So I did five more yesterday to add to the new quota.  Feeling like one of Santa's elves :)

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Austen Family Album

Week36: Modern Envelope
I made it through this entire series, and learned a lot about Jane Austen and Regency England along the way.  Thanks, Barbara, for another fascinating journey!
I have a plan for assembling these blocks, but won't get back to them until after the holidays.
Laid out in no particular order: 

Austen Family Album series by Barbara Brackman HERE