Monday, February 8, 2016

Circa 2016

I'm caught up with this week's assignment for

So far we've done 44 little blocks for this sew-along.
My color scheme continues to be "brown plus scrappy."
  Since this month's RSC color is brown,
I can count these little guys for that sew-along also.
 Linking to RSC16 HERE

Sunday, February 7, 2016


Taking a final look at this one,
with the quilting and binding now finished. 
I'm invoking Barbara Brackman's Poetic License here ~
our shop will be running an
Underground Railroad/If Quilts Could Talk
Civil War repro sew-along series
beginning in a few weeks,
 and I made this as an example of a talking quilt.
 I understand that the whole idea is folklore rather than historic fact, and that it is unlikely/unproven that talking quilts were used to
communicate to runaway slaves. 

So with that being said, this quilt illustrates a pretend hidden message which might say:


Friday, February 5, 2016


I'm a grandma!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Monday, February 1, 2016



Sunday, January 31, 2016

January Progress Report

I was able to cross off a couple of UFOs this month, so that's encouraging.  I also completed three small pieces for the shop, and started three internet sew-alongs: Westering Women, Circa 2016,
and a scrappy Row x Row swap.

My To-Do list is very fluid.  Things come up at the shop, and/or I get enchanted with new inspirations, so my goals change often.  I do know I have a guild workshop on the schedule for February, but with the new grandbaby's arrival being imminent, I may not be able to get to the workshop ... so I'm not even going to pull fabric and start cutting till the last minute.  Haha -- so my actual goal for the month of February is to be a grandma :)  

2016 To Do

1.  Red Bear Paws  Feb 
2.  Blue Stars Brackman
3.  30s Steps May
4.  1800s -Union Blues - Kis
5.  Gold Rush – Nov
6.  Wintergreen applique - Dec
7.  History BOM – Nov Q
8.  Wonderful Life prim
9.  Rainbow Birds

1800s - Multi Stars Brackman - July Q
1800s - Threads of Memory Brackman - Mar 12 x 12"
1800s - Sunny Lanes have 16 blocks @ 12”
1800s - Westering Women - started, ongoing
1800s - History Repeated Blindman’s Fancy
1800s - History Repeated Ohio Star
1800s - Circa 2016 - started, ongoing 
30s - July Fourth 30s – June
30s - Vendemmia purple bullseyes – Aug Q
30s - brown rickrack
30s - Applesauce – Sept kit
30s - Purple orange
30s - Strawberry Fields 

RSC - Crackers
RSC -  Mini Bows

Modern - Small World Kingwell

Appl  - Vintage Dresdens 18 blocks @ 15” on celadon
Appl - Ruby Red Dots – Dec
Appl - Juniper and Mistletoe - Dec
Appl - Woodland Christmas Bunny Hill – Dec

Christmas Hexies
Morris Hexathon - (May – Oct)
Red Hexies

BBQG BOM  - pink + black - started, ongoing
BBQG BOM  - 1800s scrappy - started ongoing
BBQG  - Bonnie’s Scrappy - w/Tulip Farm
BBQG - Jill's Promise Stitching
FB BOM  - Scrappy Row x Row - started, ongoing


Saturday, January 30, 2016

Bear Paws

A queen-size finish! 
 I pulled out these blocks early in the month -- they'd been aging from a couple of swaps I'd been in a while back.  I made ten more blocks to round out what I needed, and then assembled and completed it all.  I'm keeping this one for my own collection. A pleasing quilt, and one more crossed off the UFO list!

Elvis gave it a test drive, and he thinks its fine.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Circa 2016

  I just finished this week's batch of mini blocks for

the free sew-along series being offered by