Monday, June 10, 2019


We had a little excitement here today. Melanie was here picking up her serviced Featherweight and Cathy was here picking up a roll of batting. We were all talking and then, bang, the rod that I hang quilt tops in waiting splintered as you can see here. I guess I put one too many on that rod.

The bracket bent significantly as you can see and I've been to Lowe's for a new bracket and rod.

In other news, I attended Quilts For Kids on Saturday and put binding on these 4 charity quilts.

I actually loaded these 4 on the same backing piece to quilt all at once. What a great idea.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Jelly Roll Rugs

On Wednesday I taught another Jelly Roll Rug Class at Sisters Too Viking Sewing Shop. These rugs are so cute and I love making them. 4 out of 9 students had their ropes all made and the other students just had their strips sewn together.

Everyone at least got started on sewing the rug together, but 5 had their rugs done at the end of the class. There were some curvy ones and I hope they can be ironed out. I haven't ever had a big problem with curvy or wonky rugs. My sewing machine sits down into a table, so my surface is perfectly flat. Maybe that makes a difference. Anyway, it was a fun day.

Last night I completed making my rope for the demo rug and started on putting it together.

April 13th there will be another class at Sisters Too for the Rectangle Jelly Roll Rug. We probably should have scheduled them the other way around. Oh Well.

Monday, January 7, 2019

January Week 1 Quilting

I started the year off with a bang. 4 of my own UFOs have been quilted, have binding sewn on by machine and are awaiting hand sewing. One is in progress while we watch Frontier on Netflix.

Here's my Quilt In A Day Braid quilt, assembled in 2012, according to this blog.

Mary'l Love and Roses panel quilt with Hearts and Roses quilting.

 This is Marietta's Double Wedding Ring quilt. It has been waiting months to be done. I was feeling very intimidated by it but I told her it would be done in 2018. I was 2 days late, but I love it and I think it was worth the wait.

New granddaughter, Gracie's pink foxy quilt.

Gracie made this beautiful cancer ribbon quilt and I quilted it with Cancer Awareness Ribbon panto.

This is a tshirt quilt made by April with Turbulence quilting.

Week 1 challenge - Clean My Sewing Room

Week 1 Challenge was met and my sewing room was cleaned up.

Many 2.5" strips were cut from excess muslin backings.

My Serger, Featherweight, Bernina and Embroidery machines have a nice spot under wire shelving.

I organized all my batiks and then hours later found these lost souls. I wasn't in the mood to find a place for them, so here they sit.

This is my Civil War stash for a half-square triangle swap I'm in with Carol Hopkins. It's not very much but certainly overflowing the tote.

This fabric organizer tote is full of scraps, little scraps that need to be pressed, cut and put into the appropriate container.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

2018 In Review

Here are the spools/cones that I emptied in 2018.  It was a very productive year for me.

I quilted 278 quilts on the longarm.

39 of those 278 were quilts made by me.
11 for Quiltmaker or Craftsy.
9 were memory/t-shirt quilts
6 were donation quilts
9 were made for family members
2 gifted to non-family and
2 for me

I completed 10 UFOs, made countless hexagon coasters, 13 drawstring jewelry bags, 5 jelly roll rugs, a project bag, a fabric notebook cover, and added 8 new UFOs to my list.

My goals for this year are: Use what I have, clean it up, make room.
I joined a 52 Week Challenge group and the first week is organize your sewing space. Here's my before pics: