Tuesday, July 31, 2018


I spent this afternoon working on my Pemberley quilt.  This is just the center oval, and today I completed the brown edge around this center oval.  I am trying to work at least once a week on this project, which is rather overwhelming if you look at the entire quilt. 

This is a picture I pulled off the internet of the entire quilt, so you can see I just have completed that tiny little oval in the center, but progress is always good.

I have also started hand quilting my Star of Bethlehem quilt.  This one is going to take awhile as I am doing it in a regular stitch with #40 YLI hand quilting thread.  But then I am not in any hurry.  I ordered some corner stencils that I am going to use to set off the blocks - working on one of those now.  Will have a picture soon.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Jack's Chain - QUILTED!

Just finished hand quilting my Jack's Chain Quilt.  I am so excited to have this done.  The binding is made and ready to sew on as soon as I get the quilt trimmed and squared.  I took the first stitch in the quilting on June 20, and now, just one month later, it is quilted.  I think that must be a new record for me.  Doing big stitch with #8 perle cotton sure sped up the process and I am pleased with the look.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Progress on the Turevon BOM

May - Celebration
So far I have been able to keep up with the Block of the Month my guild is sponsoring - blocks designed by one of our guild members.  I am twilling the blocks along with a little back stitching to just add a little dimension to the blocks.  Its also easier to backstitch the smaller design areas.

Seven blocks done, five to go!
June - Peacocks

July - Beach Party

January through July Blocks

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Little English Paper Piecing Tote bag

Yesterday was such a beautiful day.  My husband and I decided to take a ride in the mountains and visit one of our favorite antique stores in Hudson, NC.

 I found this sweet little tapestry bag, measures around 5" x 6".  I think it is just perfect for toting an English Paper Project or embroidery project  to work on at a friends house or anywhere else that I just need to take a small project.  It is lined in satin, and just too irresistible to. 

I have been spending most of my available time quilting on the Jack's Chain quilt.  Doing big stitch with #8 perle cotton means quilting is going a little quicker than my usual hand quilting, but still taking awhile.  I am trying to get the quilt completed in time to enter in my guild's quilt show in September, which means having it ready to submit Mid-August for judging.

This morning I sat on the porch for about 5 hours, enjoying another beautiful day watching the birds at the feeders, listening to an audible book (The Great Alone) and quilting. Such a peaceful start to a day.

I have also started piecing a baby quilt for someone at my church.  Unfortunately  I have had to set it aside until I can get the Jack's Chain finished.  All I have to do is add the borders, and then machine quilt it.

Also managed to fit in a little work on my Pemberley quilt - making these sweet hexagon flowers with 1/2"hexagons. I have a couple more to make and I can start appliquéing them to quilt center. 

So many fun things to work on - and so little time to do it.