Saturday, August 22, 2009

finally a finish!

I've been working on the handquilting of this little table topper for a while. I would love to do a whole quilt of this block in these colors one day... I had long admired New York Beauty blocks and had to give it a try. Here is the back. It's practically reversible lol! Maybe not...anyway my hanquilting is slowly improving.
I'm going to use it on the cedar chest that was my grandmother's - she kept her quilts in it.
Now I have the exciting challenge of making another baby quilt. It's for my sister - her baby is due Nov 1 so I better get busy! The colors are a bit out of my comfort zone and although I've picked fabric I still need a pattern. Something quick and easy I think. :0)
Happy Quilting!!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


I've been real busy the last few weeks. I've had company and then we went camping. I didn't even have time to get together some stitching to take along and I always take stitching along. I haven't sewn anything in a whole week! I did make a thread catcher about a month ago that I haven't posted about yet. I knew I needed to make one when at my guild's last sew day I was throwing my thread bits and scraps in my neighbor's thread catcher when she wasn't looking. :0) I got together with a friend and she made one too. Hers is the cute red and white one on the right. I made the pink/flowery one - its not as pretty but the thread bits and scraps won't care too much. :0)
Happy Quilting!!!