Monday, September 26, 2011


Have you joined the SewHappy Christmas Sewalong? I stitched the first one last night and can't wait for the second pattern. They are only available for one week, so get your patterns even if you can't start them right away.

It's a beautiful fall day. The colors are changing and leaves are beginning to fall. I love this time of year.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Sweet Pickins & More

The retreat was wonderful, as always. It allowed me time to catch up on the Moda Sweet Pickin's Mystery. This pic shows step eight. Meeting is tonight.

The blocks from Redwork Seasons are now sashed and sewn together. This was a free BOTM from Paula Stoddard at Pacific Patchwork. The blocks were quick and fun to stitch. I'm not confident about the two blocks that are sashed with the darker fabric in the top and bottom rows. Should I change those? That paw on the pineapple block is Jasper 'helping' again.

LuAnn from Loose Threads made the Flurry quilt by Kate Spain in a smaller size using a charm pack instead of a layer cake. She was kind enough to post a tutorial with her cutting sizes, etc. Her version was a huge hit at the retreat. I wonder how many will bring one to the next show and tell.

Jasper and Annie pictures just because...

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Clothesline Club and SAHR

These are the projects that were shown for Clothesline Club last Friday. We were given the patterns for the casserole carrier and the tissue cover. The quilt pattern is in the Precuts magazine. Tomorrow is the first day of the September "Sleep At Home Retreat" at The Quilted Cottage. I played around with the waste triangles from my Starstruck top today at Open Sew. I hope to add a row or two in length, add the HSTs and an outer border of blue. I think this top was started last September when Bonnie Hunter taught classes here.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Bow Tie Update

Here are my little bow tie blocks for August and the beginning of September. I'm using some of the smallest repro scraps I have saved and a gorgeous cheddar from Marcus Brothers called "Nineteenth Century Backgrounds" from the collection of Judie Rothermel. The blocks will finish at 3 inches - someday.

The temps have cooled here, but not the Detroit Tigers! They're on fire and I'm enjoying every moment of the final stretch.

Tomorrow is Clothesline Club and Quilt Red Group at The Quilted Cottage. Hopefully, I'll have pictures from show and tell to share.