Category Archives: Lighthouse


FMQ Friday 3/15/2013

I finished two of the projects I listed last week.

I think my little mug rug turned out pretty good.

Finally got all the hand stitching completed on the binding. About one fourth of the back is the fabric left over from the piecing. It is kind if neat to wind up, basically, with a double quilt. I just quilted straight lines with my walking foot. It is made from flannel so it is soft and cuddly.

I am linking up to FMQ Friday

Have a good Quilty week.


What I’m working on

My daughter-in-law collects lighthouses. Not the real thing, replicas. On a trip last summer I found some lighthouse panels in a quilt shop, sorry I don’t remember the name of the shop, and purchased three of them. Leah Day’s videos inspired me to actually do something with the panels so here is what I have been working on this week.

The borders, sashing, backing and batting are from my stash.

The lighthouse is outlined and I’m working on the foreground.

The first panel is complete unless I decide to outline the windows and give the lighthouse some texture, but my practice ‘pebbles’ are pretty bad.

What I have learned so far is that I need to do more preplanning and not just jump in.

Thank you Leah for your inspiring videos.