Category Archives: quilting


FMQ Friday 4-27-2013

The last I have been busy trying to finish my Hugs & Kisses quilt top for Christa Quilts QAL. This quilt top has given me lots of problems, not because of Christa's instructions, because I chose a different layout. My dyslexia kick into high gear and I kept placing bow ties in the wrong direction, but I persisted.

Here you can see some of the progress including the cute Bee Bow Tie. And then here is what I thought was the completed top!, until it has been pointed out to me there are 2 mistakes in the layout. Can You spot them? If you see more then 2 please let me know. In the mean time, I am setting this aside for a bit before I try to fix it.

Hugs & Kisses Wave

In the mean time I will continue to work on my Diamond Rail Fence found at Missouri Star Quilt Company

All my blocks are made so it is time to assemble them into a queen size top.

Diamond Rail Fence

I am linking to Leah Day's FMQ Firday

Have a fun week of quilting.


International Quilt Day

Today I am working on two projects (UFO's)

1. Diamond Rail Fence from Missouri Star Quilt Company

I am sewing 6.5 in. blocks together to get 12.5 in. blocks. Then I can start putting the top together.

2. This one is a Quilt Along from Christa Quilts called Hugs and Kisses. I am using strips I cut last summer so I am calling it a UFO ;-). This week we are subcutting the strips.

I have a lot of cutting left to do, then I can start making the Bow Ties. She has a give away with this quilt sew come join in!

Linking up with SewCal Gal at her Quilt Party

I hope everyone is enjoying there quilting weekend.


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.

UFO Sunday. 2/17/2013

It's Sunday again and time to show the progress I have made in Dan's Flannel Quilt. It has been pin basted and the quilting has begun!

I am using KISS (keep it simple silly) quilting. Straight quilting in both directions using a walking foot to feed front and back at the same time.


Flannel quilt fron

I folded it about in half so it is wider then it looks, about 76×80. Aurifil 50 weight cotton

thread on the front in a soft mossy green.


Back of quilt

This is the back of the quilt. I pieced a section with left over fabric. The back thread is Superior's Bottom Line, 60 weight in a light golden yellow.

The batting is Hobb's 80/20.

I am linking to Leah Day's UFO Sunday

Have a great week quilting.

FMQ Friday, Feb. 8, 2013

This week I decided I really need to sandwich and quilt a flannel quilt I started nearly 2 years ago for DS#2. It should have been a matter of sandwiching the thing but I decided it just wasn't big enough so I added 3 rows to the width. Of course that means I don't have enough backing fabric so I am working out a design for the back using left overs. From a glance it might look a little girly but his favorite color is purple, thus the lavender, but I think the golds, greens, plaids and stripes help make it more masculine.

Flannel quilt


We are having a 40th. Wedding anniversary party here on Saturday for friends so it doesn't look like I will get any quilting done then. My hopes are to finish the Flannel backing today. I might need to go to the LQS for more fabric. Maybe I will get some solid flannel and add stripes to the back, that way I could use what I already have but it would look more like it was planned instead of trying to cover up the fact I ran out of fabric. LOL

I am linking to Leah Day's FMQ Friday

Have a great quilting weekend.

FMQ Friday 1/25/2013

It's Friday again and time to check in with FMQ Friday over at the Free motion Quilting Project. I managed to do some quilting on the last border of my Cheveron Quilt but have quite a bit yet to finish it up.

I finally received my panel for Leah Day's year long Express Your Love FMQ project and have made a small start.

Express your Love

The pin basting is almost done and then it will be time to head for my Studio to start outlining. Am looking forward to really getting started on this panel.

Double Wedding Ring

This is a fairly small Double Wedding I took to the ladies as Hart to Hart Quilting in Merrill Oregon over a year ago. I finished up the binding this week, my first bias binding on a scalloped edge.


FMQ Project. Friday post

Yeah, I finally got my panel to start Leah's Express Your Love Project! I haven't done any stitching on it yet, plan to get it basted tomorrow so maybe next week I will have a picture to share.

In the meantime, I am working on my Chevron Quilt from Christa Quilts this week.

Bernstien Bears Cheveron


I quilted swirls on the yellow border and am currently working on the outer border.

The center of the quilt is just stitched in the ditch. I am quilting several designs in the outer border. So far There is the one in this photo plus I added paisleys and some large pebbles this afternoon. I love pebbles but there will not be very many as I want to keep the quilt soft.

My Bernstiene Bears Cheveron is the quilt I am trying to finish for my January project.

Linking up to The FreeMotion Quilting Project