Wednesday, January 31, 2018

January UFO is finished just in time

Yup, I cut that too close.

Just finished my January UFO project!

I am not sure when I put together the top.

To finish, I machined quilted it
(not one of my strong suits...
I usually hand quilt)
and put on the binding.

I even put on a hanging sleeve.

Tomorrow....I think I need to
seriously clean my Studio.... is kind of scary in there....

(the photo is an old one...I 
can't seem to upload my 
finished photo)

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Where did the month of January go?

The month has just flown by....

I still have some quilting and
the binding to do on my
January UFO project.

I think I am going to keep this
wall hanging for myself.

I am working on hand sewing the
final row of my 
Trip Around the World top.

It is row 43 with 172 squares of
the red with white dot fabric. I
think it will look nice to have a 
double row of the red.
When finished, I will move on to
hand quilting it.

What are you creating today?

Sunday, January 21, 2018

It's nice to be healthy again!

Two weeks and I have finally beaten
the flu. It was a nasty fight, but I won!

I also won at a blog drawing
(Winner...Winner...Chicken Dinner!)

Thank you to Paul at
for the beautiful weights and color.
I see some beautiful possibilities!

I will be working towards
completing my 
Trip Around The World top.

I have been hand sewing the 2" squares
for a few years now...all leftover scraps.
I plan to hand quilt it too.

What are you creating?

Sunday, January 14, 2018

I will win!

Day 6 of the Cold-Flu 
that has consumed me.

Yesterday, I felt a little better
and needed to run some errands.

I made it to the library
(very overdue DVD's)

I made it to my LQS
(2nd Saturday BOM pickup)

I made it to the Bank and
I made it to the store for
more medicine.

Then I came home and
collapsed on the couch for
the rest of the day.

Sewing this week? Nope
Knitting? about 2 inches of a hat

Hand stitching? Nada

I will beat this flu...I will overcome it!

Today, I am going to attempt to 
cut the 2" squares for the 
final row on my 
Trip Around the World top.

Hopefully I can hand stitch
some squares today. I have
plans to hand quilt the top
this Winter.

What are you Slow Sunday Stitching?

Friday, January 12, 2018

Quilters unite to help...

The Ventura Modern Quilt Guild
is collecting this quilt block (below)
to make comfort quilts for
victims of the Thomas Fire
in California.

Hope you can help.

Pattern and info is at


Sunday, January 7, 2018

First Slow Stitch Sunday of 2018

New year...
New goals....
New ideas....

I am going to try some of the
one week challenge goals

The first theme: Hometown Proud

My first thought was a landscape
quilt of the beach town I lived in...


 or Lifeguard Tower

But then, I haven't lived there in
years, so maybe something closer
to my current Home Town....

Mountains...Antelope Island...

I'll have to think quickly and get
working on it, since I have to
have it completely finished 
within one week.

I will start knitting another
red baby hat for the 
February Heart disease awareness.

What are you working on?

Thursday, January 4, 2018

January Finish goal

My project to finish during
the month of January is my
Welcome Wall Hanging.

I need to finish machine quilting
it, then add the binding.

I will be keeping this quilt for me.

2018 UFO List

I have made my UFO list for 2018
...multiple times.

Some projects on the list are so close
to being finished.

Some projects, I am still debating
if I want to finish or just 
donate the blocks. list is...

1.Preprinted pinwheel

Quilt and Bind

2. K & H Stars

Local quilt shop BOM 
Last pattern will be issued August 
Piece blocks and put top together

3. Pinwheel Stars

Sew blocks-Finish into top

Finished March 2018

4. Pine Tree Quilt

Add borders-Quilt-Bind

5. Pieceville Village

Finish making the blocks
Sew top-quilt-bind

6. Paper pieced Butterfly

Make one more block
Sew top-quilt-bind

Finished-February 2018

7. Scrap 5" bowtie

37 blocks made-finish top

8. Purple pinwheel

Quilt and bind

9. Black n White with a zing

Put top together-quilt-bind

10. Welcome Hanging

Finish quilting and bind
FINISHED-January 2018

11. 30's Sampler

Sew more blocks
FINISHED-April 2018

12.Twenty-four Village

Make at least 9 more blocks

Finished-May 2018

There it black and white

Here's to a year of Finishes!