"Make what you want to make, and make it the way you want to make it." Gwen Marston

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Weekend Stitching


Is it Spring?  The crocuses are starting to bloom, and there are Robins everywhere.  It’s going to be very cold tonight and tomorrow, and then the warm temperatures return.  Hopefully it will stay warm.  Most of the snow is melted, and I don’t want to see any more!

I spent FNWF sewing the binding on this little quilt.

The quilting on it isn’t fancy, but it was done on my Sweet 16!  It’s all straight lines, following a ruler.  On Saturday, I went to a not-so-local quilt shop to look at other rulers.  Unfortunately, they had packed up their floor model and all the rulers and had taken them to an expo.  What a disappointment.

I also worked on the next border of my Relaxing Robin over the weekend.  Our assignment was to add a border with triangles.  Do you think this qualifies?

I’ve had a great idea for adding tails to the bunnies, so I’ll get that done before next month.

On Monday I celebrated a birthday.  I received a lovely package from MariaIMG_2423

The table runner colors are beautiful!Several months ago, I admired the pin from her Patchwork Club, and now I have my very own!  Thanks Maria.


Last year, Anthea and I discovered that we share the same birthdate.  She suggested that we do a swap this year, and this is what she sent:

IMG_2420IMG_2421Another beautiful table runner, and a wonderful pouch, complete with tiny little pincushion and needle book.  I’ve already filled the pouch with supplies for the Crazy Quilt class that I’ve signed up for.



Here is the sewing machine cover that I made for Anthea.  Apparently, I didn’t take any pictures of the other side, which has Anthea’s name stitched onto it. 


I’m off to another retreat tomorrow afternoon, so I hope to have more to show next week.  And does anyone remember the SAHR from a couple of years ago?  I’ll be revisiting that very soon.




  1. Lovely stitching Sunny , your little topper is adorable . Wonderful gifts from Maria and Athena for your birthday .Happy Belated Birthday to you !! Yes I remember the SAHRR and I finished mine :-)

  2. Nice work (and quite of bit of it) that you have been doing. How sweet to put Athena's name on the sewing cover. That makes it so special. Yes I've been talking to (Oh her name has slipped my mind at the moment) and we have already agreed to do it together and tell you when we are starting up again! How about that? So when you start again - I'll find that project and we will start with you.

  3. Happy Belated Birthday !

    Lovely little quilts !

  4. Spring flowers are so pretty! Lovely quilts and other projects you have finished! Have fun at your retreat, sounds wonderful!

  5. Wow - you've really been working! I especially love your first piece. I think I have some of those fabrics. ) blessings, marlene

  6. Great projects and gifts, you have been busy and very creative:-)

  7. Lovely that you celebrated in style Sunny. Beautiful finishes too. Enjoy your retreat.

  8. Hope you had a wonderful birthday! Yours was Monday and mine was Tuesday...I'm still holding at 29! LOL I'm tired of winter too! I'm hoping that yesterday's storm was the last we see for a while. Have fun at your retreat.

  9. Happy Happy Birthday!!!I love the bag Anthea made for me too, I keep hand sewing supplies in mine. I love your projects. I went to my first quilt guild meeting on Tuesday and have started a new project. I'll get it up on the blog sooner or later. Have fun at the retreat.

  10. I do hope it stays warm for you.
    Your little quilt looks lovely.
    Great big happy birthday wishes to you!!!!

  11. Belated Birthday Wishes Sunny - I hope you had a fabuous day! I love the gifts you and Anthea swapped, what a neat idea. Love your little quilt too - that red border is a real plus! Yes, I remember the SAHR...!! Just as you are enjoying the start of spring, we are enjoying some Autumn days :-)

  12. Love your Spring flowers...
    Pleased you had a fabulous birthday and enjoyed all your lovely gifts...
    Yes saw the sewing machine cover on Anthea's blog..Looks great with her name on..

  13. I came over to check your Relaxing Robin status--it's so darn cute! I really love what you did with triangles. Can I steal that idea? I'm still stuck on the applique step, no idea what my triangle step will be.
    Enjoy all your retreat time. Jealous--just holding on until Spring Break.

  14. Yes I think the bunny fence definitely qualifies as rectangles! What a lovely post full of pretty spring flowers and beautiful stitching. And Happy Birthday!

  15. love your relaxing robin. adorable!

  16. I've wondered how you were enjoying your sweet 16. Does the larger throat area make a huge difference?

  17. A late Happy Birthday.

    I seem to fall down when it comes to getting binding on quilts. I still have one big quilt that needs binding and has for a long time.


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