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

Monday, March 12, 2018

So this happened over the weekend...

Well, it's happened again.  My personal odometer rolled over another year with little fanfare over the weekend.  I have an eye infection and may or may not be highly contagious (but I probably am)  so I didn't leave the house all weekend.  But that gave me plenty of time for this!

There are ELEVEN small quilts in this pile to be quilted.    Two are charity quilts for a friend, two more are for another charity that I do some quilting for, and the rest are mine!  Actually three of mine are charity quilts from scraps, and I'll share them in a few days.  Sandwiching and basting are my      absolute least favorite part of quilting.  And HORRORS!!  I ran out of batting, and needed to piece the last one.  I think this calls for a shopping trip!  Tonight and tomorrow are all about the quilting.

Sadly, I'm supposed to be leaving for retreat early Wednesday morning, and I'm probably not going to be able to go.  I have a doctor appointment at 9am, and I'll have to see what he says.  I've already accepted the fact that I probably won't be going, but there isn't anything I can do about it, so I'll just stay home and sew all day!  I have my projects all prepped, so I should be able to get a lot done.  And I'll try not to whine too much.   :-)  I should have a ton of finished for OPAM this month.

Happy Stitching!   . . . . .   Sunny

Thursday, March 1, 2018


I have been sewing like crazy since I returned from vacation, but I'm making blocks, not quilts.  I'm progressing on two old BOM's, two new BOM's, a BOW, RSC18, and a few other projects.  When I got out of bed early on the 28th, I knew there was nothing I could finish in time to have a finish for OPAM.  So I did what any sensible OPAMer would do - I started a new project.  Before I went to bed, I had a completed doll quilt. 

Now I have to confess, I already had a stack of pink hexies, from an exchange group that I belonged to a few years ago.  I had some sweet pink and white striped fabric that was gifted to me, just waiting to become backing and binding.  And I have 23 hexies left, so I'm going to add  two more to the pile, and make a larger baby quilt.  There's plenty of backing and binding fabric left, so it won't take long.  I probably would have made it today, but I was prepping and packing for a scrapbook retreat that starts tomorrow..  Retreat Season is in full swing!

At my quilt retreat a couple of weeks ago, I appliqued Dresden plates onto background squares, but I was one short for some reason, so I couldn't put it all together and add the borders.  DH and I took a road trip last Saturday to the store where I had purchased the background fabric in September, and they still had some left!!!  I was a very happy quilter. Of course, some other fabric joined it on the trip home.

I also pieced the top of my RSC17 quilt, worked on some machine applique, and started a project using a Cake Mix.  I should have some results to share soon. I have another quilt retreat in a couple of weeks, and maybe I should take these same projects back with me instead of starting more.  But I probably won't do the sensible thing, will I?

Stitch on............Sunny