Tuesday, January 17, 2017

En Provence

I spent an hour of quality time with En Provence, and worked one of the stars out to its conclusion at the corner.  Borders will come later, but this demonstrates what the pieced center will look like.
 Assembly goes slowly: the sub-unit creation and 'thinking' part is done now, so I just need to trudge along and get it together.

I have enough of this novelty print for the back.  I'm targeting March for completion so I can use the quilt at Easter time in April.


Monday, January 16, 2017



Sunday, January 15, 2017

Slow Sunday Stitching

I'm launching a new handwork activity this week ...

I've been appliqueing the first block of a 30s-repro calendar quilt.  This will also be a hand quilted project, using big stitch and perle cotton.

 My version , inspired by this photo, will have twelve monthly blocks made up of 1930s-style  seasonal novelty prints. 

I have, among other available fabrics, a complete set of Judie Rothermel's Through the Year fabric line dating back to circa 2003.  My 30s stash is very extensive.

At only one block per month, this will develop at a
'Slow Sunday' pace :)

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Stash Report 2017 - week 3

My biggest yardage consumption this week was making a back for Westering Women.  Otherwise, just small amounts of  block work.

Used this week:       07.00 yards
Used year to date:                              16.25 yards
Added this week:    00.00 yards
Added year to date:                           00.00 yards

Net used for 2017:                             16.25 yards

Sharing my progress at PATCHWORK TIMES


Friday, January 13, 2017

RSC17: January - purple

I made good progress with the purple scrap bag this week -- two new sets of sub-units were undertaken, which brings my tally of new starts for the year up to seven. (!!!)

The first purple things I worked on this week were these 4" x 8" geese units, which will be used in THIS scrappy quilt someday.
I chose to use a pale green solid as the background because of the quilt's name: Mountain Meadows.  I'll be making the smaller geese in the coming week as I continue to work with smaller and smaller scraps.

And then I made some 3" x 6" geese, to use in
THIS Toad Stool quilt (halfway down, light blue).
The paprika solid background is 'just because'.  I have a long yardage length of it, and this seemed like a good time to use it.

And finally, I finished making up the blocks for my
I'm moving right along with this one: my schedule for this project is to assemble the top next week, and then quilt it up the final week of the month.

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Thursday, January 12, 2017


 LOTS of snow!

 New books that I've been anxiously awaiting!

I'm participating in a Double Nickel swap all year, and Pat Speth's books are goldmines of inspiration.  I now have all four books and many more ideas than I need!

The book by Caroline Cowles Richards is the basis for Barbara Brackman's upcoming series


Wednesday, January 11, 2017


Jessica sends me the cutest pictures of Lorenzo every day.  I just laughed when I opened this one!  Apparently he does NOT want to share his apples :)