With the lingering pandemic, my quilt guild hasn’t been able to meet. The spring challenge was to create a floral piece with two fat quarters with an odd number of blooms. This has 35 little flowers and buds. We were supposed to complete and deliver these in May, and it looks like it will be … More Bloom! It’s the Lighthouse Quilt Guild Challenge from Spring 2020
Here is my Good Fortune quilt. I have added two additional borders from Bonnie Hunter’s pattern to make it a bit larger. The top is now 86 in. square. I expect it to shrink once quilted and washed. This will make a very nice twin or full size bed quilt. I am pleased to have … More Good Fortune Finished and my UFO List for 2019. Boy is my face red!
It’s good fortune reveal week, and I’m pleased with all my colors. They are playing together, but I did stick pretty much to the color palette. With this last clue I did have issues with the string blocks. I cut them to size before I painstakingly pressed the seams open, as Bonnie suggested. By doing … More Little Treats, Tricky Triangles and a Bold Quilt
Imagine having to resew every single little seam of your clue 6 strip units. That’s what happened to me. Here’s how it happened. When I pressed the seams open after tearing off the paper, I could see daylight between the stitches. After investigating, I found an extra orange thread in the bobbin case area. This … More Clue 6 Catastrophe!
It is Christmas week and yesterday it was my joy to celebrate with my husband and three sons. My daughter is living in Amsterdam, so we didn’t have the joy of having her home. Even though I had a busy day cooking and serving Christmas dinner I managed to squeeze in clue 5 and get … More Christmas, Clue 5 and a Finished Quilt
Bonnie Hunter, your method for strip piecing these worked great. I had a blast sewing these. I am looking forward to the big reveal! What will this quilt pattern look like? Get back to the link-up party here
I’m really glad that Bonnie included half chevron’s again this year I’ve only made them a few times and this was really good practice for me. I did not have any of the jade green. And, since I’m trying to use up scraps, I am using a sage green. Confession time – years ago I … More Good Fortune, Clue 3, Sage, not Jade
Friday’s clue 2 for Good Fortune arrived while I was at work, as usual. Yet, Friday evening is a great time for me to sew because my husband plays cards with his parents and our son then. I spent two and a half hours on Friday evening cutting up scraps, finding just enough blue and … More Good Fortune clue 2 and cupcakes
On Friday morning, I woke up at 7 am. I grabbed my phone as I always do to see if my mom, an octogenarian, had put out her daily post letting her four daughters know she’s alive. She was, and then I stumbled on it. There it was – Bonnie Hunter’s clue 1 for this … More Good Fortune – Clue 1
A few people have asked me to share how I made this handkerchief quilt. These are the steps I took. Washed and dried all the hankies to see if they would hold up Pressed the hankies well, then starched them with heavy spray starch. Spot treated a few hankies for stains. Then rewashed and starched … More How I made Aunt Susie’s handkerchief quilt