Saturday, April 16, 2011

Update on Perfectly Paisley

My Perfectly Paisley quilt top is ready to be quilted.  But, yes there is a but, I don't like the size.  I don't feel it is long enough for a lap quilt.  I am thinking about adding some fabric to the top and bottom.  What do you think?

At least one of the kids was home today so he could hold it while I took the picture.  Not the best photo but better than on the floor!

I also started a Color Theory Class in one of the Yahoo groups I belong to.  The group is called Stitchmap.  This is my lesson 2.  We had to make our own color wheel.

Hope you are having a good weekend.  It is cold and rainy here!  Heading back to the sewing room to cut up some scraps with the GO cutter.


Friday, April 15, 2011


I thought I would show you a little bit more of the quilt I recently started.  There are 18 blocks that go around the center section.  All of the blocks are the same design but do use some alternating fabrics.  Here is one of the blocks.

This quilt is a free pattern that you can download online at
I did make a slight adjustment to the pattern.  Instead of the kaleidoscope blocks in the center I just fussy cut the poppies instead.
Hope you can get some sewing done this weekend!!  I plan to!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Something New!

I started this quilt Tuesday evening and so far it has been going together pretty fast.  It was a kit that I purchased at the local quilt shop.  I don’t usually buy kits but I had went in this shop twice and it kept grabbing me!  It is called Perfectly Paisley by Cynthia Coulter.  This is just the center section.  There are 18 blocks that still go around it.  The photo is horrible since I used my cell phone to take it.


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I know it has been a while!

But I really have been BUSY!!! 

I got the binding on that ugly quilt that I did a poll on a while back.  Thought I would post a photo for you!

I am sure I will be able to find it a good home!

I also got another quilt finished.  Actually finished the binding this past weekend.  I went through all of my scraps and made a bunch of wonky log cabin blocks.  Hope you like it!

I know it isn't a great photo but it was bigger than the floor space available.  Don't you hate when that happens!

I have another large scrap quilt ready to go on the quilting frame but I got to do a little practice first.  You see I finally broke down and purchased a stitch regulator for my Janome 1600.  It arrived yesterday and it was pretty simple to attach.  I loaded some practice fabric and was off and running.  Running pretty good if I say so myself.  So I plan to get some practice with it done before I load the next one.

Hope to post another finish again soon!