Wednesday, October 31, 2012


This week I'm hard at work on a baseball quilt for my SIL. They are having a boy and are using baseball as the theme for his room. She is a Yankees fan and he is a Brewers fan. So I'm incorporating the team logos on a white quilt. Hopefully I haven't lost all my applique skills. Then I'm going to use red twill tape to make the stitching of a baseball on the quilt. Wish me luck! The shower is next week, I really gotta get cracking! Did I mention my baby is turning 2 on Sunday? Never a dull moment.

I finished this bee block this week. I love the fabric choices and how the flying geese make a pinwheel in the center! Super cute.

Next up is a mini quilt for the Modern She Made Swap 2. Again....gotta get cracking!!!

TTFN, linking up!

Sunday, October 28, 2012


As predicted, I finished my Mod in Milwaukee quilt this week so I decided to enter it into the Bloggers Quilt Festival 2012.

It was really great working with these beautiful fabrics designed by Allison Beilke for the Mod in Milwaukee Challenge.

I decided long ago that I wanted to spell out Milwaukee, so I purchased Elizabeth Hartman's Refrigerator Magnets Pattern. I was pretty scared to try this new technique, but as usual, my fears were unwarranted, the pattern was easy! I had to blow up the letters to get them to a decent size for a lap-sized quilt. Then I had to futz with the spacing to get the letters reasonably centered.

Inspired by a quilt that Rita of Red Pepper quilts made, I chose to make an HST border.  I like how it gives the quilt a little more color and uses more of the Milwaukee-inspired fabric.

Wavy line quilting highlights the "great city on a great lake" catch phrase referring to Milwaukee and over the letters/HST's I quilted the letter M.



I am thrilled with the finished results (44" x 64") and hope it's your favorite for the Throw Size Quilt category.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


It's been a busy week and I've got good progress to show.

My Milwaukee quilt is almost finished. I have two more corners to bind and then it's ready to enter it into the Mod in Milwaukee contest. Sometimes I can't believe how fast I can crank out a quilt, I think this took me about two and a half weeks. I'm feeling pretty good about my other deadlines.

I made this block for a fellow guilder. It's from the 99 Modern Blocks book. I've got a couple more bee blocks to make by then end of the week, then I'll be caught up. One more month for all my bees, it's been a fun year for bees.

Up next is a mini quilt for the Modern She Made Swap Round 2. So far no one likes the purple fabric. Not sure I do either, but I'm trying to sneak out a rainbow and I have no purple in my stash. Maybe I'll just leave purple out.

That's all for now, I'm linking up!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


I didn't have much progress last week so it wasn't worth posting. But I'm back!

I finished one of my Star Wars Quilts.


And it's already been put to good use. Here's the happy recipient.


I also finished this postage stamp block for my local guild bee and then proceeded to lose it. I know it's hiding somewhere in one of my piles but sheesh, I'm kinda embarrassed. I don't usually lose things. I thought the block was pretty easy though and I learned a new technique. We used Elizabeth Hartman's fusible interfacing method. It was a breeze! Gosh I love her.


On to my WIP. I'm in the midst of this Milwaukee quilt for the Mod in Milwaukee Challenge. I'm very excited with how it's looking so far. I need to even up these rows and put spacers in between. Then I am adding the lakefront and a HST-type border. We've got guild sew day this weekend so I'm hoping to get a lot done.


The weather has been extremely nice, so today I spent some time pulling out dead plants and trimming back other plants. Hopefully I won't fall asleep in choir practice today from all the fresh air!

I'm linking up!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012


I'm sure it's no surprise that I'm still binding those Star Wars quilts. I've had another busy week processing tomatoes and picking apples.

I do have this nice stack of hexies coming along. I am really getting excited to keep this project moving along.

However, I have two quilts coming down the pipeline. A baby quilt is in my near future and I need to get going on my Mod in Milwaukee challenge quilt. EEK!

Now to make some squash soup! I'm linking up!