Wednesday, January 30, 2013


Well my Madrona Road quilt is finished enough to post in the Flickr pool, but I'm still hand quilting it. So far, I absolutely love it! It's like embroidering on my quilt, an awesome combo of two of my favorite things. I will definitely be doing more hand quilting.

One more block and I'm done with my online bees. Not sure I'll be joining an online bee again anytime soon. I have my local quilt guild bee to look forward to instead. Here is one block, I need to make another one with purple on the outside and orange on the inside. Very putzy paper-piecing.

My LQS had Kona Club last night and it was so very fun! Not only do we celebrate Kona solids, but we share ideas and happenings in the quilt world. My LQS owner informed us she booked Tula Pink to give a talk in March. Yippee!! Tula has a new book out in May and the shop carries her fabrics, it should be great. It's really awesome to see a modern quilter coming to our neck of the woods.

I also picked up some good LQS has started making packs of 2.5" squares for making 1" hexies!! And I picked up a couple of charm packs to cut into 2.5" squares. I'm catching the hexie fever. I also bought a new quilting hoop online that should help me with my hand quilting. My 6" plastic hoop keeps popping off, argh. I tried a circular 18" hoop but that was really uncomfortable and I couldn't grip it well enough so this oval size should help. You'd think my long arms would work, but alas, I had to keep putting the hoop down, not good.

Gotta go, this block and my guilds QuiltCon quilt need to get in the mail tomorrow! More on that soon. I'm linking up!


  1. Rebecca: Your Madrona Road quilt is GORGEOUS!!!! LOVE IT!!!!

  2. I love your colors! The dark grey background fabric really makes everything else pop! It's so nice to see someone hand quilting.

  3. Love the Madrona Road quilt! Especially with the hand quilting :-)