Piles in Need of Pressing

First I want to apologize to anyone who has left me a comment and I did not respond. My forwarding from WordPress to my email quit working and I had not realized that it was not working correctly. I will try to get the problem resolved quickly and get the emails answered. I am sorry that it took me so long to see it was not working correctly.

Piles in need of pressing and piles in need of binding, that is what I have going on today. I managed to get the binding completely finished on one small quilt over the weekend, and binding sewn onto the quilt on a second small quilt, but not turned and sewn down. In addition the binding, I needed to get these piles for En Provence pressed, but life got in the way.



That is it from my corner of the world, see the other (faster) progress being made at these places.

Design Wall Monday
Main Crush Monday
Monday Making

Happy quilting!



UFO Progress 1/11/17

The last week has been spent cranking out as many quilts as I could through the quilting machine so I could get caught up with the quilts that were waiting for quilting. With a concentrated effort over the last few weeks, I managed to get 9 quilts through the machine and they are now waiting on binding. That will be on my to do list for the next few weeks.


The quilt with the purple center star has been waiting a very long time to get it’s turn at the quilting machine.20170109_155356-01_resized.jpeg

I really like the fabric in this quilt, it was a gift from a friend for our charity.


In between cranking out quilts, I continued to work on Bonnie Hunter’s En Provence quilt so it does not get left behind and become a UFO. I have all of the tri-rec triangles finished in the purple and magenta, I have about half of the 4 patches in purple completed and all of the half-square triangles completed. I still need all of the quarter square triangles and the neutral 4 patches.


That is what I have been up to lately. To see what others have been up to go to Jo’s Country Junction.

Happy quilting!


Wednesday UFO Progress

I am still working along with Jo over at Jo’s Country Junction working on UFO’s . A little progress has been made on my UFO. Monday evening was spent sewing a second line on the flippy squares so that when I cut the flippy part off, I will have a half square triangle, cleaning up in my sewing room and cutting out pieces needed for Bonnie Hunter’s Fourth of July quilt. Once I get this one finished, I will be caught up on all the quilts that I started that were Bonnie Hunter patterns except for the Mystery quilt that is in process now.

While I was cleaning up I found a piece of red that I wanted to use (which hadn’t been put up from using earlier) so I took it to the cutting table and laid it out. I had found an oldie but goody. I totally miss seeing this on the labels of fabric that is purchased now.


Now when you look at the selvage, you see it is copyrighted and that it is not really yours to use as you please. You definitely do not see that is was made or printed in the USA.

Here is where I am at on the Fourth of July quilt, and I managed to get some of the pieces cut for some of the four patches on the mystery quilt.

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I hope you are having a quilty week!

Happy quilting!



Cathedral Stars is a Flimsy

I managed to get some quality sewing time over the Thanksgiving holiday and managed to get Cathedral Stars to the flimsy stage. I still need to figure out borders, but it is going to rest for a little while.


I said I would participate in a holiday bazaar so I am prepping for that. It is Tuesday and I have a lot of work to do. I know that I have one more Bonnie flimsy and I will use that for the leader ender of the mystery quilt that is going on right now. I will have to wait to start until after Tuesday, then it should be clear sailing on working on the mystery quilt after that. I am hooking up with Jo’s Country Junction where we are working on completing those Bonnie Hunter ufo’s.

Happy Quilting!


WIP Wednesday Update

Today I am hooking up with Jo’s Country Junction who is doing a UFO update. This quilt truly qualified as a UFO. It spent at least two years in the closet because I did not like my color selection. After getting it out and working on it some more, I have changed my mind, it has grown on me since I started working on it again.

There has not been a lot of sewing going on the last couple of days, I had a root canal on Monday and I am recovering from it. I hope to be back at the sewing machine tomorrow. I did manage to get my setting triangles cut out before going to the dentist so here is a glimpse of how it is going to look with the setting triangles.


Happy quilting everyone!


Monday Happenings 11/7/16

Not a whole lot of movement in my sewing room this week. I slowly worked on finishing the binding on the Batik Wave and I am happy to report that it is finished. I will show that on Friday. On the sewing front, a few blocks were added to Cathedral Stars and it is getting closer to the finish line. I think I have 6 blocks left to make. The only problem is that all of the colors and fabrics in the 4-patches left are the same. I am taking a little time to make some different 4-patches to add to the mix. It takes a little time, but I will be happier with the end product. Here is where it stands right now, I actually took the time to lay it out properly a little better.


I have been thinking about the setting squares and I don’t know if I have enough of the half-square triangle fabric to make the squares. Hopefully I do.

Go see what everyone else is up to @

Monday making
Main Crush Monday

Happy Quilting!



Slow Stitching and Stash Progress

October was a slow month both regarding stash usage and getting things finished. There has been a lot of progress made on a UFO that was barely started so that is a good thing. I hope to have it completed before Thanksgiving in the US. DS’s birthday also falls on Thanksgiving this year.

For my slow stitching over at Kathy’s, I have been working on the binding of this quilt and I think I will finish it up today. There are many hand work projects going on over there today, stop by and see. (just a side note, I had to rotate this the wrong way to get WordPress to insert in the right direction. I took the picture two different directions and WordPress still turned it.)



It has been very slow stash wise because I had all of the parts cut out for Cathedral Stars. I cut 5″ last week to add a little more variety to the 4 patches. I have been very consistent with doing the 15 minutes in the sewing room. Kate keeps up with how many days a week she gets 15 minutes and I am keeping up along with her. I have gotten 6 out of 7 days for the last 3 weeks.

Here is my stash report and linking with Patchworktimes.

Fabric out .138 yards
Fabric in 0 yards
Fabric out ytd:56.484 yards
Fabric in ytd: 51.07 yards
Total  5.414 yards out

I hope you have a quilty week!