Thursday, October 13, 2022

Guest blogging again!


Hello! I have two more posts up on Kat's blog. She took some nice photos of pieces that I finished for Covered in Love. This first one shows quilts that only needed a little extra work from me: borders, or finishing a UFO.

The second post highlights some pieces that I designed from scratch with orphan blocks. I really enjoy this creative process! I hope you enjoy seeing the end results. Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 3, 2022

Thanking a generous donor

Hello, friends! I am guest blogging again over at Kat and Cat Quilts. This time we are featuring quilts pieced by Priscilla and quilted by me. She is meticulous and prolific, donating many different tops and block designs. Her blocks are always perfectly square and I want to be like her when I grow up.

I'd love it if you'd take a peek at the post and maybe leave a comment with your favorite from the bunch. I'm sure Priscilla would be tickled to hear your thoughts. Thanks!

Friday, May 6, 2022

Every little quilt helps


Last week, I was touched to find this photo. That's a quilt that I made, being held by a young Ukrainian man who fled to Croatia. My heart is very full!

He's showing the back, so I hope the BMX bike fabric caught his eye. I sent several pieces to a group called Jeremiah's Hope in Texas, who arranged to get the quilts to the camp. You can see a few more photos of the kids receiving their quilts here. Many families were forced to flee with only the clothes on their backs, so a comfort quilt of their own can make a huge difference to a child or teen.

In other news, I am guest blogging again on Kat and Cat Quilts. If you're interested in the pieces I've finished up lately for Covered in Love, meet me over there. As always, thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Covered in Love quilts

Once again, I'm guest blogging over on Kat and Cat Quilts, writing about the quilts I finished for Covered in Love. I'm so grateful to Kat for taking photos so I can continue to share my pieces with you. Come on over and say hi!

Friday, January 7, 2022

More guest blogging

Happy New Year, everyone! Thank you so much for all the kind comments you left last week on my guest post on Kat's blog. The second half of that batch of quilts for Covered in Love are featured in this week's post. If you're interested in seeing even more of my scrappy orphan quilts, you can find them here.

Thursday, December 30, 2021

Guest blogger alert

Hello, friends! Just a quick note here to let you know that I'm guest blogging over on Kat & Cat Quilts today. If you'd like to see some of my recent quilt finishes, check them out here. I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season. Stay safe and well!

Friday, September 10, 2021

Smaller quilts and au revoir

As promised in my previous post, here are the last small quilts I finished. This first one was made from various black, white, gray and pickle green blocks. Many came from Jan either as completed blocks or smaller components that I combined into 12" blocks. I quilted this with a nice swirl and used a black and white stripe for the binding.

Some penguins make the back fun, too. I like to use novelty fabrics like this to make the back a surprise for the little person who receives the quilt.

And speaking of fun, aren't these cats a kick? They have the funniest sly looks on their faces as they contemplate the birds on their heads! I don't remember when I made the rail fence blocks, but they seemed to play well with the kitties and that blue tree fabric, so I stitched them together to make this little quilt.

The back continues the pink/turquoise/red and cat themes. I love that tree fabric so much!

This next piece is made from a bunch of 3.5" squares of nautical and Hawaiian themed fabrics. They were part of a bundle I bought on eBay. I added a pink polka dot border and binding to make a sweet 40"x40" baby quilt.

The back used up a couple more chunks of pink, a color I don't use often. Both this piece and the first two in this post were donated to Little Lambs.

This bright little quilt is a bit random. I had the rectangles in a ziplock baggie and started sewing them into columns as leader/enders. After the columns sat around for a while, I decided to set them in green, but didn't have quite enough. So they got strips of coordinating fabrics in between. It kinda sorta works? I think I mostly wanted an excuse to use the stripe as a binding. I love the black, green and orange together!

The back used up greens in various shades from light to dark. This quilt was sent to Quilts Beyond Borders as part of their Navajo Initiative.

And finally, this quilt is sized to be used on the lap of a wheelchair user. It's about 36"x50". I've had the panel full of tools for a while, waiting for inspiration to strike. I dare you to read the words without breaking out into song.

Jan sent me these super cool Dresden fans and that was just the inspo I needed! The colors are perfect, and the shape of the fans mimics the saw blade in the panel. Only two fan blocks were finished, so I stitched the rest together and set them on various creamy backgrounds. I think a retired woodworker will really like this quilt.

The back has chickens and roses because, why not? I do love a good chicken fabric, don't you?

And on that note, this will be my last post. I started this blog to document my quilts, back when I made one every few months. Now I finish about one a week and have found that I absolutely dread taking the photos. Quilting brings me tremendous joy, and I love every part of the quilting process. But honestly? The blog photography was starting to steal that joy. Today the SD card on my phone died, destroying a bunch of photos, and that was the final straw. Admitting that I was done blogging feels like a huge relief. 

I appreciate all the kind words and support I've received through your comments and emails. Rest assured that I will still be quilting! If you follow Kat's blog, she usually takes photos of the pieces I donate to Covered in Love, so you can still see some of my work there. 

Thank you for joining me on this journey, and I'll see you around in the comment sections of other quilt blogs.