At Plum Loco Ranch, Door County, WI.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Hello and Belated Happy New Year

Unbelievable that my last post was in August.  Once I got out of the habit, I really got out of the habit.  I've spent lots of time reading and doing other things besides sewing and quilting.

Not that I haven't done any sewing or quilting.  I managed to finish quilting my first BOM, the one with all those log cabin blocks, 80 to be exact.  I used Marti Michel's book, Machine Quilting in Sections, and it made this one a lot easier.

Sorry it's sideways!

It has a flannel back and wool batting.  It is the only quilt or blanket on our bed.  No need for anything else to keep us warm with that combo!

The past two weeks I have been hitting the sewing corner hard.  Two boxes of blocks are now tops, well, minus the borders anyway.  And, this little one is ready to go in the quilting queue.

It's Feeedsack Patches by Darlene Zimmerman.  I think this pattern was sent out by Quilter's World or some other magazine as a freebie.  I won this kit on a blog a two or three years ago and decided it needed to get pieced and off my shelf.

I also finally decided to get my Victory Quilt (by Eleanor Burns) blocks together. It's another big one with eighteen 12" blocks set on point.

With all that negative space, this one will go to the back of the quilting queue.  It also just isn't one of my faves and definitely is not in the quilting-by-checkbook budget.  I have the borders ready to go on today (fingers crossed).

The telephone block is not from book.  I found it in my perpetual quilt block calendar.

After getting this one together, I decided to move onto the Cozy Quarters' All Its Glory log cabin quilt.  It went together super easy!!

This one isn't quite finished either.  I still need to trim the edges, get the corner triangles on, and put the small black border on.

I've been quilting, too.  Finally pulled out my Fading Charms top, spent an afternoon basting, and put the pedal to the carpet!

This one is pretty straightforward and moving quickly.  Once I get started, the quilting comes easily.

For my first purchase of the year, I purchased two yards of neutrals from Hancock's of Paducah, along with some Aurifil thread and got the free shipping.  I'm trying to be mindful of what fabric I have and stay out of the shops.  However, I have another order from Connecting Threads coming with backing fabric and batting all purchased with free shipping and an online coupon. Gotta love a deal!

Hopefully I will start blogging on a regular basis and get back to tracking my fabric with Judy over at Patchwork Times. Have a great week!!