new quilt top started and mystery quilt

Well, I got a wild hair today to make a new quilt. I bought the fabric years ago, with the intentions of making my Aunt Donna a quilt. I thought of her the minute I saw the fabric. Anyway, as the years have gone by………..I have done nothing with it except think of her everytime I see it in my stash. So today, I decided that since she had knee replacement last week and is having a hard time with the recovery, maybe now is the time to make the quilt for her.  So I found an easy quick pattern and sewed this afternoon. I sewed it in vertical sets and just put the sets together keeping them in order and now all I have left is to sew the rows together. 

 I like the way the rows are all connected and in place. It makes it so easy to just sew rows and not have to worry about getting something turned in the wrong direction because everything is in the right place.

Here it is on the design wall.

I won’t have much time to work on it this week, but hopefully I can finish it soon and get it to her.

That’s it for now.


Oh, I forgot to post the update on my guild mystery quilt. I now have 18 blocks pieced. (Out of 44) I still have a lot more to do, but I’m slowly getting them done. 🙂


Houston, donation quilts, mystery quilts and other stuff

Well, I’ve been super busy these last few weeks. I made it to Houston for quilt festival this year. First time I’ve been. We had a great time and saw some beautiful quilts!! Checked out all the vendors and saw things we’d never seen before. Spent too much money of course, but it was all worth it!!  We had to have our picture taken here…….

Last week was our donation quilt giveaway night. We gave almost 90 quilts to 3 different organizations. They are always so happy to recieve the quilts. Here’s a few pictures I took of some of them.

I’ve been working on my guild mystery quilt too. I finally finished up all those HST’s. Almost 400 in all! UGH!! I do not like squaring up HST’s!!! Anyway, they are squared up and now I’m on to piecing the blocks.I have the squares sewn into rows, now to sew the rows together to make the blocks. I have 3 blocks finished (out of 44)

My LQS was having a great sale today, so I went and bought fabric for my next Lock in mystery quilt. We’re having the Lock in in March, so Sharon and I need to get busy working on our quilts and writing the pattern. Anyway, here’s my fabric choices for this year.

Here’s what’s on the machine. I don’t think I’m ever going to get to the end of this thing. It’s taking forever to get it quilted……..guess I better get back to it.

Well, that’s it for now. Have a great day!!