4 corners

I’m making progress on my scrappy blue quilt. All that’s left to make is the 4 corner units, then it will be time for assembling the rows!! Yea!!

Whenever I hear the words 4 corners, it takes me back to the time that we visited the 4 corners. It was pretty cool being in 4 states at the same time!! Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Utah. It’s the only place the US where 4 states come together.

The four corners monument is located out in the middle of nowhere. We were on our way to the Grand Canyon when we stopped there. It was worth stopping by, but once you’ve been there, there’s no reason to go again. Anyway, that’s what brings me to my story about the 4 corners. I’ve been there twice!!
My sister collects shot glasses. she has them from several countries and states……. So when I went to the 4 corners “the first time” I got her a shot glass to add to her collection.
One day she was home alone, and she suddenly hears a loud crash! It took her a while to figure out what it was. Anyway, it was the shelves that held all her shot glasses!! After inspecting the glasses, they were all fine except one. Guess which one was broke?? If you said the 4 corner one, you’re right!! Lucky for her, we were close to the 4 corners a few years later and I was able to replace the broken shot glass. I told her that if this one gets broke, she’ll have to replace it herself, because I don’t plan to go back again!! Isn’t it funny how something totally not related can spark a memory?
The 4 corners……

Design wall 5/26 scraps and scraps

Here it is Monday again and time to show what’s on my wall. I have all the blocks made and I’ve made the first side triangle. See it?

Here’s better look at it! LOL! I am making it from scraps too.

I’m running low on the strips that I had cut, so I had to cut a few more and now I’m sewing them into sets. I should have enough strips cut now to finish the side triangles.


My design wall is still sharing space with the basket weave blocks.


I also started another quilt on Friday. I’m calling it Gelato. But no peaking at it yet! I hope to have it done soon, as it is a really fast one to make.

Ok, we’ll that’s it for my wall this week, thanks for stopping by!
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Design wall Monday 5/19 sashing

My scrappy blue blocks are still on the wall this week. I only have 4 more blocks to make, then I’ll start making the setting triangles for the sides. I got all the blocks squared up last night and went through my blue fabrics and found one to use for the sashings.


I’ve also been making a square a day on the scrappy blocks. Here’s what I have so far. These are so fast!! 🙂

I have to hurry up and finish the blue squares in order to have room to put up the basket weave blocks. As you can see, there’s not much room! LOL!!

Anyway, that’s my wall for this week. To see more design walls check out http://www.patchworktimes.com

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New scrap quilt

I have a bad habit of “starting” quilts! I’m trying to get the ones finished that I’m currently working on but the fabric pile of leftover strips is sitting there piling up, so I decided to start sewing them together. Bonnie Hunter has a pattern called Basket Weave Strings. My daughter made one several years ago and I always liked hers, so I decided that it was time I made one for me!
I’m not using a foundation like Bonnie shows, I’m just sewing the strings together, then cutting them into the squares. I hope to make one square a day. I made 2 last night and 1 today. We’ll see how it goes. I made the first 2 blocks too dark, so I have to remember to use lights in them.


I’m caught up on customer quilts that need pantographs done, so I got both my batik ones quilted. Binding attached and ready of be sewn down. That makes 4 needing the binding sewn down. I might have to break down and do some by machine, if the pile gets much bigger.


I also finally finished quilting the huge Generals Wives quilt that I’ve been quilting. 125″ square. This is the last one on my list. I’ve done about 7 of these. 3 of them being king size! Whew!!


That’s it for now.

Catch all

I don’t know about you, but I know that when I’m at my sewing machine, I always have to look for things. Like “where’d the stiletto go? Or where’s my seam ripper?” Anyway, I always loose those little things, under fabric, or knocked off on the floor or behind the sewing machine! Well, to get to the point of this, I have several empty Activia containers.


I decided one day that surely I could figure out something to do with them. Today, I did just that! I taped several together an then ran a 2 1/2 strip of fabric around them and wahlah!! I now have something that will hold some of those little things that I always have to look for while sewing! 🙂

If I had some Rick rack I could run some of it over where the containers meet up and it would look better, but for now I’ll just use it this way and see if I can find things easier!


Our quilt show

Today is our guilds annual quilt show. The weather is beautiful and we’ve had a great turnout of visitors. Sharon and I are selling our patterns here today. Of course when I decided to take a picture it was my sister sitting in my chair! LOL!!


Here’s a few shots of the room.





Having a good time! 🙂