Design wall 3/28/16 strings again

I have all the string blocks made that I need for my next string quilt up on the wall today.  I have a few of the small blocks sewn into bigger blocks but I took the picture prior to getting them made.

I didn’t get much  done with it over the weekend and with other obligations this week, I’m not sure how much time I’ll have to sew on it this week. We’ll see.

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2 UFO’s finished 

Woohoo! I can mark 2more UFO’s off my list. I quilted both of these a while back and finally finished the bindings today. It’s our pattern called Daydream. The quilts were made for a mystery class that Sharon and I taught several years ago. Funny thing is that I turned one of the pieced borders around (accidentally) and didn’t realize what I had done until it was pointed out by one of the ladies in the class.😳

After class I decided that I needed to make it the right way. I had enough of the turqoius fabrics to make another one, although I had to switch the placements of them. I didn’t have anymore of the background fabric so I used a different gray print. Although they look different, the center part is the same on both of them.

They are now both finished which is the main thing.

Tell me, Which one do you like? The one on the left or the one on the right?

I like them both especially now that they are done DONE! 👏🏻


Design wall 3/21/16 string blocks

I’m back once again covering my design wall with string blocks. These things can become addictive! I’m planning to make this quilt smaller than the last string quilt I made so it won’t use as many blocks. That’s good because I already have the next one planned.😊

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Strings and a new quilt top made.

Today  was National quilting day and I decided to spend the day sewing. I started out sewing strings together for a new string quilt I want to make. I was happily sewing strings until I couldn’t get to my strips easily……..

I decided not to disrupt Beau so I let him sleep. Strips can wait.

I decided to go through some fabric I had on the shelf and found a piece that I had bought years ago to make a Stack-n-whack quilt. Well, that quilt never got made and when I saw the date on the edge of the fabric I decided that it would NEVER get made.

Yep, If I haven’t made the quilt in 18 years………it’s not going to get made! So, I decided it was time to use that fabric in something else.  I chose to use one of the patterns from my book.

The pattern actually calls for 15 assorted strips but I decided to change it up a bit by using 3 sets of 5 colors. I also decided to time how long it took me to make the quilt top. So, start to finish, cutting to complete top was 4 hours and 10 minutes.

Well, that’s how I spent National quilting day. How’d you spend the day?


A good day is when you find the perfect fabrics!

We were on the road today and stopped by The Blue Top quilt shop in Lamar, Missouri. I’m so glad we did as I found just the fabrics I’ve been needing. I made this cat print quilt a few weeks ago and it’s been hanging on my design wall waiting on me to decide what to use for a backing.  

 Today I found a cute black and white paw print fabric that is perfect for the back. 

 Now I just need to get it pieced together and quilt it. 😊

The other fabric I wanted was something that would go along with this license plate fabric that I bought last summer. 

 The plan is to make a quilt based on the technique in my book, but make it bigger. So I needed another fabric to work into the mix. Here’s what I found today. 


That’s what I call a good day. 😀