DWM 1-9-17

Wow, I haven’t possted for Design Wall Monday in quite awhile! Click over to Judy’s DWM post here.

dwm-1-9-17Among all the stuff on the wall, I’ve got Sept – Dec’s First Saturday’s blocks:

fs-16-sept-to-dec-mainRainbow Scrap Challenge blocks from Sept & Oct 2016 I never posted about:

rsc-sept-16-claret rsc-sept-16-claret-2 rsc-nov-16-sunset rsc-nov-16-sunset-2And a couple more from Aug 2016 not on the design wall:

rsc-16-aug-purple-2 rsc-16-aug-purple-1And a new sewing machine!  A Kenmore with purple accents with the manual and cams……in a Mid Century modern cabinet.  Awesome, right?  Thanks for the hook up, Jeanne!


RSC 2017

Angela over at Soscrappy is hosting the Rainbow Scrap Challenge (button on the side bar) again in 2017, Yay Angela!!!   The color of the month is PURPLE and here’s the link to the first purple Saturday linkup…..so go check it out.

Other than continuing to make broken dishes blocks, I had no  plans for RSC 2017.  Imagine my surprise when this block showed up on my design wall!   I know Mr. Piggy is here because of the influence (bad? good? who can say 😉 ) of Gayle of Mangofeet.  I’m looking over my shoulder because she has flying monkeys at her house, too!!  


Oops, almost forgot to follow instructions….here’s a finished RSC challenge quilt that won 2nd place in a local quilt show 🙂  Here’s STYX:

STYX in QQ Show

A Thank you and a Couple More 2016 Finishes

First I want to thank Alycia for the wonderful box of scraps I won.  They have been way fun to sort, pet and mix up with my scraps.  Alycia does a lot of Quilts of Valor (QOV) quilts so there’s a wonderful mix of red, whites and blues 🙂  

scraps-from-alyciaSpeaking of  QOV, I participated in Alycia’s & Dar’s block drive using Jan’s Log Cabin Triangles (LCT) block.  Picture from Dar’s blog as I mailed all 16 of them off without taking a picture 🙁


I finished a couple of quilts, took some pictures and never blogged about them…..oh wait, I haven’t blogged anything for a long while, oops! 

Up first is, Her Mother’s Blocks, made for Liz from, well, her mother’s blocks!  You know how people want to give you fabric when they know you quilt?  So Liz was cleaning out her mother’s home when her mom moved to an assisted living facility……and she brought me a huge box of fabric.  In the bottom of the box I found 50 or more quilt blocks along with assorted parts & pieces made from…wait for it….Kettle Cloth (who remembers that?!?!) and other fabrics.  I now know the fabrics were dresses made for Liz and her sisters.  Think 60’s-70’s fabrics.  When Liz’s mother passed away I knew I needed to make a quilt from those blocks.  I was able to make her entire quilt from fabric in that box and she was speechless when I presented it to her.  One of the best moments of my quilting life.

her-mothers-blocks-2her-mothers-blocks-backI wanted to quilt this myself but Sophie did NOT like the Kettle cloth and we got into a fight (Sophie & me, not the quilt 😉 ) so Terri Kanyuck did the honors doing a beautiful edge to edge design (thank you for the save, Terri!!). 

Shooting Stars is next.  I used the Tri-Recs rulers for the stars and made the top up as I went along.  I bought all the fabrics for this one in Paducah a couple of years ago.  The background has constellations with colorful stars so I followed that lead.  I quilted this one free hand with a star meander….I’m pretty happy with the results.  True to form, I was sewing down the binding right up until time to gift this so I have one lousy photo 🙁

shooting-stars-2In keeping with the space theme, I used this fabric for the backing:

shoot-stars-backingMy I have a drum roll please???  I FINALLY finished my Topsy Turvy Nine Patch that was started in a workshop with Judy Laquidara in 2009!!!  What?!?!!?  Terri Kanyuck custom quilted this and did a WONDERFUL job.  Terri did a great job enhancing the quilt pattern…..it’s lovely!  So lovely, I might have gone a bit crazy trying to get beauty shots…..hope you enjoy!

ttnp-dragon-frontttnp-on-dragonttnp-top-detailttnp-back-detailttnp-bindingttnp-skewedttnp-dragonttnp-dragon-headttnp-finishttnp-backHappy New Year!!!