Sunday, November 02, 2014


Block of the month is getting the best of me. Have now had to unsew 3 times. It definitely is a learning experience having to undo and redo. 

Block of the month - Christmas Ornament

Completed block - came out better than I thought it would

Friday, October 03, 2014

Block of the Month - Flying Geese

The Evening Tides Quilt Guild is doing a block of the month challenge.  Each month a new block will be provided with materials and instructions for the guild members to create the block.  Then the blocks are raffled off to the guild members who participated to get all of the blocks to make something.

Septembers block of the month is flying geese here's an example of the block that I created along with the instructions.
The no waste method was confusing at first but then easy to do.   Try it out and let me know what you think!

Monday, May 19, 2014

New addition to my collection

One of the members of Shining Tides had a Singer Featherweight she was using for a demo. What a fantastic machine - very straight forward, well made and portable. This weekend at the Tri-Town flea market in Marshfield, I found one!!  Here is the new addition to my family - now the challenge is figuring out the bobbin (been spoiled with my drop in bobbin)

Monday, March 24, 2014

Shining Tides

I joined Shining Tides Quilt Guild.  Want to get some motivation and inspiration around my quilting. Very excited to be part of a quilt community 

First meeting I won the March Strip Club! Aquamarine and beige are the color pallets with the 'Key to my Heart' pattern. Made 1 block already

Now there is a Quilt Show in June that the Guild is sponsoring. Recommended that each person submits 2 quilts!!  My first time ever to have my quilts in a show!  Talk about motivation to get my UFOs done!

So I submitted 'Vermont Windows'

And 'Colonial Square'

I have to now finish them (get backing, quilt, and bind). WOW I am gonna be busy!!!

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Pillows complete

Completed project!

Trying something different

Decided to try something different. Found this inspiration at an antique shop
These pillows were cool so off to Savers for a mans sweater!  Merino extra fine wool.  Found 2 candidates
Got one done
Hard to square up but sewing went good- ball point needle 100/16, zigzag stitch, 3.0 stitch width.

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Presser foot

Continuing to make the tree quilt but having again to deal with stretching fabric. Gives me a chance to fiddle with the presser foot settings to see if that helps