Status of Tulip Fields

I last reported 35 blocks completed with 21 blocks remaining. I’ve been cutting and sewing tulip tops as leaders and enders. I will need a total of 168 for the remaining rows; this is 72 of them in the process of coming together.DSC_0019

All Boxed In Finished


Charity quilt top All Boxed In is finished and ready for delivery to my guild. Once quilted, this quilt will go to Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter.

Churn Dash Update

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I recently asked my quilting friends if a 5 X 6 Churn Dash was too large for a charity quilt. The majority of responses suggested making two.

There was some time last night to remove one row and one column and reduce quilt #1 to 4 X 5 rows. There are still two borders to be added. Additional blocks are cut and ready to sew to the excess blocks from Churn Dash #1 to make a second top.

Thanks to everyone who offered suggestions.

Tuesday Activities

Finally got to the pressing part, don’t get me wrong, it’s still hotter than hot outside, but the conference room we eat lunch in is cold which makes it a perfect location for ‘pressing matters.’  A travel iron and small pressing mat are perfect for this job.  This stack represents five different quilts I’m working on.  29 days until Quilt Camp.


Rows of three for the 9-patches in This & That; sashing for a Churn Dash charity quilt; half-square triangles for Spinwheel; squares for Sweet Annie and the Disappearing Four-Patch.

Disappearing 4 Patch

Disappearing 4 PatchAll my rows are sewn together for the Disappearing 4 Patch.  Now into the stack of stuff that needs pressing.  I keep hearing Polar Vortex on the weather but it’s difficult to understand when it’s 100 degrees outside.

Row by Row Experience

What a wonderful idea to showcase your home state, other states you have lived in and states you will visit this summer. What state would you do?


Have you heard about the nation-wide shop hop? Over 1000 quilt shops in the U.S. and Ontario, Canada are participating! As I understand it, when you visit a participating shop between July 1 and September 2, 2014, you receive a free pattern for a row that finishes at 36.” Since all the rows are the same length, you’ll be able to join all the rows you make into a row by row quilt. The shops also offer a fabric license plate imprinted with the state and a quilting sentiment.

How can you find out which quilt shops are on the shop hop? Look on the facebook page for your state. Log on to facebook; search for (Your State) Row by Row Experience. Another way to access the facebook page is using the URL. Here is the link for North Carolina: Notice the NC in the middle of the address. Substitute another state’s…

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