DSC_0174This is my Quilt-O card (think bingo for quilters) for a Devine Guild program later this year.  Members have the option of turning in their unfinished card after the program, with a plan to stitch all of them together for a charity quilt or keeping them.  I made a mug rug.  This small project is perfect to try a new technique.  After a Devine Guild presentation on Piping Hot Binding, I purchased the book (Susan K. Cleveland) and cording.  I definitely need more practice.  The book recommends different feet; you have to find the one that works best for you and your machine.  I have several small quilts in progress that will serve well as practice pieces.

Countdown to Quilt Camp

While I’ve been absent from my blog for a while, I have been busy preparing for Quilt Camp.  February is a UFO (Unfinished Object) weekend.  This is the time of year to pull out all those projects started but yet unfinished.  Maybe not every project but enough to keep me busy for three days and nights of sewing.  These are some of the projects that will go with me.

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Updates will be posted from camp.

Carolina Pine Quilters

What an overabundance of southern hospitality the 60 members of Carolina Pine Quilters showed me tonight.  It was a packed house for my trunk show of String Quilts.  Thank you so much for inviting me to share how I’m taming my scraps.  The class scheduled for tomorrow is a sell out, so much so that they have had to move it to a larger location.

As I looked through the audience tonight, it was nice to see two frayed knots in attendance, Carol and new grandma to twin boys, Sally.

We have a scrapping full day ahead of us tomorrow.

Quilt Turning


Today is a good day for a quilt turning.  It’s still too cold to be outside and with no appointments or service technicians scheduled, I decided to play with my quilts.  The truth is, I wanted an “I Spy” quilt I made to be handy to play with Remi.  These are all the ones I removed before reaching the one I was looking for.

There are 81 quilts still on the bed.  I failed to count the ones stacked on the sofa.  How many quilts does it take to fill a space 39X70?  I’ll send a fat quarter to the person who gets closest to the actual number.  Voting ends 5 PM EST Sunday, January 11, 2015.

Mosaic Quilt

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This Mosaic Quilt pattern is a design that caught my eye as a potential for future Quilts of Valor.  You can get it for free at http://www.studioe.fabrics.com.  I wanted to make a sample block to see if the pattern was simple/intermediate or difficult to assemble.

My stash has a lot of odds and ends of oriental fabrics.  This is what I used to make one block.  It did go together easily.  I’ll finish the other three blocks and assemble the top at Quilt Camp and donate this to our guild charity program.  This is a good way to use up some stash which is one of my 2015 goals.